Rev Up Your Motos

Rev Up Your Motos

Motorcycle jackets –or as the fashion biz calls them, motos -- are back yet again this spring.  Even if you can’t tell a Ducati from dirt bike, you can wear motos over a dress, with jeans, to the office or out on the town. Go vintage and authentic and you get wide shoulders and bulky [...]

Is Mending Having a Moment?

Is Mending Having a Moment?

Three years ago, Allison took a darning class at French General in Los Angeles, the always-on-trend store with new and vintage fabric, notions, trims and French ephemera  run by designer Kaari Meng. It's the sort of store that hits all the right notes, and its workshops, field trips and European excursions are our idea of [...]

Thrifting for a Purpose in Sarasota

Thrifting for a Purpose in Sarasota

There are a multitude of charities that benefit from thrift store proceeds. In Florida, where retirement is a major industry, it makes perfect sense to have thrift shops supporting senior residences. The Pines of Sarasota offers assisted living, skilled nursing care and memory care residences. The facilities run two thrift shops, both called Fabulous Finds, [...]