Art Basel is happening right now on Miami Beach. So many fun parties and exhibits, tons of art and fabulous people. Unfortunately, in order to get there you have to navigate through THE WORST TRAFFIC ever to get to Miami Beach. One of the three main bridges over to the beach is out of commission and more people than ever are in town for this growing phenomenon.
Me? I might not even get out of my apartment this weekend, much less travel over to Art Basel. I love the people watching and seeing the amazing art but this year it just doesn’t seem possible. I am living vicariously through social media since so many friends are perusing what is there. Keep the pics coming!
Usually, I do a wrap up post of award show red carpets, but this past Sunday’s Emmy Awards were a little lackluster. One of the few dresses I liked happened to be on one of my favorite actresses, coincidence? Maybe…but this Prada sequin gown on Claire Danes was very cool with the chain straps. She looked great and made most of the Best Dressed lists. I would have loved her to win for Best Actress in a Drama this year, but she has won so many times, I can let it go.
Counting down the days for the Homeland premiere.on October 4th…cannot wait!
Ready for some Carrie Mathison,
The only bummer of enjoying an unbelievable vacation in July is that August is horrendous. It is so hot and sticky here in Miami, it is hard to take. I haven’t even attempted to go down to my pool, and it shows in my crazy paleness. Around this time I always have a conflicted sense of being sad that summer is almost over and happy for Fall to start. Fall is always such a busy and exciting time for my business and I am ready this year to get started.
My goals for the rest of August are:
1. Clean out my closet
2. Organize all of my kp designs stuff (still in bags from my trip)
3. Have my panels made for my bedroom
4. Paint my bedroom
5. Have two chairs recovered in fabric I purchased 7 months ago.
I feel like if I put this list out there in the universe, it has a better chance of being accomplished. Most of this list is doable, but realistically, the first two are most likely to happen and I will keep working on the last 3.
I will back-post about my trip this week. It really was so much fun, but two highlights were:
Making it to the Galley to catch this sunset.
Our first attempt earlier in the week was not so fruitful…
and at my Pop Up Shop, a long time reader came who happened to be on Nantucket. Her name was Laura and she was so nice, it made my day!
Hope everyone is having a nice summer.
On my way up to Nantucket, I am making a stop in North Carolina for a trunk show in Blowing Rock this Wednesday. My dear friend Karen is hosting me and I am so excited. If you are in the area and want to do some summer shopping, please let me know and I will give you the address.
Happy 4th of July!
So, so excited about my Pop Up Shop on July 15th on Nantucket! If you are on island come see me and send your friends. My trip starts on the 5th and I am making my way up there with stops at Amelia Island, North Carolina and Providence.
Summer is here,
Paperless Post is my go-to for online invitations. They have great fonts, have an easy platform to use and although not free, are reasonably priced. There are some serious designers that have collaborated with them over time and the newest is Serena + Lily. They have some very cute ones to pick from.
I used this one for my upcoming stitch night…
Even though I am a paper stationery freak, I still use these often for small gatherings. Check out Paperless Post!
So, I am feeling like such a fraud. I have the BEST intentions of keeping up this blog but it seems like there is never enough time to sit down and actually post. There are tons of really good posts all stored in my head. Also, since I have not set foot in Newport, Rhode Island in over two years, I feel like a fraud to have this blog with this name.
So, I am resolving these issues right now. I have a few blog posts lined up and I am promising to keep them up as I countdown the days until I leave on my summer trip. My Pop-Up shop on Nantucket at the White Elephant is a go, and I am super excited about it! The logistics of me actually getting up to Nantucket with all of my stuff is another story. My trip is not locked down right now with a few items pending. Hopefully in the next week, I will have a better idea of the day I am leaving and all my stops along the way.
I will be in Newport in a few weeks, so that part of my guilt will be relieved. Looking forward to lunch at the Cooke House and a peek at my favorite stores. If time permits, a visit to the Matouk outlet is also on my list. No trip up to the Boston area would be complete without a stop at the Flat of the Hill on Charles Street, one of my favorite stores on earth. All my Newport roommates are in the area and most of them are coming to Nantucket at some point during my week there. So excited to see everyone.
Kristin Pearce Designs has been gearing up for this pop-up shop. Not only have I have been making tons of jewels, but I have also been ordering cute Nantucket themed paper products.
There are more things on the way. One of my favorite vendors, Boatman Geller, just launched their new 2015 collection and they added Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard icons as well as a blue and white sailor shirt. All are super cute!
Cups with the Nantucket icon are on order and I might have ordered myself a little set of notecards with the sailor shirt and my name on them.
Good to catch up,
The annual Met Gala..the theme this year is”China..Through the Looking Glass”
So many pretty dresses, the red carpet didn’t disappoint!
The Queen Bee Anna Wintour in Chanel
Her daughter Bee Shafer in Alexander McQueen
Gorgeous Ivanka Trump in Prabal Gurung
Emma Watson in Ralph Lauren
Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga
Lily Aldridge in Carolina Herrera
Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein
Candace Swanepoel in Michael Kors
Amal Clooney in John Galliano
Keri Russell in Altuzarra
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Zac Posen and Katie Holmes
The Olsen Twins
Karolina Kukova in Tommy Hilfiger
Jessica Hart in Carrera y Carrera
Kim Karsdashian West in Roberto Cavalli
Gigi Hadid in DVF
Madonna in Moschino looking like she has found some youth serum…
Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu
Kate Hudson in Michael Kors
Amazing Sarah Jessica Parker in a Philip Treacy Hat and a black dress from her collaboration with H & M. She looks amazing.
and the Beyonce showed up late and stole the show in a sheer bejeweled Givency confection.
Such a fun red carpet,
All the hoopla over the newest Princess this weekend has me thinking..where is our Royal family? The closest thing we have is the Kennedys here in the US and the only real branch around, sorry to say, is Caroline’s family. Where the heck is she hiding everyone? I previously posted about this years ago and it is still one of the most clicked on blog posts that I have written. Her children are beautiful, I just cannot figure out why you literally have to hunt for pictures of them. Wouldn’t you think they would be everywhere? Rose looks so much like her grandmother, it is crazy.
I looked online for recent pics and a few came up…
Rose and Tatiana last year at the Kennedy Center Honors event.
Rose modeling for Maggy Frances
A holiday family picture via Caroline’s official Twitter account.
and since I started this blog post…the name has been announced for the new Royal baby and it is so perfect.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Love the royals,
How cute is this picture that popped up on J.Crew’s Instagram feed a couple of days ago? Saint James is the premier purveyor of the Breton Stripe t-shirt. The history of this widely loved shirt is so interesting. I wrote about it in a previous post. Click here to read.
Nautical stripes=summer which is right around the corner,