Fall is my favorite time of year for escaping to the great outdoors. Last fall I camped at Joshua Tree and this year, I am planning a trip to the Kern River. What’s better starting your day with adventures by way of hiking, boating and fishing and then sleeping under the stars? And let’s not forget roasting marshmallows, telling campfire stories, and most importantly enjoying each others company in the wild. I don’t know about you, but the great outdoors is calling my name.
Grungy flannel shirts + soft cotton tees + slouchy sweaters + perfectly cropped skinny jeans = closet staples this fall. We’ll take the Birkenstocks too.
Far off the tourist path in Southern Morocco is a small market town called Taroudant. The town is surrounded by an ancient rampart wall and has no chain hotels, no stop lights. It retains that unexplainable feeling of the small caravan trading outpost it was in the 16th century. Eclectic and artsy expats have created some of the most stylish homes here like French interior designer and rug-importer François Gilles, who has the most insanely beautiful turquoise herringbone tile in his home. Meanwhile Belgian decorator Christophe Decarpentrie and partner Abel Naessens own four homes in Taroudant. FYI, I make a great houseguest.
Everyone has a favorite number – whether it’s symbolic or just lucky. Since launching our charm bracelet collaboration with Lulu Frost last week, a few of you have shared with us what number is special to you. The stories have inspired us and designer Lisa Salzer’s team to share our own – and now, we want to hear more from you! Share the personal significance of your number via Instagram and we’ll select someone to receive a number charm bracelet of their choice. Simply Instagram a photo that best represents your favorite digit, tell us why, and tag it with #luckynumberlulu. A winner will be selected on October 21st. (Winners will be announced here and on Instagram. Good luck! xx)
Erica, HonestlyWTF Editor: Almost 5 months ago, my husband and I welcomed our baby boy Quincy. He is the apple of our eye and we wake up every morning feeling so fortunate. The Latin origin of the name ‘Quincy’ is the number five and he was also born on the 5th month of the year, which makes 5 his number. And that makes it my new lucky number.
Lisa, Lulu Frost Designer and Founder: I always see 11:11 on clocks – sometimes twice a day! It’s my lucky # and I always make wishes until it becomes 11:12.
Lexi, Lulu Frost Social Media Manager: This picture of Central Park represents my lucky numbers 8, 3 & 1. I moved to NYC on 8/31/11 and so far it’s been one of the best things that’s happened to me. My birthday is also on October 3rd so 3 is especially lucky.
Sandra, Lulu Frost Director: 3 and 7 are my lucky numbers. I wear my Lulu Frost CODE rings so I’m reminded everyday. 3 is for me and my 2 sisters – we all have the number 3 CODE ring, and 7 is lucky because my birthday is on August 7th.