Cashmere Travel Pillows

cashmere travel pillows anthropologie

New and perfect for the holidays, Cashmere Travel Pillows

So, I was hanging out on Anthropologie online this weekend… and my jaw nearly dropped when I saw this: A Cashmere Travel Pillow.  For $198.  

Sure, you get an eye mask with the deal, and it has a designer name but $198? I’m pretty sure I can find lots of ways to spend the $150 I’d save buying a cashmere travel pillow from Mireio.

And here’s the thing about Mireio’s travel pillows: they’re filled buckwheat hulls (and lavender if you want it!) not feathers: which are a big allergy risk. And because Mireio’s travel pillow has a cotton side, it’s perfect for traveling to ALL climates. Sure a cashmere pillow will keep you comfy if you’re flying off for a ski vacation — but if you’re traveling to warmer climates this holiday, you’ll appreciate the coolness of cotton when you arrive at your destination.

Looking for a smaller luxury? Mireio’s eye pillows also make lovely travel companions. Each one is unique, not mass produced: so if you’re giving a Mireio eye pillow as a gift, then you’re giving something truly special. Filled with organic flax seed and luxurious lavender from Provence, Mireio’s eye pillow is weighted to provide relief for your weary eyes.


So… what will you do with your $150 savings? 


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Starbucks and Sandals


How I do August

Why I Love: Dancing Mooney


Really, what’s NOT to love? Gorgeous Amethyst Glass Necklace by Dancing Mooney. 


If you haven’t discovered Dancing Mooney, then you’re in for a treat! Janell’s store is so lovely, full of wonderful gift ideas: you’ll want to make sure you shop early for the holidays! Run by a fabulous Oregonian, Janell, Dancing Mooney is one of those stores that provides a wonderful shopping experience. Which is saying something when you’re shopping online! Everything from the photography to the packaging is so well thought out — you get that Anthropologie feeling without leaving your house. It’s just lovely to linger. And, who doesn’t love shopping in their P.J.s? 

There just are not enough superlatives . . . and Janell (who is a fabu twitter friend and generous supporter of all things handmade!) really is a terrific shop owner. If you’re looking for amazing gifts and a wonderful shopping experience: this is your place, friends. I adore everything Janell does!

And that’s why I love Dancing Mooney. (I think YOU will too!) Take a peek. She makes bath goods, jewelry, and so much more!


And… this is pure love here, friends. Just love.

Birthday Shoes



The sandals I bought with the birthday money my parents-in-law sent me!! On a dilapidated chair that looks far better than my pedicure at the moment. 


Months ago, I asked Mireio’s FB page readers, “Which color should I get?” I had birthday money and a will to spend it!  These gorgeous sandals also come in this really pretty creamy yellow. And I was torn. Which pair should I splurge on?

This color was the universal favorite. Almost everyone said “Blue!”*  And I opted for it because 1.) so much of my wardrobe works with this color, and 2.) I was afraid the creamy yellow wouldn’t look appealing on my turkey flesh white legs. I sport an Oregon tan. 


Maybe a bit more green than I expected. But so pretty. Love that zipper… scared to pull it, tho!

So, I took the plunge. I bought a pair of sandals to replace my beloved sandals that died 2 years go.(Remember these??) Oddly enough, I bought that pair for a wedding and the sandals didn’t arrive in time to get packed in my suitcase. Omen??  And then they died after wearing them to a wedding 4 years later after non-stop summer wear.  I cried. I still have them, useless, tucked away in my armoire.   

I’m realizing I have a thing for blue sandals. I may need to branch out. What color? Red? Orange?? Which makes me wonder: do you find yourself drawn to  the same color sandal each year? 

*Several people on Facebook mentioned they might buy these (Masque Geo Sandals). If you haven’t already, order a half size down. I wear an 8.5-9 in most shoes and ended up returning the 8.5 for an 8. They run a bit, loose. They don’t grip your ankles like you’d expect. I’m still trying to decide if that’s a good thing. But IZ convinced me to keep them and I think I’ll love them when skirt season finally arrives. 



My Kingdom For a Red Dress

Anthropologie is taunting me. Again. 

This falls underneath the “Darn it, I can’t wear silk and can’t justify $200 for a dress right now” column. But, in my imaginary closet of impossibility: this dress is the reigning monarch.  (And that wall is pretty impressive too.)