My parent’s house in Oregon has an alley on one side of the house (a great big cement wall) which is an eye sore — especially when there are no plants that hang down on it. So this summer, my dad asked if my niece, Alagna, who is a very talented artist (at the ripe age of 12) could draw a mural on the wall. Since YOLO and I thought it would be a fun project to do with all the cousins, I decided to help with it. It has been SO fun and a lot of work. And god bless my parents who had faith in us to create something fun and pretty!
The night before we started, we went to Home Depot to get the paint and primer. It took WAY longer than expected because someone actually mixes and makes the colors? WHO KNEW?????
Guest Post Alert: The Josie Girl is in France with the kids. Her computer died en route from Paris to the South of France (tough life), so I agreed (was told) to come up with some content. I was in Chicago for a (possibly interesting?) work trip this week. So bear with me and enjoy!
Dinner Tuesday at Soho House Chicago, hosted by ShoppingGives, a new platform that promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) among retailers. They asked me to record a podcast on how Natori thinks about CSR. It sounded like a cool initiative, so I agreed to do it. A fun dinner at a cool spot.
Most of my playlists are for when I run, but here is what I like to listen to during the day when I am working on my computer (writing blogs), cooking food, getting dressed, etc… It’s a whole different feeling than my running playlists, but there is still a lot of teeny bopper pop and electronic. I love what I love! Enjoy!
I also like to listen to music when my legs are up the wall….
Happy early Fashion Week! The Josie Natori Fall ’15 show is at 10 AM this morning. I’ll be recapping tomorrow, but check out Natori’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for coverage all day. Bonne chance! On to today’s post….
Even though my husband is the son of a fashion designer, his wardrobe was far from fashionable when I first met him. Think oversized shirts, boxy suits, pleated shorts, and even worse…. baggy pants. I don’t like taking credit for much, but I definitely have had a positive influence on his wardrobe, with the biggest difference being that Ken now wears clothes that fit. You gotta love a man in some tight fitting pants! Ken has improved his wardrobe with a number of different brands. I did a post a few years ago on shirts, and the latest evolution has been casual pants from Bonobos.
The Bonobo’s Guideshop, 45 W 25th Street, 5th Floor