Tuesday, January 28, 2014

On the Street…..The Medina, Marrakech

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Riad Azzar, Marrakech

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While I was in Marrakech I stayed at the cutest riad right in the center of the medina.  It actually felt more like my own personal apartment than a hotel.

http://smithhotels.com/luxury-hotels/riad-azzar

Monday, January 27, 2014

G. Lorenzi is Closing :(

While I was in Milan earlier this month, I was reminded of some bad news that I think I subconsciously tried to forget…G. Lorenzi is closing.

 

On my very first trip to Milan, I remember standing at the window looking in at all the assorted treasures and thinking how perfect my life would be once I had that ten pound curved, ram-horn cigarette lighter to carry in my jeans pocket. (I don’t even smoke but the lighter was just that impressive.)

 

Of course on my final visit, I went a little overboard on picking up whatever I thought I might someday need. (“Need” is the wrong word. WANT!! With little regard for need or function is more accurate. Horn trays, combs and brushes, silver trays and bottles, nail care, a silver thimble and the cooooolest, colorful travel sewing kit! (I can’t wait to pop a button.)

 

I loathe when people say, “Blah, Blah used to be such a chic city.” Well, without G. Lorenzi, Milan will be a little less chic. Even if it relocates, it will be very difficult to recapture the charm.  Italians don’t do “updated” so well.

 

A final thought: “I hate that there is one less store full of things that I don’t need and that I will now never have.” – Oscar Wilde, (if he were alive today).

 

 

Monday, January 27, 2014

On The Street…. Rue de Richelieu, Paris

Helena is more than stylish, she’s graceful. I love her clothes but her posture is what strikes me.

Friday, January 24, 2014

On The Street…Rue Saint Martin, Paris

Friday, January 24, 2014

On The Street…Rue Saint-HonorĂ©, Paris

Friday, January 24, 2014

On The Street…Piazza Affari, Milan

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Friday, January 24, 2014

On The Street…Palais Garnier, Paris

Thursday, January 23, 2014

From The Runway…Royal Blue

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On The Street…The Fortezza, Florence

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Don’t you love the idea that she’s a private detective on a stakeout, but hates going undercover when she has such beautiful clothes?