Coffee Break: Pendulum 14-karat Gold-Plated Necklace

I think this is a gorgeous, sculptural, interesting but delicate necklace — and those are things that are very difficult to find all at once. I do think the length is going to be tough if you’re on the bustier side like I am, but if that doesn’t apply to you or you don’t care about where the necklace hits you, then this may be perfect — it’s really lovely. It’s from the Australian brand Natasha Schweitzer and is available at Net-a-Porter for $445. Natasha Schweitzer Pendulum 14-karat Gold-Plated Necklace

A few more affordable necklaces are at Last CallSaks OFF 5th, and Lord & Taylor.

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Coffee Break: Total Motion® Zuly Luxe Ankle Strap Flat

I featured this ankle strap flat on our recent roundup of cute flats for work, and it’s such a great looking shoe that I had to share it again. It comes in black and a pearly white, but we’re featuring it in blush. I like that it has an ankle strap as well as a zipper in the back so that it’s easy to adjust as needed — and it’s Rockport, so you know it’s going to be really comfortable. Readers swear by Rockport, and the Total Motion line in particular, and Nordstrom has a little diagram that shows all the benefits. These are a great option if you’re generally not in heels for summer but still want a closed toe and covered heel. They’re $129 at Nordstrom. Total Motion® Zuly Luxe Ankle Strap Flat

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Coffee Break: Unicorn Juice

unicorn juiceLong ago, a reader turned me on to what she called “unicorn juice:” seltzer with a tiny bit of pink lemonade sprinkled in (or, at least, added to taste — I find it too overwhelming a flavor if it’s more of a sprinkle). It fizzes! It’s pink! It smells pretty! You can buy pouches like this at your local Target. An important side question: what are your favorite seltzer brands and flavors? (LaCroix? Spindrift? Perrier? SodaStream?) Those of you who enjoy mixing things in — anything fancier than old standbys like a splash of cranberry juice?  Crystal Light Natural Pink Lemonade Drink Mix

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Coffee Break: Amelie Tote

Pembrook Large Amelie ToteOooh: I love the color options on this large tote from Dooney & Bourke — it comes in a lot of colorways, but my favorite ones are where there’s a different tone in the space between the print, like here where it almost looks like pink and red (there’s also a really nice black/navy option and a brown/red one, too). I have a number of Dooney bags and think of them as being sturdy, quality bags that will last forever — so long as you like the style of the bag itself. This one was $378, but is now marked to $276, at Dooney.com. (There are a number of other options in the Pembrook line as well, including wristlets, shoulder bags, and more.) Pembrook Large Amelie Tote

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Coffee Break: Convection Toaster Oven

I’m a bit of a weirdo in summer in that I absolutely HATE to turn on the oven — so if I need to cook anything I always use my toaster oven. Actually, if I’m being honest, I use my toaster oven whenever possible, at all points throughout the year, because it’s just so easy — it heats up quickly, cools down quickly, doesn’t make the entire space too hot, etc, etc. I’ve roasted veggies in it, baked casseroles, broiled fish and chicken — if you’ve been tempted by the popularity of air fryers right now it’s worth noting that a good convection toaster oven is just as good as an air fryer. I have an older version of this oven, I think — it’s a convection oven from Cuisinart that is highly rated and marked down to $182 on Amazon. (Dimensions: 14″ L x 20″ W x 11″ H.) Cuisinart TOB-260N1 Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel

Psst: I just did a search to see if RHONY castmember Sonja Morgan ever came out with her toaster oven, and it looks like no, she did not — but here are some of her favorite toaster oven recipes.

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Coffee Break: Gilded File Holder

gilded file holderI always like things that are pretty and functional, and this gilded file holder looks like a great way to keep some files or notebooks close at hand in a minimal, clean way. (It’s been a while since we talked about how to organize your office — but I always liked to have one folder full of docs, readily available, for each major task I was working on or supervising, so I could grab it easily for a meeting or phone call — readers, any other organizing office hacks to share?) The file holder is $20, exclusive to CB2. gilded file holder

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