Friday, March 23, 2018

Fashion Climbing

In today's newsletter from Austin Kleon he informed me that Bill Cunningham's memoir is called Fashion Climbing and is set to be released on September 4th! The article from The New York Times featured some beautiful photos of Mr. Cunningham and shed a bit of light on what to expect from Fashion Climbing. The excerpt below has haunted me since I read it:

"There I was, 4 years old, decked out in my sister’s prettiest dress,” reads the memoir’s second sentence. “Women’s clothes were always much more stimulating to my imagination. That summer day, in 1933, as my back was pinned to the dining room wall, my eyes spattering tears all over the pink organdy full-skirted dress, my mother beat the hell out of me, and threatened every bone in my uninhibited body if I wore girls’ clothes again."

I know that most parents do their best. Some fall short. Like Bill's mother. I read this and kept thinking about how wonderful a man Bill Cunningham was. How he seemed so warm and genuine, kind and energetic, and so incredibly inspirational. I wonder how his life would have been if he'd had a supportive mother who expressed unconditional love. I can't imagine Bill as being a better person; that simply couldn't be possible, but I do think that if he was accepted one hundred percent, how much happier he might have been in his personal life. 

I am looking forward to September when I can crack open this book and get to know Mr. Cunningham a bit better and learning new details that made him who he was - a truly great man.  

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Snowiness Outside My Door

The best kind of snowstorm is the one where the snow sticks to the tree branches.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Two Year Anniversary

Two years ago today I was dropped off at an alcove in Positano and David Marino bounded up countless steps with an enormous grin and welcomed me to his home, Casa Giovanna. This morning I texted him to wish him a happy anniversary and to let him know I'm hoping to return to Positano in 2019. He sent me this photo of my favourite place on earth and it was a lovely way to start my day.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Star and Kimmy Take on Europe!

On our next get together, Lady Miss Kimberly and I will be discussing any and all future adventures, and now it seems that we are to add Paris to the list!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Tired Hands

Yesterday Xavier and I grabbed some grub at Naked Lunch then headed up the road to Tired Hands for some beer and fries. Well, he had the beer and I stole a few of the fries. I especially liked the walls in the ladies' loo. It should be noted that the Grim Reaper is above the baby changing table. So he gets to peer down at your wee one while they have their diaper changed!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Patrick's Day at the Fellas'

Pax loves to decorate for holidays and he is so good at it! He never goes overboard and always keeps it fun, colourful, and festive.Green is my all-time favourite colour and I do so love the Emerald Isle, therefore this holiday is at the tippity top of my hit parade list.