Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Preppy New Year

I hope everyone has a good New Years, and the best year ahead for 2011!!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Gift Ideas Help Needed

I got a nice email from a reader Catherine asking :


I stumbled upon your blog while researching a gift for my boyfriend who is the ultimate prep (Nantucket summer home, Exeter Alum, Owns every item from Vineyard Vines)! I need any suggestions/ideas you might have for a birthday gift. He is going to be 32 yrs old and I do NOT know what to get him. PLEASE HELP….



So since the easy stuff of Vineyard Vines or Brooks Brothers is off the table, lets all think of some additional ideas:

One that I like a lot is a monogrammed flask. As it is getting colder this is the perfect gift for those snowy nights!!! And fun to share.

- Other ideas include cigars with a travel holder for 2 or three cigars.
- If your man does not have his own martini set, one would assume he would by 32, that is a great gift.
- how about a trip, just the two of you to someplace you have not been; DC/Georgetown by train perhaps?
- I will continue to think of new ideas, but I always love to ask any blog readers to leave comments and help too...
Let's heard from you guys/girls!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The weather is great; now complain

We all hear it, "wow it's too hot today", these are the same people who bitch in the winter there is too much snow!

Come on, if you are blessed (YES! BLESSED) enough to live in a place that has four seasons embrace it and LOVE it. New England in my humble option is THE best place in this country to get the most of the four seasons. STOP FINDING ANOTHER REASON TO BITCH!

Don't get me wrong, I am not a fan of oppressive heat and humidity OR so cold in the winter we can't ski or even walk outside. But those days only last a few in a row-the rest are regular seasonal changes.

Enough of my bitching at the bitching tonight, what do you think???

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Nice weather. Let's complain.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pink & Green Wedding

A reader of the blog emailed me that she is getting married soon and having a pink and green wedding. She asked for some help on some ideas; focusing more on cocktails than flowers I believe LOL

So I send a few suggestions (Email below): Please use the comments section to give your ideas=== anything you think the happy couple could use!!!


WOW, that will be so much fun. For cocktails the first thing that comes to my mind is the Cape Coder (more vodka to make it pinker LOL)for green anything with Midori in it can get the color, but here are some quick ideas

Apple Martini

Midori Cosmo

green carnation

Green Swizzle
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon icing sugar
soda water
2 dashes bitters
2 oz white rum
1 tablespoon crème de menthe (green) Shot of Creme de Menthe (called Mint Frappe)

Green Tequila
1½ oz tequila
¾ oz melon liqueur
Squeeze of lime
Lime to garnish

Another idea is to have mint frozen in the ice cubes!

Other Pink cocktails:

Pink lemonade with Vodka

The Cosmo!

Pink Lady
1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz applejack
1/4 oz lemon juice
1-2 dashes grenadine
1 egg white
maraschino cherry for garnish

Pink Martini
2 oz good-quality gin
½ oz guava nectar
½ oz fresh orange juiceorange twist (for garnish)

I know there are dozens more! I would stay away from the green food dye in the beer and probably have bottles of Heineken, Becks and Grolsh

I will ask any of our readers too!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

PREPPY pop-up at the W‏

I just got this notice, so I want to share with all you Fellow Preppies, if you are in Boston on Thursday stop by the W Hotel and do a little shopping!!!

There’s no better way to soak up summer then with seersucker. Or stripes. Or madras. This is New England, after all -- the epicenter of all things preppy. With that in mind, Boldfacers presents to you a one-night-only Preppy Pop-Up Store on a silver platter (monogrammed, bien sur) this Thursday from 5 to 9 pm at W Boston. Vineyard Vines, E.A. Davis, CK Bradley, and Ame and Lulu lead the preppy pack, along with a DJ and pink and green cocktails. Cheers to Biff and Buffy! Free entrance.
Check out their website for more information :

Must Have for Preppy Men

Last week I saw "10 things a Preppy guy must have" on a great website "Preppy Must have"

The list went from needlepoint belts (love them) to the standby Top-Siders and even LL Bean bag (not sure a "must have" but good).

I think all these are great and a fun site.

I think if you have a few minutes jump over to this site and check out the ideas....Do you have any others?

Posted by "Tod"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What is "THE PREPPY" Sport now???

Quick poll on the right, just asking in 2010 what is THE preppy sport?

Thoughts are also welcome under the comments---I will try to throw together a post soon with everyones ideas

Posted by "Tod"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fashion NO-NO

Guys, preppy or not, please stop the new trend I have seen around this summer ....

Crocs for adults....NOOOOOOO!!!!

I think flip flops from men are great, as long as they are VV or Polo , etc----Sandals are not flip flops and Crocs are worse...I even saw a guy wearing crocs with socks...HELP please!!!

I know I may not be the best dresser, however Crocs on adults should make anyone shiver

posted by "Tod"

Preppy Towns in America

An old post from way back in 2006 is still is one with the most comments. At the time I solicited ideas for preppy towns in the northeast or even the whole USA. So, I decided to re-open the comments and get a better list together.

This entire list is from readers suggestions only, I have my own ideas and most are on this list---hopefully we can get some additional names from this post and make a total list by summers end!!!

And with this list it seems "Preppy town" may be just where preppy people live? what do YOU think? Any towns missing?

Preppy Towns ( no particular order-YET)

  • Greenwich, CT
    Newport, RI
    New Canaan, CT
    Darien, CT
    (Whole Fairfield County, CT)
    Bar Harbor, ME
    Annapolis, MD
    Middleburg, VA
    Leesburg, VA
    Hamptons, NY
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Kennebunkport, ME
    Nantucket, MA
    (Whole Cape Cod, MA)
    Wellesley, MA
    Martha's Vineyard (I Guess he meant the whole Island)
    Harbor Springs, MI
    South Hampton, NY (East is too nouvea -says one reader)
    Grand Traverse, MI
    Charleviox, MI
    Manchester-by-the-sea, MA
    Block Island, RI
    Duxbury, MA
    Weston, MA
    Summit, NJ
    Rumson, NJ
    Essex Fells, NJ
    Hamilton, MA
    Wenham, MA
    Marblehead, MA
    Locust Valley, NY
    Barrington, RI
    Longmeadow, MA
    Grosse Pointe. MI

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kristen Bell likes Preppy men's clothing

Saw this news, just thought I'd pass it on...Todd

Kristen Bell dresses like a man
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Last updated 05:00 15/06/2010

DRESS UPS: Kristen Bell likes wearing men's clothing - especially Oxford shirts.
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Kristen Bell likes wearing men's clothing.
The Hollywood star is a huge fashion fan and loves treating herself to new pieces. As she has to dress up so much for her career, she spends most of her spare time in casual clothes, although she does have a penchant for high heels.

"I love clothes but I borrow almost everything," she explained. "I love preppy, classic looks and menswear. It's great that men's Oxford shirts have made such a comeback. Also, like any other woman, I love Christian Louboutin heels - they are to die for."

Although she loves fashion, Kristen has made her fair share of fashion mistakes. She can't believe some of the outfits she used to wear, and does all she can not to look at the pictures from her early career.

Kristen is as careful about her beauty regime as she is with her clothing choices. She has dry skin so won't use abrasive moisturisers, and has also decided against invasive procedures.

"I like hyaluronic acid. I also believe in light therapy where you sit under red or blue lights that are UV safe. The stimulation of the lights can help regenerate skin cells and produce more collagen.

"Over the next eight weeks your skin regenerates," she explained to Look magazine.
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