Brooklyn, Atlantic Avenue
One of my readers, we’ll call her Leslie, recently commented on the post where I talked about being asked the question, “what do you do?” Her smart, funny, and wee bit snarky suggestion was that we reply, “about what?” Brilliant! I’m using it.
Speaking of comments, you may have noticed that I haven’t replied to the comments that readers post in quite a long time. Among many of the written and unwritten “rules” about blogging, the one that says you should reply to every comment you receive is usually at the top of the list.
What happens is, most of us do so for a time, until we either go viral and have too many followers to continue doing that, not my problem, or we just fall off the process. We fall off because frankly, many comments are hard to reply to or they really need no reply.
The obsessive compulsive part of me feels like I should reply to all comments or none. But actually what I’ve found is that I prefer to reply to comments via posts, like I just did and I’ll probably do again.
beau vamp love
I recently discovered these Beau Vamp lamps! And I really truly fell in love with them. They are so pretty, sexy, of another era, and modern, all at the same time. They’re hand-made of dupioni silk in Derbyshire. Enjoy.
These dresses from Son de Flor, are making me feel nostalgic for a time I’ve never known. Anybody else feeling that way? Isn’t that what’s supposed to happen when times are tough and things are in turmoil?
We fantasize about another existence, when things were more simple, pure? So be it, there are worse things to fantasize about.
I admit to wanting to go some place very far away.
I want to wear one of these dresses and feel different than usual, and yet very much myself and at home. I want to wear the red one! Read this, from Quora, about linen the fabric the dresses are made of.
“Linen is made from fibers derived from stems of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum. The long fibers are a pale yellow color and resembles human hair, hence the term flaxen-haired for a pale blond. It is stronger than cotton but less flexible. Flax is one of the oldest cultivated plants, and wild varieties were exploited even earlier (~30,000 years ago). Flax fibers are used to produce textiles, paper, and twine and rope. Flax seeds are edible and can be pressed to produce linseed oil.”
This dress is a heavier twill weave, for when you have to come back to reality.
“Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.”