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FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE MFA Shop – Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi have landed at the MFA Shop! These iconic lamps stem from the 1950s and are a classic in the modern design world. They are made from handmade washi paper, bamboo ribbing – extremely delicate in nature and range from a multitude of shapes and sizes. These gems are definitely worth seeking out as they are incredibly bold and beautiful. They tend to sell quickly, so check with the MFA Shop for stock availability. www.mfah.org/mfashop Tootsies – I was recently introduced to cinq à sept by Leah Little Hale, the contemporary buyer from Tootsies. She hits it on the nail – every season. I was pleasantly surprised by this advanced contemporary collection as it boasts designs that are feminine, alluring and evoke a sense of confidence. The collection ranges from separates to dresses – which are absolutely perfect for the modern day woman. Get it while you can! www.tootsies.com St. Cloud – If you need a standout bag for the fall “season,” look no further. This bag is the quintessential embodiment of cool. We all know, if you want to invest in a bag, it needs to be versatile, and black can be paired with just about anything! It has the perfect balance of sophistication, edge and it holds everything – well, almost everything. For those who love all the bells and whistles, – it has a removable leather strap, inside zipper and a flashlight to find all those lost unmentionables. It’s totally an investment piece, but it’s beyond chic! www.shopsaintcloud.com september 16 | L O C A L 69