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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring | 20.13.16

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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Pink coat from House of Sunny, find similar here / here / here / here / here

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot an the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”
—Charles Dickens

While it may have been one of those March days that Charles Dickens spoke of, it is the official first day of Spring! and we’re excited about pink blossoms on trees in the city and bright sunny days, flowering hedges and awaking early, pink kitten heels and shimmery bomber jackets, duchess-satin wrap coats and soft suede mules—here are a few favourite things on our SPRING shopping list . . .

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Spring is kitten heels made of suede from Santa Croce . . .

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Versailles by Emily Faulstich — view more here . 

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

If you haven’t yet picked up The Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm by Brian McCarthy &  Bunny Williams you simply must! It is a favourite — so many beautiful prints & patterns and classically chic rooms.

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16
Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

from the last verse of the poem If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring | 16.13.16

News 07.19.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

On March 5th, 2004, Martha Stewart was found guilty of obstructing justice and lying to investigators. At the time, she was one of comparatively few female CEOs, and she was irrevocably tied to her company’s success: her smiling, serene, WASPy perfection thoroughly entwined with her company’s numerous ventures.

Shopping: In Search of the Perfect Swimsuit

These past few weeks, I have been having the same routine in Paris: Lounging along La Seine towards Palais Royal, an Iced Coffee Latte from Kitsuné, sitting in the parc for hours and arriving home when the city is bathed in the golden hour.

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.