Long time, no post. We had end-of-year exams and grad. The kids were in NYC. Busy times.
Finished Jane Green’s The Friends We Keep and Minnie Darke’s Star-Crossed. Both are great beach reads. Starting reading Evvie Drake Starts Over and listening to Educated in the car, since I have another week of long drives.
I’m starting to get excited for Paris. This is a very relaxed agenda so there is not a lot of planning to do. Other than a few hours at the Louvre, everything else is open and flexible. The children want to shop at Sephora and Adidas and, other than that, I think we will mainly eat and walk around. I’m not sure how my anti-inflammatory diet will fare but I keep hearing that the wheat in France is edible since it’s not flooded in chemicals. I really hope so since I’d love a croissant.
I’m in love with Briogeo’s Be Gentle Be Kind Banana + Coconut Superfood conditioner. It’s spendy but you only need a little. I’d buy it for the scent alone. So summery.
I bought the ubiquitous double G Gucci belt. I’ll use it to dress up the $20 dresses I’m bringing to Paris. Black t-shirt dress, belt, ballet flats. Rinse and repeat.
I’ve started watching Younger. How have I missed five seasons of this show? It’s brilliant.
Have you read the piece on J. Crew in the summer issue of Vanity Fair? I used to be the banker for a number of retailers and find the industry fascinating. So many disruptors these days. I’ve picked up a few of the cotton roll neck sweaters at the J. Crew sale. So cozy and will carry into fall. The winner of summer purchases is cobalt blue suede driving mocs. I get so many compliments on them. They are on sale today for under $20 Canadian, which is what I paid for them. Run.
I hope you have a fabulous few weeks. It’s crazy hot here and I’m taking advantage of the down time.