Wednesday
Sep172014

Lani Loves: Jonathan Adler X Slim Aarons

 


 

What I am loving this week.

Or what I just bought.

More often than not, both.

 

Jonathan Adler X Slim Aarons. You're likely familiar with many of Aarons iconic images already.

Jonathan Adler has brought you a step closer to them, as in, your living room closer.

Each photograph is printed from scans of the original negative, mounted on aluminum, and faced with museum quality plexi-glass. Yes, please.


More Lani Loves:

Free People Slouchy Vegan Tote

Culottes & Cos

Hannah Blount Vanity

Dieppa Restrepo

Delfina Delettrez

Xirena

 

 

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Monday
Sep152014

Channeling Morticia Addams X Raquel Allegra

Above: Raquel Allegra maxi via Viola Lovely, Givenchy sandals, similar version from J Crew here, Hermes Constance, Camilla James earrings

 

Husband and I went to NYC again this weekend - say what? Two weekends in a row after a year with babe? Yup, that is correct. We celebrated an early sixth anniversary (I repeat, say waht?) with a delicious meal at Grammercy Tavern and two blissful nights away. It was kind of strange (being away from D) and kind of wonderful.

 

Who: As in, who am I listening to. Black Keys, The Weight of Love. The video is a visual stunner, haunting, strange, cultish (if cults were made up of models and led by Lara Stone).  

What: As in, what went down this week/end. See above. Still recovering. This black maxi dress is what I wore out to the MFA's opening of their new Hollywood Glamour exhibit. I was hoping to channel my inner Hollywood diva. Looks more like a modern day Morticia Adams?  

Where: As in, where it's at. Launches, events, general goings on you need to know about. 

Stop by FGI Boston Breakfast Series: READY FOR RETAIL (What Fashion Buyers Want), Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, at Copley Place. Drink some joe, nibble some brekkie, and take in advice from special guest speakers: Daniel Kramer - Neiman Marcus / Vice President, General Manager, Leslee Shupe - Serenella-Boston / President/Owner, Tara Foley - Follain / Owner, and Carolina Tejedor Meyers - Caramelo / Owner. Tickets and additional info here. FGI is where it's at folks!

Skinner hosts a gallery walk September 18th, at 6PM, in the Boston Gallery with Robin Starr. Be sure to peep the auction’s top lot, a Study of a Man’s Head by John Singer Sargent, [circa 1878, has been documented in Sargent’s catalogue raisonne (Lot 416, estimated between $200,000 and $300,000)]. 'The work had not been seen on the market since 1915, and its location was unknown until now.' A delicious art mystery- don't we just love those in Boston? Details & register here.

 

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Friday
Sep122014

Indian Summer Crush

 

This is the definition of an Indian Summer. Muggy days that just refuse to let us escape their grasp. The kind of stickiness that hits you in the gut when you step outside and then immediately wish you hadn't. When there isn't enough AC in the world to combat 100% humidity. You get?

On days like these, I turn to a cocktail. With liberal doses of AC.

Enter the Indian Summer Crush

Ingredients

Mint, with some reserved for garnish

1 ripe nectarine or peach, sliced

1 lemon, juiced

2 oz Lillet

3 oz gin

1 oz honey simple syrup

champagne

Directions

Muddle mint, nectarine, and lemon in a shaker until nectarine is all mashed up. Add Lillet, gin, and syrup. Shake. Pour over ice, top with champagne, and garnish with mint.

Drink up and cool off.

 

 

For more cocktails and ideas:

Build a Better Bar Cart

Build a Better Bar Cart: Stock it

Build a Better Bar Cart: Brewing Bitters

Build a Better Bar Cart: Lavender Honey Simple Syrup

Build a Better Bar Cart: Drink it! Ginger Bubbly

Drink it! Black Rose

Drink it! Meyer Lemon French 75's

Drink it! Cranberry Ginger Margaritas

Drink it! Lavender Bees Knees

Drink it! Mountian Tea Sour

Drink it! Strawberry Peach and Basil Whiskey Smash

 

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