My feelings for my home state are currently a bit confused (and, as a journalist, they’re also something I need to keep to myself). I’m pretty into these state pride necklaces by Kris Nations, though. ($48, in silver or gold.) Thinking perhaps I should just go ahead and adopt California as my own, claiming Coronado for all time.

Kinda considering Texas, to be ironic:

Or, perhaps I’ll just go ahead and go with Louisiana, which is where I think I’m supposed to be from — the land of New Orleans, southern belles with monogrammed stationery, and hat parades. (That, or Massachusetts — land of books and thought.)

I’m adding these to a few ladies’ lists for Christmas gifts, too. She also makes an anchor, which you know I adore.