• Suzanne Tucker: The BEST Way to Spend $500

    by  • 30 Mar ’12 • profile • 6 Comments

    Wednesday I shared a few of Suzanne Tucker’s new fabrics. Here are her thoughts on the best way to spend $500:

    Favorite Meal Under $50
    Sushi at Sushi Ran, Sausalito – the best!!  And it’s very easy to hit the $50 mark…especially with their great Sake and wine list.
    TOTAL: $50

    Pen or Pencil
    The Perfect Pencil by Graf von Faber Castell – available at Gump’s $250
    Liquid Flair by Papermate, medium tip for writing notes $1.60 each and the extra fine tip Sharpie permanent marker for drawing on trace (and signing books – it doesn’t smear!)   $0.67
    TOTAL:  $252.27

    Fun Stationery
    The Printery, Oyster Point, NY – any of the boxed note cards with sea motifs, so summery!
    $45 for box of 10
    TOTAL: $45

    Go to Drugstore Product(s)
    Travel size products – any and all – toothpastes, lotions, shaving creams, Nivea, etc.
    TOTAL: $14.50

    Necessary Vice
    Dark Chocolate 70% or higher, Woodhouse Mostly Dark Chocolates, 24 pc. $48
    TOTAL:  $48

    One for the Bookshelf
    Givenchy Style
    TOTAL:  $75

    Healthy beverage of choice
    My “Mocktail”—Pellegrino with a splash of unsweetened cranberry juice and fresh lime juice on the rocks.

    TOTAL: $2.75

    TOTAL $487.52


    An indulgence I will never forego is dark chocolate and travel.  Travel is a necessary indulgence, both for creativity and inspiration…. I find it renewing and invigorating, never exhausting.

    The great gift that I have ever received? My daughter would have to be number one on that list and then it drops dramatically from there.  Although I do quite love the purple leather tassel Hermes key ring I was given for my birthday by an architect/colleague and dear friend.

    That last thing that I purchased and loved was my antique textiles from Istanbul that I recently purchased while on the most fabulous trip.  They are giving me endless inspiration for my projects, my textile line, for sharing with colleagues and for sheer pleasure.

    Right now I have my eye on locating a great 18th century leather embossed screen for a project and for the scale!

    My last meal would be about 50 years from now!!

    If I had to move tomorrow I would head for Europe for a few months to shop and eat and relax and absorb la dolce vita and then to Santa Barbara to set up home.


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    3. Nancy Carr
      30 Mar ’12 at 11:40 am

      I love the ideas for the writing instruments as well as the others. Thank you for sharing.

      • allthebest
        30 Mar ’12 at 12:46 pm

        Thanks Nancy! I ran this series last summer and it was popular. Thinking I will bring it back.

    4. Teddee Grace
      30 Mar ’12 at 5:14 pm

      With most people struggling so to make ends meet I think this is an inconsiderate topic. Anyone who would spend $250 on a pencil just doesn’t get it. Teddee Grace

      • allthebest
        31 Mar ’12 at 8:16 am

        Point taken…on the one hand I see your side. But to say it is an inconsiderate topic is a bit unfair. Pencils are a tool of the trade for designers (as are high-end computers for graphic designers). Note she also likes Liquid Flair by Papermate for $1.60 and Sharpie permanent markers. When I started this series I included a variety of areas including ‘Go to Drugstore Product’ to give each profile a fun balance.

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