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Catbird Wedding Annex visits LA

Catbird Wedding Annex visits LA

Los Angeles!! We are coming for you this weekend - and we are bringing our finest of fine pieces with us. Our Wedding Annex is opening up shop at Palihouse West Hollywood for a long weekend. We are mostly booked up (just a few appointments left on Friday 9/28 & Monday 10/1), so be sure to snap up one of our remaining appointments via this link. Here is a quick list of all of the pieces we are bringing with us! Outside of wedding and engagement jewelry we are also bringing a nice edit of Day Of pieces.

NYFW as seen from my couch

NYFW as seen from my couch

The most fashion-y thing I did this fashion week was wear my new Italian nightgown to visit my best friend's new baby boy in the hospital that both she and me and my daughter were born in. I'm also enjoying my usual internet prowl around the shows I like to look at (Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Simone Roch ...

A thing I love: literary newsletters

A thing I love: literary newsletters

I manage to keep up to date with all the latest happenings about 50+ year old literary scandals and the gossip of said demi monde with a retinue of literary newsletters, including but not currently limited to: Lit Hub (oh how I covet their unpurchasable Joan Didion tote!), The Paris Review,&nbs ...

Dress to impress a donkey and a fairy queen.

Dress to impress a donkey and a fairy queen.

Current mania for dresses paired with sneakers as evidenced by: myself, my small daughter, and I believe Titania pictured here, were she to hike up her party dress to show you her kicks. xo Leigh A sketch by Oliver Messel for Tyrone Guthrie’s 1937 production of A Midsummer night’s Dre ...

Slip slip

Slip slip

For late summer, we suggest a slip with a slip.

xo Leigh 

Mothers & Daughters

Mothers & Daughters

I decided to open the wine and texted my friend Lily to come over and share it with me. She arrived with a box of strawberries and ran me a bath while she talked about her day. My daughter and her teenage friends laid the table. They wore big hoop earrings and lip gloss. They were crazed by life and ...

Scoop!

Scoop!

Summer take me I'm yours 

(though i will say the same to fall and winter and spring too - i'm profligate in my season love)

xo Leigh

via La Grotta Ices Instagram

Catbird Spotlight: Lauren W

Catbird Spotlight: Lauren W

Lauren is a Louisiana native that moved to Brooklyn last year to work for us! She is a bright light in our jewelry studio - always ready with a joke and a big smile. Here is a little bit about her and the work she does here at Catbird HQ!

were it not for the chartreuse

were it not for the chartreuse

We are not yet in the stretch of summer where the cool dark of a copse by the side of a pond laden with lily pads feels like the right place to be, but we are always in the days of dresses in colors like cold scoops of ice cream sidled up next to black as night, white as a lamb shifts. -Leigh La R ...

A swan's messy throne.

A swan's messy throne.
Learning about swans today for so many new swan things, and my favorite bit thus far: swans are notoriously messy nest builders. xo Leigh

"Pierre climbed out of bed"

I can't stop listening to Maira Kalman interviews. How does that relate to Pierre, by Elizabeth Peyton? New York? Observing? Maira's mother never asked why, or what, they thought of art. Just look, she said!

xo Leigh

ps another favorite New York Pierre 

The Big Cute

The Big Cute

Our beloved Mignon Memory Ring has a new cousin! So many of you asked for our Mignon Memory Ring in full sizes and we listened. The new Grand Mignon has slightly different dimensions than the original for durability in a full finger size, but she retains the smooth, shiny surface and a sleek low dom ...

Lounging under a willow tree sounds nice to me.

Lounging under a willow tree sounds nice to me.

Now and then, I spend time thinking about how to turn more of life into the feeling of a long day reading at the beach. Placid, sun-baked, mind coursing with the syncopation of a perfect sentence, or paragraph, the horizon wobbling against the sea. Pictured here: another sort of day to imagine, bir ...

"Ali McGraw in her black tights"

Nick Cave on falling in love with Susie Cave - makes me weak in the knees for love and good writing.

plucked from Astrid Mai's Instagram

xo Leigh

Ayako

Ayako

Calling Ayako a pastry chef doesn’t quite translate what she does, she’s a pastry sculptor and artist: shortcake somehow reminiscent of a ripe peach, braided pigtail pie, and scented floral cookies. We shot her in the kitchen of Burrow, her tiny Dumbo bakery tucked discreetly into an office building.

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