pearls & leather

Pearls go with everything, think Audrey Hepburn or Coco Chanel. But when you pair classic pearls with edgy leather you get an irresistible combination that is perfect with a tee and denim shorts or a dress for the many summer events in your future.

Just in time for all those events, a trunk show from in2design jewelry!   Swedish-American designers Inger Mark and Inga “Louise” Baldwin, believe that high quality hand-made jewelry should also be fun and affordable. Using only the best quality hand-selected freshwater pearls, precious metals and semi-precious stones, as well as unexpected materials such as suede, leather, or silk cord, in2 designs has created a line of jewelry that is both modern and classic.  The trunk show will run through the end of May, at Green Envy.





We are excited about our new water bottle line S’well.  They are composed of non-leaching and non-toxic 18/8 stainless steel, that keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12,  and they are committed to giving back to those in need.  But the best part of S’well is that they are beautifully crafted and come in many colors and unique designs and 2 sizes.

The wide mouth easily allows ice cubes and with the bottle brush you won’t have any problem keeping your s’well bottle clean.  We will be using ours for coffee (hot or iced), water during the day and our favorite cocktail after 5.  The 25oz size will hold a full bottle of wine and keep you rose chilled for picnic season.  We couldn’t wait to share our new favorite recipe for our s’well bottle:

image and recipe by Fed & Fit

Fresh Lime & Jalapeno Margarita


1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice (no exceptions!)
1/2 large green jalapeno pepper, sliced thin
4 ounces silver tequila
2 ounces honey
2 tablespoons sea salt
2 lime wedges for garnish
2 sprigs cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. In the bottom of a pitcher, muddle the jalapeno slices with the lime juice. 10-12 presses with a muddler or back of a wooden spoon will do!
  2. Add the tequila and honey, stir to combine thoroughly – or until all the honey is dissolved.
  3. Pour the sea salt in the bottom of a small bowl. Dip the top of each glass in the margarita mixture, let it drain off, then press the top of the glass into the bowl of salt. Gently tap the glass with your hand to knock off any excess.
  4. Fill each glass with fresh ice and pour in the margarita mix.
  5. Garnish with the fresh lime and cilantro.
  6. ENJOY!

Stay fashionably hydrated this summer, help the environment and give back to the community!



There is something about the promise of warm, summer days that always brings me back to my love of tassels.  I can’t seem to pass up anything with a tassel.    Even better when it’s a tassel made of leather.   Check out these awesome, Vermont made tassels.  Clip them on any bag and you have instant boho chic.

Joie put tassels on lots of blouses this season, this is one of my favorites, the shade of blue and the breezy feel of the silk will have you dreaming of your favorite glass of rose.