I'm so lucky to be staying at my favorite neighborhood in Paris - le Marais. I'm just a few minutes from Place des Vosges - the oldest man made square in Paris. I call le Marais the "West Village of Paris" - so many cute places to eat, shop, hang.
Thank God for the thick September issues, which were so helpful this weekend when most New Yorkers and beyond were not able to leave their houses for hours straight. I read, watched TV but stopped after a while. Hearing over and over that your windows may shatter got to be too much. I did download an ebook just in case the power was going to shut down for a while. Bossypants by Tina Fey. Hurricane Irene came and went, almost unnoticeable.
I'm now waiting for my flight to Paris, which is miraculously departing on time - a day after the hurricane threat.
I had a pleasure to preview the Ippolita fall 2011 jewelry collection. The bracelets with stones with their delicate bezels looked as if they could float on our wrists. Quartz, in its tones of smoke, clear was giving the fall line this fresh and lucite look. It's fall but why would we wear heavy, chunky, difficult to wear pieces if we can throw on a light versatile necklace, which can be layered or doubled. Ippolita fall 2011 collection is about simple elegance with a touch of air.
Relationships - of all kinds - are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold on to some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.
… Kaleel Jamison
It was a rainy Sunday - best weather for online shopping. I found these tattoo tights by Rodarte by Opening Ceremony, these Rag & Bone boots, this Marc by Marc Jacobs bag and this Diane von Furstenberg hat. Great fall ready finds! I'm in love with the freshly discovered by me BHLDN site. Although most items on the site are wedding related, it's worth browsing. The polka dot dress above was described for example as a bridesmaid dress. Well I bought it, not for a wedding...
Sometimes you just want to look at the pretty skies, sunsets, nature with noone around where nothing is moving too fast... You can find it anywhere, even in Manhattan, just look where noone else is looking...
You can find pretty colors anywhere you are...
Is it possible that the place where you live could make you feel nostalgic?