Here I am. I’m back in England for good now and will be finally resuming my daily posting schedule. This summer was pretty much a write-off in terms of getting enough time to myself to do anything creative. I’m not complaining though. I think I really needed the break. I’ve been with my kids 24/7, setting up our life here in England, traveling a lot and having loads of friends to stay. It’s been great, but I am ready to get down to the daily life I imagined for myself here – spending most of the day in my garden shed / office writing and being creative while the kids are at school, with maybe a break in the day to go for a ride on my Polo, my favorite horse. There’s also the small matter of my next book. I know exactly what I want to write about, but am still contemplating how to organize it all. Those answers usually come when I spend enough time working on it that the subject earns a place in my everyday consciousness, and then it all falls into place in my mind when I’m driving in the car or going for a walk.
In the next few weeks I want to show you some new style icon pictures I am excited about and also share with you a bit more about life on the farm here in England, but first I want to wrap up the end of the summer. I spent two heavenly weeks in August at my parents’ house in the Adirondacks. I’ve been going there since I was 5, and it is my favorite place to spend time with my family. Every day is a full day and everyone falls in bed exhausted and throughly satisfied at the end of it. We hike big mountains (we call them 46er’s, referring to the 46 peaks over 4000′ in the Adirondack park), swim, fish, canoe, rock climb, and also play tennis, golf, and lawn bowling. The whole thing is very Bruce Weber, and in fact he has a house nearby, although I’ve never been. I did sit next to him at a dinner once, and we spent the whole evening talking about our mutual love of the Adirondacks. It’s a place that gets in your heart and never leaves.
And because this is primarily a style blog, let’s first talk about what I wear in the Adirondacks. It’s pretty much the same thing everyday actually: a pair of shorts that are on the short side without being obscene, an all weather hat that absorbs sweat and keeps the sun out of my face, hiking boots or Keen’s shoes (you all probably don’t even know what these are – they are waterproof sandals that are nearly as ugly as Crocs – kind of like an updated Teva shoe). And then because I always have to throw in a little bit of color/patter/print, I wear a different Proenza Schouler t-shirt every day. I’ve always spent a fortune on these only to discover that everyone else always had the same one. But I’ve never been able to stop myself from being seduced again and again by the new patterns Jack and Lazaro come up with. They are simply irresistible, and outside of the fashion world has proven to be the perfect place to wear them without feeling like a clone.
And now onto the photos. Enjoy!