An armful of bangles is great for teenage bloggers or gypsy fortune tellers. But Lou Lou’s new beaded cuff (shown, $25, multiple local locations, see Loulouboutiques.com) packs a punch solo. It comes in several Art Deco-meets-disco color combos (blues/greens, oranges/reds), so you could layer the bauble, too.
Running a vino bar may not be your dream job, but you’ll be one step closer to opening the Long & Wining Road /Well, Red!/INSERT YOUR CORNY GRAPE PUN HERE with Pottery Barn’s glass-holding chandelier ($149, Potterybarn.com). Three rustic iron tiers display 30 goblets you provide. But don’t blame us if the thing drips pinot all over your dinner-party guests.
What a Wonderful Curl
You know what goes with that glam vintage frock of yours? Soft Old Hollywood curls. Amika’s ceramic 4-Part Interchangeable Barrel Curler ($175, Sephora.com) lets you control the size of the ringlets. And unlike traditional irons, the multitasker heats up in 10 seconds and doesn’t clamp down over hair, meaning you’ll resemble Greta Garbo, not the Bride of Frankenstein.
Single white biscuit seeks well-rounded companion with good taste. Olli Salumeria’s Pepper and Garlic Salame is a match made in snack heaven. Slow cured using hormone- and antibiotic-free pork raised in the bucolic sounding Manakin-Sabot, Va., the salty treat ($10.75, Butcher’s Block, 1600 King St., Alexandria; 703-894-5253) pairs well with tangy cheeses, red wines and crusty breads.
With its stash of luxe ’70s cocktail wear (a peacock-print dress, $350) and bargainza modern consignment (Taryn Rose suede flats, $20), Woodley Park’s new Via Gypset (2311 Calvert St. NW; 202-803-2874) treads a chic line between splurging and saving. The two-level space decked with chandeliers and antique racks traffics in everything from 1980s blazers to contemporary DVF dresses ($100).