I was fully prepared for Hurricane Irene...
1. Rain Gear
4. Flash Light
JCW called off his plans to spend Saturday and Sunday in NYC.
We went over to A&T's and Maddie was so nervous about the storm all she could do was snack!
Our Eliza B. sandals were the perfect hurricane footwear.
JCW claimed he was hungry and needed Disco Fries around 11:00pm but I new his real motive was to check out the storm. I figured it was better to chase the storm with him then let him go alone.
EAS & JCW
There was hardly anyone on the road, the wind was blowing and we checked on water levels. I totally felt like Helen Hunt in Twister. Fortunately Irene didn't do as much damage as predicted and our only issue was a mere power loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone whom were greatly effected by the hurricane.
After having some fun at the Lilly store I met up with JCW for his appointment at Alton Lane. He had a gift certificate for a custom shirt from last Christmas that he needed to use. We were buzzed in and greeted by Neil. I immediately noticed the location of Neil's monogram which was on the lower left side of his Alton Lane shirt.
The showroom was warm, inviting and all of the masculine
touches made us feel right at home.
We looked at different shirt options. I really liked the look of the contrasting cuffs.
Seeing the ties was a great way to visualize what different patterns might look like as shirts.
"Alton Lane is founded on three principles—Better Clothes, Better Value, Better Experience"
Then came the fun part...fabric swatches! There were lots of different options and in true JCW fashion he only picked out blues.
When it was time to choose a monogram, I let JCW decide on his own because I didn't want to overwhelm him with my expertise.
Alton Lane uses a state-of-the-art 3D body scanner to obtain precise measurements. JCW stepped behind the curtain and I waited to see his image appear on the computer.
Alton Lane offers custom suits, shirts, trousers, blazers, tuxedos and overcoats. They are even opening another location in DC this fall.
Special thanks to Neil for answering all of our questions and exposing JCW as the shopping buddy I never knew I had. xx
Before hitting the streets in NYC we went up to the roof deck to check out the views in the daylight. JCW had been in Chicago earlier that week and he brought me back some gifts from the Chicago Yacht Club.
I simply adore the American flag and I am constantly inspired by my surroundings. I love wearing anything with ruffles. I have a special place in my heart for animals and the water. I cherish photography and sculpture. I believe in fate. Summer is my favorite time of year. I like smelling cinnamon buns. I can’t live without back-rubs, online shopping, heating blankets, pink nail polish, plaid and hydrangeas. I get excited before a storm. There should be more random acts of kindness. I love antiques and decorating. I mostly wear flats. Anything seersucker is adorable. I will never get sick of eating tomato mozzarella. The best thing about the beach is outdoor showers and eating candy. All pools should be heated. -EAS