So here’s the deal: Sometimes I do like the “stuff I like” and actually run out and make it mine. (Sadly, Hal will inform you this happens more often than not.).
Which is why when I wrote about my recent love of tan suits, I was actually researching them. See how that works…
Which is how I ended up dressed like this recently in New Orleans:
For the record, the winning suit is from Bonobos, and the clever bag is my most recent addition from Apolis Global. Also for the record, they were both purchased on-line. Oddly, shopping in my new world of Connecticut has become a tad… not so simple. That, however, is an entirely different posting!
Speaking of ”work/life balance”…
This week brings about two “well, that’s been awhile” events here in La Vida Aldrich:
To begin with, I am going to attend a trade show for the first time in, well, who knows how long. I shall be packing my bags and heading to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in “The Big Easy”, a.k.a New Orleans. Back in the heady high tech days of the 1990s, my life was a circle of trade shows. From Boston to Las Vegas, there was a circuit we were all very much on. This show also marks the first I have been to a large scale show as an attendee and not as an exhibitor. (There really is a marked difference, don’t ya know!) I’m quite interested to see these things from the other side of the aisle.
Better yet, as I’m going to be attending as an officer of the Manhattan Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, rest assured there is some serious wardrobe going on! I mean, it is ME after all!
This year’s KBIS also marks the first time I have been down NoLo way in quite a bit. Truth be told, the last time I was in New Orleans was just before the city was subject to the will of Hurricane Katrina. As I was leaving the city after that trip, I was really quite in love with the thick air and Southern Style of it all. At that time, I had plans of coming back, shopping for Regency antiques and drinking on river boats. Needless to say, we all know how that turned out. I’m looking forward to catching up with it all. Or not. I guess that remains to be seen (reference above statements re: trade show).
In any case, here’s to New Orleans and what may lay in store for both of us!
| Photos by me… “The last time…” |
I will be one of the first people to admit that, every once and a while, it’s kind of fun to be me. I mean, yes I totally have work/life balance issues, but who doesn’t? (Don’t answer that…).
Anyway… last week I had the great fun to attend “a thing” in New York at the lovely that is Niedermaeir. Far from being a standard issue “show and go” or “meet and greet”, “Designing a Glamorous Life” ( you are going to want to click that link btw!) played out much more like a fabulous cocktail party. Yes, there was networking. Yes, there were great stories (The story of how Holiday House came to be was particularly resilient). Yes, there was food and beverage, but there was also hair product.
That’s right: hair product.
Now, while I totally get that the evening was about how to create glamour in any number of ways. I’m just sayin’ that the way my hair looked when the witty and clever Frank finished completely fit the bill.
So, let’s review: “networking” + “great fun” + “inspiration” + GOOD HAIR?
| Original images by Vital Photography |