Rainy Mondays and Summer Colors

After a whirlwind visit from my parents for my sister’s college graduation, I was excited to share my many adventures from the past four days. Unfortunately, my body caught up with me and I went to bed sick last night and woke up to a rainy day, still sick. Lame. I guess Mother Nature knows how sad I was to see my parents go. It was a fantastic four days with so many new food experiences, including a dinner at Gramercy Tavern (I will be going back just for the black currant sorbet) that left us all speechless and wanting more, a day trip to Connecticut, and a bright sunny afternoon spent at the Brooklyn Flea. While I wasn’t able to capture everything (it’s a bit awkward to take flash images in an elegant restaurant) I will try to share as much as possible this week.

In the meantime, I wanted to show you all what’s keeping me sunny and positive this dreary morning. Last week, while eating my gelato in Greenwich Village, I took a peek into one of my favorite boutiques, JF & Son. A small clothing retailer with a focus on handmade details and quality, JF & Son is where I go when I want to be inspired by simple shapes in stunning colors. The spectrum on display and the menswear inspired details like that beaded shirt collar are just what I want to be wearing this summer.   The sparsely decorated store is also merchandised to keep everything easy to find, almost like a gallery where each piece has room to breath. The jewelry and unique home items are worth mentioning too.

All handmade and in the spirit of chic minimalism, the pieces really feel like something special. And I recently just read on their website that they have revealed JF 150, a new collection that will release two designs every two weeks online, all priced at $150 and under. Maybe I’ll finally be able to get my hands on a piece!

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