We are friends, neighbors, and obsessed with all things style. Gina designs unique, hand-crafted jewelry and Jennifer practices the art of wardrobe management. It was only natural that they came together to launch a style blog.
Mitch Dobrowner Fine Art Photography
Ohhhhhh… Wow. Love. As I’ve mentioned before, my homework assignment is to compile images of pieces of art that speak to me. I saw a post today on NOTCOT featuring this artist. I can’t peel myself away from these images. I am mesmerized.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in Tornado Alley that I’m so drawn to these photographs. I was in a Tornado when I was a child. Seriously. IN. See here? There were 11 of us in the hallway. There’s no roof. Here’s what happened to my mom’s cute little perfectly restored red car. The miraculous thing was that none of us so much as got a splinter. I grew up having nightmares about Tornados. I can’t tell you how many times we were yanked out of bed in the middle of the night because the sirens were going off. We had to run down the street to our co-op tornado cellar. We spent hours down there (school nights = grumpy kids the next morning, I’m sure). Funny, I still remember that it was lined with green astro-turf.
However, I’m no longer terrified of bad weather. I’m quite intrigued by it, actually. When I was teaching science, I loved teaching the weather unit. I found the science behind weather systems fascinating. I find the beauty in this piece fascinating, as well. It’s a digital workflow captured as a latent image. It was taken in Texas. Love.
One snowy night in NYC, I trekked out to the lower east side with the family in search of comfort food. We landed at the Meatball Shop on Stanton which is now officially one of our faves. With coats, scarves, hats, and gloves everywhere, we huddled around the communal table awaiting our delicious food. Just as I was about to tuck into my bolognese meatballs nestled in a bed of piping hot polenta, I noticed something odd. Although all the children in the place belonged to me, about a 1/4th of the patrons had animals on their heads. There was a 30ish man next to me in a sock monkey hat. A woman across the restaurant in a tiger hat. A girl wearing a panda. Did I miss the memo? Is this really the latest winter fashion? Should it be? It’s cute on a 4yr old, but what is it exactly on a grown man? Step out onto the city streets and look around. Its a zoo.
Did you see this Chrysler commercial during last night’s Golden Globes? Isn’t it lovely? I so want one of those big, vintage cars…
So many places. So little time. So little time, in fact, that I’m quite restricted in regards to Geography. Where to go for Spring Break? If you saw my list.... Yours is probably the same. However, the husband can only swing 4 days away during this busy time at work. So, we can’t venture too far from Texas. I want cozy. Cozy Chic. Ohhhh… Motel chic. Yep. In a national park. Where we can snuggle with blankets, roast marshmallows and play games by night and hike by day.
Big Sur? Nope. Husband is going to Pebble Beach for his dad’s birthday 2 weeks later.
Niagra Falls? Dying to take the kids. I want to stay here. I want to have coffee and breakfast at that little yellow metal table.
But, it doesn’t really exist. This was the set for Marilyn Monroe’s Niagra. Too far. Too bad. But, that trip is coming.
I’ve always wanted to go here. Oregon sounds perfectly cozy. Again, too far for this trip.
Sante Fe? Would love to go. But, we go to New Mexico all the time. My eight year old is dying to put a quarter in a state he has yet to visit.
Surfing? No, we’re going for cozy. Surf trip will be this summer.
I found it! It’s here and it’s PERFECT. It’s in Sweden? Darn. Perfect; but for another time.
Glacier Park. Can’t wait to go someday (like in the Summer). I know I want cozy, but…
Got it. Park City. Done. Tickets booked. Now, if I can only find a little place like that cabin in Sweden…
Linea Pelle stackable leather studded bracelets found here
These are perfect to wear now with your Fall/Winter palette but will be perfect with your pops of Spring colors, as well! Or, you might just stack several black ones and wear them with lots of white and your big black sunglasses. I can see it now. You’re so chic…