September 7th, 2018
On My Mind

Goodbye, Summer

The second heat wave broke after the mother of all storms tore through here last evening. Just as I was sitting down to watch tennis, lightening struck and blew (as in destroyed) every cable box, a TV and Apple TV, lamps, the router, and the modem. At least it was raining so hard that the house didn’t catch on fire (always an upside:)

So, without my beloved CNBC “Squawk Box” this morning, I decided to do some organizing and put away summer items. GOOP just ran a great article titled “How to Make Your Investment Pieces Last Forever”, which I’m using as a guide to properly storing my summer clothes and accessories. When Madame Paulette (my fav dry cleaner) recommends hand washing cashmere, you know it’s spot-on advice.


What's New


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • It was an excellent article on Goop. It’s cooled down in LA too, but history tells me that very soon we’ll have another heat wave. Can’t believe what happened to your electronics!!!!

    KathySeptember 7th, 2018  4:24 PM

  • Good advice on Goop.i have waahed all my cashmere sweaters for years. If by hand, i recommend Orvis soap. Otherwise i have washed them on the delicate cycle ina front loading washer. It ismuch better than dry cleaning. I also love Lexal lesther cleaner-just used it to clean my light beige Fendi peekabboo Sellaria bag. Works like a charm. And, I also love Oxyclean. I have used thist to remove stsins from different causes form clothes oldand new and it really works!

    RebeccaSeptember 7th, 2018  11:15 PM

  • This is so funny!!!

    PaulaSeptember 7th, 2018  11:31 PM

  • Preston, I adore your collection of sandals. And is that a Heidi Wynne state bag in the photo? Great pic!

    YasmknSeptember 8th, 2018  7:18 AM

  • I wish it were a Heidi Wynne bag, Heidi is great! Mine are the traditional French market baskets, no bells and whistles.

    PrestonSeptember 8th, 2018  7:27 AM

  • Everything in the picture is French, no?

    KimSeptember 8th, 2018  10:09 AM

  • Oui! Everything is French.

    PrestonSeptember 8th, 2018  10:27 AM

  • Holy heck that’s bad news about your electronics. We had a lightning storm fry our newly installed home system one year and now have surge protectors everywhere. I agree about the sandals (yours are fabulous!) but keeping them to hand for a bit as our neck of the woods tends to have heat waves in late September early October. Thanks for the tip about the goop article.

    SueMSeptember 8th, 2018  1:18 PM

  • I agree – I regularly wash my cashmere sweaters. I use Eucalan which is a lanolin-enriched concentrate with eucalyptus and the best part is there is no need to rinse. Use tepid water, squeeze gently and soak for 15 min. Gently squeeze out water – I usually wrap in a big towel – then lay on a rack to dry. My sweaters have a silky feel which is lovely!

    BarbaraSeptember 8th, 2018  2:35 PM

  • Happened to moi as well….. hopefully your home insurance
    Will pay for it…….

    Anne DickSeptember 8th, 2018  6:15 PM

  • I meant ‘funny’ in that it makes for a great story! Most importantly, it didn’t turn into a worse problem!
    Your television exploding may have been an omen of things to come! : )

    As a long-time tennis fan, I’m going on record as being completely appalled by Ms. Williams’ excuses, rants, and complaining. My tennis idol, Chrissie Evert, never/not once/ not even a little,complained about a call. She accepted her victories with humility and lost with grace. It made us all love and admire her more. When Chris arrived on the scene to defeat Billie Jean, the crowd and USTA accepted a budding new talent. There was no pre-ordained winner. No one booed and caused her to feel guilt, sob, or stole her spotlight. Same thing when Tracy Austin, very young, arrived on the circuit, the crowd, sports press, and USTA accepted it.
    Cleaning out closets may have been a more dignified day than watching poor sportsmanship and vulgar elitism on display. People eventually reveal themselves, and Ms. Williams, a self-proclaimed “champion for women,” just has.

    PaulaSeptember 10th, 2018  7:28 PM

  • Oh, I saw the match and the amazingly talented Naomi Osaka—when she apologized for winning my heart broke. Talk about grace under pressure and she didn’t even get to enjoy her win. Martina Navratilova‘s op ed piece in The New York Times is a good counterbalance.

    PrestonSeptember 10th, 2018  8:29 PM

  • I love a good sandal in the fall with a sweater and jeans. I’d keep the YSL heel and Hermès flat out until October.

    TracySeptember 11th, 2018  1:03 PM


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