Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Of Pillow Talk and a Shop Hop

Fair Nerophytes, one of the benefits of living in a region devoid of that fine quartet, the seasons, is that light layering works best year-round. As such, one never feels completely reined in by winter's icy clutches, though it can get exasperating when a yen for unfurling the cashmere or hiking up the knee-high riding boots strikes. Yes, Houston is a rather quirky city for all of its petro-go-getterism, and Nero finds it oddly liberating. 
Case in point, this blogger has teased repeatedly about the much-anticipated arrival of our very own divine outpost of the boho jet-set, Calypso St. Barth. To enter this realm is to step off a private plane onto a terrain which exudes an air of perma-resort, that intra-seasonal limbo which denotes une vie aisée
Calypso offers a smattering of choice, luxe pieces no ordinary traveler would need but any woman with half her wits and a robust pocket book wouldn't consider leaving home without. Though Nero finds the haute-togs and trimmings quite fetching, it's really the house goods that get my heart rate in a tizzy. Central to this frenzy are the pillows by Maison de Vacances. Cheeky, irreverent and scandalously priced vis-à-vis their dimensions, they're an amuse-oreille Nero can't get enough of -- sweet little sophomoric nonpareils that boast such eternally universal slogans as "Love" and "Rock." (So sue me, folks, I dig 'em.)
Yes, it would appear that things are always sunny on this mysterious species of Mustique. That said, Nero's not about to don a pareo and crawl under that display table to bask in the turquoise glow of a Harry Allen piggy bank. Because honestly, dear readers, the weather here in Houston has been a little too nippy for that.



10 comments:

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Ohhhhh my. I was ooooing, and ahhhing, the whole way through. Wish we had one of those lovely places in our quaint little city. So glad you were blessed with one.

Bourbon&Pearls said...

I like their whole gypset style, I didn't know this brand at all until I read about them on blogs las year, I'd quite like to be this wafty boho creature but I'm too uptight to pull it off.

anita said...

GOR-GEOUS.
I love it all; the clothes and the home goodies.
The bench holding the tie-dye pillow is fabulous.

Vicky Abrahamsson said...

love love...the pillows are great i agree...you were right as always ;)

Lauren said...

What a coincidence. I was in Houston for Thanksgiving and hopped into Calypso as soon as I saw it. I agree with you. This place is fabulous. My sister didn't appreciate the sticker shock though :-)

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Hi there Nichole and welcome ;)

Houston's stores are particularly nice for working the flaneuse angle -- and by that I mean, grabbing a portable beverage and enjoying the ambience our shops so generously proffer.

Cheers and pop back in soon, Alcira

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Dearest Tab,

I too aspire to be a sort of louche boho creature -- a bit of hybrid between Jade Jagger and Kate Moss, only with fewer drug and orgy-induced wrinkles ;P
And for such far-fulng fantasies (and I emphasize the "fantasy" bit here), I find Calypso to be just the sparkling watering hole.

Cheers and best, Alcira

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Hi there dear, sweet Anita,

One day you must make a pilgrimage to Houston so that we can peruse the goods and bond over coffee ;)

Hugs, Alcira

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Hey there Chica,

The bright-brash pillows would be just the thing at Casa Vicky.
Let's go pick a couple out soon.

Chau, Alcira

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Hello Lauren and Welcome to Ground Nero!

So glad to have you.
Yes, admittedly the prices at Calypso are -- ahem -- steep.
However, I've discovered that when their merchandise goes on sale, it really goes on sale.
And it feels like winning the lottery.

Pop back by soon, Alcira

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