Sweet Lucien. What a trooper he has been through all of this. We are cherishing our extra time together and making the most out of it. Here he is hiding amongst our dresses, the pieces I have of my own at home. Lucien had a lot of great ideas for posing - his ideas are right up my alley! Unfortunately we only had so much time because the sun was going down. Here are just a few that are fun :) He hides amongst the pieces we designed for Spring and Summer - Ruffle Shirt in white, Pintuck Dress in white, and Puff Dress is Ticking Stripe. <3
We love the minty green of this throw/shawl by Jeanette Farrier. One of the delightful aspects of Jeanette's throws is that they can be quite different on each side, which makes it easy to change the way they enhance a room or an ensemble. They're wonderful and so cozy to curl up in!
We are so excited about all these beautiful hand painted glasses we just received. We have a new batch of the clear glasses with painted flowers and this year we found the wonderful new addition of the green glasses with big painted flowers. We love all of these styles mixed with the colorful gingham napkins, white tablecloths and Astier de Villatte dishes. This all goes together so beautifully. We have added the glasses to our online shop where you can also find the napkins and white linen tablecloths in many sizes <3
Sunny days <3 We hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend <3 Here Heather wears the oversized pajama set by Domi <3
photo by Krysta Jabczenski - you can see more of her beautiful work here.
We are wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Many will be celebrating Easter on Sunday and it will be a different celebration than usual as we are all staying at home to do our part in taking care of our families, neighbors, communities.. and our world as a whole. We hope you enjoy the holiday anew - perhaps with more meaning because of what we are all experiencing together. We personally look forward to cooking, to a quiet day... to just appreciating the moment. We are sharing a picture from a series we put together last year in collaboration with our friend, photographer Krysta Jabczenski and Heather Walker. Heather hides like an Easter egg amongst the blooming Palo Verde tree. It was a beautiful day and we were so excited to take photos amongst these incredible trees that are exploding with color in the Spring.
I keep thinking about the character the experience we are all going through will build and who we will be coming out of it. I am currently reading Martha Graham's autobiography and her opening page makes me think of all of this. She writes,
I am a dancer.
I believe we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit... - Martha Graham
While all our daily practices have been disrupted, the new lives we are leading will contribute to a new direction... and hopefully a new spirit - individually and collectively. We really believe that.