Friday, November 30

friends & family: the woods


Designed by sisters Samantha and Shawn Hecox, The Woods jewelry line is a study in contrasts. The collection juxtaposes rose-cut diamonds with natural elements, such as wood and fossilized ivory. With such an eye for design, we asked the design duo to let us in on what they’re loving around Forty Five Ten these days.

Thursday, November 29

my two cents

I love the lights at Highland Park Village. They are really a gift to the city. Very few things can bring joy to young and old alike. These do. Even to a Grinch (like me).

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Wednesday, November 28

gift guide: for the haute hostess

gift guide

The holiday season is in full swing. This means a stack of party invitations has probably landed in your mailbox by now. This year, skip the bottle of wine and gift your hostess with something more unique. From champagne flutes to Kelly Wearstler’s newest read, we’ve got the perfect presents for your holiday hostesses. All of this shopping can be done from your own home, too. Browse the selection, make your choice, and add it to your cart. Simple as that.

Tuesday, November 27


Finding the perfect present is no easy task. This year, we’ve decided to do the work for you. From the newest coffee table tomes to must-have handbags, we’ve put together a guide with 24 presents that are sure to thrill anyone on your list. The best news? All the gifts are available for purchase online. It’s gift giving made easy!

Monday, November 26

this just in: five favorites

From party-perfect heels to glistening gems, our newest arrivals will get your holiday season started off in style.

Friday, November 23

friends & family: whitney king

With Thanksgiving past us, we're officially in holiday gifting mode.  In the spirit of the perfect present, we asked our newest sales associate Whitney King to let us in on a few of her gift ideas. From Victoria Beckham carryalls to Roseanne Pugliese gems, there's something in here for everyone.

Wednesday, November 21

all about: marc jacobs resort

While we love the current drop in temperatures and being able to bundle up in our winter’s best, we simply can’t resist the newest arrivals from the Marc Jacobs Resort 2013 collection. Inspired by Cindy Sherman’s series of clown portraits, the collection is infused with vivid color combinations and dizzying floral prints. Add these to your must-haves this season!

Tuesday, November 20


number one, le jus

Have you heard the good news? Number One/Le Jus is officially open for business! Highland Park Village’s newest organic café offers everything from fresh juices and coffee to delicious small bites (the Salmon Tartart is amazing!). You’ll also find an array of designer goodies, such as striped tees from The Lady and The Sailor, Repetto ballet flats, cashmere sweaters from Kristensen Du Nord, and more. We hope you’ll stop by soon!

Monday, November 19

this just in: five favorites

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we’re already thinking about what to wear on the big day. If it’s going to be a fancy feast, this saffron Haider Ackermann dress is perfection. Or, for the more casual get-together, grab a pair of denim and pair it with this printed Dries van Noten blouse. Either way, you’re sure to find something that will work from our latest arrivals.

Friday, November 16

friends & family


Known for her innovative use of agate and geodes in her jewelry designs, Kimberly McDonald has long been a store favorite. We couldn’t be more excited that the designer has decided branch out with a collection of home decor items – geometric pillows, paperweights, and more! The designer stopped by a couple of weeks ago to debut the collection and let us in on a few of her current favorites around the store.  With it being her birthday today, we aren’t surprised that a few of these items ended up on her wish list! Happy Birthday Kimberly!