Thursday, January 27, 2011

Think Spring


Even while we are surrounded by mountains of plowed snow, I'm diggin' my new Sundance Catalog.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

more sophistication please, less Jersey Shore...

In my eyes the world needs more Gregory Pecks. Image taken from here

Saturday, September 4, 2010

No one remembers your name

this was good, and having Johnny Depp as the narrator is a much appreciated added bonus.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Newport


Getting excited for our yearly trek south to the Newport Folk Festival in a few weeks, and am getting even more excited to see Sarah Jarosz perform, at a friend's suggestion. She will be the next Emmylou, if she isn't already. Give a listen, you will not be disappointed. (image taken from http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

On to something


Well the baby finally came, and she had quite an arrival; let's just say the last thing I was expecting to have was an 8 and 1/2 lb tank. But of course, I'm so glad she's here, healthy and happy and such a good baby thus far...she is about 3 days old now, wow, time flies. It has been a while since I've talked to myself on this blog, but I wanted to record that I may be on to something. My first daughter, now 3 and the best sleeper ever, listened to Nick Drake on repeat for the first 2 years of her life. She's now moved on to other music, mostly because we were starting to feel guilty about the fact that someone so innocent is transfixed by a man who died tragically-as big of fans of ND as we are. So tonight, while my husband and my 3 yr old get their bbq on with friends and I stay home to get my nipple ripped apart, I put in Edith Frost's "Calling Over Time", a sad album, but no notes of pain or chronic depression, and sure enough, she instantly fell asleep. My theory is that babies like soft, sad, melodies. Toddlers like fast, happy melodies, and teenagers like moody, loud, melodies. This will be my new formula for raising content, and well rested, children.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Finally getting it right






Alex Carleton has done for L.L. Bean what Jenna Lyons has done for J.Crew, and what Patrick Robinson has also done for The Gap. These three companies, facing lagging profits and stagnant markets, let creativity lead their growth rather than let market trends weaken their products. If only more companies outside of retail would follow their lead, and thus be leaders, we wouldn't all be so economically worried about "what comes next", we would just enjoy the innovation and not unlike Jenna Lyons, look good doing it! btw, all three links above are great reads. As for the L.L. Bean Signature Line, I am in love. I have been wearing this look for years, only now I don't have the time to comb thrift stores for the quality Bean used to produce. I will say that I enjoy the men's stuff a lot more than the women's, it is absolutely what men ought to be wearing, especially up here in New England. As for Jenna, I can't remember the last time I actually liked someone's personal style and vision as much as I do her's.