Trish McQuillen - Wardrobe Consultant

Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey


There are many sweet songs throughout the holiday season that are filled with lyrics about family, peace, hope and love…all wonderful things we desperately need in our world right now.  But once in awhile, you hear a song that’s light, airy and simply makes you smile.

Pearl (Mae) Bailey began as a dancer, blues singer and stage/screen actress from the ’40’s through the ’70’s and continued on to be appointed America’s “Ambassador of Love” for the United Nations.  But what she was really blessed with was a wonderful wit that shined bright in her performances and of course, her famous “begging” Christmas carol, “Five Pound Box of Money.”  If you haven’t heard it, give it a little listen…it may just make you smile during this sometimes stressful season.

Here’s some pics of pearls you can gift, but they could cost you 5 lbs of money, honey!

*Triple Pearl Earring – Agabhumi, Stamford

*Black Falabella Bag – Stella McCartney; Saks Fifth Avenue, Greenwich

*Pearl Button Cufflinks – Samuel Gassman; Barneys, NY

*Pearls Eyewear Chain – Corinne McCormack; Nordstroms, Westchester, Farmington

*Pearl Burst Napkin Ring – Kim Seybert; Good Food Good Things, Darien; The Linen Shop, New Canaan

*Baby Bib with Pearls – Isabel Garreton;



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