Most people look to food, art & architecture for insight into a culture when they travel.  I also like to get out into the suburbs to see how the middle class live and possibly pop into a shopping center or mall.  In France, LeClerc is a lot of fun–a Home Depot and Walmart Superstore rolled […]

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On the left bank, the chateaux are big, the vineyards are big and the wines are big.  On the right bank, many properties, especially in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, are darn-near Burgundian in comparison, eg 10-20 hectare vs 100.  If I had to pick just one spot in Bordeaux to visit, I would vote for charming […]

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There are pros & cons to any travel destination.  With left bank Bordeaux, it is hellish city traffic and great distances to cover between towns in the Medoc and perhaps a little rain–this is France, after all.  However, the majesty of the great chateau and beauty of the vineyards  more than rewarded the early a.m. […]

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Why we love fashion:  it’s ability to transport and elevate via expression of creativity in the face of almost any political and economic reality. I don’t really remember much about 1994 but I do recall this photo.  Those were the Clinton years and I believe things were just beginning to feel like they were on […]

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This photo haunts me and has haunted me since I flipped open that issue of Vogue in 2009.  The esprit de youth mixed with beauty, $ and the brink of fame is a potent cocktail.  This is my mindseye reference to joie de vivre.

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Not surprisingly, I have always wanted to live in a Slim Aarons photo.  Not surprisingly, because that was the point of Slim’s picture perfect documentation of the beautiful life. This 1970 series of a pool party in Palm Springs is just the beautiful life I long to inhabit–with a name like Helen Dzo Dzo and […]

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I came across a photo archive of Elizabeth Taylor recently.  While it began with recent years and looked backward, I prefer to focus on the beautiful shots of her in the 60s…this one, in particular.  Not the ingenue or widow or aging starlet, but a confident, worldly woman, for whom there were few things that […]

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Veuve Clicquot brunch on Nantucket…Beautiful girls (and guy) in beautiful dresses (and jackets) in a most beautiful setting…sigh. photos courtesy of model Jane Conway

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In celebration of Nantucket creativity, fashion and fashion shows, cV would like to give a shout out to Charlotte Hess, of isobel & cleo, maker of luxurious knits, handmade on island.  She began with a desire to perpetuate the true elegance and long lasting luxury of bespoke hand made garments… Kindred spirits!  At cV, we […]

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On Friday, July 20, 2012, currentVintage did a fashion show for A Safe Place in the garden of a beautiful Sconset home on Nantucket Island.  Our chic vintage fashions for men and women were paired with hats form Peter Beaton.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words… Photos by: Kris Kinsley Hancock/nantucketpix.com […]

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