From left to right: 1) Great turnout despite the cold at yesterday’s Planned Parenthood rally. 2) Surprise presents from Marc Jacobs. 3) One of my favorite pieces up now at the ICA Boston. 4) Another ICA goodie, one of a series of “hinge” paintings. 5) My friend caught me at peak journalist, shaking down the Seaport for the arts beat. 6) Newly inspired about my latest project after dinner with a writer friend.
From left to right: 1) Volunteering at the Sherrill House nursing home has become the highlight of my week. 2) Breakfast & The Banner. 3) Perpetually looking at art. 4) An aggressive, but not unwarranted, feminist wake up call. 5) Starting the year right with a trip to the Motherland. 6) Found this little oasis in my office building.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I’ve been brainstorming more inventive gift ideas than the traditional flowers and dinner out. I found the perfect gift at Alternative Art Space in the South End. Fernando DeOliveira, owner of the gallery and a talented abstract artist, has created a line of stunning silk scarves with his artworks printed on them. My mom is an artist and a fashionista, with the DeOliveira scarves she gets the best of the both worlds. The scarf I’m featuring here is the “Koi Pond” iteration, a rich gold and brown piece that pairs well with neutrals and colors. All the scarves are made from 100% silk and the construction is impeccable. They come in two sizes, handkerchief, which works well for tying on bags or as a hair piece, and scarf, the size I’m wearing above. The scarf size sells for a reasonable $175 and the handkerchief for $45. A small price to pay to give mom a one-of-a-kind piece of art that she can pair with her favorite outfits.
Each scarf comes beautifully wrapped in an elegant box with gold tissue paper and a matching bag. Seriously, it’s Tiffany-level presentation. There are several colors available. For more information or to order one for your mom, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scarf: Fernando DeOliveira, available here, Leggings: Forever21, Shirt: Primark, Shoes: c/o Rialto
Photos by Stephanie Krist.
Please note: I was compensated for this post, however, all opinions are my own.