Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Florida Gators!

On our way to work one morning a couple of months back, I spotted his beauty in the pond around the corner from our house. We estimated he's about 6 feet long.

We called Sergio, our neighbor, to get a pic. He just e-mailed it to me. What a great shot.!

Click image for a closer look.

I Love Surprises

Look what I got in the mail ... a yoga ball wrapped in Madras!!!!
My favorite colors all in one. I love it.
Compliments from Jenna at Cape Madras
Wasn't that just too cool!

I have a yoga ball at home that my crazy Scottish Terrier tries to attack, so I thought this one would be better served as a display in our store.

Thank you Jenna.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Keeper of the Pineapple

One of the perks of living in beautiful South Florida ... growing your own Pineapple!

Our neighbor Serge, planted this very cool Pineapple bush about 2 months ago. He left for Connecticut shortly after, so I took it upon myself to be the keeper of the Pineapple until he returns. Happy Thanksgiving Serge and Sandra.

Vivian and Domenick --

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Showing my Colors!
I'm at Dolphins Stadium watching the University of Miami VS Virginia Tech.
The Hurricanes won!

Alison -- South Beach

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Look who Popped In!

Blogger "Petunia In Paradise" popped in the Stuart boutique to pick up her Emma Monogram sandals. She chose Shell, whipstitched with Platinum. I think this is a fabulous combination because it's neutral for everyday wear, and can be a bit dressier with the splash of metallic trim.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Me and my Bonanno's searching at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control for the owner of this stray Sheltie we found on US1.
Kate - Hypoluxo, Fl

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Look who Popped In!

A handsome couple walked in this evening ... I said to the gentleman who was sportin' a pair of Cape Madras shorts. "Nice shorts!" thinking he purchased them in my store. Nope. I was wrong. He got them right from the source. The couple was none other than ... Jenna's (owner of Cape Madras) parents Ralph and Sandy!

They popped in just to say hello. Very cool.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More on Poor Blistered Feet

In response to my previous post, blogger Five Tomatoes brought this product to my attention:

I used to use this when I was a competitive runner in high school. If you rub some of that on your feet, it'll be much smoother than deodorant but have the same easy-sliding effect.
Five Tomatoes --

This travel-size skin protectant creates an invisible barrier on your skin to prevent blisters, chafing or any skin discomfort caused by friction.

All natural formula is fragrance-free, petroleum-free, hypoallergenic, non-greasy, non-staining and water- and sweat-resistant

Easily glides on like a solid deodorant so there's no mess or hand washing necessary after applying

Contains aloe vera and Vitamin E to moisturize skin and protect it against dryness, cracking and a full range of specialized skin needs

Bodyglide Anti-Blister Formula - 0.45 oz.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Poor Blistered Feet

Is there a secret to breaking in sandals?
I always get excited when I start to see the new spring sandals in stores. But once I buy them, I can't stand the process of breaking them in! I often get painful (not to mention ugly) blisters that force me back into my tried-and-true ballet flats. How can I break in new shoes without the discomfort?

Sidestep those blisters with a trick that I learned from a dancer friend of mine:
Swipe clear deodorant all over your feet. Deodorant contains silicone, which helps reduce the friction that creates blisters as new shoes conform to your feet. (Bonus: Your feet will smell great!)

First Magazine

I did give this a try and it worked. One problem, the deodorant started to flake off after awhile which caused a big mess.
Perhaps I put a tad too much on? :)
Vivian --

Friday, November 07, 2008

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Good morning Vivian,
Hope all is well in Stuart! The weather is definitely cooling off up here in the Boston area and sadly I've had to pack my Bonanno's away for the winter. Hopefully I'll get to break them out for a mid-winter getaway!

I just wanted to share a photo of my Bonanno's taking a ride on the Swan Boats in the Public Garden in Boston this past August. Thanks for making such fabulous sandals, they are so much fun to wear!
Take care,
Preppy Sue

Saturday, November 01, 2008


I was on the "Preppy Little Dress" blog and was shocked to see photos of how our shoe box arrived to her.

"Preppy Little Dress" we hear you loud and clear ... we will start protecting our shoe box by shipping them inside another box.

Then it's up to UPS to handle with a little more care.

thanks for the feedback.