Monday, October 31, 2011

new antipast!

Happy Halloween!

Greetings from NYC, and we wish you all a very Happy Halloween.  

Our fox pumpkin by George Skelcher.

George will be a guest illustrator for us over the holidays in December, stay tuned for more details....
Our Holiday Events Calendar coming soon...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Jo Gordon Children's Accessories

Brrr...winter is just around the corner!  New York had its first snowfall upstate yesterday.  It's time to keep our little ones warm + cozy.  Come visit the store for the new arrival of Jo Gordon mittens, scarves and beret, handmade in Scotland.  We have colors appropriate for both boys + girls.

Hand Knit Mittens, $58 in flannel grey-as shown, dk natural, lugano
Tammy Beret, $68 in dark natural
Stripe Scarf, $80 in dark natural/pink, ruby/lugano, fairway/sugarsnap

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

kate and jil are good friends with many things in common..... love of art, books, film, and Erica Tanov, of course.

Monday, October 24, 2011

sammy: hand made in ethiopia

The latest sammy: hand made in ethiopia, scarves and oh-so-supple leather bags just arrived. Sammy creates fresh and contemporary pieces with the dual aim of preserving the country’s long history of weaving, while infusing the tradition with new inspirations. Each product is hand-woven, dyed, and embroidered by skilled artisans, ensuring integrity, beauty, and uniqueness. Sammy aims to showcase stylish products that are created with care in a manner that improves the lives of the artisans they employ. They also improve any Fall outfit.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Weekend!

Summer meets Fall. Enjoy the sun & come say hi!
Photo credit: Amber Elandt

Friday, October 21, 2011

New belts by, brooklyn based,  Reid.Damnit.  Six different colors. One size. $72 each.  Perfect.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Meet the designers. Find amazing, feel good, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Nibble & sip. Hope to see you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Anneke Cunningham, studies fashion design at Parsons and lives in Dumbo.  We spotted her in the store wearing the antipast socks she had bought from us the week before and thought she looked too cute not to photograph.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Creative Women in Marin

We just received our first order of Creative Women in our Larkspur location, and we're loving it. While we technically received table cloths and napkins, in the past week our creative customers have brought them home to be used as a bedspread, a throw for a couch, a shawl, and of course, a tablecloth - another reminder to do what inspires you and to think big. This is exactly what Ellen Dorsch did when she founded Creative Women. She started because she loves beautiful things, wanted to make a real difference in women's lives, and is fascinated by travel. From that inspired set of goals, over the past eight years, Creative Women has helped its partner studios grow and provide jobs for more than 300 women. The Vermont-based company works in partnership with with six women-owned textile design studios in Ethiopia, Swaziland, Afghanistan, and Mali to create traditionally-inspired contemporary accessories and home textiles. Creative Women buys directly from women-owned businesses, is expanding markets for hand-woven textiles, and pays fair prices for their goods. Each purchase supports fair trade practices and women’s financial independence in developing nations. We fell in love with the look and feel of these beautiful tapestries when we opened the box. We fell in love with them more after reading their story. Isn't it great when something that looks so good also feels so good, inside and out.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Please join us!

Please join us in San Francisco this Thursday, 10/20 from 4-9pm for a special Kora trunkshow. Come meet Amy & Max, the designers behind the African-made line. Find more information about the designer duo in T-magazine.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Come See the Light tonight in Berkeley from 7-10

Come see this beautiful new show by our very own Chela and get 15% off everything in the store from 7-10!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

yeah baby

Our kids section at the New York store is brimming with goodies.  We have a few new comers this season including Souchi, Black Sheep, Go Gently Baby, Grass and Clovers and Bambeeno cashmere.  There is definitely something for every mini person in your life.  Sizes are newborn to age 6.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fancy pants

Luxurious Gitane drawstring pants with ankle ties are now available in navy and champagne silk charmeuse. Wear casually or dressy with flats, boots or heels. Perfect for travel.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Massimo and Mimosas

We had a great time at our recent Mimosa Saturday at the Larkspur store.  Pictured is Anne, one of our very fun customers, enjoying a mimosa and admiring her new massimo striped babette. This was her first stop before moving on to the mezzanote charmeuse and lupo fur that would accompany the babette home in her luxe birthday bag. Happy Birthday Anne.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

All in the details.

Beautiful colorful pieces in fur, fringe, sequins & sparkles. Perfect accessories to elevate your fall ensembles.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Erica Tanov Studio Tour on Refinery 29

Studio Stalker! Inside Erica Tanov's Swoon-Worthy Workspace

Bay Area designer Erica Tanov is currently ruling over a small retail empire. With shops on Fillmore, on Berkeley’s bustling 4th Street strip, in Larkspur's newly revamped Marin Country Mart, and in New York’s Nolita, she's slowly taking over the world. But that's not actually where all of the magic happens. That distinction goes to Tanov’s shabby-chic, canine-filled studio located just a few blocks from her East Bay boutique. Housed in what used to be her grandfather’s laundry business, the space packs a lot of history and intrigue. Peep the beautiful workspace after the jump, and get mega-inspired to infuse some personality into your own office.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Classic Whiskey Sour

  • 1 1/2 oz whiskey (or bourbon, Scotch, Canadian whiskey, or Irish whiskey)
  • 4 oz sour mix (recipe follows)
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
Combine the whiskey and sour mix in a large old-fashioned glass with ice. Stir, garnish with cherry, and serve.

Sour Mix:
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz sugar
2 oz water

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Waves & Stripes

Functional yet fun Erica Tanov armwarmers & socks. Great for gifts or to indulge yourself.