February’s Little Luxuries

Color of the Month


It’s the color of girls, big and little, most cotton candy, and many a fluffy tutu, but pink is anything but weak or insubstantial.

If you have a daughter or you’ve watched Clueless one too many times, it’s easy to see how you could tire of it rather quickly. But pink has so many shades that you surely could rotate, if you got sick of one. Soft baby pinks, bright medium peonies, and loud, in-your-face fuchsias cover the gamut of taste.

But let’s talk February.

A holiday centered around love can be a good thing (if you have a love) and a not so good thing (if you don’t), but one thing we can all lament is the weather, which is anything but lovable. One end of the spectrum to the other, you’ll find beautiful 80 degree days mixed in with the worst ice storm in the history of ice storms. And then there’s the bizarre custom of putting all of our weather eggs in the basket of a large, ill-tempered rodent on the second day of the month to determine just how long old man winter is going to hang around. (In case you missed it, the grumpy groundhog saw his shadow, this year.)

So here’s to the shortest month of the year. To the weather woes. To the never being able to remember if it’s leap year, or not. To the powerful pinks, and all of the smart, beautiful girls they represent.


purse – This crossbody bag from Rebecca Minkoff is the perfect handbag for travel, a day at the flea market, or date night at an outdoor concert. crossbody bag, $131.

journal – A lovely, fresh, new notebook in a fun, happy pink is just the thing for your deepest, darkest secrets, plans, lists, ideas, random thoughts, you get the idea. journal, $17.

metal pail – Catchall. Pen cup. Candy dish. So many possibilities. If you can’t find a similar item at a craft store around Valentine’s Day, this could be the quickest, easiest project, ever. Glue a satin bow and some feathery trim onto a metal pail, and you’re all set. You can find the feathery trim at the craft store. metal pail, $2.

pen – Doesn’t bling just make writing anything so much better? pen, $13.

bath truffle – Enjoy a luxurious soak in a lovely bath scented with pink sugar, a blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel, and raspberry jam packed into a moisturizing bath truffle. The cocoa and Shea butters in a truffle help to soften and hydrate your skin while you relax. bath truffles, $8/4.

breath mints – These powerful, yet effective little breath mints prove the theory that packaging is everything. The mini sized slide tin fits nicely in a pocket or a small purse. breath mints, $3.

lipstick – YSL’s new creamy oil-in-stick formula leaves lips softer and more moisturized than conventional lipsticks. Choose from 31 shades. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick No. 49 Rose St. Germain, $38.

nail file – The unique tear shape gives this nail file a distinct advantage over conventional files. With both a straight and a curved side, it covers all rough edged nail emergencies. 3 in 1 nail file, $9.


Let a little pink luxury bring you out of the winter blues and make your February the best it can be!

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