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Style Inspiration: Pure Romance for Warm February Nights
Style Inspiration: Pure Romance for Warm February Nights
Style Inspiration: Pure Romance for Warm February Nights

“To love is to know how to say I love you without speaking.” —Victor Hugo, French writer and poet

News 07.17.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

In 2006, after years reporting in the Middle East, I moved to Paris. It was an accidental choice, the serendipity of a sublet through a friend of a friend. It was meant to be temporary; at the time I was just looking for somewhere to hole up and finish a book. My friends all said: “Oh Paris, how lovely! You must be eating well.”

What to Wear in Provence When It’s Hot

DANIELA IS GOING TO Provence on holiday in August, a time when it is typically hot in the south of France. She’s excited for the trip, but does not do well in the heat and does not wear dresses, and asked for advice on what to wear? The first piece of advice would be to keep to natural, breathable fabrics such as cottons and linens. Loose-fitting linen pants with white cotton or linen blouses (this scallop collar linen shirt is perfect) and singlets look chic while still keeping things cool. Here is some style inspiration that includes pleated trousers and ruffly blouses, city shorts and more…

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

THIS WEEKEND WE watched the Wimbledon finals, and Sunday’s match, between Federer and Djokovic, was especially exhilarating and ultimately heartbreaking (Federer forever). The weather has finally turned summery and I’m all billowy white dresses and espadrilles these days. The roses in all the English gardens have begun to fade, but everything is lush and green as it always is at this time of year, the height of summertime, when the days are hazy and you can almost hear the clouds float by. We still have so much to tell about these past few months of change and renewal, but for now, it’s nice to step back a little from everything, safe in the cosiness of the cottage and breathe. Also began a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, which has provided much to think about…

News 07.15.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

In Isaac Asimov’s novel Foundation (1951), the mathematician Hari Seldon forecasts the collapse of the Galactic Empire using psychohistory: a calculus of the patterns that occur in the reaction of the mass of humanity to social and economic events. Initially put on trial for treason, on the grounds that his prediction encourages said collapse, Seldon is permitted to set up a research group on a secluded planet.

Décor Inspiration: Curves Ahead

LATELY WE HAVE BEEN drawn to soft lines and organic shapes, the kind often found in the cosy, sun-drenched homes in Greece or the Italian countryside. There is something very soothing and relaxing about their forms, their swooping ceilings and archways, and sunken living rooms. Here are a few favourite spaces, from the Perivolas Hotel in Santorini, Greece to Masseria Critabianca in Cutrofiano, Italy, and even a cabin in Norway…

Playlist 07.14.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend

There was a time when a mixtape was clearly defined in opposition to an actual album. It was a free, low-key, interstitial release that enabled the artist in question – usually from the fields of hip-hop and R&B – to work without worrying unduly about the troublesome business of sample clearance. But that definition went out of the window some time ago.