Five New Finds: Buckles, GF Pizza, Twillies, Bling and More Bling For Spring!

From Preppy-Chic To So Fun Belt Buckles, You Can Find It All In Madison


Carole Mongillo's new business Ann Caryl Designs presents new preppy-chic sandals for women - SandTWILLIES, DayTWILLIES and MoonTWILLIES. All come in different colors and are decorated with multi-colored striped, solid or polka-dot grosgrain ribbon -- a very casual chic look for summers in Connecticut and resorts anywhere year-round! 

SandTWILLIES are for children eight years and older as well as ladies. DayTWILLIES, a modified platform rubber wedge, are for ladies, and MoonTWILLIES use the same wedge but sport taffeta and French ribbons.   

Ann Caryl Designs can be found on Facebook,  by e-mail (cma1@comcast.net), and at the on the town green on May 21. Prices range from $14 to $32.  Want to host a TWILLIE party???


You can find Stella & Dot bling, which has been featured in many magazines and on lots of celebs as well (name drops: Paris Hilton and Viola Davis), through independent stylist Amanda Mammele.  But you don't need to be famous to afford Stella & Dot; much of the line is under $50.

Two of the most popular new pieces are the Sunset Bangle http://www.stelladot.com/sites/amandamams/productcatalog?page=productdetail&sku=B152 and the Birds of Paradise Necklace http://www.stelladot.com/sites/amandamams/productcatalog?page=productdetail&sku=N183 Mammele sells primarily through in-home Trunk Shows and online through her website, www.stelladot.com/amandamams.  Also found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/amandalovesjewelry and by email at amammele@aol.com.

Gluten Free Pizza (and a New Website Too)

now offers a gluten free pizza with any of their toppings. Excellent find, particularly considering an estimated 1 in 133 Americans are affected by gluten intolerance, and who can tolerate living without pizza?! Small only, $7 for a plain and $1 for each additional topping. 

Also new at Nuzzo's is whole wheat pizza (medium only). The website at www.nuzzosapizza.com is new too. Delivery is free. No matter what type of crust pleases your palate - white, wheat or gluten free - your lucky number is 203-245-2439. 

Handcrafted One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry 

Jen Conroy Designs are crafted in Conroy's home and made with quality materials such as gemstones, organic cotton, freshwater pearls, silver, crystals and silk. Most of her necklaces are named after dear friends and family. She feels the creative process is truly spiritual, and everything she does comes from a place of love. Found online at www.jenconroydesigns.com, with select pieces found at fairs,  and . 

So Fun Belt Buckles Just Made For Spring

In keeping with the shop's name, How Cute's Christine Doherty has made the cutest belt buckles, and no two are the same.  Available in small, medium and large. Priced at $30 for the buckle, and $70 with a strap. Found at How Cute, 85C Wall Street, 203-245-9595.


Darcy Sordo April 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM
I love Christine's belts! She is sooo talented. Priced right too... How Cute has something for everyone. Love Christine's hand painted shoes too.


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