June 5th, 2023
On My Mind

Bits & Bobs

I’m trying to get my friend Helen to come see the play Grey House with me, the psychological thriller starring Laurie Metcalf. Years ago, Helen took me to an insanely creepy play, so I bet she’ll like this one, too. A year after the death of their drummer, the Foo Fighters’ new album, But Here We Are, is out and it’s very good. I need to pick up Eliza Minot’s In The Orchard from the Locust Valley Bookstore. I ordered it a few weeks ago and keep forgetting to stop by the shop… I saw these incredible pots by Guy Wolff Pottery on a garden tour in Hudson, NY last weekend — the white ones would look amazing on my patio. While at a house party recently, a few women were raving about Cariuma sneakers. I don’t have a pair, but they look like a mashup of Tretorns and Supergas. And, I just gave an Hermès Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder as a birthday present and I’m awaiting my friend’s review.

  • I’d like a review of the Hermès Mineral Powder too. Dying to try it. But Here We Are is very good, indeed.

    NinaJune 6th, 2023  8:31 AM

  • Those pots, swoon

    CecilyJune 6th, 2023  8:32 AM

  • Those pots are fabulous…wish I lived close by…I’d love to add some of them to the terracotta pots in my front courtyard!

    I have and love the Hermes powder…it is VERY fine and adds just a subtle smoothing effect without being visible on the skin!

    SharonJune 6th, 2023  8:55 AM

  • I’m always curious as to what’s on your radar.

    CatherineBJune 6th, 2023  8:57 AM

  • Love to hear any more thoughts on the Cariuma sneakers. They’re cute, come in great colors and canvas, which means washable, but the litmus test is always comfort. Thanks!

    KimJune 6th, 2023  9:29 AM

  • I’m also curious about Cariuma sneakers- especially the all leather ones- wish I could try them first. I agree they have have a nice toe taper like tretorn but a superga feel too. Here’s hoping the comfort is closer to tretorns… and secretly I’m wondering about the H bronze powder too!

    SwanJune 6th, 2023  10:30 PM

  • I love a terra cotta pot for whatever on my deck.

    TracyJune 7th, 2023  12:25 PM

  • I have a pair of Cariumas from 2019. They are a beautiful green color and I love their style, but for my feet they must be worn with care. I tried them on a trip to NYC and about died after a couple of hours of walking.

    BonnyJune 7th, 2023  4:40 PM

  • These pots are lovely! For white sneakers, I like the Cole Haan GrandPro in leather. I can walk miles in them, even after washing them, although I’m sure they aren’t intended for many runs through a washing machine. And I find them better in person than online images might suggest.

    RMJune 7th, 2023  10:17 PM

  • Those pots looked familiar to me. I went and checked mine and discovered I have a red one I purchased at Smith & Hawkins years ago. They’re great looking.

    AprilJune 8th, 2023  5:00 PM


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