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How Anthropologie and the Drought Got Me into Gardening

19 Aug

My jalapeno pepper plant

I’ve never had a green thumb. Most of my house plants tend to die. The ones that did survive were the Ikea ZZ plant and miraculously this hand-me-down jalapeno pepper I received from a lady at my puppy‘s playgroup. Since I’ve started simplifying and decluttering my wardrobe through the Glam Save Style Challenge, I’ve found the time to learn how to garden.

Alys Fowler‘s Garden Anywhere

Alys Fowler‘s Garden Anywhere from Anthropologie‘s clearance section in Boston has become my nighttime reading. (It sat on my bookshelf for awhile though.) I always wanted to start a garden but never knew where to begin. Anthropologie always had some gardening books and garden-inspired displays which piqued my mild interest in gardening.

Lauren Santo Domingo’s garden, Vogue (Sept. 2012)

I was also inspired by Lauren Santo Domingo’s garden in Paris featured in this month’s Vogue. Those large terracotta pots of lavender along with the purple salvia, bay, jasmine and roses reminded me of my mental note to start a garden (more for herbs and veggies, although flowers would be nice too). Seeing those pots made me think how container gardens seem like a good way to start since they’re smaller than traditional gardens and seem easier to manage.

Image from Alys Fowler’s Garden Anywhere

Nowadays with the drought affecting food prices, now may be a good time to learn how to grow some of our own herbs and vegetables. I remember after reading Barbara Kingsolver‘s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and Michael Pollan‘s In Defense of Food  how I’d wanted to try to find some small way to go back to the land. This is one way to start.

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Anthropologie Sale

6 Sep

Anthropologie usually marks down their merchandise every Tuesday.  Being in the remote part of the ‘burbs, the nearest Anthro from where I live is about an hour away. (Wah-wah.) When I lived in NYC and near Boston there was usually one right near my home. Oh well. Anyway, thank goodness for the internet! What would we do without it. This month of September there’s free shipping provided I pay for one full price item which I could easily find in the kitchen or candle section.  I could probably get something for under $10 to use as a last minute gift for someone.  Anyway, if I were at a store and was able to try on everything, here are some of the things I’d look at first.

Anthropologie Sale

Cardigan
$60 – anthropologie.com

Summer t shirt
$20 – anthropologie.com

V neck t shirt
$20 – anthropologie.com

Linen pants
$60 – anthropologie.com

Cotton skirt
$50 – anthropologie.com

Boots
$180 – anthropologie.com

Shoes
$60 – anthropologie.com

Cuff bracelet
$100 – anthropologie.com

Necklace
$20 – anthropologie.com

Sweet Swirls Measuring Cups
$15 – anthropologie.com
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