Date Archives September 2015

Santa Margherita Ligure

I decided to take a day trip to Santa Margherita Ligure while working in Milan last week. I always love visiting the Italian coast and Santa Margherita is quickly becoming one of my favorite towns. As I walked down the hill from the train station into the city center, I passed by the most beautiful older man and woman walking hand in hand towards me. Although I originally intended to take a day off for some swimming, something told me that this was going to be a great day for photo hunting.

Making my way through the narrow streets I noticed that almost every city bench was packed with groups of older folks chatting and enjoying one another’s company. When I came upon the elegant crew above, the woman on the left was telling a story that had the rest of them in tears. I waited until their laughter subsided  before approaching to ask if I could take their photo. They announced, “Ma noi siamo donne anziane,” before quickly pausing to allow me to take a photo and then even more quickly returning to their to their conversation.

I walked around for the rest of the afternoon taking photos and people watching, before stopping for a quick dip in the sea. As I walked up the hill back to the train station at the end of the day I couldn’t help but think of all joy filled and spirited moments I just witnessed. 

Pearl Harbour Handbags

The first time I met Pearl Harbour, lead singer of Pearl Harbor and The Explosions, she was all decked out in turquoise jewelry, long pigtails, and a neon vintage Hawaiian print dress. It was love at first sight. Pearl rang the other day to tell me that she just started her own vintage inspired bag company. She has wanted to start her own business for years and she finally built up the courage after turning 60. Way to go Pearl! You are proof that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. Check out Pearl’s amazing bags above and on her website HERE.