Thursday, July 24, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Maybe I love this apron so much because I've been watching Mad Men for the past couple of weeks. It is a little hard to see in the picture (click on the link so you can zoom in), but it is covered in strawberries and the background is a grayish-blue dot pattern which reminds me of a Roy Lichtenstein painting.
The first time I saw products from CB2, the budget friendly modern spin-off of Crate & Barrel, I was somewhat interested in the design but doubtful about the quality and not completely convinced by their aesthetic. I received a new catalog in yesterday's mail and I have to say I like the direction they are headed. They are finally opening a store in Union Square on July 31st. I'm looking forward to seeing the products in person.
I haven't been reading as much this summer as I would like, but here is my update:
Love in the Time of Cholera: Hated it! It's suppose to be an epic love story, but I just thought it was creepy and boring.
Into the Wild: This book was fascinating to me. It was a little weird getting into the head of someone knowing he will meet his demise, especially when it is a true story. It was fascinating seeing life from the viewpoint of someone who chose to live so far out of the mainstream and so differently from anything I would ever chose.
Jitterbug Perfume: So far I am loving it. I'm not sure what is going on yet and how it will all connect in the end, but that is part of the fun.
Everything at Barney's is on sale right now. At least it seems like it. End of season sales are the best because stores are trying to clear out mass quantities to make room for the new lines. Here's a sample of the best I could find on-line. The store is so much better. Everything from Prada and Lanvin to Rag & Bone and Marc Jacobs is 50% off. I will be eating beans and rice for the rest of the month, but I had to have the stone color Manolo's with the big ankle strap.