So today is hectic – we’re moving offices. I had no idea what a hoarder I am but I’ve just been through my desk and found proposals and presentations from years ago…it feels so good to get rid of it all! Purging my desk is as therapeutic as purging my closet. It’s pretty exciting to be moving – another indication that Halcyon Media is on the up and up – a new magazine and a new office all in the same month! With more sales staff and interns it’s going to be fun to have more space for us all…I’m so proud of MM – I have to keep reminding myself that he and his partners built this business from scratch – I’m so used to it now that I forget the stress and risk involved 7 years ago when he went solo. It makes me laugh how care free we were back then – he quit his corporate job to start Halcyon the week before Poppy was born – nothing like jumping in with both feet hey?!
I watched the news intently last night as Isaac is on his way. Sadly it looks like New Orleans is right in his path – and Isaac looks set to hit land on Wednesday 7 years to the day since Katrina hit – can you believe it? Shit luck for New Orleans – I hope Isaac steers closer to the the Florida coast even if it means Atlanta will get a good dousing, anything to spare New Orleans again.
As I remembered it’s a Bank Holiday today in the UK, it gave me another opportunity to look back over the years. Between ’95 and ’97 MM and I were partying hard in the streets of Notting Hill. Fabulous times even though we didn’t have a penny to our name. We lived in a run down flat on Ledbury Road but critically it had a balcony and we could spend many hours watching the party in the streets and dipping our toe in when we felt like it. It’s crazy to think how many people we crammed into that one bedroom flat!
Hard to believe it’s Labor Day 2012 next week! We’re not heading anywhere but I’ll be at the pool again for sure all weekend assuming Isaac has moved on by then! Today I’m making the most of the sunshine today before the rain arrives and I’m wearing my gorgeous fennel Boden Florence tunic – it was a great sale bargain at $26.40 and I love the color – there are still plenty left too. I’m wearing it with an H&M scarf and my Tory Burch Emmy sandals.
Some weekends just turn out to be so much superior to others. Not that the others end up as bad weekends but for some reason this weekend has just been…well…perfect. Odd thing to say given that on Friday night I was up at 3am with a 4 year old refusing to sleep and 2 dogs with weak bladders. Fortunately Friday had been a great day so it made the to-ing and fro-ing on Friday night more bearable.
I have to start with a confession – I cheated on my hairdresser. After years of going to the same salon I have been introduced to a new salon by a friend. Both Poppy and Hugh have had very successful cuts there recently and I really like the ambiance. It’s a lot less pretentious than some of the big salons here and the senior stylist is also the owner so it feels a little more intimate and relaxed. Given the success of the two trips with the children I decided to dip my toe and try a color and cut there myself. I’ve given up trying to color my own hair and am now resigned to spending crazy money keeping the greys at bay. I daren’t risk hair dye in the new bathroom! Anyway I have to say it was a good trip – I did feel a ridiculous amount of guilt being in a different chair, but the owner of A la Mode, Chad, was great and happens to be a runner and cyclist so we had lots to talk about after the Lance story had broken that morning. Just wish the salon wasn’t called A la Mode – sorry just seems a tad cheesy to me. I’m moving towards this style that Ginnifer Goodwin rocks – it reminds me of the 90’s – I just need to get mine a bit longer on top then we’ll get the trimmers out!
The afternoon was spent at the pool again – we’re trying to hang out there as much as we can before Labor weekend and the weather is just perfect here right now – the calm before the storm I think as Isaac is on his way. MM and I had the perfect evening – great music and great, simple food – a fine Chianti, rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and crusty bread – we sat outside in the summer evening watching the kids play – it was brilliant.
Yesterday was a bit mad with parties, swimming lessons and pools so an early night was in order but that, quite frankly, meant my run this morning was AMAZING. With the perfect weather and the perfect running pal I didn’t even notice the miles. It’s like an hour of therapy each week but free – I have the best routes to run on and the best conversation around…I feel on top of the world right now. As a treat we’re off to the OK Cafe for pancakes then back to the pool – nothing too taxing today!
Here was my outfit briefly yesterday before the bikini – my Zara t-shirt which I adore – pinks and greys and animal print and just $20! Worn with my Hudson jeans and Sam Edelman Louie‘s in rose taupe – I saw from a press release that they are increasing the number of colors these come in including ivory and gold – they are gorgeous and so comfortable. While we’re talking about shoes if you are in the US check out 6pm.com – they are owned by Zappos.com but have GREAT prices! They have my Carson button Fryes at half price and they aren’t seconds!