Small, large, metal, or wooden – whatever which way, the rounded handle is a welcome characteristic for this season’s bags. The circular design lends a helping hand (no pun intended) that we maybe never knew we needed – a sturdy alternative to the struggle of floppy straps. This way, when you’re rushing off the train at your crowded subway stop, worrying about your shoulder strap slipping off will be a thing of the past.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Joan Juliet Buck’s new memoir called The Price of Illusion. To me, Joan has always been an adventurer in life. The first time I heard her name, she was the editor in chief of Paris Vogue and it just stuck with me: Joan Juliet Buck. An American who lived in Paris, London, New York and made a name for herself in more ways than one. Her book took me through a whirlwind of memories and on a trip inside the mind and emotions of a woman I identify with a lot. Independent, fragile, modern, artistic, sentimental… And most of all, authentic.
There are certain spaces that, upon entering, just make sense. Whether or not you understand how they came to be perfectly put together with interesting items, objects, and belongings scattered about seems irrelevant amid the furniture and decor you could have sworn you saw somewhere in a dream. Alix Thomsen has one of these spaces. The perfect balance of eclectic charm and understated elegance which exist seamlessly amongst the quintessential Parisian detailing – tall white walls, crown molding, herringbone floors…