Seven years ago this townhouse was an apartment building; however, after multiple renovations, it has evolved into a city escape. I love the clean, open, white spaces with the gorgeous chandeliers. Also, the outside patio calls for a warm summer dinner party.
After a long weekend full of fun and all things green, I can't think of a better way to spend today than by having a relaxing picnic with the one I love. Unfortunately, I can only imagine such a picnic but you know what they say... distance makes the heart grow fonder. For now, I am inspired by these images.
The little black jacket has been a quintessential part of Chanel ever since Coco Chanel designed one herself in the 50s.
Karl Lagerfeld has reinvented the jacket time and time again which explains why he is publishing a book (out this fall) about the jacket. The book is set to be full of beautiful photographs of models and celebrities wearing different black Chanel jackets. You can bet this book will be added to my coffee table book collection!
Take a peak at this video which shows the step-by-step process of creating the iconic black jacket. Lagerfeld calls the jacket "one of the symbols that defines the style of Chanel." This depiction of the jacket's creation, from a sketch by Lagerfeld to the exquisite yet expensive final product, shows you just how special the little black jacket is.
I cannot get over how wearable all the pieces are from Elizabeth & James Spring 2012 Collection. Some make me want to tackle a busy day of work while others make we want to have a play-day in the desert. Pure Bliss.