Top 5 Tingles: December 2012

Its been a while since I’ve done a Top 5 Tingles, but I figure that since it IS gift giving season – perhaps some of these top picks might find their way into my stocking this year! (*wink, wink*)

Charge on the go

Charge on the go

1. Everpurse
If you’re like me, I use my phone for absolutely everything! All day long, I’m looking up my bank statement, streaming music, checking emails, texting, instagraming…EVERYTHING. However, with the type of phone I use, the battery lasts for about half as long as I would ideally need it to and it’s not all that often that I carry my phone charger with me. Enter Everpurse! This ingenious little clutch powers your phone while you’re on the go so you never face a dead battery again. But the reason why I’m in love with this charging purse in particular (other models exist out there) is because Everpurse has classic and beautiful designs using quality materials. A definite must-buy.

YACHT

YACHT

2. Yacht
I’m a big fan of kick-ass, strong, women-led bands (I’m looking at you Karen O, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin) Well there’s a new girl on the block. I’ve written about Yacht before – but it bears repeating. They are pretty fantastic and I had the extreme privilege to see them play live at Outside Lands in August. Having seen them live, I can personally attest to the awesomeness that is, Claire L. Evans. She commands the stage and really brings raw spirit and energy to her shows. A lot of her qualities remind me of Karen O., but in a bleach white blond page-boy hair cut and white vinyl suit kind of a way. To put it bluntly, she’s “other-worldly” and I’m in love.

Need it, want it, have to have it!

Need it, want it, have to have it!

3. Cloche Hats
I don’t know if you’re like me, but I have been very aware and excited about the huge resurgence of art deco and roaring 20’s references popping up lately. Between Ralph Lauren’s 2012 Spring Line, Louis Vuitton‘s over-sized over-exaggerated clochettes, the continued success of Boardwalk Empire into their third season and finally Baz Lurhmann’s rendition of ‘The Great Gatsby‘ about to hit theaters in December┬áMay 2013- it feels like fashion and media have been taken over by the essence of the jazz age. One of the best references I’ve seen come out of this and to hit main street are cloche hats. Lately, I’ve been seeing my bus route populated with newborn cloche hybrids and I’m loving it. I’m a huge fan of the shape, the different styles it can take on as well as the statement it says. I’m dying for one of my own from Goorin Bros! One day…

I love the juxtaposition of mediums and textures in her art!

I love the juxtaposition of mediums and textures in her art!

4. Stacey Page
Last year I decided I would teach myself embroidery. Unbelievable I know, but I found it be a very calming activity that has a great outcome at the end. It’s so great to do when sitting with friends and watching TV together, but I’m still a relative novice and not too advanced. I’m still learning some crewel stitches. But there is an artist, Stacey Page who has taken simple embroidery and blended it with photography to make one of a kind pieces. I’m in love with her work and would love to one day have one of her pieces adorning my own walls!

The domestic diva's newest gadget

The domestic diva’s newest gadget

5. Click and Grow
A few months ago, my mom and I painstakingly planted cute herbs and spices into small ceramic pots so that my apartment could have a living herb garden. Well cut to a month later and those herbs are dead and gone. I feel like I can’t keep any plant alive for more than a month. Every orchid or lily I get seems to die within record time (my co-workers tell me it’s because I’m over-watering my plants) Well, now I never have to worry about that! I just found this ingenious device called Click and Grow. Simply plant your seeds in the device, add batteries and add water to the tank and walk away! The device has built-in technology to know how much water your plant needs at all time so you never have to worry about over-watering or under-watering again. I’m ordering 5.

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