For as long as I can remember, my dad has never been without a handkerchief in his pocket. And I can’t tell you how many times he’s come to my rescue with one – even to this day, when I far too often find myself without a tissue in the most vulnerable situations. Surprisingly enough, I’ve never purchased one until recently, when I came across a lot of adorable handkerchief squares at my local fabric store. They were just begging to be embroidered, so of course I bought 10. Today, I’ll show you how to make a stem stitch, a more versatile cousin to the chain stitch, so that you, too, can be inspired to make and gift you or a friend a chic handkerchief!
Ruffles have been the ever-present theme in the resort collections thus far. But only Kym Ellery can make ruffles so damn fashionably dramatic. White and black blazers and off the shoulder dresses in cascading, structural frills? And those Anita Pallenberg-inspired flared culottes?! A resounding yes.
When faced with the choice between round and square, I always choose the latter. Square corners over round corners, rectangular mirrors over circular mirrors, a long farm table over a round dining table, anything except a circular coffee table – I can go on. But now that we are finally getting around to decorating our dining room, which happens to be perfectly square in it’s layout, I’m developing a serious crush on large, circular dining tables. For someone who loves to entertain, round tables feel far more communal, don’t they? So perhaps, soon enough, I’ll be coming full circle . . .
Leave it to Gray Malin to bring a monkey, a giraffe, flamingos and a zebra to The Parker, turning his favorite Palm Springs hotel into a zoo – just for a day. As adorable as these photos are, I’m afraid a visit to The Parker just won’t be as glorious without being able to chill poolside with a pair of penguins! Honestly, WTF.