Life's Accessories


Rebecca Soffer's Boots Were Made for Walking

Ep. 24

Sometimes the most meaningful accessories in our closets serve as reminders of loved ones we've lost. Rebecca Soffer has one such item in her closet and in this episode, she shares the story of her late mother's Italian leather boots with Rachel and Stephanie. Rebecca is the cofounder of Modern Loss, which offers creative, meaningful and encouraging content and community addressing the long arc of grief. She is also the author of two bestselling books about loss, one of which Gayle King named one of her two favorite books of 2022. Rebecca's writing has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, TIME, Glamour and NBC. She is a Peabody Award-winning former producer for The Colbert Report. Rebecca is as introspective as she is funny and these boots tell those kinds of stories and more.

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Not Your Grandmother's Necklace: Jewelry Designer to the Stars Sarah Hendler

Ep. 30
Rachel and Stephanie welcome jewelry designer Sarah Hendler, whose eponymous jewelry line was partially inspired by her grandmothers Ethel and Shirley! Tune in to learn about how grandma Ethel's love of chunky costume jewelry, and grandma Shirley's taste for fine jewelry helped to shape Sarah's jewelry collections. Sarah's chosen accessory is a mainstay of her collection, the 5 Point Pave Spear Tip Collar Necklace, a design which helped to put her on the map. In fact, Kristin Bell wore this necklace from her personal collection during each episode of the Netflix series (hang on, this one's a long title) The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. Did we mention that Madonna wore Sarah Hendler's Single Gemstone Double Shirley Spear Earrings at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music Awards? And by the way, that was the same year when Sarah launched her business. Sarah's collections are a nod to both grandmothers, as her point of view reflects an appreciation for gemstones, craftsmanship, and uniqueness in each piece. Rachel and Sarah so enjoyed their conversation with Sarah, who very clearly loves what she does and is darn good at it!Connect with Sarah Hendler:WebsiteSarah Hendler Fine Jewelry InstagramSarah Hendler Estate InstagramLet's connect!InstagramFacebookLife's Accessories Podcast WebsiteJoin the Life's Accessories Facebook GroupEmail to with comments, questions, guest/episode ideas or tell us about a meaningful item from your closet!