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  1. I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel

    I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel

    I went in search of a favorite Chelsea Hotel apartment and found along the way this list I love (full of pre-critical enthusiasm). Also, what a sure hand she had in answering. 

    The Selby: Hi Sally! What are 4 characteristics of authenticity. 

    Sally: 1. pre-critical enthusiasm, 2. a sure hand, 3. a touch of myopia , 4. a good heart 

    xo Leigh

  2. Catbird Spotlight: Catherine


    Catbird Spotlight: Catherine

    Catherine has worked as a bench jeweler at Catbird for almost 4 years! You may have seen her hands featured in our ongoing #catbirdjewelers series. Here's a little bit more about her!


    Hometown: Portland, OR

    Fun Fact: I left the country when I was 18 and lived abroad for 9 years.

    Describe your style in 3 words: Demure, luxe & timeless.

    What are you reading right now? Always The New Yorker

    Drink of choice? Gin Gimlet


    Jewels that are on your wishlist? Snow Queen Stud! The perfect amount of sparkle but not flashy.

    Favorite thing about New York? So many things I can't pick one!!! The skyline, running in Central Park, biking over bridges, taking the Water Ferry, the diversity, the culture.

    What sparked your interest in becoming a jeweler? I took a class in Northern Thailand when I was 19 in metalsmithing and stone setting, and have been hooked ever since.

  3. Muscari!


    I've got a penchant for flowers shaped like shower caps — have gone back to look at Brittany Asch's photo one two so many times.

    xo Leigh 

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  4. Breathless


    Read Gertrude Stein's "Sacred Emily" in one straight shot, like a rush of helium; you'll float, breathless, and "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" will too.

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  5. Great Danes in the winter

    Great Danes in the winter
    We are back from a break, it is a New Year, the sun is shining, burrowing season is here. I've ordered a Noguchi lamp, and have a pile of books newly nicely arranged on my bedside table; I'm reading The Idiot, Elif Batuman wears a You are My Moon and Stars Necklace, I'll send her a note when I'm done, until then — this note is for you.
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  6. My new favorite bodega item.

    My new favorite bodega item.

    We made a lip balm with Stewart and Claire and it's an homage to Brooklyn bodegas and their roses and overripe avocados and plentiful seltzer options. Smells like roses, looks like them too!

    xo Leigh

    Bodega Bouquet $8

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  7. PHOTO JOURNAL: Celsious

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    Celsious sisters Corinna & Theresa - our neighbors and friends! We spent the afternoon with them in their laundromat just down the road from our tiny, shiny store. Here's how they wear #catbirdstacks.

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    Swan Egg Necklace
    Baby Pearl Hoop
    Diamond Greco Ear Lariat
    Twisted Stacker Ring
  8. A circus, a cabaret, a party dress

    A circus, a cabaret, a party dress

    Dear swans & kittens, please someone buy this party dress and email me a photo at leigh@catbirdnyc.com. xo Leigh

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  9. Tradition!


    '“Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.' — Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

    And Christmas wouldn't be Christmas at Catbird without me trotting out this quote. The heart wants what the heart wants, and my heart wants old favorites. xo Leigh

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  10. The new Snow Queens will melt your heart into a shining puddle

    The new Snow Queens will melt your heart into a shining puddle

    The air is turning from crisp to twinkling and I am wearing new Snow Queens — they're almost ready to meet you.

    It's the season for white gold and a Snow Queen thimble's worth of diamonds.

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