Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Wednesday, October 15, 2014
|Epicurious, Victoria Pearson|
I took a half cup of Royal Rose, mixed in two more tablespoons of lemon juice, and a handful of blueberries. This was spooned over each slice of cake, with a few more berries as garnish.
You can make a better version of what I just very vaguely described using this Epicurious recipe. Skip the second part of the instructions, which calls for a homemade syrup, and follow the steps from above. Here's to mess ups!
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Friday, October 03, 2014
We made a sweater! Our friends at Wool and the Gang a.k.a the coolest girls in knitting helped us design this oh-so-cozy and perfectly chunky wool number. Emblazoned with 'Kitten' across the front, we think it'll make a fine addition to any kitten's winter rotation.
And though we really want to keep it, what better way to celebrate a one-of-a-kind than with a giveaway? Along with our custom WATG x Catbird sweater, one lucky winner will also receive a set of three stacking rings from our house collection: a Mignon Memory ring, Threadbare, and Lovecat.
Enter here for your chance to win. Good luck, kittens!
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Thursday, October 02, 2014
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Jacqueline Steele's narrative scents are comparable to the most vivid vignettes. She is a purveyor of stories, moments in place and time that are preserved through her fragrance house, Goest. For instance, Dauphine is a scent inspired by Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette not in that it’s reminiscent of the ill-fated queen herself but because of the layered notes that encapsulate a scene from Coppola's film: rose-water pastries with cream, powder and soap on skin, an abundance of fully bloomed roses.
Catbird caught up with Jacqueline recently to hear more on running a one-woman fragrance house, how she found her start, and the most memorable custom fragrance she’s created.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Monday, September 29, 2014
It's official, we've landed on Driggs! No no, it's not a move. Our little storefront remains happily ever after at 219 Bedford. But follow the scent of a burning Fig Leaf candle two blocks north, and you'll find yourself at 540 Driggs Avenue, home of Catbird Wedding Annex. It's an intimate place we created especially for seekers of shimmering stones and golden bands.
Picture this: we designed the space as a room for three - you, your other half, and an expert Catbirdette. A crystal ship chandelier and a neon sign - Oh My Stars - dances light across worn wood floors. Smokey stones set in rose gold, roughly-hewn bands, and instant heirlooms line dove-grey cabinets with gilded knobs. A black and white of Jane and Serge hangs tacked to a corner wall.
Through the year, we'll also be unveiling exclusive designs from both our favorite jewelers and our own studio. We can't wait to show you new pieces here first. xo.
Catbird Wedding Annex is open Sat and Sun, 10 to 6 pm. Fridays by appointment.
Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your complimentary ring consultation.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Hortense, our very favorite French jeweler, has created a set of coquettish pieces exclusively for Catbird. Channeling the sensibility of the French woman, who is equal parts demure and playful, our new rings and single studs are a come hither solidified in gold. A flash of Meow when you tuck your hair behind your ear, and a low Purr glinting on your finger.
Every piece is handmade in Los Angeles, in 14k solid rose gold. Online meow!
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Monday, September 15, 2014
If you ever thought that there was maybe a method to Bill Murray's particular form of Zen, Vulture has organized it into an easy to digest list! And at the risk of sounding like a book review cliché, it really is surprisingly poignant.
"So what’s it like to be me? You can ask yourself, What’s it like to be me? You know, the only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself: That’s where home is."
Read on for some positive Monday vibes, Kittens! 7 Steps to Living a Bill Murray Life
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Leo is our resident engagement ring expert, and also a newly engaged Kitten herself! Today she shares with us her power pinky stack, which treads perfectly between delicate and tough.
At the base is a Bittersweets Evil Eye ring, followed by a gold Tomboy, Bittersweets Teensy Skull Ring, another gold Tomboy and capped with a hint of color found in Claire Kinder's Turquoise Pip Ring. Leo adds in one last punch of gold at the very top with a Tomboy first knuckle ring.
And where do these beauties sleep at night? On a Crescent Moon plate by decoupage genius John Derian, of course.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Monday, September 08, 2014
We love the unexpected, especially as it applies to a unique bauble. This duo of rings that our lovely customer Shannon chose for her upcoming nuptials - and the sweet note she sent us after her visit - left our hearts feeling a bit full.
Shannon and her fiancée chose the Elisa Solomon Anna Karenina Ring layered with the Bittersweets Marquise Twig Ring.
Posted by RayRay at Wednesday, September 03, 2014
One of the amazing things about working at Catbird is being around beautiful, talented, and inspiring women. One of them being Ms. Victoria Reed. Her new music video for "Moonsong" just graced us with its presence and I'll tell you a secret... more than a couple Birdettes are in it. Her sultry voice, sweet dance moves, and those icy blue eyes on the white wolves have put us all under a spell.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Thursday, August 28, 2014
Domaine has brilliantly made it possible for us to recreate Amélie's Parisian apartment. I want to note that this includes her pig lamp.
