Inspiration: Classic Europe

In July, I will be embarking on the great trans-Western European train trip I have always dreamt about. Because my lease expires right at the end of June, I have the perfect window to take off—as-yet offsite job in tow—and live the dream. I’m channeling my inner Grace Kelly. My style inspiration is patisseries and bicycles and tulle and historic buildings with Baroque architecture—everything classic and decorative and elegant and European. But I’m also packing my leather jacket, naturally.
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Inspiration: Society Spring

I’m having a serious Age of Innocence moment, having just read the book and then watched the movie. Despite Edith Wharton’s depiction of nineteenth-century high society, which is about as flattering as Fitzgerald’s of the 1920s, I’m obsessed with her New York. And just like people will keep throwing Gatsby-themed parties anyway, passing through Fifth Avenue, the Met, and the New York Public Library makes me pine for carriage rides and balls at the Beauforts’. That, in turn, gets me pining for all New York’s most timeless institutions: Central Park; the Flatiron; and the New York Botanical Garden, with fragrant flowers blooming inside its sprawling conservatory.springinspo (12 of 16)
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