2013 May 9
WHAT: Prestat Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Thins
WHY: Let's take an oh-so-brief and delicious break from more fashion-crazed matters to share a truly unique, utterly addictive treat from the British chocolatiers at Prestat (even the Queen likes their sweets!). These green tea disks are constructed of chocolate and kissed with Earl Grey tea notes; that flavor combo is a match(a) made in heaven. Truly. Besides being ridiculously pretty, you will not be able to stop after one (or 10). So, you could get them for Mom (remember what's happening this Sunday, darlings?). Or, you could always double up and fetch two of these snazzy-looking lime boxes for mom and yourself. We advise the latter!
AVAILABLE: $19, ChelseaMarketBasket.com
2013 May 8
WHAT: Two Birds & Water Pearls Ring by Simon Sato
WHY: A bird bath has never looked so enticing: this resin and sterling silver ring is oh so whimsical, thanks to a duo of perched chirpers on a crystal ball-esque orb, atop a slew of teensy pearls that jangle around as you gesticulate. Given that it's from the MoMA, it's none too surprising that the translucent digit-donner, sourced from Japan, is a tiny work of art in and of itself.
AVAILABLE: $270, MomaStore.org
2013 May 7
WHAT: Tara Pump by Miista
WHY: Get a little quartz-crazy with these gloriously busy Miista pumps, full of too many riveting details to take in upon first glance. To wit: satin imprinted with a lavender-tinged rocky pattern. Ankle straps. And, perhaps most entrancingly, those faceted, color-blocked, oh so angular heels: a bit like that paperweight you can't stop fondling on your desk, a tad stained glass-esque. Excuse us while we go stare at these strange beauties for a bit longer!
AVAILABLE: $218, NastyGal.com
2013 May 6
WHAT: Clare Vivier for goop Exclusive Monogrammable Clutch
WHY: Crisply white, with a bit of nautical-inflected preppy punch thanks to a simple, streamlined navy stripe: meet your new summer carryall. This leather Clare Vivier clutch gets the customized treatment with your initials, upping the must-and-lust quotient of the designer's covetable, sleekly chic wares. Plus, it's Gwyneth Paltrow-approved, given its exclusive status to the most beautiful woman in the world (re: People) and her cult-adored goop site. Now that's striped-up hype we can get behind.
AVAILABLE: $240, Goop.com