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.


Love Games? Geoffrey Parker Game Cube

I am getting so excited for Holiday Shopping!  I love this time of year.  This Game Cube  by Geoffrey Parker would make the perfect gift for the favorite “old school” gamer in your life!

This Game Cube is actually an award winning design  that incorporates a stunning 25 games into one cube!

Hand inlaid throughout, the 6 gaming boards on the outside can be made in any of their Dauphin calf leathers and is trimmed in Stainless Steel for a “contemporary” feel.

The Backgammon slides open to reveal a further 19 games inside, housed in a series of felt drawstring bags, labelled with its contents.  There is truly something for everyone.  Who wouldn’t LOVE receiving this gift this Holiday season!

Outside cube:






Trivial Pursuit®

Stowed within cube:





Poker Dice

Wooden Puzzles (3)

Pick-up-Sticks (Spillikins)

Tic Tac Toe (Noughts & Crosses)


Marble games

Snakes & Ladders

Tiddly Winks


Nine Men’s Morris

Children’s card games (2)




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

Hadleigh’s Bespoke Slippers



Slippers are definitely the shoe craze and how cute are these from Hadleigh’s – a Bespoke clothing boutique started by husband and wife team Ed and Gable Shaikn that, prior to moving to Dallas’ Highland Park Village shopping center, was completely sold and run through the pool cabana at the couple’s home.   We are loving the gray colors and think that a pair of these timeless, customizable slippers are perfect for Fall.  Best part, they make these beautiful shoes for Men and Children.  (For those of you not in the Dallas area, the slippers are now sold online at department stores like, Neimans and Bergdorfs).


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!

Parker & Rain Bar Cart Trays

These barcart trays from Parker & Rain are the perfect way to add a little oomph to a room.  With patterns like Canary Yellow Bamboo, Union Jack and Serveware there is something for everyone and every taste.  No doubt these trays will dress up a barcart, but why stop there?   They would also be a perfect addition to your dresser or bathroom to display your jewelry or as a pop of color to a book shelf – really, so many possibilities.


Lisa Cotten at The Lake Forest Shop. September 25th – 26th. Don’t Miss!

We are so excited that one of our favorite jewelry designers is coming to Lake Forest! Lisa Cotten has been creating the most beautiful bobbles since 2005. Her collection has been featured at Material Possessions in Chicago and Maze Home in Winnetka and is debuting at The Lake Forest Shop this Fall. We can’t wait for her trunk show on September 25, 26 – We promise, it is a show that you will not want to miss. Mark it down in your books, girls!

Lisa’s studio is in Winnetka so of course we love supporting a local gal. Amazingly, this former model and mother of four has found the time to create an stunning collection designed with the finest precious stones sourced from Thailand, India, Brazil and beyond.  You are sure to fall in love with the line. I especially adore the Bubble Rings and Europa Hoop earrings and Rings. Oh, and I’d love the blue Indra Collection Earrings too. Honestly, anything in her line is fabulous for day and night – everyday and special occasion. Which makes it totally a smart purchase!

See you at Lisa Cotten’s Show at The Lake Forest Shop on September 25 and 26th!