It’s About Time


I’m totally digging these giant G-Shock watches. The brigher the better. I’ve got the lipstick red on my wrist right now. Love it for tennis, running, cycling or just for fun with jeans and a t’shirt. LOVE my moster big red watch! I might have to jump on that lime green or sunshiney yellow for summer.


Kitchen Update: Everyday Tablewear. West Elm.

Brushstrokes Napkin Set

Our kitchen table needs a little sprucing up. It’s been eleven years since we received our everyday tablewear for wedding showers etc. It’s time to update our cubboards.

Love the combination of yellow, blue, red and white. Here’s what I found at West Elm. I’m thinking they are perfect for breakfast lunch and dinner in our house.

Bold Stroke Dinnerware Set

Pad Printed Bowls - Ikat

Figural Mug, Owl, Pollen


On My List: Kage Handbags – 50% off Entire Site until December 21st

Totes, Clutches, Hobos and Messengers, oh my!  The collection of handbags, called KAGE, has a sophisticated, vintage-inspired look and each is reflective of owner, Kristin Holstein Gish’s attention to detail.  Unique to the collection is that each bag is crafted to be adorned with a signature “good luck” horseshoe charm, a detail that is in honor of her Kristin’s love of horses.  How lucky are we that all items at Kage Handbags are 50% off until December 21 with the code HOLIDAY12?


iRetrofone iPhone Dock

How genius are these iPhone docks from iRetrofone?  We love the retro designs and all of the great colors.  The Hot Line iRetrofone base is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and complete compatibility with USB cable (not included). Each individual iRetrofone is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane resin that routes voice communications through the included handset. The iRetrofone base also helps eliminate concerns about radiation.


Throw Pillows from Throw and Co.

You never can have enough pillows – just ask my husband who has to search through the rows on our bed each night to find his favorites.   I love how they help to bring all the odds and ends together in a room and also offer the opportunity to infuse your distinct personality.  Throw pillows have a special way of transforming an otherwise fantastic room into perfection.  At Throw & Co.  there is definitely a pillow for everyone!  The colors are really vivid and the patterns have a classic modern infusion.  Happy Shopping!



Personalized Scents – Le Labo

Are you looking for the perfect hostess gift?  Look no further, these candles and perfumes from Le Labo are beautiful and can be personalized for any occasion.  Love the minimalistic packaging and and simple perfume names.  There is even a Chicago scent.  The Chicago exclusive is called Baie Rose 26 which is French for pink pepper.

Let us know your favorite Le Labo scent!


Introducing Matt Anderson Photography!

Fall Folliage.  Holiday Card.  Family Reunion.  New Baby.  Happy Home.  Beloved Pet.  These are only some of the special occasions where families and friends gather together for photographs.  The reasons are endless.  The photography needs to be memorable.

We are happy to introduce, Matt Anderson Photography!  Specializing in capturing your
special moments, whether candid or set.  We love Matt’s attention to detail and how each
photo tells a story.  For more information, contact Matt Anderson Photography directly today
at 312-498-3348 or MatthewAnderson@yahoo.com to set up time to create your memorable

Toast Tech Covers for the iPad

Market Square Musings last featured Toast’s fly-fishing iPhone cover in June.  Since then the company has been hard at work creating its latest design – covers for the iPad!  Toast laser cuts and etches each elegant wood veneer for the iPhone and now for the iPad.  The veneers are beautiful, natural, customizable covers that add protection without adding bulk.  Backed with a great 3M adhesive, they are removable and reusable. All Toast products are crafted in Portland with renewable energy and we donate 1% of our sales to protect and restore our planet.
Toast’s online store, www.Toastmade.com, allows you to add custom text to your veneer or even submit your own artwork or logo for custom etching.  They are continuously adding new original designs and recently added bamboo to their list of wood choices.  And, for the lucky ones who will be purchasing the new iPhone 5 soon, Toast will have iPhone 5 covers available for purchase next week!