Things We Love

By Suzy Bacino
Photographs by Mark Gilliland


spring time

Instantly brighten your interior with a design classic from DWR. (Spring)time is on your side! Wood, metal and acrylic lacquer Nelson Sunburst clock, $340. From Design Within Reach, 42 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-1701,

my blue heaven

Make the world a brighter place by carrying a stunning bag in this brilliant, juicy color. Zippered center actually expands to make this tote really a tote-ALL. Mona Zipper Tote by Jimmy Choo, $1,995. From Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314-567-9811,

it’s easy being green!

Color and a killer shoe—what could be better? Let rich green pull you out of your winter blues. Aurora Whip Snake sling-back, $375. Available at Cole Haan, Plaza Frontenac, 314-997-3460,

label conscious

Go ahead—label the cat’s food. You’ll be looking for ways to sticker everything in your pantry or closet once you see the calming effect of pure organization. Dymo label maker, $24.95. From Target,

recycle, reuse, rejoice!

Recycled bottles are the basis for this sleek carafe and matching glasses. Fill and use and then display artfully—who doesn’t love multipurpose re-purposing? Artecnica lidded carafe, $59, and set of four glasses, $59. From Maven, 7268 Manchester,

get your print on

Spring is all about pattern and color, and your girls can have both with a snazzy cotton shift. Each has a contrasting polka-dot lining and looks great with tights or over jeans. So many prints, so little time … Girls’ print dresses, $45 each. From Resa Design,

wood works

Natural elements add warmth and interest to these clever cutouts. Wood backs up the pendants and provides a little personal feng shui. Leila necklaces, $98 each. From Blues, 6301B Delmar, 314-863-2121,

apply yourself

Or more aptly, appliqué yourself—your initials, that is. Choose from endless fabrics to create a bag that says you. Monogrammed appliqué bags available for special order, $25–$72. Available at Jule, 9757 Clayton, 314-983-9282,

bold sneaks

You’re going to need these in more than one color. In-demand and ultra-comfortable, these trainers will take you through spring and into summer effortlessly. Men’s Prada patent and leather sneakers, $330 per pair. Available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314-567-9811,

soft & sweet

As if you need another reason to snuggle your little one—a jacket so soft she could sleep in it! Now if only it came in mom’s size, too. Bunnies by the Bay satin-lined faux fur baby jacket, $56.25. From Sign of the Arrow, 9740 Clayton, 314-994-0606,

make the transition

What to wear in changeable weather? Don a print dress with jeans or tights now; pare down to just the shift later. AAApple dress, $73. From Blues, 6301B Delmar, 314-863-2121,

must have: give me one more day

Extend that blowout one more day with a spritz of dry shampoo. Baby your hair by sparing it from dryers and irons. Think of the time you’ll save! Rene Furterer Naturia dry shampoo, $24.95. Available at BeautyFirst, 36 Brentwood Promenade, 314-918-7979,


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