Also referred to as SNOMG and SNOWTF, the North American blizzard affectionately known as Juno is gracing Brooklyn. I am indoors, under a chunky knit blanket, having just made Italian wedding soup (gluten free) and sipping wine. The radiators are hissing away.

For the first hour, snow in NYC is gloriously white and pristine. The city is becalmed, and covered in a blanket of pixie dust. The streets close, the walkways come to a halt, and all is still. Then, the dogs begin to piss, and the oil leaks, and the soot returns. But, oh what a lovely hour!

Blizzard Juno Comfy Gear AKA How to Stay Fashionable Indoors in the Winter

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“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” ― e.e. Cummings

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Nail Polish: Dolce & Gabbana Lace Makeup Collection for Summer 2012, Intense Nail Lacquer in 100 Pink, 210  Nude, 220 Perfection. Dolce Gabbana and Pat McGrath created the new Lace collection which consists of variations of nude shades. Photo: Courtesy Dolce & Gabbana. For purchase via Saks / Room: A neutral room from Better Homes & Gardens comes alive with soft yet bright accessories and pops of color.

Nail Polish: Dior Summer Mix Nail Polishes for Summer 2012. The Vernis summer collection are available in the following shades: 118 Acapulco, 158 Calypso, 178 Cosmo and 198 Lagoon; the same order as above. Image found here, nail polish available for purchase from Dior and Sephora.  / Room:  Annie Selke converted a drab basement into a neon and day-glo paradise! Who doesn’t want to bring the fun of highlighters into the home? Image found here.

Nail Polish: Take the beach by storm this summer with Essie’s sunshine-charged Summer Collection. Vibrant hues to light up any bikini, bonfire or flirty fling. Holds four mega-mini colors:  Bikini So Teeny: a sparkling cornflower blue; Mojito Madness: a fun-loving lime green; Off the Shoulder: a bold hot-pink; Fear or Desire: bright orange crush. / Room: A tropical backsplash and Oscar de la Renta chairs make this Miami vacation home unique by Jerry Jacobs Design: Interior Design San Francisco Bay Area. Image found here.

Nail Polish: Love variety when it comes to nail polishes? Then a set containing the 10 best selling tones of the year from Sephora by OPI might just be a new addition on your beauty list. Check out the most popular tones of the year from the brand including: Nonfat Soy Half Caff – sheer pale cappuccino; Already Famous – sheer pewter with medium champagne and silver glitter; Havana Dreams – sheer pale sky blue; Break A Leg-Warmer! – opaque charcoal gray; It’s Bouquet With Me – sheer violet with silver and holographic chunky glitter. For purchase visit Sephora, here. / Room: Baby blue living room with hints of violets and grey (and I am counting the fireplace as the nail polish equivalent of “glitter”) via The Lennoxx.

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Take Off Your Gloves

“See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!/O that I were a glove upon that hand,/That I might touch that cheek!” – Line 24,scene 2 Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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Kid Gloves were made from the skin of a young goat (a kid) or sometimes a lamb. These gloves were softer, more delicate, and finer than gloves made from cow leathers (or other hard leathers). Eventually wearing “kid gloves” and using the phrase “to handle with kid gloves” became a symbol of elegance, aristocracy, and gentility in the early 1800s. The cliche “handle with kid gloves” therefore means to be very tactful, mild, and docile. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term was first used in that sense (or written, anyway) in the 1830s.

Introducing THE WALL O’ GLOVES spotted at the 5th Avenue, Flatiron District J. Crew: 

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