Friday, March 18, 2011

Loveknot Links

"Country-clubbiest drink ever"
Bloody Good: The Secret to the Ultimate Hangover Cure and Preppy Drink from Express Night Out gives us a little history on the favorite morning cocktail. Includes recipe and variations - just what you need after St. Patrick's day!
"Most accounts claim bartender Fernand Petiot invented the drink at Harry's Bar in Paris in the 1920s. He brought the recipe — equal parts vodka and tomato juice, plus fresh lemon juice and a few dashes each of Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt — with him when he moved to the United States in 1934. The 'Red Snapper,' as it became known, was served at the St. Regis Hotel's King Cole Bar in New York. Before long, the cocktail took on its more common name, supposedly inspired by Chicago's 'Bucket of Blood Club' (a now-defunct tavern known for its violent bar brawls) and a woman named Mary."


Gant Yale Co-Op Shirt Collection
As reported by, clothing company Gant has reissued their 1960's oxford designs that were once sold at Yale's bookstore. The throwback comes after the opening of Gant Campus Store in New Haven last fall.

"The Yale Co-Op shirts represent a reconnection with our past. In tracing our collegiate roots we have realized just how significant a role Gant Shirtmakers played in the daily lives of Yale students. We want to reconnect to a time generations ago when students, faculty and alumni made Gant oxford button-downs the must-have shirt to own.” - Ari Hoffman, Gant USA President and CEO

The shirts retail for $115. What makes them so special? Here is an ad that ran in 1964 for the brand.

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Looks like the work of Sterling Cooper advertising - can't you picture Don Draper unveiling the "Gant Story" in the boardroom?

H&M Romantic Preppy Spring Line
I'm a fan of H&M, but think they missed the prep-appeal on some of their "Romantic Preppy" looks featured on Fab Sugar.

Preppy HIT

Preppy MISS

Hurry!'s 25% Friends and Family ends TODAY. Use code MARFFEVT. Perfect opportunity to get a pair of Jack Rogers Navajo Sandals for the upcoming months. Always free shipping! (Minimum $100 purchase. Sales tax for orders shipping to Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota and Washington.)

Jack Rogers Women's Hamptons Sandal in Silver $97.95



  1. Oh, I just heart your blog :) Such great finds!

  2. Is there a difference between the Navajos and the Hamptons? I can't seem to find one!

  3. If you want to get a discount on Jack Rogers... also does where if you have never shopped there.... your "new member" discount is 10% off (I think). Also, if you buy from they offer you a $10 off shoe buy gift certificate when you check out AND they have free shipping. I got a pair for jack rogers for a little over $70 a couple weeks ago

  4. Hmm...I've never actually tried a Bloody Mary before...I may have to do so this weekend!

  5. Oh how I could use a bloody right now! Such a great post!

  6. I think quite a few bloodies were hoisted today, there will be more tomorrow for those needing a lengthier recovery period!

    The GANT progress has been fun to watch, I still like them, despite the higher prices and more contemporary lines.

    Hope your weekend is warm and wonderful!

  7. What I would give for a Bloody right now...I have the mix, just not the vodka (key ingredient!) Let me know when you want to come up to NH and visit the Yale bookstore, I'm game! Have a great weekend!

  8. Bloodies are the only reason I pull myself out of bed for brunch on a Sunday!

  9. So bummed out I missed out on the Jack Rodgers coupon...oh well :-(

  10. Love that white eyelet dress. I desperately wish there was an H&M in my area!


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