July Things

Hello!

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.

Xx

2 comments

  1. Hi Jen, I’ve been really into Briogeo products lately, specifically the volumizing shampoo and conditioner, plus the spray – they smell lovely too, very citrussy. Your Gucco belt sounds like it will be the linchpin of your Paris wardrobe – that’s a good purchase! I read the Vanity Fair article about J Crew – suffice it to say that the store in the Rideau Centre in Ottawa closed down earlier this year. I guess the turn-around will take a while yet.

    I don’t know when you are leaving for Paris, but have a lovely time! Will you be checking out the pharmacies? Please report back!

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    • Their products are lovely: clean and effective! I will check out the pharmacies in Paris. It’s a laid back trip with lots of popping in and out of shops. I shall be sure to report! Xx

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