Welcome back to the Passage! Thank your for reading and returning.
In August, I finished a reno project, idled in cafés with friends, hosted an aioli monstre, traveled in New York, read on the porch and explored my diverse city.
I'll post on Tuesday through Thursday on three broad topics:
1. Culture, social change and modi vivendi, especially concerning life after 50,
2. Jewelry at various price points, especially pearls, and
3. Resources for pleasing or useful things, for yourself or as gifts.
I will write infrequently about fashion, since so many cover the topic with passion– and my taste has become ever simpler and quieter.
As usual, I'll strive for candour, but not necessarily consistency. The late Molly Ivins said: "The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion."
In the Passage, windows are brimming with fall treasures, have a peek!
Ca. 1930 platinum, diamond and sapphire (faceted and cabuchon cut) earrings; length, 30mm. Price, $1,500 from Isadoras.
Hand-knit Aran beanie hat, $28.67 from Irish Arans.
Cashmere Fair Isle waistcoat, price, £195 from Brora.
Robert Wan double-ring keshi pearl earrings with white gold hooks, in a range of greys from pale to dark. Price, $1,200 from Ylang123.
Four-inch Parisian down powder puff in peach, $54 from BeautyHabit.