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Things That Caught My Eye This Week

Happy August, everyone! Seems crazy, doesn’t it?!! Summer is barreling down the road and as usual, there’s no stopping it.

I always get a pit in my stomach at this time of year. Reminds me of those impending back-to-school days that I typically dreaded.

As for my summer, it’s been pretty hectic. I’ve been traveling back and forth between two states, helping John get settled in a new business venture and preparing to move from my current home.

The fixer/caretaker in me always rises to the occasion to get everything that needs to be done, done, but all that doing has left me little time for anything else.  I look forward to sharing my thoughts on this major midlife transition with you in an upcoming post.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend wherever in the world you happen to be. Make it a good one! xox~M

In the meantime, for your weekend perusal, here are some of the things that caught my eye from around the web this week -

{Not Quite} Vintage July

{Not Quite} Vintage July

Nine years doesn’t really qualify for my weekly vintage photograph of the week, but I’m making an exception since this is my anniversary month :)

(Above) My wedding day , circa July 6, 2005, The Beverly Hills Hotel

Both dresses – Vera Wang

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REMEMBERING JACKIE

REMEMBERING JACKIE

Yesterday marked the birthday of one of my favorite style icons – Jackie Kennedy Onassis. She would have turned 85.

Jackie had an impeccable sense of style that, because it was typically understated, always looked effortlessly chic. She wore little jewelry, save for her signature pearl necklaces, and single-handedly put the pillbox hat on the fashion map. Her signature sunglasses and Hermés scarves were her wardrobe staples copied the world over.

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Still, no matter the masses who have attempted to duplicate her look, none of us can deny there was no one quite like Jackie.

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Images via InStyle.com

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Bachelor Nick

Bachelor Nick

Little did I know that the Nick I photographed on a blustery afternoon last November would turn out to be the very same Nick taking so much flack on this season’s Bachelorette. I only recently discovered they were one in the same.

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I’ve always considered myself truly blessed to live in a town that is so rich in history.

For instance, just a short walk from where I live is the former manor home of the late advertising magnate Albert Lasker.

Change Is Good

Change Is Good

Summer’s the perfect time to go from long to short hair.

No, I haven’t cut mine off, but my friend Scott – you met him here – has.

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Sunbathing turtles :)

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Vintage Manhattan

Vintage Manhattan

Hanging out in Lower Manhattan with Katherine, circa 1990s.

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Dining alfresco…one of my favorite things, especially on a beautiful summer night.

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Love Potion No. 9

Love Potion No. 9

Nine years ago today – under a glorious, early evening California sky – I walked down a stone pathway that led me to one of the most magical settings I have ever seen and into the waiting arms of my…