On this post, checking out the first Evereve store in Northern Cal, a vegan restaurant, toile pieces for spring, some beautiful woven bags, a book on J.Crew’s history, and more..
How’s your week been? I returned from a sunny three day getaway in the desert to see tennis at Indian Wells with friends and its was like being in summertime after this dark winter! We loved the two days and nights of tennis and even managed to sneak in a morning and lunch at the La Quinta Spa before we flew out on Saturday afternoon.. I updated my BNP blog with all the details if you want to know more about this tournament, the wonderful spa (like paradise), plus pics of some cute spectators we spotted with great style too.
I hated to leave and not to be negative, but time change has been a real bummer. Anyone else feeling the same? Both my husband and I said we felt a bit tired and off all week.. I do like the lighter nights though!
I noticed on one of those ‘On this day’ things that my wisteria was in full bloom this week last year. This year- not even a bloom! That never happens. I also usually have baby daffodils in my grandmother’s tureen in March and I couldn’t even find them anywhere. Settling for a green hosta plant for now.
My buried cabin!
You are all probably wondering why I never post about our Tahoe cabin, but sadly this year we haven’t had one weekend to go up there, that didn’t have the potential to be stuck up there with highway 80 closed. Another storm is coming Sunday. I am worried about the cabin, but we have two cameras and neighbors who live there full time that we are in touch with.
This is a photo on right, that the young guy Austin, who is digging the cabin out this week sent us. This is the front – you can barely see the top. .and we have at least 20 feet of snow and he is standing in the front yard.. And a previous year below left!
New places to check out in Palo Alto
On Thursday I met my pal Jeanne at Town & Country Palo Alto where we had lunch at a new vegan restaurant Wildseeds. It’s lovely inside and has a unique menu. We shared a mezze platter and I had a salad. She had the burger… A wonderful spot to try if you want to eat plant based beautiful food and drink. There is also one in San Francisco. This took the place of the Mayfield Cafe at T&C.
Afterward we checked out a new retail chain called Evereve. I had heard they have an eclectic collection of casual contemporary brands. This is their first outpost in Northern California and they have a huge emphasis on customer service and it shows. All the ladies there were wonderful and they have the prettiest changing rooms ever. If you are near Town & Country it’s worth checking them out!
They also have some of their own brand and I bought this white sweatshirt with the cutest sleeves…
I love sweatshirts so much lately. They are not as hot as sweaters, yet comfy and can be dressed up too. Evereve has quite the selection, which goes with their casual vibe. I also have my eye on this one and this one.
On my radar..
This COS toile dress popped up this week in an email and I clicked right away to COS which has a mini toile collection here. I love everything toile am glad to see it is having a resurgence. There are also shirts and a shirt dress and black toile pieces as well.
I just got Kingdom of Prep this week and was sucked in right away with the J. Crew’s origin story of how this small campus outfitter run by a father and daughter, became the first company to sell a lifestyle through its catalogue. In it are the stories of the struggles, backstories, and also the company’s visionaries like Jenna Lyons. Not forgotten are its phases through 90’s minimalism to outfitting Mrs. Obama to now. Really enjoying it! On that note, if you are a J.Crew fan going way back you might enjoy the Lost J.Crew Instagram, which is great inspiration from the company catalog 1983-1997, pre-internet age. I love it! Everything was simpler and looked so good.
Madewell has a gorgeous new woven leather bag collection. The green tote is a stunner and the perfect shade and the crossbody is a great piece, with a retro 80’s vibe in the blue and an assortment of other colors including the green. They are both 25% off now.
I love the brand Kule and they have a trench that is so darn cute -classic with a modern twist. Love the stripes on the belt and cuffs. With all the rain this year, I could use a trench coat that can stand up to the wet and look good thrown over jeans and a t-shirt. This is a bit of an investment, but a beautiful piece. Everyone needs a good trench. I also like this khaki classic single breasted look.
The 83 Year old Irish Knitting Sensation…
If you missed it there was a wonderful article in the NYTimes about Irish knitter Delia Barry who knit the sweaters for Colin Farrell in the Oscar nominated film, ‘The Banshees of Inisherin.’ She began knitting as a child and more recently in 2010 after her husband died. She studied 1920’s Irish Fisherman style sweater photos with a magnifying glass and made each sweater in a week. She has become something of an internet sensation on TikTok with young people trying to replicate her knitting designs which she does without patterns!
Have you seen this film? I sort of want to see it just for the beautiful setting..
Home Tour to inspire..
I need to get back to my California home of the week..In the meantime I found this home shared on The Sunday Times Living With Style section. The owner presenter Laura Jackson has a very personal and pretty home. Her kitchen is what made me share this. It’s everything I love down to the plants and drawers full of jammed un-ironed linens. This is the kind of home I adore..
This week Cindy Hattersley and I had our Signature Style posts and this month was Resort Wear. If you have a sunny getaway in your future check our posts out!
If you missed last weekend’s meander, I shared a block print dress for spring and travel that will be a go-to, a lipstick that helps the endangered species and is also a beautiful treat, the best tote organizer, a fun podcast and more..
