Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Arles, France

 I hope that everyone had a great long holiday weekend, three day weekends are one of my favorite things!  It is hard to believe that it is September and I still have some photographs from places that we explored on our honeymoon in May.  I purposely spaced them out so that when I was ready to share them the memory would again be fresh in my mind, because precious memories they were.  

I have a love for France, obviously, I have shared that many times here!  I have visited northern and eastern France and the South of France, but until May hadn't really explored Provence, a place that has now left an indelible mark on me. My mind is oftentimes blown by the beauty that exists in this world - there are just so many places to see and experiences to be had.  The charm of Provence is like no other, from the cobbled stones streets, stone homes accented with the prettiest pastels to the Roman ruins that still linger, it is a site for the eyes.  We visited Arles, a place once inhabited by the Romans and a plethora of artists including Vincent Van Gogh (it is where he painted the famed  Cafe Terrace at Night).  It was pure pleasure to wonder the narrow streets and stumble upon a Roman amphitheater (that is still used today!) or the best open-air food market that I have ever seen - artichokes! lemons! cheese! bread! melons! (the list went on an on).  All I needed was a kitchen.  Our stay was not long enough, I hope to return to this section of France once again but visit Avignon, Aix, and St. Remy.  If you are looking for a boutique hotel to stay, I recommend the Hotel d’Arlatan, it was a relaxing and beautiful space.  Okay, now I officially have the travel bug once again...

Friday, August 29, 2014

La Dolce Vita

Sweet summer, how quickly you have come and how quickly you have gone.  One of my favorite seasons is now coming to an end and while I am quite sad to bid adieu to the season I am very excited for what is ahead. Let me tell you it is going to be good, so stay tuned.  

Why not end the summer with an editorial featuring the jaw-dropping couture dresses from the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fall 2014 show that took place in Capri a few months back? These stunning photographs appear in the October 2014 issue of Vogue Japan, photographed by Boo George and styled by Anna dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend and I will see you back here on Tuesday!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Line to Love: Co Resort 2015

If you do not know about Co, then hopefully this will change that!  I discovered Co, founded by Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern, when I came across their stunning Fall 2014 fashion presentation.  The styling and photography, not to mention the clothes blew my fashion mind.  Now to add onto this goodness enter the Resort collection, which incorporates feminine silhouettes in the prettiest of fabrics.  The current collection can be found at Barneys.