palais royal, paris
Is there anything better than a few days in Paris? Not to me, there isn’t. I still pinch myself every time I board the Eurostar. And I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface, so a few return trips are in order before we end our expat experience. I’ll be sharing a slew of photos at Instagram, doling them out so you’re not overwhelmed.
But Instagram is not only for sharing the internet’s collective love for Paris. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the past month:
- such a nice day.
- Early morning at @artinstitutechi.
- We’re now stocking the most beautiful Burford Blue eggs …
- wool colors, tags and line sheets
- Sun is out! Happy weekend.
- from further away. …
- tough decisions.
- We sent some of our notebook prototypes out …*
- Who knew you could be allergic to hyacinths? …
- As you can see by today’s playlist, …
- thank you NEW YORK TIMES …
- So it’s three weeks …
- Lovely breakfast at Brick House Bakery …
- my latest obsession
- A rustic trio …
- A touch of formality …
- When we were at the flower market, …
- The days have felt like summer …
- One day in Amsterdam…
- It is only the farmer who …
* so excited for the successful Kickstarter launch of Appointed, Suann Song’s beautifully designed collection of notebooks + supplies.
photo at top by jane potrykus
I’m such a fan of Paperless Post, and the company’s endeavors to lend online design of cards and invitations a touch of elegance. Using the site is easy and fun, whether you choose click-and-send or flat print. Not to mention, their roster of designers is top-notch. I’m so pleased to announce that one of my favorite stationery talents in the analog world, Felix Doolittle, has joined the Paperless Post “digital” family. I think Felix Fu’s watercolor illustrations work wonderfully online (notice the lovely detail of ombré watercolor for the envelope liners). Have a look at the new collection, launched just in time for UK Mothering Sunday (which I’ve just learned is halfway through Lent, and that means Easter is just around the corner!), and congrats to Felix, Loren, and the Paperless Post team.
images courtesy of felix doolittle
Theory’s presentation for fall is a parade of utilitarian luxe® goodness. A refined cape (with a patrician pose to boot), a bit of fur, and what can I say: look 13 is so very clean, it’s perfect. See the complete collection at Style.com.
theory courtesy photos for style.com
Guillaume Henry’s début at Nina Ricci was filled with quietly elegant looks: just the sort of thing my sartorial dreams are made of. Don’t miss the full collection at Style.com.
image credits: yannis vlamos / indigitalimages.com photos for style.com
Wilma, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, really knows how to live. She enjoys a good meal, likes to sleep in, and makes friends wherever she goes. (Moreover, she has a great sense of humor about it all!) Charmingly photographed by her friend/mother/owner, artist Rae Dunn, Wilma shares her insights daily at Instagram, and I’ve become a huge fan: her advice never fails to put a smile on my face.
Lucky for us, Chronicle Books** saw a book in Wilma’s musings, and today marks the launch of Wilma’s World: Good Advice From a Good Dog. It’s simply but beautifully designed, and captures some of my favorite Wilma moments, making it the perfect keepsake for fans, and a wonderful introduction for those who have yet to meet Wonderful Wilma. (Speaking of which, my dog-obsessed family should check their front porches soon for an amazon.com delivery.) Treat yourself, and keep up with Wilma’s wisdom (and antics) via Instagram and Facebook.
treat yourself and enjoy every last bit
admit when you are wrong
an outtake from wilma’s (hopefully) upcoming nytimes feature! stay tuned!*
* photos by rae dunn, all other photos by jane potrykus
please note: Wilma and Rae sent/gifted me an advance copy of Wilma’s World. No promise of editorial coverage was given.
** p.s. Chronicle, if you’re listening, may I request that your next book be about Rae Dunn’s sublime watercolors? I’m sure that Wilma would approve.