July 13th, 2020
On My Mind

Summer Updates

Mid-July and it’s hot, hot, hot. I’m pulling out my favorite summer recipes and having most meals on a big farm table off the kitchen. While packing to move, I relentlessly culled my white shirts, which freed me up to replace a few. As careful as I am in the sun, I often overlooked my hands and they show it — going to test-drive the Chanel Le Lift line. And, I hear A Good Neighborhood is a good read.


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Gucci Horsebit 1955 mini bag


Gavi crossover-strap leather slides


Wool-blend cardigan


Le Maillon leather sandals


Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag


Jota chain-embellished leather sandals


Broderie-cotton maxi skirt


Single-breasted hooded raincoat


Leather sandals


Flower brooch


Le Maillon leather shoulder bag


Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses

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  • I am enjoying A Good Neighborhood! I too have neglected my hands – thank you for the Chanel inspiration.

    Lisa EastmanJuly 13th, 2020  10:08 AM

  • I am looking forward to reading, A Good Neighborhood as I just finished Friends and Strangers. I appreciate your book suggestions. Thank you.

    karenJuly 13th, 2020  10:43 AM

  • Thanks for the reminder about this recipe. I was inspired to go looking for white shirts but ended up buying a leather and an oversized Ann D instead of a practical cotton. Lockdown has made me feel free to make sartorial choices that bring joy as well as fill a need.

    SueMJuly 13th, 2020  12:35 PM

  • Hello Preston, you will LOVE the Chanel hand cream! As for white shirts; amazing how different each can be.

    SuWuJuly 13th, 2020  2:07 PM

  • I tossed a bunch of boys’ button-downs and sundry white shirts that were waaaay past their wear-by date. I would look in my closet and see them so I never bought a new one. Yet, I never wore them. By throwing them out, I was freed to replace them. You can have 5 black skirts, but if you don’t wear them for whatever reason, then you really have none.

    PrestonJuly 13th, 2020  3:25 PM

  • The Chanel hand cream really works. Even age spots are fading..

    SusanJuly 14th, 2020  8:27 AM

  • Can never have enough white shirts. … Kal Rieman also has nice tailored whites.

    JeanJuly 14th, 2020  5:13 PM

  • “You can have 5 black skirts, but if you don’t wear them for whatever reason, then you really have none.“ This comment is so true and kind of freeing. It’s inspiring a much needed closet clean out. It’s made my day. Thank you! Barbara

    Barbara C. JonesJuly 15th, 2020  10:42 AM

  • I just dyed an old white shirt a lovely coffee coloured brown and it’s got a whole new lease of life!

    Belinda NaylorJuly 18th, 2020  10:46 AM


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