I first fell in love with Ukrainian based loungewear line Sleeper last spring. I mean, any label that designs pajama sets and off the shoulder dresses, that are perfectly acceptable to be worn from bed to beach, is a score in this sleep deprived mama’s playbook. Sleeper’s latest collection of silk trimmed linen robes and two piece linen short suits are a dreamy addition and a must have for any upcoming summer getaways. And if only they came with an uninterrupted 8 hours of shut eye . . .
I always love peeking into a Soho House when I get the opportunity – it’s like eye candy for the interior obsessed. The club’s eighteenth and latest outpost in Barcelona is as impeccably designed as one would expect. Housed in a refurbished 18th century mansion in my favorite area of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, it boasts 57 guest rooms, a rooftop pool, screening room, Cowshed spa, bar and two restaurants – you know, the standard Soho House fare. There’s so much inspiration here, from the beautiful tilework to the striking lighting fixtures to the daring clashing of textiles.
Today was the last day of Mardi Gras, a celebration that has been on my bucket list for years. And now, after recently stumbling upon the mysterious world of Mardi Gras Indians, a trip to New Orleans in late February has jumped to the top of the list. I mean, the elaborately handmade and powerfully colorful costumes are enough to want to witness the beauty in person. Mardi Gras Indian culture stems from a shared history and blood line between African Americans and Native Americans. It it believed that local Native American tribes sheltered runaway slaves and eventually, the two cultures merged. The various tribes, broken down by neighborhood, continue to carry on the tribute after nearly 200 years.
It’s been the wettest winter in California and I can honestly say, I can’t stand the rain. So you can imagine how everything from Sessún‘s spring collection is giving me some much needed optimism right now. Gauzy skirts, lightweight jacquard knitted rompers, crisp poplin blouses and one gorgeous chambray coat . . . indeed, there will be sunny days ahead.
It all started after falling down an Etsy rabbit hole, where I discovered an assortment of beaded Indian appliqués. They were stunning and surprisingly inexpensive. And they reminded me of the intricate and textural details found on Oscar de la Renta‘s multiple iterations of embellished slides. So obviously, the only reasonable place to position these beauties was on a recently purchased pair of flat mules. Honestly, marrying patches and shoes has become a legitimate addiction . . .