Neat Things

Heat Wave HOW-TO

The third heat wave of the summer has begun in New York City. Now in Louisiana, we would just call this: SUMMER.  Yet in NYC we are extreme wimps when the temp gets over 90 degrees, myself included.

I know just a few months ago I blogged about how exciting summer is because of Campari, Vacations, and Reggae etc. Though we all know, nothing is perfect, even sweet summertime.

So as I take it upon myself to give you advice on handbags, fabulous cocktails and fashionable french vocabulary, I find it necessary to advise on how to best "enjoy" the extreme heat while staying accessorized and cultured.

1. Get to the Beach (or nearest body of Water) and don't forget the Doritos!
Beach Games with Ari in a Vintage Hayden Harnett Bathing Suit

2. Eat more Ice Cream & Milk Shakes
Ice Cream Party at Farmacy in Brooklyn - The hippest old fashioned Soda Shop around. 

3. Invest in a Wide Brim Hat. Cowboy hats are quite the Statement Piece
Accessorize with Turquoise, Braids, Coral lipstick and a Montana Backdrop

4. Let the Cinema cool you off. See this summer's Indie fav: Francis Ha

Weekend Discoveries: Neat Things to get your Week Started

Who is not enchanted by Wes Anderson? This perfume add for Prada is so much fun to watch! I've watched it all weekend and had to share. I love that it starts with "Comment dit-on..." which is all Ari and I say 24/7 during our trips to France. Also, I am quite amused that in the BOF write up, the suitors are described as having stylishly wild coiffures since Friday's Tasse de Café was Coiffure !
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barbie grey garden little edie
Barbie Goes Grey Gardens on Historic Fashion for Modern Dolls
Why does a little girls passage into young lady hood include packing away all of her toys, dolls and barbies and giving them away?!? Well, OK, get rid of the toys and dolls, BUT NOT THE BARBIES! This is such a dreamy playdate with Barbie where "we" learned how to dress, accessorize and date Ken.
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Then....
chris and jackie naquin wedding
On Saturday my parents celebrated 41 years of Marriage! That is a neat thing to get your week started. For some reason this reminds me of my parents (the joy of sex) - hey! it was the hippie era and they were young parents :).... perhaps one of the secrets to 41 years???
(sorry the photos are so grainy - it's all i've got to work with)

...and Now


chris and jackie naquin
Mom = Hotter than Ever       Dad = still a bad picture taker but Supper Dapper Dad