May 26th, 2018
Memorial Day

Long Weekend Ahead

For some reason, Memorial Day weekend feels early this year. It’s the unofficial opening act of summer, yet it’s rarely summer-like weather in late May. And this weekend looks like a mixed bag of sun and rain. So, I’m going to try to do a picnic later this afternoon, then a movie on Sunday.

This cheeseboard, from the blog Half Baked Harvest, is still my inspiration—I love the grilled fruit and pickled balsamic strawberries—always a hit. After reading a review in the The New York Times of  ‘That Summer’, the prequel to the Maysles 1975 documentary ‘Grey Gardens’, I put it on my rainy day list. Directed by Goran Hugo Olsson, this documentary “sheds further light on the Beales with footage shot before the making of ‘Grey Gardens’.” Sounds like a must-see to me.


what's new


Collection gold, silver and diamond ring


Ira ribbed cashmere turtleneck sweater


Wendell cropped high-rise wide-leg jeans


Francoise gold-plated lapis lazuli earrings


Grosgrain-trimmed lady tunic


Cross3 leather cross-body bag


Double-breasted wool-twill coat


Oversized alpaca and wool-blend sweater


Alpaca and wool-blend midi skirt




Hooded wool-blend duffle coat


Jamie alpaca-blend cardigan

view all

  • I enjoy your blog!
    Thank u…

    Linda ZweigMay 26th, 2018  10:24 AM

  • The cheese board is inspiring. The Beales and Grey Gardens are endlessly fascinating.

    slfMay 26th, 2018  8:30 PM

  • Hi Preston, as a Londoner I loved the post you did about packing for a visit here. I’m planning a trip over to NY this summer (staying upstate not in the city) and would love to see a post with tips for Europeans travelling to the US East Coast. I can’t think of a better source of advice on what to wear, read and eat during a summer hol on Long Island Sound.

    SarahMay 27th, 2018  1:52 AM


Your email address is only used for our verification process to help reduce spam comments and will not be shared, published or stored for any other purpose. Please be courteous. All comments are moderated. Preachy comments about body weight, age, smoking, and furs will not be posted.

Name :

Email (will not be published) :