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Tag: love

07.15.14

Love Happens

I’m on Shelter Island this week on holiday and loving relaxing and catching up with magazines. I am enjoying Glamour magazine’s July issue with an overall theme about dating, though I am a bit disheartened to read that 73% of single women don’t know if the last date they went on was actually a “date” and 88% of women in relationships don’t have a regularly scheduled date night. (Come on, ladies!) Editor Cindy Lieve makes an excellent point that even not-wonderful dates expand your horizons, and even established relationships need romantic time set aside to enjoy each other… this means scheduled time that you change your clothes for, add a little lippy and put away the phone and the kids! Nowadays my dates look more like the scene above, though I do enjoy a night out at a new or favorite restaurant, enjoying a new or favorite cocktail. I love the ‘us’ time with my husband.

Love Happens

I’m on Shelter Island this week on holiday and loving relaxing and catching up with magazines. I am enjoying Glamour magazine’s July issue with an overall theme about dating, though I am a bit disheartened to read that 73% of single women don’t know if the last date they went on was actually a “date” and 88% of women in relationships don’t have a regularly scheduled date night. (Come on, ladies!) Editor Cindy Lieve makes an excellent point that even not-wonderful dates expand your horizons, and even established relationships need romantic time set aside to enjoy each other… this means scheduled time that you change your clothes for, add a little lippy and put away the phone and the kids! Nowadays my dates look more like the scene above, though I do enjoy a night out at a new or favorite restaurant, enjoying a new or favorite cocktail. I love the ‘us’ time with my husband.

05.31.14

Site we love:  Letters of Note
It’s a wonderful web site, now also a new book:  Letters of Note gathers fascinating personal correspondence from well-known people. I love the beauty of an elegant letter composed from the heart, written, typed and mailed (not emailed! or tweeted!  or blogged, for that matter!) But it can be faxed —- as my husband sent me a series of clever faxes when we were dating which I still have.

Included:  a humble, grateful letter written by Albert Camus, after winning the Nobel Prize, to an old teacher; a deliriously, intensely passionate love letter from Henry Miller to Anais Nin; and my favorite— this charming, inspiring letter of advice from Kurt Vonnegut to a class of high school students.
Letters of Note

Site we love:  Letters of Note

It’s a wonderful web site, now also a new book:  Letters of Note gathers fascinating personal correspondence from well-known people. I love the beauty of an elegant letter composed from the heart, written, typed and mailed (not emailed! or tweeted!  or blogged, for that matter!) But it can be faxed —- as my husband sent me a series of clever faxes when we were dating which I still have.

Included:  a humble, grateful letter written by Albert Camus, after winning the Nobel Prize, to an old teacher; a deliriously, intensely passionate love letter from Henry Miller to Anais Nin; and my favorite— this charming, inspiring letter of advice from Kurt Vonnegut to a class of high school students.

Letters of Note

02.14.13

Rebecca’s Fax Life

Faxes and notes to Rebecca from her husband, artist Wayne Pate, NYC, 1990s

Wayne Pate

11.20.12

Lamington Cake
I love Lamington Cake, a New Zealand treat (although Aussies try to claim it as their own).  I always chose this cake as my birthday cake…  xxRT
It’s a fun cake to make with kids:
Lamington Cake recipe

Lamington Cake

I love Lamington Cake, a New Zealand treat (although Aussies try to claim it as their own).  I always chose this cake as my birthday cake…  xxRT

It’s a fun cake to make with kids:

Lamington Cake recipe

11.09.12

We just wrapped up our Pre-Spring 2013 film and couldn’t help noticing that one of our models, Natalie (top) looks a lot like Rosanna Arquette (middle) from The Big Blue.  Then, we couldn’t help reminiscing about our 80’s crushes on the hunk in that movie, the dreamiest of dreamboats, Jean-Marc Barr…<sigh>

We just wrapped up our Pre-Spring 2013 film and couldn’t help noticing that one of our models, Natalie (top) looks a lot like Rosanna Arquette (middle) from The Big Blue.  Then, we couldn’t help reminiscing about our 80’s crushes on the hunk in that movie, the dreamiest of dreamboats, Jean-Marc Barr…<sigh>

10.03.12

Site we Love: Le Love
Love love and more love real love crazy love lost love all love &#8212;- love this site &#8212;&#8212; as the site says &#8220;dedicated to love. the good, the bad and the unknown&#8230;
photo by Todd Selby
Le Love

Site we Love: Le Love

Love love and more love real love crazy love lost love all love —- love this site —— as the site says “dedicated to love. the good, the bad and the unknown…

photo by Todd Selby

Le Love

08.02.12

Summer Sips
I love rosé in the summertime!  Domaine Tempier Bandol is one of the best!  xxR

Summer Sips

I love rosé in the summertime!  Domaine Tempier Bandol is one of the best!  xxR

06.22.11

Bernadette Pascua, Illustrator
I really love Bernadette&#8217;s work and we are looking forward to having her design some special illustrations for our Fall handbag collection.  

Bernadette Pascua, Illustrator

I really love Bernadette’s work and we are looking forward to having her design some special illustrations for our Fall handbag collection.  

05.28.10

My absolute favorite city is Paris.  After a recent trip, I snapped a few photos to share.