I love this scene from Love Story where Harvard pre-law hockey player Oliver Barrett IV and Radcliffe music student Jenny Cavalleri are speeding along on a cold winter's day in his classic MG. I also love that they are sporting classic trench and camel hair coats.
Long a staple for men and normally relegated to our Winter wardrobes, this season, trench, proper wool & camel hair coats are in abundance.
This camel coat may be a little on the dark side of the color spectrum, but it's still the perfect sort of coat to take you through Autumn & into Fall.
The camel coat has proved to be the perfect layering piece for the cold days we're still facing. If you haven't laid your hands on one already, do so. Remember, the classics never go out of style!
On Monday, before my fly fishing lesson, I had to stop by the Jeep dealership.
While I was waiting in the customer service lounge, I thumbed through the latest Town & Country, Architectural Digest & Veranda...Don't you wish every waiting room had this assortment! Anyway, I was drooling over the T&C Fall Fashion Issue which featured these beautiful coats. I loved them all and wanted to share!
Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad
Another classic and my all-time favorite, the iconic trench & cupcakes too !
If you love your trench as much as I do mine, you have to check out
It's a digital platform for all of you "Trenchies" who are social, savvy, and connected.
Art of the Trench is a very nifty www by Burberry where users can submit their own portraits to feature on the site, Burberry picks their favorites & yours creating a body of images reflecting personal trench coat style across the globe. You can like, comment, and share!
Courtesy of Burberry
Everybody has a different story related to their coat or the first time they came into contact with one –
"I love the idea that people from all over the world can share those stories and images with each other and all the different attitudes and expressions of the Burberry trench coat and the people who wear it." – Christopher Bailey, Burberry Creative Director
Here are just a few of my favorites...from Art Of The Trench.
Remember, Art Of The Trench is a live & constantly changing story of the trench coat and the people who wear it. So today when I head out to the market I will be wearing mine. If I happen to see this guy following me, I will not assume he's from the Bourne Identity and run, I will pose and let my trench do all the talking!
You see, Art of the Trench also features specially commissioned trench portraits by fashion & street style photographers like the talented Scott Schuman of The Satorialist. I didn't make it into his book, The Sartorialist, but maybe some of you did!
In closing...I'm headed to Fresh Market, The Mousetrap Wine & Cheese Shop, and the Video store. It's a good night to rent Love Story because it doesn't get much more romantic than doing the rounds at the Wollman Rink. Remember, its where Oliver and Jenny went skating in Central Park. I'll probably have the soaring music in my head for days.
For more Love, click on a daisy.
It was a picture perfect day for my friend Katherine McPherson and her adorable fiancé Chad.
They were doing more than picking apples. They were also picking memories.
They headed to Lawrence Farms in the Hudson River Valley area where the gnarled limbs were reaching down tumbling the fruit to the ground.
It was a day of harvesting & gathering too, with good friends Betsy & Mike.
I love rituals of friendship & days like this are especially meaningful.
Good friends are people who help you be more of yourself.
And an apple a day & good friends are always good for your health.
The adorable photos of the day were captured by Katherine who also happens to be the photo editor for Fab Over 50. Thank you so much Katherine for sharing your day with us.
Get to know Katherine and her wonderful photography at
her new website is coming soon!
photo: Stacey Van Berkel-Haines for Garden & Gun
While they were picking apples in the Hudson Valley, we were doing the same just outside of Lexington.
Did you notice the empty baskets?
Well, the pickings were slim to none.
But the corn fields were amazing!
The late October sun was drowsy & warm.
Dry corn stalks were clattering in the wind.
It was a good, mellow yellow, ripened day.
Picture perfect too!
We're looking forward to the weekend, aren't you!