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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Small World

I just received my Voyage candles. Their lovely creator, Melanie Apple, delivered them personally. We had an instant connection and now I know why. Each candle is named after an exotic European beach town she loves. My first clue.
We then spent a half hour trying to figure out where/when we may have met. I suddenly remembered a tall, tanned girl with long golden hair. Melanie Apple, of course! We both lived in Cannes in our early 20's, went to a small international college then we both came back to Los Angeles to work in fashion/ TV/ film. Now we're busy moms, driving our kids around to ballet and baseball. My dear Melanie, I can't thank you enough for reminding me of all my favorite places!
Cannes (cucumber) My first time living away from home. I arrived to school in January to a beach blanketed in snow, the first in Cannes since 100 years.
Cap Ferrat (violet): Once, I missed my train back to Cannes, ended up staying all weekend. Magical!
Cap D'Antibes (amber): Dinner on some huge yacht with what's-his-name.
Majorca (rose/geranium): My first night ever in Europe was on a farm in the hills of Fornalutx...the far side of the island. We have family there, American ex-pats. Valdemossa and Calla Deya are possibly the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
Ibiza (tuberose): Spring break, the end of my tanline...and that's all I can say.
Capri (jasmine): The place I think about when I need to escape. No words I know can describe.
Mykonos (lime/basil): Fell in love with a boy from London. Rented mopeds and rode around the entire island together. Heaven.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Santa Monica Forever!

The Ash Francomb collection drops any minute. Call the shop to place your order for a long or short sleeve, super soft, super-chic custom tee. Talk about California cool.