DIY Wax Seal

Though we live in an age where life seems unfathomable without the existence of email (or internet – GASP), you must admit finding a letter or invite in your mailbox is always a momentous and welcoming occasion. Familiar with that sweet feeling that comes along with receiving a handwritten note, I’m making an early 2013 resolution to send more thank you’s, miss you’s, and just because’s through the postal service. I’ve also recently perfected the art of wax seals as part of this newfound effort! It’s all about the little details, right?

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Moscow

How lucky we feel to have been able to experience Moscow for the first time last week, with our friends at Kira Plastinina as our gracious hosts. With just a handful of days in Russia’s historic capital, we actually managed to squeeze in a bit of it all: taking in every square inch of beauty at St. Basil’s Cathedral, shopping for matryoshka dolls, fur hats and antiques, dining at the legendary Cafe Pushkin, seeing Swan Lake at the newly renovated Bolshoi Theater, waking up to the first snowfall of the season, spending hours exploring The Armory’s lavish treasures inside The Kremlin, visiting the fashion darlings behind Buro 24/7, admiring The Red Square for the umpteenth time, touring Kira‘s headquarters during Moscow Fashion Week, and buying a single metro ticket to stop off at all of the most exquisite underground stations. We’re still reeling from the stunning splendor and veritable generosity of Moscow . . . and honestly can’t wait to return.

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Pet Project

Free People‘s Pet Project, a collection of eco-conscious collars, leashes, beds, and tags for cats and dogs, launches this Sunday in support of Philadelphia’s largest no-kill shelter and foster care network PAWS. The lookbook features rescued and adopted animals sporting bohemian must-haves for your furry friends. And 100% of proceeds from the Vintage Flag Bed, made from recycled and reused materials, will be donated to the non-profit. I, for one, can’t wait to get the beaded collar and the BFF tag for my bulldog!

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