1) This Sunday is the 245th anniversary of the death of Christopher Seider, the first casualty of the conflict that would become the Revolutionary War. He was either 12 or 14 at the time of his death. The inscription on his coffin was from Virgil:
“The serpent lurks in the grass. The fatal dart is thrown. Innocence is nowhere safe.”
2) Want a really unique shoe for casual wear? Try these silver-foil flats from Boden (also in a selection of neutrals and colors).
3) D.C. hotels are competing for lavish Indian weddings with tandoor ovens and elephant rental. Why? Because the average cost of an Indian wedding is $250,000. Wow.
4) Bloomingdale’s has some wonderful pieces in their ‘new arrivals’ section. This red lace dress from Shoshanna is stunning. I also love this Joie cargo-jacket in a soft-grey, leopard print. And this Elie Tahari dress with a crochet yoke? Adorbs.
5) The Detroit man whose work ethic inspired GoFundMe users to raise $350,000 for him has discovered that more money = more problems. Hopefully he lands on his feet.
6) Have you heard about Ringly? The chic rings vibrate to let you know if you have a new text, email, or call so you don’t have to look at your phone all the time.
7) 20 Secrets That Amazon Shoppers Should Know (like that you can share your prime membership).
8) Love Rebecca Minkoff’s bags? The Outnet has a great selection of bags on sale. I love this Mini Perry Tote in black or red. This cognac Mini-MAB is a great basic. This pine-green leather shoulder bag is a lovely weekend bag.
11) British chocolate will no longer be imported to the U.S. leaving us with inferior American chocolate. How will I get my Toffee Crisps? Amazon, you never fail me.
12) Gilt has a collaboration shop with Quirky featuring some great gadgets. This Ohm portable speaker and charging station would make a great gift. I’m also intrigued by this keychain that doubles as a smartphone stand.
*image found here.