Intensive Retail Therapy [REVISED]
First, Nordstrom. All the Tommy Bahama shirts were 75% off, so I grabbed 4 of them. The pic on the left shows the pattern better, the one on the right is more accurate, colorwise. For the record, it was Mr. Poppy who got me started on Tommy Bahama shirts, not that he knows he did. Then we hit Brooks Brothers. Linen blue-on-white check camp shirt and a brick silk camp shirt with a nautical blueprint thing.
Bass boys' white bucks were EIGHT bucks. One pair per kid, in the size they'll be next summer.
Yes, I know. Still, this is my ABSOLUTE favorite Christmas special, and the CDs were $5 each.
Williams-Sonoma (my private toy store) was having a serious clearance. Above is a Wusthof knife rollup for carrying, some knives in discontinued sizes, a Microplane "fine" grater, a for-real sushi knife and cutting board protector mats.
Here are several Calphalon bits (omelet pan, saucepot, stockpot with pasta strainer) as well as some sauces (China Blue sesame-soy-chile and "something scallion") and oils (O lime infused EVOO and lemon infused EVOO) and junk (sherry vinegar and balsamic vinegar). (Not shown: Calphalon pie plate.) All on sale. The O infused oils normally go for $20 a bottle! (These were $4.99)
Bisetti salt mill (left) and pepper mill (right). Silicone trivets/potholders.
Not shown: Boys jeans (1 pr.ea.) from the Polo store.