Phew, after a whirlwind trip, we are back! We got back a couple of days ago, with the days spent getting caught up at work, home and adjusting being back to reality. Photos to come!
Photo by Miles Aldridge
And we’re off! In the midst of making my mental check-list of things to pack, of course the camera was at the top of the list. While I love photos, I was always that girl (yes, that girl…every group has one) that wouldn’t bring a camera and would just rely on others to capture the moment. The hubs was sweet enough to get me a DSLR as I embarked on this silly little blog (err, have you noticed how rarely I use it?) so the pressure ON to take full advantage of the DSLR on our trip.
Which leads to the predicament – these cameras are not tuck-in-your-pocket or purse tiny. How does one trek about town without looking like a fanny packed tourist who belongs at the Shamu show at Sea World? I’m beginning to feel grade-school level stress of the acceptable way to wear one’s backpack – one shoulder or two? Low slung or taught and well fitted? Let’s turn to the blogosphere’s A-listers to see how it’s done. See you in June!
By now most brands, designers and every Tom, Dick and Harry (myself included) have entered the blogosphere. One of the few that have mastered this best is Amy Smilovic’s blog for Tibi. Maybe because it combines the ultimate mix of my favorites – nicely edited, insider sneak peeks and illustrations. Seriously, who doesn’t love fashion illustrations?
Anyhoo, with my trip right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about the inspiration below for my travels abroad. Bold and bright fashion is everywhere right now, and surprisingly I’m embracing it with open arms. The image below is Smilovic’s go-to travel ensemble for a tour of the South, but I’m convinced it will work equally as well across the Atlantic. The pink pants, oversized grey sweater and animal print brogues…I’m in love.
Simply put, I have a weakness for pastel, soft and airy hued interiors. Basically the set design of Marie Antoinette would be my dream come true. So when I had a glimpse of the latest installment of APT with LSD featuring Erin Fetherson, I knew I was in for a treat.
Known for her soft and feminine fashions, her beautiful new home in Tribeca exudes the romantic style synonymous with her line’s French flair. Filled with European antiques and quirky personal touches, I could move right in.
All photos courtesy of Vogue
With an upcoming trip to Europe and a stay in Rome, seeing the current Tod’s ads gets me even more excited. I have a lavender pair of Tod’s that I plan to bring with me, and looking at these ads brings me hopes they bring a little bit of la dolce vita that is so perfectly captured in their campaign. Pardon me while I lounge on a beautifully tufted sofa surrounded by finely crafted leather goods. My morning coffee routine will not be a pit stop in the break room, but instead a java jolt over a good laugh with friends on a perfect cobblestone street. Here’s to a modern day Roman holiday.
We have been fortunate to have a break from the heat and have had beautiful weather the last few days. I’ve been taking full advantage by spending as much time as possible outdoors. With limited space on our balcony, it’s times like this I’d love to have a big yard and enjoy the weather by dining al fresco.
While perusing etsy, I came across the most adorable Dog Silhouette Embroidered Linen Napkins. There are a number of breeds to choose from as well as a wide array of thread choices and would be great for any upcoming wedding or hostess gifts. These would be perfect for your next outdoor get together; more elegant than your standard paper napkins but with a quirky touch to prevent them from being too formal.
I’m terrible at making decisions, so choosing the breed is the easy part (Jack Russell), my only problem is narrowing down the colors to choose from!