In case you haven’t looked up in a while, the trees are blossoming… it’s spring! Nothing makes you feel like you’re in love with a city more than the blossoming of it — quite literally the trees flourishing everywhere…
It’s funny how the warm weather and bright florals popping up actually makes me want to wear white. All white. Like never before. And what dreamier setting than the cinematic backdrop of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom? You feel this bit of magic, that very moment when the breeze hits and flowers fly in the wind.
Only, when the weather is so perfect, all white can be problematic…
- Don’t sit on the grass. Take your shoes off, enjoy nature and the fresh air! But, whatever you do, don’t let the temptation of that inviting patch of soft grass lure you in. Bring a picnic rug.
- Don’t expect to eat. Hungry but wearing an all-white look? Fuhgeddaboutit. Say no to the guac, or BYO apron.
- Leave fun in the past. Carefree and happy? More like cautious and paranoid. One smudge might ruin the look.
OR just enjoy the white for those few moments and then embrace a bit of filth because it’s sunny and who cares about a bit of dirt? There’s always Tide pens and good dry cleaners…
I could seriously nerd out all day and night over natural remedies and organic beauty.
Erik makes fun of me pretty much every day about it, but it is so fascinating! But really, I had an incredible experience the other day when I went to the New York Institute of Aromatherapy. It sounds kind of clinical, but it’s really a welcoming little store front that was founded by Amy Galper, who has every credential under the sun.
We sat down and Amy told me a little bit about how she got to where she was (by way of some pretty crazy yoga festivals a couple of decades ago), and went a little more in depth about the healing properties of essential oils — how it’s not just the oil but the fragrance that cuts straight to the brain to evoke a response, which can be very powerful and extremely beneficial.
He was pivotal in the creation of the “open floor plan” (which is kind of crazy to think didn’t exist as an idea even a century ago!), but what is perhaps most endearing was his dedication to urban planning – he was so progressive for his time that he was enthralled with looking at ways to sufficiently and beautifully home people as life moved away from the country and to urban centers.
But Le Corbusier didn’t just create pocket-sized apartments, he was thoughtful about space and his works are all pretty astounding and often visually striking. And he was thinking about this before many others, carving out the ideals of modern architecture before it existed!
Ok, so I could go on and on about him, but I should probably let you discover more about his work on your own! Or maybe you’re already a fan, too, and we can crush on his designs together?