Tuesday, January 12, 2010

10 Things I Can’t Live Without: Dabney Lee

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I am so excited to feature Dabney Lee’s “10 Things” this week! This style setter is the talent behind the fabulous Dabney Lee stationery studio and Dabney Lee at Home which designs the loveliest personalized home accessories. I have admired Dabney’s fun, preppy, chic style for a very long time, so I knew that her list would not disappoint. It is as sassy and stylish as she is!
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1. i must admit i am a bit of a junk food junkie and at the top of my list are french fries. i love them, always have and always will. 
2. people who know me know that i have a strange affinity for lucite. the clean lines, the way it makes color pop... i am addicted! 
3. shelter island, new york. my hubby's family has been going there for years and it's honestly my favorite place to be! 
4. lemon cupcakes, especially from buttercup bakery in new york. i love love love all lemon desserts, drinks, candy etc... but these cupcakes are something i must have at least once a month!  
5. j.crew is my favorite store ever... i am NOT KIDDING! i knew i had a problem when i got pregnant and one of the stores called to see if "everything was alright", seemed i hadn't been in the store for a while. 
6. the brooklyn bridge is just at the edge of our street and it's so inspiring. i can sit in the park for hours and just relax looking at the bridge and the city in the background, it's quite breathtaking. 
7. the barefoot contessa is my idol and i really could not live without her! ina garten exudes cheer and warmth like no other. her recipes are always spot on and so easy to make!
8. color... can't live without it and would never even consider it! 
9. my studio is my haven- i love being there and creating and i could not do any of it without my mac. 
10. taco trucks. a life without tacos... you must be crazy, i wouldn't even consider it!!!!


Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Dabney, I too adore Ina Garten. She is such a huge inspiration and is my food idol. I have learned so much from her! Thanks for participating in the series. :)

Karena said...

Paloma, I love your list. Of course you know how much I love color!! I love lemon bars!

The Rural Socialite said...

What a great post! I have always loved The Barefoot Contessa but was afraid to try her recipes for fear they wouldn't turn out right. I'm glad to hear that the recipes are both easy and enjoyable - I'll have to try one soon!

Carrie said...

I love Dabny, so glad you got to interview her!

Lindsey said...

I'm totally going to get a ghost chair too--love the lucite. And I don't think I could live without my mac either. :-)

{ Lindsey }

SogniSorrisi said...

What a great list. I'm a sucker for fries and lucite myself.

Mackenzie said...

this list did not disappoint. i too love lucite and the barefoot contessa books — such gorgeous food photography! thank you for sharing :)

La Maison Fou said...

Nice list!
I love the different types of items that you listed.

Simply Mel said...

Absolutely adore this series! Always so much fun to see what others LOVE!

French fries are my husband's favorite food!

Averill said...

I LOVE THIS LIST! But I should've known, Dabney Lee's gorgeous and colorful stationery and accessories would probably be on my own 10 things list...girl has some amazing style.

TheCluelessCrafter said...

Remember those crazy sales J.Crew had last year pre-M. Obama? We'll never see those again. But, oh how I crave my fix. Still waiting for the Carlin Coat in Wild Blackberry to come back in stock and on sale. The color is a beautiful earth plum tone. Alas, No dice.

At least I was saved from myself;-)

Gwen Driscoll said...

Love this series. I followed Dabney's link from your blog a while back and ordered some folders and love them. Thank you for the introduction.

Gwen Driscoll
Ragland Hill Social

DiamondsandTulle said...

Love your blog! Just wanted to let you know I've added you to my blogroll!


natalie said...

I have the monogrammed mouse pad and I love it! I plan on giving it as a gift to my girlfriends for graduation!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

LOVE Dabney Lee, and am currently waiting for my monogrammed calendar! Can't wait to get it! My life will be much more glamorous and organized with it ;)

Have a fabulous Wednesday!!

Anonymous said...

I love my girl Dab! She's always been a trendsetter...even when we met 17 years ago.