We just can’t get enough of Ulla Johnson‘s luxe bohemian vibe. I mean, how can you resist living in ombré pleated dresses, patchwork denim overalls, pink shearling jackets, eyelet dresses and hand knit ponchos all year round?
A few months ago, I stumbled across a video profiling a Maine-based company that boasts a 100 year tradition of shoemaking. I was instantly intrigued by the arduous hand stitching technique – one that hasn’t changed much since Harry Smith Shorey, a hand sewer for L.L. Bean, founded Quoddy in 1909 with a pair of leather mocassins inspired by Maine’s native Passamaquoddy tribe. Of course, I had to have a pair. After 6 weeks, my gorgeous boots arrived in the mail. The moment I slipped them on, my feet literally melted into them. They are the most comfortable shoes I own – honest to goodness. And it’s hard to believe that they’ll only get better with age, which might happen sooner than later as they are hardly ever off my feet. I’m in love. Hook, line and sinker.
I recently cleaned my desk out and discovered some note cards illustrated by Me and A Cup of Hot Chocolate while I was in Thailand a couple of years ago. Her frame worthy prints can be found on a collection of silk scarves, clutches, and blouses – they are so gorgeous, I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before her pieces land stateside!