WRIST WISH: Brazilets, a 200-year-old fashion accessory from Brazil, are a “wish you can wear.” A portion of sales go to re-building the Brazilian rainforest and the company is responsible for planting more than 2,000 trees thus far! Celebrities such as Ann Hathaway and Lindsay Lohan have been spotted wearing their favorite Brazilets! Available at J.Karma, 62 N 3rd Street, 215.627.9625
COVERED: All iPhone users listen up! AB Sutton has the perfect accessory for your new toy…a hand-made, custom leather cover for your phone. Choose from over 100 color and lining options to create a cover that’s uniquely you. And if you really want to make it yours, opt for the custom monogram as well! iPhone 3G Sport Slip, $98 available at ABSutton.com.
GET NOTE-ICED: Whether you need a thank you note or just a sweet card to say hello, Oh Joy! has you covered. They offer a wide range of letter-pressed stationary products in bright colors and playful designs, all handcrafted by Joy Deangdeelert Cho who also happens to be a Philadelphia resident. Available at Petulia's Folly, 1710-12 Sansom Street, 215.569.1344
SEASIDE CHIC: Bring a little bit of the West Coast on your shore trips this summer with a Halsea tote bag. This Newport Beach based company is designing for women who want sophisticated, casual beach style and embrace laid-back luxury. You’ll also notice that all of their prints feature an assortment of kitchy beach themed prints like crabs, sea horses and shells! Large Tote Bag, $135 available at Halsea.com.
SWEET TOOTH: If you’re looking for a natural alternative to traditional cake mixes, try Naturally Nora! Their yummy cake and frosting mix contains no hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients of any kind so it’s better for you and the kids! Think of Nora as an all-natural Betty Crocker! Available at JimmyStyle, 1820 East Passyunk Avenue, 267.687.1813