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.