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.


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

  • 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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