Monthly Archive for August, 2011

: August, 2011

Not Just For The Navy

At 13 years old while I was looking for Halloween costume ideas, I found my Dad’s Naval wool peacoat and pants in a trunk stuck in the back of our attic.  I immediately pulled out the jacket and

On the heels of Irene

I know I’ve written about rain gear in the past, but I haven’t had the opportunity to post about hurricane wear.  I’m sure you’re asking yourself, “what’s the difference?” Well, there is none.  But

Crisp and Clean

Last night I finally found the time to download pictures of our family’s trip to Tuscany. It was a job I wasn’t looking forward to, but as I got started I actually enjoyed revisiting every shot at

“Shirt” in French = Chemise

During the European Middle Ages, a chemise was worn under the gowns of women and the robes of men. Since gowns and robes during the day have fallen out of fashion in recent years ; ) , the chemise has

refined sophistication

Ok, so I guess its time.  School starts in about 2 weeks, our beach days are numbered and Pre-Fall apparel is upon us.   I’ve compiled a few designers’ selections highlighting one trend of the new

Tying It All Together

For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been tried to convince myself to write something about the upcoming Fall season…but I just can’t seem to put these beautiful summer days behind me and think autumn. So I

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I Casale is a medium sized working farm in the hills of Tuscany somewhere between Pienza and Montepulciano. My family and I stopped there for a guided tour of the gardens, vineyards, olive groves and

Hot and Cold

I visited London for the first time last week and was amazed by the randomness of the weather. I walked out of my hotel around 9am for a quick latte at Starbucks. The sun was peeking through a few

Favorite 4-Letter Word!

I know I should be writing about the new Fall 2011 trends and “must-haves” but since my family and I are still vacationing and enjoying the summer sun, I felt the need to add 1 or 2 more warm weather

Good Intentions

Before my family and I headed out on vacation last week, I did some practical packing. I needed just a few things…and of course my work-out gear so I could exercise as to justify my indulgences! Now