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy weekend!
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Love your style and that Juliet Dunn dress is stunning and looks great on you! I have admired her dresses for a while and would love to
add the darker color of the your dress you bought since the one you just bought is out of style in my size.
The jeans on your radar. The link
just went to Em & Me. Is that where they are from?
So many cute things on their website but I have not ordered from them.
Melissa thank you.. I love that dress in the darker color too. Oh shoot those jeans just sold out. I wanted them! I replaced them with my other favorite Mother, but going to look at the Me & Em jeans because they have a lot of choices and they are modern and fun. I haven’t ordered yet and keep getting their catalog. I’ll have to report back!
La Contessa says
You are the busiest blogger I know!You seem to BALANCE life and friends and outings beautifully!
The Tahoe house will survive!!
No reason to risk that drive and being snowed in!
Toile is a favorite of mine as well.
Everything is delayed in the garden!Neighbors flowering tulip tree just bloomed this week!The Norm?January!!!!
Elizabeth, I don’t know about that..Finally excited to get the heck out of Dodge last week though! Agree about the Tahoe house. It’s been around a long time. That toile made me think of you! So your garden too? Wow we are behind this year. Well something to look forward to! xoxo
Good morning Kim!
Happy Saturday! I have been worried about your cabin! Thankfully you have not tried to get up there. I was reading a few articles about the amount of snow and it is staggering! of 64 feet in some areas. I hope that you can get it dug out and possibly get up to visit soon.
Your tennis weekend looked like a lot of fun, especially the spa!
As for toile!!!! I love it, on clothing, dishes, bedding, walls wherever. That dress is fabulous! I just with it had sleeves. I might order it anyway and see how it looks.
Love your new sweatshirt, the details elevate it. The trench is beautiful too. Here in NC we go from winter to HOT and humid so fast my trenches are stuck in the closet unless I travel.
I have not heard of this store, Evereve, I will have to check it out.
Kingdom of Prep is on my Kindle! J.Crew has such an interesting story, I did not know that about the father and daughter. Hopefully they will continue to produce quality, iconic styles.
Have a wonderful weekend Kim! Stay dry!
Hi Elizabeth! I know crazy you can essentially walk up to the roof with the snowdrifts..Yes those snow levels are real! I feel bad for the Tahoe area..already hurt by the pandemic.I love toile and sweatshirts…and trenches. I think this is a year I could have used a trench for sure. The J Crew is a fun read. I bet you have and Evereve near you..
Have a good weekend! xx
Francesca B says
My husband and l had the same discussion as to feeling a bit flat this week. It will pass she says brightly and with determination ! I think it’s all the rain and gloom. I love Evereve and have just bought a jacket there (Kut Dusty Rose) and a cute red dress for summer for our vacation to Croatia and Prague that l am excited about. We have not been away somewhere fun since 2011 so l think it’s time!! Thank you for the Irish knitter article, love keeping traditions alive like that. I loved the movie and thought everyone was fantastic but Kerry Corden especially was heart wrenching to watch, that decision to leave and live her life wow….
Thank you for the lovely post. Have a restful and happy weekend Kim and family.
Hi Francesca! Weird how just an hour of sleep change can mess with us right? You are so right could be the gloom is not helping. Ooh apparently Evereve is a great online place to shop too. Dusty rose sounds perfect. Love that KUT line too. Oh I am envious of your trip! Both of those places are on my list! Yay for you. I hope it’s wonderful!
I have to see this film. Maybe this weekend?
Hope you have a good one too! xo
Good morning … already downloaded Kingdom of Prep and can’t wait to settle in for a good weekend read. And that throwback Instagram account. Love. Look at Lauren Hutton. I remember those days. Your poor little cabin … what a difference a year makes. It’s truly remarkable. Thank goodness for Austin. I hope you’re able to visit soon. What good fortune to have a new Everyone store. I wish they’d open one here. And that restaurant sounds so good. Eating plant based appeals to me, but it’s not always easy to pull off good meals at home. When restaurants do it … they do it very well. So many things to click on and enjoy in this post, Kim. I’m going to watch the house tour right now. Have the best weekend! xo
Juliet let me know what you think of the book. I am enjoying it. Lauren Hutton was always so good in their catalogs and may I say they were one of the first to use ‘older’ really median age models?
Maybe we need an outing to the restaurant and the shop and our favorite consignment spot there?
Happy weekend! x
Mary Ellen says
As always, a great post! I spotted an Emerson Fry dress in Evereve’s catalog and I am dying to try it on at Southpoint sometime this week.
I have been on a clothes spending freeze until I can thin out my overstuffed closet. My “defrost” date is April 1 and I hope it is still available.
I did get Lululemon leggings with pockets for my phone since my Fitbit but the dust and I am starting the 100 mile walking challenge on April 1 with neighborhood friends. I felt that fell under the “necessities” category.
I was a J Crew customer when it was just the catalog and it is still my go to store because it fits my casual preppy style even as a senior! Go figure! Plan to get the book.
Thanks for your blog! It is a bright spot in my week.
