I love visiting different parts of the world. The architecture, food, people, religion, and so many other facets of culture intrigue me. When traveling, I always like to sample the local cuisine, which is easy to do in Spain because many restaurants serve tapas, which are small-portioned dishes. I discovered that I enjoy photographing food as much as I like eating it! Here are some of the mouthwatering foods that I captured.
I spent the majority of my summer in Spain where I immersed myself in the Spanish language, culture, and style. The cities are beautiful, the food is delicious, and my experiences were unforgettable. I enjoyed shopping on Gran Vía in Madrid, exploring la Boqueria in Barcelona, touring Gaudí’s architecture, and so much more. I didn’t have a chance to post on the blog while I was away, so here is a recap of some of the outfits I wore.
I know that I said that I don’t wear flower-patterned clothing very often but, I must confess that, the whole flower look is growing on me. I wore this sweet, floral sundress while on the grounds of The Baker House, a beautiful English Country Cottage-Style hotel in East Hampton. I felt right at home amidst the beautiful landscaping of the gardens. As I often do, I had to add an edgy component, which in this case was my new favorite pair of gladiator sandals.
I spent the first day of summer in Sag Harbor on the East End of Long Island (NY), boating and spending time with friends. I took these photos on the pier in town with beautiful yachts, sailboats, and the bay in the background. It was a perfect day, not to mention, the longest one of the year with daylight stretching until nearly 8:30 PM. I just love this time of the year!
I have been eagerly awaiting summer since winter first began. Let’s just say that it has been a LONG wait. Well that wait is nearly over with summer just two days away. These shorts are from last year but, in my humble opinion, this type of pattern, which resembles batik and ikat designs, never goes out of style. I mixed in a new blouse with mesh panels at the top and finished off the look with my black oxford shoes. Soon I will have to retire my oxfords in favor of sandals but, for now, they complete the outfit. Happy summertime!
I love waxed denim because it resembles leather, is equally cool-looking, but is much more affordable. I bought a couple of pair of waxed jeans this year, each in a skinny silhouette, and have worn them over and over again. Here I am wearing one with a rocker tee with the word “Heaven” printed in silver foil across the bottom, giving it the look of a metal belt, over which I am wearing a faux leather jacket. Although, summer is around the corner, it was a bit cool and rainy, today, so I was able to wear this outfit one more time before putting it away until fall.
Here I am outside of the Frick Museum on Fifth Avenue and East 70th Street in NYC. The museum is housed in a stately, limestone mansion, with beautiful gardens, that would look right at home on a grand boulevard in Paris. I felt like a tourist but, in reality, I was just a few blocks from home. I am dressed in a dressier version of shorts and a tee, because both are made out of silky fabrics and the shorts have an embellished edge detail at the bottom. I added a Panama hat for a little drama and to shield my face from the sun. As we head in to summer, remember to lather on the sunscreen, add a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and you’re good to go.
One day it’s hot and the next, it’s not. Who can figure out how to dress when there are 25 degree fluctuations from day to day? I wore this outfit on a sunny, 88 degree day. The weather called for a tank top and short shorts, which I wore with my brand new espadrilles and a raffia clutch. (Note: Espadrilles are one of the must-have shoes of the season.)