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Monthly Archives: May 2010

  • Summer 101: The Great Escapes Collection

    Life is messy…Get organized for your next day or weekend trip with these perfectly sized travel accessories designed to outfit the larger Scout bags. Modeled after my favorite travel accessories, every one of these bags has multi-uses. Think out of the box. Think in the bag…These little treasures will make your life a lot neater.

  • Summer 101: The Weekender and The Daytripper

    Ideal for the ultra fashionista, these bags will take you from weekdays to weekends. They pack completely flat for easy transport. The Weekender fits neatly in the overhead while The Daytripper is easily tucked underneath the seat. This winning duo is perfect for any girl on the go!

  • Summer 101: Fast Getaway Roller Bag and Grand Plan

    Train and plane travel just got really fun. Think about how fabulous you will look pulling your Fast Getaway Roller Bag and carrying your Grand Plan Tote Bag  as you’re hauling ass through the airport. You might miss your flight, but you’ll be looking good. Our brand new coated cotton is sophisticated yet functional. Ultra lightweight and easy to clean, you won’t be able to resist this duo for your next getaway.

    See how much you can fit in each bag!

  • Summer 101: Multi-Pocketed Scout Totes


    Outfitted with lots of exterior pockets, the Pocket Rocket and the Napoleon are great sport and vacation bags.


    The pockets keep your water bottles, suntan lotion, tennis balls, magazines, sunglasses, keys…etc. all where they need to be and if anything spills, the bag is easily wiped clean.


    The Napoleon is the perfect toiletry carrier for girls at camp or in dorms, and the Pocket Rocket doubles as a great baby bag for over the shoulder or over the stroller use.

  • Scout Bags Summer 101

    Warm weather brings with it, movement…Everyone starts packing and road tripping. Scout makes the season of getaways fashionable and functional. We want to show you the best assortments of Scout gear that will get you from home to away and back in style. We believe in bang for your buck, attitude, and keeping it simple. Life is fast. Everyone’s busy. So let’s get to the beach, the country house, or the overseas exotic destination with the essential Scout travel gear. From big to small, we have it all!


    Gussie Duffle Large: Ideally suited for on the move families. The Gussie Duffle can be checked or stacked in the back of the family vehicle. Every family has an over packer, and this bag is so lightweight and holds so much, it will save you bucks at check-in. Holds eighteen beach towels, multiple stacks of clothing, and lightweight sports gear.


    Gussie Duffle Medium: The little sister to the Gussie Duffle Large. The medium duffle holds twelve towels or lots of dirty laundry for that trip home from camp. Perfect to pack in the bottom of your suitcase as the catch-all bag for vacation souvenirs to clothing overflow.


    Four Boys Bag: The quintessential bag for pillows, linens, towels, and clothing for trips to and from camp, vacation, school, and the beach house. FYI it’s also a great bag to give to friends who are moving or are constant travelers.

  • London Favorites


     1. High Tea at Claridge's


    2. The View from the London Eye


    3. Walkers Potato Chips


    4. British Flapjacks


    5. Picking up souvenirs on Portobella Road


    6. Victorian Albert Museum


    7. Two Hour Lunches at Daylesford Organic Eatery


  • London Eats

    Villandry: located near the Theatre district, Villandry is a gourmet market, an unforgettable eatery serving British food with a twist.

    Joe’s Café: is located near or in a wide range of Joseph stores (Joseph is best known for trendy private label as well as designer brands under one roof).

    The Sugar Club: located in Soho, a trendy casual eatery, great for before or after theatre.

    Fifteen: Jamie Oliver’s restaurant where he employs fifteen kids from tough backgrounds who have learned the trade. Both casual and opulent dining options are available.

    Ottolenghi: Amazing Italian takeaway and eat in food located in the Westbourne Grove area. Don’t miss the overblown marangs.

    Toms: craving American food across the pond? Try Toms for a typical diner breakfast or burger. A small American grocery store is located in the same space.

    Carluccio’s: a trendy, ultra fresh Italian eatery with takeaway area. Various locations through the city.

    St. Martins Lane Hotel: a Philippe Starck pet project houses a number of eateries. Located conveniently near Bond Street.

    Madsen: modern Scandanivian cuisine. Located in the Brompton road area.

    Daylesford Organic: an organic eatery and market in the Westbourne Grove area. Done in a very chic neutral palette. Don’t miss the retail store down the street for home goods and accessories.

  • London Wish List

    Dover Street Market: a must see trendsetting market featuring the various lines of Comme des Garcons as well as an outpost of the Rose bakery whose sister’s restaurant is in Paris.

    Cutler & Gross: located conveniently near Harrod’s and Harvey Nichols. Began as an eyewear resource to rock and roll bands in the 60’s and 70’s.  Collectible and timeless…

    Celia Birtwell: Best known for her marriage to Ossie Clark in the 60’s and for her exuberant prints. Her shop features yard goods and accessories.

    After Noah: features American retro furnishings and accessories. Check out the Kings road or Harvey Nichols location.

    Hackett: the British answer to Polo…best known for its logo wear featuring exaggerated polo numbers on sleeves and chests .

    Feathers: uber trendy outpost for edgy design located near Paul Smith in the Westbourne Grove .

    Designers Guild: Trisha Guild’s home away from home featuring vibrant printed yard goods, linens, and towels to brighten up grey London days.

    Whistles: features young, trendy designers as well as private label. Various locations…

    Smythson of Bond Street: (the perfect last minute gift ) the Duty free shop at the airport produces stationary and iconic bound leather books for any occasion. They are pocket sized leather books with kitschy phrases in guild leathering. They combine a beautiful technique with something irreverent.

    Emma Hope: the originator of fancy footwear in London, specializes in beaded and embroidered satins and velvets…Visit their outlet in Islington.

  • Shop 'till You Drop, London


    Paul Smith is known for his quirky twists on bespoke men’s and women’s wear suitings and ready-to-wear. Don’t miss this Paul Smith flagship located in the Westbourne house on Kensington Park Road.


    Jigsaw is an upper end chain that features London bohemian ensembles for women and children.


    Butler& Wilson recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. The iconic costume jeweler located in South Kensington and on S. Molton Street. ...Tierras anyone?

  • Introduction to London

    London is completely  irreverent…the Queen Flag, high tea, and kitsch city are mixed with tremendous tradition. London takes a risk with fashion. Youth is very powerful in London, pushing trend and music. It is a much faster city, controlled by chaos. My friends who live there will tell you that the infrastructure of London is completely crippled. London is now cross cultural—Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Brits, Americans, French, and Africans are forming a melting pot. Take their papers for instance, a bunch of tabloids… There is a feeling of challenging the establishment when you’re there, which is kind of exciting, but Iconic London—the tradition, tea, and royals comparatively feel cheaper now than they ever did.  Once a town where you could not get a good meal, and now you can get anything you want!


    Where To Stay: The Number Sixteen Hotel is a chic boutique hotel, which is part of the Firmdale chain. The one and only American hotel, Crosby Street, recently opened in Manhattan and was just rated one of the top new hotels in the world by Travel and Leisure.


    Where To Visit: The Brompton Design District  is a new area in London that features a variety of home stores, now clustered together,  with a real point of view. Walkable from Harrod's or King's Road. Trafalgar Square  is an iconic square in London with lots of shopping and site seeing around it.


    What to Bring Back:My union jack treasures pictured above hail from Accessorize, a chain of well priced accessory shops in London.

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