Mary Ellen, I love that they carry some Emerson Fry pieces too. Ooh love the idea of a defrost date. That is smart. i sweat we have to go through our spring things before we buy! You forget what you have.
I concur the LULu leggings are a necessity with the pockets. My black ones have been my go to and now 5 years old. Wow how fun you guys are doing this 100 mile walk challenge! Good for you all. Great thing to do in spring with friends.
I know still a J. Crew fan!
Aw thanks so much about the blog.
Hey Kim! I was the original J Crew buyer – I was a walking billboard back in the day. I still love them for swimwear and coverups (love the ones you posted – I have that gingham one – an earlier version), shoes and dresses. And pants.
You cabin is so cute – it looks fun – good luck with the shoveling.
Glad you have a new store with good stuff! Maybe we will get one – you know my struggle over here.
Gray I always loved it too and my friend Ani and I would drool over the catalogue and save for things. Then she worked there for a while..I loved that!
The gingham coverup- the original was so good. Maybe I need this one too?
I hope you get an Evereve store too! Enjoy your break. xo
I barely see your adorable little sweet cabin peaking through the snow. How wonderful you have neighbors close by and camera to keep a watchful eye. I think about your cabin whenever I see all the NBC national news stories on all the endless snow and it just keeps on coming. I’m holding good positive vibes that it’s holding up okay. I totally understand your concerns. You remain in my thoughts.
Thanks for sharing the story about Delia Barry the knitter and what she created for Colin Ferrell. “The Banshees of Insherin” I found the acting was outstanding. The story about how their friendship was coming to an end I found that to be different and dark. I don’t have thick skin, movies like this I find a bit disturbing. On the other hand when I responded in my girl way my husband said, “honey it’s just acting. I would like your opinion once you see it. It was NOT my favorite movie. Acting fabulous, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleason were great together.
We just finished seeing season 3 of “All Creatures Great and Small. Taken place in Yorkshire.
Totally refreshing and down-to-earth. They are now working on season 4. I think it’s been very popular. It’s a PBS. Dear Dad would enjoy this movie I think.
Looks like you gals had a great time at Indian Wells. I’m sure it did you well to get away and out of the cold and constant rain. The spa looked so nice.
Wildseeds looks like a great vegan restaurant. I will have to see if my SF forever friend Tina has been? She’s a Vegan and eats out often.
Have a great week to come.
Katherine thank you for the cabin love! I know we are lucky to have a camera- and neighbors. I can’t imagine back in the old days when you just wouldn’t know what happened to your house! I am anxious to get back there when we can get up safely.
I think the darkness of this movie made me be hesitant to see it. I feel the same about sad movies. I appreciate the acting and craft, but I do look to find uplifting things- escapes really. I will let you know if I get through it.
So I lOVE All creatures so much and got my dad hooked on it too! He was once going to be a vet so he loves it. I am waiting patiently for next season, but sad may not be for a while. Max always says this is such a well done show and happy!
Indian Wells was so nice! I didn’t want to come back! Yes tell Tina to check out Wildseeds!
Have a beautiful week! I hear you have rain in AZ?
Mary Ann Pickett says
Well, hopefully, you will have lots of fun in Tahoe this summer!
Those woven bags are beautiful!!
Thanks Mary Ann! I thought they were lovely too.x
Linda Henderson says
Thanks for sharing so many interesting items. Evereve is new to me and I enjoyed visiting their website and looking at the selections. Nice things! Loved Colin Farrell in “Banshees ” and those sweaters were outstanding. (and his eyebrows! and Jenny the donkey!)
Linda, It’s a nicely curated online shop as well as brick and mortar! I see a lot of things online there that weren’t on at the store.
Oh I have to get to see Banshees! x
Annie Diamond says
Kim! I read your post on my phone a couple of times, but had to come back and watch the video on Laura Jackson’ s East London home. She is so charming, i could listen to her all day!
Love those toile pieces from COS! May have to get one thing!
Very interested in that book about J.Crew! Cannot believe your little cabin. What must it be like for those of your neighbors that live there full-time!?
Annie I thought she was charming too… and funny. Made me feel better about my own stuffed drawers of napkins etc.. Aren’t the toile pieces good?
Yess the poor people in Tahoe have had a rough year. I feel for them and the whole community. xo
I was at 34,000 ft, flying home , when watching The Banshees of Insherin and , as Katherine notes, the acting is excellent, but it’s a rather dark story set in 1923 Ireland. Looked for another movie afterwards that made me smile for the remainder of my journey.
(Why am I counting my fingers! 🖐️🖐️)
🌿Here on Vancouver Island, I was so excited about the long reach of new growth of an evergreen
early -blooming clematis over our pergola, only to now find that , after our long spell of cool weather, the lush new leaves are now brown and crispy 😕Rats! The wisteria on the other end of the pergola won’t bloom for quite some time , but to see the damage on the clematis is disappointing. 🌱
Hi Cath, Thanks for the report on the Banshees film! I sort of need uplifting stories just about now too. Shoot about the clematis! My Wisteria is having the same issue. I don’t think it ever has experienced this cold of a spring and wet. Let’s hope we get more spring soon.