Twelve South creates accessories for Apple products only: no PCs; just Macs and iPhones, including the new iPhone 5.
The company’s unique BookBook cover for the phone looks like a tiny hardcover book but is in fact a combination phone case and wallet.
The cases, $59.99 (pictured above), are available in black or brown, and they feature slots to hold credit cards, ID and cash, and there’s an opening for the phone’s camera.
Tagged: Apple, iPhone 5, PC, Twelve South December 13, 2012
Pomegranate Inc.‘s warehouse sale started today and continues through Saturday at the company’s warehouse on Floyd Drive. You’ll find kitchen and table textiles in a variety of patterns and colors, including Kentucky and UK-themed items, kitchen accessories, travel bags and men’s ties at deep discounts. Above is the store’s Facebook shot of the sale’s UK-theme hand towels.
Tagged: Pomegranate Inc. December 5, 2012
Cute Kentucky bourbon tees, $24.95, at the Gap feature a graphic design of a bourbon bottle and a map of the state with towns listed including Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort and Owensboro.
According to the website they’re not available in Lexington Gap stores, just online at Gap.com.
Tagged: bourbon, Gap, Kentucky December 4, 2012
Finderskeepers Market at 109 Walton Avenue is hosting an After-Hours Sale 5 to 8 p.m. today with dessert and drinks. Above is a photo of the shop interior from owner James Snowden’s blog, The New Victorian Ruralist.
Tagged: Finderskeepers, The New Victorian Ruralist, Victorian Ruralist December 4, 2012
The Lexington Humane Society Holiday Boutique is open and offering jewelry, apparel, pet toys and home decor.
One of the store’s featured items is a bracelet of mixed metal and sterling silver handcrafted by Decatur, Ga., artist Ann Finley. The bracelet, with a dog or cat pendant, is available for $39 at the boutique, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, or at Adoptlove.net. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society, which cares for nearly 5,000 animals each year.
Boutique hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tagged: Lexington Humane Society November 30, 2012
There is a great selection of open houses at local businesses this weekend; the photo above shows Designer Guild bedding at the Great Dames which is hosting an open house through Saturday.
Here’s a list of events to get you started.
■ The shops of the Woodland Triangle will host a holiday open house 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with specials, door prizes and refreshments.
■ The Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church Artisan Fair, featuring jewelry, baskets, knitted items and more, will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, 180 East Maxwell Street. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the church’s Early Care Center.
■ Great Dames, 925 Liberty Road, will host a holiday open house 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The event will feature a trunk show of Designer Guild bedding and a New York-based designer of fine murals and faux designs. There will be door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
■ Artists Patsy Anderson, Carolyn Whitesel, Deborah Kessler, Joel Vanderkolk, Susan Coats and Sandy Gulick will host a sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 109 Penmoken Park. Handmade items include jewelry, letterpress broadsides, wreaths and knitwear.
■ The Collective, a new co-op art gallery with the work of 18 local artists, will host an open house 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 321 South Ashland Avenue. The event will include food and live music.
■ Everything will be $50 or less at the Lexington Art League’s Black Friday Art Sale, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the LAL @ Loudoun House Gallery, 209 Castlewood Drive. The work of about 20 artists will be available.
■ Artist Peter Williams will sign his new book Peter Williams Retrospective 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Linens Limited, 114 Clay Avenue.
■ Voce at 124 Clay Avenue will host a holiday open house 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday with discounts, drinks and a $500 Voce gift-card giveaway.
Tagged: Great Dames, Lexington Art League, Maxwell Street Presbyterian, Voce, Woodland Triangle November 29, 2012
Among the winners of Garden & Gun‘s third annual Made In The South Awards was Matthew Cook of Lexington. Cook was a runner-up in the Style + Design category for his Borderstate bags made from vegetable-dyed leather and equine accents like brass hoof picks. Available at Borderstatemade.com.
You’ll find all of the winners in the December/January issue of the magazine. The above photo from the magazine features one of Cook’s carryall bags listed for $200.
Tagged: Borderstate, Garden & Gun, Matthew Cook November 19, 2012
There are loads of open houses at local shops this weekend and it’s fun to just make a day of it get some friends together and check out the holiday merchandise. In addition to new items some stores offer drinks, hors d’oeuvres and discounts. The first photo below shows offerings from House on Walton Avenue. The second photo is jewelry by Karen Lindner Designs. You’ll see this and more during a trunk show at Mulberry & Lime through Saturday.
Here’s a list of Open Houses in the area to get you started:
■ The Lexington Antique Dealers Association holiday open houses will be at the following locations: Meadowthorpe Antique Mall, 1455 Leestown Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Feather Your Nest, 1496 Leestown Road, wine and cheese 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and refreshments and discounts throughout on Saturday and Sunday. Scout Antiques and More, 935 Liberty Road, refreshments 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Thoroughbred Antique Gallery, 637 East Main Street, up to 40 percent off storewide and The Craftsmanship of J.L. Kindred exhibit 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
■ Ann Greely Interiors, 497 East Main Street, will host an opening reception for art by Mary Wathen from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with wine and hors d’oeuvres.
■ House, 250 Walton Avenue, is hosting its holiday open house with 20 percent off everything in the store through Saturday. Go to Facebook.com/housebyjsd.
■ Mulberry and Lime, 216 North Limestone, is hosting a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday featuring Karen Lindner Designs jewelry, Le Jacquard linens, and Match Italian pewter.
■ The Versailles Merchants Association Christmas Open House with specials and refreshments is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Register for a gift basket with a $5 purchase at participating shops.
Free taxis will be provided Saturday to participating shops outside of downtown, and pictures with Santa for children will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Woodford Inn. Sunday, free carriage rides will be offered and pet pictures will be 1 to 4 p.m. at the Animal House Pet Hotel on Frankfort Street.
Marketplace on Main will serve cider and samples including Sondra’s Wine jellies and candies, Sweet Lilu’s jam cakes and Wind & Willow cheeseballs.
Tagged: Karen Linder Designs, Mulberry & Lime, Woodford Inn November 8, 2012
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, now showing at the Cincinnati Art Museum, features the works of one of the top fashion photographers of the ’80s.
Ritts, who died in 2002, is known for his portraits of celebrities including Richard Gere and Madonna as well as athletes, dancers and fashion models. For his unique style, the artist was fond of using the bright California sunlight and outdoor locations to produce bold contrasts.
The exhibit, organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, is on view through Dec. 30 and includes a selection of famous images and previously unpublished photographs as well as Ritts’ work in music and fashion videos.
The Herb Ritts photo of Cindy Crawford (above), taken in Malibu in 1993, is part of the Ritts exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum. The photo is courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation.
Tagged: cincinnati art museum, Herb Ritts, J. Paul Getty Museum, Madonna, Richard Gere November 2, 2012
The Car-Go Collection gift shop at the Clean Sweep Car Wash at 550 South Broadway, will host a holiday open house 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Customers can sample refreshments made from mixes at the store and shop for University of Kentucky merchandise, bags, jewelry, holiday ornaments and more.
Tagged: Car-Go Collection, Clean Sweep Car Wash, University of Kentucky November 1, 2012
Your server: Harriett Hendren
While I grew up in small-town Kentucky I’ve always been fascinated with the cosmopolitan world of high fashion. On the other hand, I love a bargain and the thrill of shopping for just the right piece.
I have a degree in English from the University of Kentucky, and since 2002 I’ve written a column for the Lexington Herald-Leader about shopping, beauty and fashion. During that time I’ve interviewed everyone from designers to boutique owners about trends and style. And I’m still forever searching for the next big sale.