Summer is going fast. My darling husband’s job is demanding, and not allowing for much of a summer vacation this year.
More than ever, our family could use a little R & R. A little downtime. A little un-plugging. (Join the crowd, I know!)
I keep daydreaming of a lonely seaside home. A place where we could breath fresh sea air, sit under the stars and bury our feet in hot sand. A place where we could ride bikes and lazily read in beach chairs. A place where we could just be a family — without the hustle of activities, engagements, responsibilities.
This New England waterfront home looks like as good a place as any, right?
I found Clare Vivier bags on a cool blog I get updates from almost daily. Clare Vivier’s first creation was born out of the need for a more feminine laptop bag, which could accomodate her computer and personal affects while she traveled often for her job in French television.
Clare Vivier’s extensive collection of clutches, totes, iPad cases and more will WOW! you with vivid color and beautiful materials. Below is the Tropézienne sac that put Clare and her gorgeous bags on the map, and a few of my other faves too! (Photos credits from seevivier.com)
At 14″ x 15.5″, these are roomy enough for the beach, the farmer’s market or just to and from work. Of course my fave is the Paris one, but there are other ones too, like the weekend getaway trio with Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the Hamptons on them.
I love them so much that I want them all. One for $22 or three for $30. You do the math.
Even more unique than some of the “fashion” (courtesy of the LA Times blog) at the most recent MET Gala, is this rooftop installation by Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno. This work of art is perched atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and offers amazing views of the city. Check out more of the stunning photos at www.whatwelikenyc.com.
Speaking of Paris… I ran across this book that is to be released on April 18th.
The book is 128 presumably beautiful pages of photographs taken by Nichole and Evan Robertson. I can’t wait to see Paris at its colorful best right from the comfort of my own home (since I can’t be there, that is!)
I also can’t wait to get my name on the waiting list. And so can you right here!
Paris in Color, amazon.com $11.87 (Book cover photo taken from author's website at littlebrownpen.com)
I am literally counting the hours & minutes until I leave for the weekend. My kids are wearing me out. They are wonderful but they are wearing me out!
A good friend of mine has a house up in Okoboji and 7 of us are going sans kids, sans husbands for the weekend! I’m going to sleep all night, get up when I want to, sit by the lake and drink margaritas and wear big girls clothes instead of my yoga pants.
Booze cruise and dinner out are also on our agenda. What more can I ask for? Check back in for the deets on my weekend.