If I could choose a scent for this bizarre and charming room, I'd go with Blackbird Violet Hour Incense.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Friday, August 22, 2014
Posted by Leigh at Thursday, August 21, 2014
“It’s so peaceful for me here; very calm and very private,” Facchinetti says. “It took me a long time to find this place, and now I never want to leave.”
Let's journey away: a virtual visit to a Milanese apartment.
Alessandra Facchinetti's apartment, from W Magazine
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Here on Bedford Avenue, we intend to fully soak up the last few weeks of summer. Which means taking any and all opportunities to show off our favorite anklet, Wicked Game. We wear it over silk socks, dangled low with sandals, or just peeking out from under rolled up cigarette pants.
Chelsea's pick for August is the Wicked Game paired with her equally sparkly flats. We admire a girl who can save all bling for the very tip of her outfit!
Chelsea's also the first of us to try the latest addition to #catbirdbeauty. Belmacs Blitz gold leaf eyeshadow has just arrived in the shop! The secret to its shine is that the cream based shadow is enriched with precious metal leaf. Keeping the rest of her face bare, Chelsea layers up to her brow for max sparkle. Belmacs Blitz can also be combined with face cream as a highlighter or used to line the lids. I personally love dabbing on the inner corners of my eyes as an instant way to brighten and fake a few more hours of sleep.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Catbird x J.Crew 14k Lovecat
Things that excited and inspired us this month, as seen through our latest pins. Plus a few new baubles!
2. Elle.com received a sneak peak of our 2015 look book. Read on for stacking tips straight from the set.
3. Is it just us or do our Tomboy rings and Kitten Mitten seem to glow on mega-babe Kelly Framel of The Glamourai?
4. Something about summer just doesn't feel right without an anklet. Luckily, the Wicked Game is now available in our storefront and online. Bring on those sunshiny days.
Follow us at www.pinterest.com/catbirdnyc to stay connected!
Posted by Leigh at Friday, July 25, 2014
We're going to the circus! Cirque de Soleil, that is! What's more amazing than an evening in Brooklyn, seeing people perform seemingly miraculous feats, that they've actually worked so so so hard to achieve?! We're real big fans of working like the dickens to make the impossible possible. Thanks so much to our pals at Cirque de Soleil for giving us tickets to their magical Verekai show. You can get your own tickets for the Barclay's Center shows right here (Verekai will be at Barclay's from July 30- August 3, tickets start at $45) - see you under the Big Top!
Posted by anna at Friday, July 18, 2014
Stack up some summer cool.
xo, miss anna
Plain Jane Bracelet, Changeling Necklace, Ear Cuff, Mignon Memory Ring, Classic Hammered Ring, Tomboy, Tiny Dancer Studs and Catbird Heart Ring.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I think a staycation is definitely in order because I'd very much like to light a Campfire candle and soak in this tub. With a whiskey.
Posted by Leigh at Monday, July 14, 2014
Oh, to be clean and clever, it's a true gift! Speaking of gifts, pile up a couple of bars, tie with a big fat bow, et FIN. We make it easy.
Bonjour Monsieur soap, available in store and online, $9
Posted by Rony @ catbird at Thursday, July 03, 2014
We're invited to our friends' house in Asbury Park for this holiday weekend and I am coming equipped with sparklers for everyone and a beach-y candle for our lovely hosts.
Happy Fourth, Kittens!!
Posted by Stephanie at Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Summer is my favorite time of year! The days are longer, the nights are warm, and it's totally acceptable to eat ice cream as often as you like. Whether you're lounging at the beach, chilling by a pool, barbecuing in the sun, or cruising around town, there's nothing like a perfect summer soundtrack.
I did a quick poll of the birdettes for their favorite summer tunes and compiled them (along with some of my personal favorites) into a playlist. We hope you use it wisely...aka while you're drinking pina coladas and flirting with summer babes.
Pools and palm trees,
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Tuesday, July 01, 2014
July, the month of escapes to Rockaway, fireworks, beer the color of sunshine and melty ice cream cones. Straight from the shop, our Kittens Jess and Stephanie share their picks for our favorite month.
Steph's beauty routine is going dark(!) with Rituel de Fille's Forbidden Lipstick in Shadow Self. "This shade to me is a sort of goth summer look, and can be lightened up by layering on top of a peach or pink lip stain." And on the subject of layering, the lingering scent of Summer Solstice bath bar mixed with Nova Chakra parfum is her July calling card. Light florals with Bulgarian rose and hints of tobacco musk and leather--a solid choice for this Brooklyn heat.
Jess is going with classic rings and simple silhouettes. Check out her golden #catbirdstack: classic hammered ring, twisted stacker, Bittersweet's famous letter ring, diamond baguette, threadbare and opal teardrop. Topped off with a few tomboys and a Bittersweet's Boo ring. Did you catch all of that? Check out our stacking guide for the breakdown.
And don't forget to share your summer #catbirdstacks with us, tag us at @catbirdnyc