Destination Known

September 21, 2012

Destination Known
You may be living in a cramped Shaw studio, but Three Potato Four’s retro-style plastic key tags ($6 each, Threepotatofourshop.com) should make you feel as if you’re checking into some upstate New York camp or far-flung African casbah. Faux places we want to visit include a Globetrotter Society and Penpal Society. The hipster website also sells a salvaged wood key rack ($32) that resembles part of an old library card catalog, should you need a place to show off your new fobs.

Hot Pot
Some pigskin fanatics treat the pregame tailgate like a sport unto itself. For them, Crock-Pot’s Cook and Carry Slow Cooker is a piece of must-have equipment ($70, Amazon.com). The portable slow cooker is a power-outlet-free means to transport and heat chili and bean dip on the go. A stoneware liner keeps food toasty up to 30 percent longer than other models, while handles and a locking lid get it to Point B without breaking your excessive celebration.

Petal Power
Loaded with cold-pressed rose hip seed oil, M. Steves’ RHSO Power-Packed Ultra-Nourishing Skin Boost reverses damage and protects skin using a potent combination of antioxidants and fatty acids ($64, Msteves.com). Use it anywhere your body could use a little pruning.

Pieces of Great
Blame the industrial evolution in home decor for patchwork’s recent invasion of bedding, furniture and curtains at West Elm (3333 M St. NW, 202-333-2928; Westelm.com). Fall items that stitch or nail together mismatched elements include the chambray and voile Highlands quilt (shown, $189), a dresser with drawers of six different woods ($999) and linen curtains sewn of both opaque and sheer linen rectangles ($95-$110).

Wow Voyager
Travel-mad designer Gretchen Scott hearts exotic destinations, which explains the Mumbai-meets-Marrakech flair of her preppy-but-pretty fall tunics (shown, $85) and dresses. New styles just jet-setted into Sherman Pickey (1647 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-4212), including an embroidered, pashmina-fabric dress ($175) we’re dying to wear on a weekend away, even if it’s just to Baltimore.

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