Monthly Archives: February 2011
As some of you may have noticed, I wasn’t at Forty Winks for most of February. Since we opened last April, neither Rachel nor myself have taken any vacations, besides going to NYC for buying shows….which is not exactly a vacation. So for the first weeks of February I finally got away, and far away. Here are some pictures from our trip to South Africa and Botswana! Rachel, thank you for holding down the Winks while I was gone! You are the best business partner and friend. xo
Choya and I taking in the GORGEOUS view in Cape Town. One of the prettiest cities I have ever been to. A must for your bucket list.
Another shot of Cape Town on our way to Robben Island.
“Boston is only 12,421 Km that way.”
One of our many mishaps/adventures! This was when we drove off the road and got stuck for 3 hours. Yup, believe it or not there is a road under that 2 feet of water. The white truck behind our vehicle was stuck there for 4 1/2 days, so 3 hours didn’t seem that bad.
Here is the “airport.” A term used loosely in the bush in Botswana. It’s literally a bumpy dirt patch just long enough for the light aircraft to take off. The impala were just hanging out on “runway” before our plane came. Better than lions… or elephants, I guess.
Lilac Breasted Roller. One of my favorite birds! Who knew I would become a bird watching enthusiast!
Elephant butts walking away. This is a good thing. They are really cute until they are 10 feet from your car trumpeting and mock charging you. Then, not so much.
A beautiful lion, lioness and their cub. They didn’t seem to mind us one bit, even though we were about 20 feet away. Thank god!
Two giraffe sharing a special moment… or just an itch. Either way they were so cute. Very elegant animals.
Bright and early this morning, my dear friend and business partner Rachel was elected to serve on the the Executive Board of the Harvard Square Business Association. For the next three years, she’ll be hauling herself out of bed on the 1st Friday of each month to give her opinion on how to support and grow Harvard Square. You’ll see me there if they give us free food. Kidding. Congratulations RW!
Here are a few pictures of our breakfast at the new Maharaja Indian restaurant in Harvard Square (in the former Bombay Club space).
**FYI, the food was delicious and the service was excellent**
Our always supportive friend Sara Graham got up early on her DAY OFF to be there for Rachel’s big day. Love her.
It’s Valentine’s Day and even if you’re not connected, use this holiday as a time to treat yourself. We at Forty Winks wear lingerie for ourselves and believe that it’s every woman’s right to feel good about their underthings. Valentine’s Day at Forty Winks is a time to partake in pretty little pieces that make you feel good about yourself, both alone and with a partner.
In preparation for our first annual Valentine’s Day party this Thursday (20% off our entire store from 5p-8p), we’ve compiled some photos of pieces we think you’ll love. And since every lady is different, we’re giving you lots of looks to work with…Enjoy!
For a more casual, sporty look try the La Fee Verte Silk Bra and Panty set or the Fleur’t Silk Side Cami and Boxer….both are easily convertable into your every night wardrobe.
Bra $58 and Panty $40
Cami $68 and boxer $50
For a sophisticated, elegant look try the La Fee Verte Braided Strap Chemise or the Jenna Leigh Malawi Soft Cup Bra and Hipster
Bra $96 and Hipster $60
To bring out your more romantic side try the Chantelle C-Chic Sexy Demi and Brazilian or the sweet and comfy Eberjey Anouk teddy
Demi cup bra $68 and Brazilian $34
If you’re going all out sexy this Valentine’s Day perhaps the Hanky Panky After Midnight Racy Bralet is for you? With the Maison Close Suspender garters thrown on with Cervin hose? ooh la la.
Racy Bralet $44 (shown with Hanky Panky Signature Low Rise Thong $18)
Suspender garters $18
Remember, everything is 20% off on Thursday evening….Happy shopping from Forty Winks!
Chantelle #3645 C-Chic Sexy Demi ($68) and #3643 C-Chic Sexy Brazilian ($34)
…you know those mornings when you’re in jeans and your bra, but you’re still madly digging through your closet trying to figure out what shirt to wear? Well if you’re wearing this bra, you just might catch a glimpse of yourself in your full length and realize that you don’t want to put on a shirt at all…
The new Chantelle C-Chic Sexy demi is exactly what Forty Winks believes a bra should be. It’s supportive and wearable, but it also packs that sexy, little-bit-of-lace punch that takes it way past your other everyday bras.
Actually, it leaves them in the dust.