It’s that time of year again – time to mooch off my sidekick for a summer vacation in the dreamiest place in America. Lucky duck. Ooh, let’s start right there. Duck Harbor. We love to pack Cape Cod potato chips and cheap champagne to this quiet stretch of beach in Wellfleet to watch the sunset. Due to some kind of preposterous dearth of spinach in Massachusetts that week, we unfortunately had zero spinach dip. But we made up for it with some super hot and impressive beach yoga.
At half past nine in two straight lines (not really – a line of one single person as usual), I visited my lovely, brave, spunky French orphan friend Madeline. At the New York Historical Society, Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans is in full swing. She’s older than I thought – 75! Doesn’t look a day over nine. This exhibit is a celebration of the artwork of Bemelmans,
Oh, happy, happy, joy joy for today and for Friday! It’s could not have come sooner–I swear it! With less than a month until another birthday rolls around, I’ve got my eye on a ton of metal. Thanks to blogs like Miss Moss and the daily Pinterest perusal. If you don’t know it by now, you might say I have a thing (obsession, fetish, passion, pick what you like) for jewelry. I flock toward anything bright, organic, different, sparkly, etc. and you name it. . . and lately, there’s been a slew of jewelry that I’ve found myself pining for (mostly, dramatic necklaces are my scheme. . .). So for this 5 For Friday, I’m switchin’ it up and giving you five links to my favorite necklace finds over the past week. I love sharing my delight, so here you go!
I recently had the dear pleasure of gathering over the weekend with a fabulous group of gals to discuss Louise Erdrich’s The Round House, and boy did we have a lot to say! But first, I thought it would be interesting to show a grouping of just a few of the various covers the books has gone to print with and to see the quite varying iterations between them.
A new book, Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair celebrates the vivid and charming work of little-known artist Mary Blair. Born in 1911 to parents who loved her enough to ration their grocery shopping so they could afford paints for their artistic daughter, Mary Blair grew up to study illustration and then joined the animation team at Disney. She was soon one of Walt’s favorites.
For the 4th of July, I packed up my preppiest clothes and my sidekick and headed to Newport, a magical place that was introduced to me years ago while working at Forbes. This is the town where Jackie and JFK married, where oyster bars and boutiques are conveniently lined up on one street all in a row, where America’s Cup sailboats cruise the horizon.
Well now that it’s the first September weekend, and the week has passed us by, I kind of think to myself, “ok, so now what? what’s next?” Am I right? Labor Day is over, “summer is over” (but not really in my mind) and you’re in that in between phase before it really feels like Fall. So I’m ready for a weekend where I just contemplate on some future travel plans, take it easy, read (what’s new?) and feel calm, easy, light–like the drapey indigo above. I bet I just might find myself also doing some Fall website window shopping for my wardrobe. ‘Tis the weekend to take stock! Have a good one!
Last weekend over our long holiday weekend, I had the joy of going back to my youth and indulging in some good ol’ fashioned shuffleboard. What started as a Kickstarter campaign, has turned into a full fledge Brooklyn space that you can really kick back in whether you want to just drink and grab some food truck grub, play a board game, dance to a live jazz band, join in Bingo!, or do all of that while trying your hand at the classic floor game.
The Pérez Art Museum Miami was created in Miami Beach to showcase the Caribbean and contemporary art that reflects the heat and style of the city. Built on a stretch of muggy open space called Museum Park, PAMM was a great hideaway during a typical Florida thunderstorm. Each room was more colorful and fanciful than the next, and it was extra fun to be there with a couple of newlyweds.