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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: watch list

I put on my watch this week for this first time since mid-March when it drifted into hiatus along with my make-up bag and flat iron, and on numerous occasions the past few months, I have caught myself humming Chicago’s release from the 70s  “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” In many ways, losing all track of time has been one of the silver linings of the COVID cloud, but I have to...



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printed floral jeans

TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: jeanious

I was never really a denim girl growing up – even when “designer blue jeans” became de riguer in the 70s during my teens. I am 5’3” and long-waisted, and the popular hip-huggers of that decade were “not my friend” as spoken by a stylish acquaintance of mine at the time!.....and especially if your goal was to look a few inches  taller. I decided fuller highwaisted pants were more my...



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outdoor dining by a lake

TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: elevate the everyday

I live on a lake in the north Georgia mountains, and while the shelter-in-place mandate has wreaked more than a  little havoc in our lives, a silver lining of this past month has been “living on a lake in the north GA mountains.” I am a homebody at heart, and despite all the troubling repercussions of COVID-19, this quiet time away from the madding crowd has  been an unexpected delight in...



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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: flower power

Just in time for Mother’s Day, handpicked flower earrings and necklaces from one of my most favorite jewelry designers, Ann Lightfoot! Ann’s translation of this feminine element in freshwater pearls, quartz, moonstone and the most beautiful pink Rhodonite lends an “elegant tomboy” air to her jewelry – making this collection suitable for dress-up or everyday wear. I have been...



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good juju charms at dovecote

TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: good juju

We celebrated my mother's 90th birthday on March 7th (just before the world and her assisted living complex shut down) inspiring me to pen a post about the importance of "celebrating".....the monumental, the everyday, the annual and the "just becauses." While circumstances have left us separated from family and friends, the importance of celebrating has never been greater. In addition to the...



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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: improvise, adapt and overcome

If ever there were a time to take a page from the Marine Corps handbook, this would be it. My Dad was a Marine and lived by this mantra far beyond his days in the service…not to mention my mother, who was a master at regrouping and getting on with things. It is this mindset that allows one to deal with physical, mental and spiritual hardship….all of which have been thrown at us the past few...



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daneen selfie

TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: Hinson Wu

Our Spring Trunk Show season is underway, and as always, it is such a pleasure to welcome shirtmaker extraordinaire Hinson Wu to Dovecote for a few days. In a previous post this Fall(thinking we might include a link to the previous post here), you may recall my expounding on our love affair with Hinson – his superb craftsmanship, custom-like fit, attention to detail, exquisite fabrics and on...



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bittersweet designs necklace at dovecote

TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: Bittersweet crush

I am thrilled to share that Dovecote is hosting an impromptu Pop-Up Shop this weekend for one of my all-time favorite jewelry collections: Bittersweet Designs. What a fun surprise for all of us! I recall the first time I met Laurie Lenfestey –founder/owner/designer/visionaire behind Bittersweet - and I remember returning from market and describing her as a “Nordic goddess” – statuesque...



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tulip shoes at Dovecote Style

TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: the Tulip shoe

Meet my new best friend: the “Tulip” shoe.  Every blue moon, a shoe comes along that simply cannot be improved upon. You know what I am talking about….after the very first wear, you cannot get back to the store fast enough for a spare! I am up to three pairs….and after seeing the spring rainbow of color options that just arrived, it looks like I am still counting!  This Danish...



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early spring

TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: signs of an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow this week….the chickadee singing its summer song outside my studio window today….and the butterflies, beetles, bees and dragonflies that have just landed in Dovecote…. all add up to an early spring in my book! Music to my ears. Our extraordinary collection of handmade insect brooches would compel even  the most astute entomologist to take a second...



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