Cheryl Brody Franklin

Crave: Catherine Rapetti Single Love Knot Bracelets

These soft, woven bangles remind us of the barrel stitch gimp bracelets we'd attempt to make in summer camp. We'd try to make one fit our wrist but would always run out of materials and get stuck with a stubby key chain. These leather bracelets are just as colorful, and they're a…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / January 28, 2009

Crave: Hard Tail Zip Leggings

True story: We saw an adorable kid wearing these black zipper leggings and we had to know who made them. Her response: "They're Hard Tail, and they make them in big people size, too." Yes, we checked, and they do make them in "big people size." Who knew fifth-graders had such a great sense of…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / January 14, 2009

Crave: Margo Morrison Jewelry (Win A Pair!)

We're obsessed with Margo Morrison's jewelry line. She creates beautiful pieces out materials like abalone shell, peach moonstone, and labradorite. And we're not alone in our love of Morrison's unique pieces. Her fan following includes Whitney Port, Blake Lively and Julia Roberts. Not a bad roster. All of her jewelry…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / January 2, 2009

Crave: Godiva Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch (Win It!)

We love how pretty these little chocolates look in a candy dish. Oh, come on, you must have a candy dish—they're so grandma-chic. Unfortunately, ours is constantly empty because we can't stop eating these Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch bites by Godiva. They're a bit spicy from the crushed peppermint topping, but…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 26, 2008

Crave: Nikon Coolpix S60

It might be a bit of a splurge, but this new Nikon digital camera is so worth it. The Coolpix S60 (yes, the one in the commercials with Ashton) has a 3.5 inch touch panel LCD screen and you can use a handy little wand to write messages on the screen which display on the…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 23, 2008

Crave: Creative Nail Design’s Stickey Base Coat

We love getting weekly manicures (especially at places that give mini neck massages while your nails are drying), but it's kind of painful to fork over $15-ish dollars each week -- that's $780 a year! Which is why we're newly obsessed with Creative Nail Design's Stickey Base Coat. We tested it for about two month…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 19, 2008

Crave: CC Skye Safety Pin Necklace

Remember those beaded safety pin bracelets from camp? Yes, the elastic ones with the multi-colored seed beads. We never, ever, thought safety pin jewelry would make a comeback. However, ever since we spotted this sparkly, gold safety pin necklace, we've been obsessed. It's delicate and yet it adds an element of toughness to…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 18, 2008

Crave: Retta Le Ritz Stationery

Sure, e-mail is convenient, but there is something to be said for a hand-written note. They're classy, meaningful, and come on, who doesn't like getting real mail?Just remember, the stationery you use sends a message. This lemon-patterned paper by Retta Le Ritz looks like it's made from beautiful, vintage wallpaper and is so gorgeous, you…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 10, 2008

Crave: Mimobot Designer USB Flash Drives

There are just no words for how cute these little designer USB flash drives are. Well, actually, there are a ton, but we'll refrain from gushing too much. The 55 different "characters" are beyond adorable, and you can even get dress yours in a mini fuzzy hoodie and attach it to your…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 8, 2008

Crave: Lulu’s Matte Jersey Knit Vest

You know how when you find an item you really love, you want to wear it every day? When that happens, getting dressed in the morning can be pretty frustrating. No matter what else you put on, you really want to wear that one piece of clothing. This gray jersey vest will become a favorite,…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 3, 2008

Crave: Dough Ray Me Cookies

I'm seriously addicted to these itty-bitty cookies. Each kind is named after friends of the company's owner, Jon Chazen. "It's a way to honor them," he says. "I don't name them after anyone I was intimate with—no ex-girlfriends, not even my wife—and she understands." Jon worked at Barneys New York selling women's shoes, but one…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / November 7, 2008

Crave: Bing Bang Bullet Studs

These itty-bitty oxidized-silver bullet studs are perfectly feminine and edgy at the same time. It can be difficult to find an accessory that truly goes with everything, but these do the trick. They'll balance out the frilliness of a girlie dress, and they'll look just as good with an over-sized sweater, leggings, and bad a…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / November 5, 2008

Crave: Otrera Evil Eye Scarf

The evil eye is said to protect and keep you safe, which is why these silk chiffon scarves (in orange, purple, blue, black and green evil eye patterns) are both fashionable and practical. They have tiny glass evil eye charms on each corner of the scarf that keep it weighted in place. Throw one on,…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / November 3, 2008

Crave: Swarovski Crystal Pencils

While we always hated going back to school, we loved the getting fresh school supplies part. So if these Swarovski crystal pencils had been around, we would have insisted on buying three packs. Sure, there's no eraser on them, but who cares? Plus, we found the perfect equally shiny pencil case. Hmm...at $3295,…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / October 31, 2008

Crave: Chocolat Moderne Drinking Chocolate

As soon as it gets cold outside, people immediately think they need to bundle up (think four plus layers) up to stay warm. Not a bad idea, but it's just as effective to throw on your favorite coat and warm yourself from the inside out. Try making a cup of Chocolat Moderne's new line of…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / October 23, 2008

Crave: Ebelskiver Stuffed Pancake Pan

I recently registered at Williams-Sonoma for the typical stuff any person needs—cookie sheets, bagel cutter, grapefruit spoons (hey, I'm a fan of citrus). But whenever the catalog arrives in the mail, I always look longingly at the pages, wishing my registry was a bit more on the adventurous side. The one appliance I'm borderline obsessed…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / October 22, 2008

Crave: Leifsdottir Silk Dress

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of putting together the perfect outfit, pants, shirt, fun belt, accessories etc. But there's something to be said for a dress that looks amazing all on its own — that's how I feel about this unbelievably elegant silk tank empire waist dress by Leifsdottir. It just look…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / October 21, 2008