If you are following my blog Southern Nomad, then you may have heard the BIG NEWS - I am moving to New York. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time and I am super excited to finally have the chance to visit some of the places I have been blogging about: Ernest Alexander, Modern Anthology, Sweetleaf, D. S. & Durga, hOmE and Mast Brothers Chocolate to name a few.
I wanted to drop you all this quick note for two reasons:
1 - I am looking for a part-time job in New York while I attend college for a Media, Arts and Culture degree. I have experience in: strategic marketing, events, social media and so much more! If you have any leads I would so appreciate your sending them my way at firstname.lastname@example.org
2 - I will be blogging on Southern Nomad about the city, artists/creatives, small businesses, and any other beautiful treasures I discover. Do you have any recommendations about places I should visit? I would love to add them to my growing list :)
Thank you all for being such amazing followers and I am excited to keep you up to date on this crazy, wild, amazing adventure. Please let me know if you have questions, thoughts, etc.
new york typography: dana tanamachi
I am excited to announce that I will be moving to New York City in August!
As you join me on my journey via Southern Nomad, letters, Skype calls, texts, instagram, etc. I hope you will be inspired by seeing a dream come true and the knowledge of knowing some dreams are so worth holding onto..I am sure there are going to be highs and lows, and I so value your encouragement, advice, etc.
Are you ready?! Am I ready?! Ok I am freaking out a wee bit… like when your heart beats a little faster because you are just a ball of emotions…To help me begin to focus on some of the practicals, I would love to hear:
Pss- This is just an excerpt and you can read my full post here.
the life of a creative: johanna burke
something about her is reminiscent of Gertrude Stein…. talk about an inspiring living space, and her job…window design for Bergdorf Goodman.
“Every year, just as the holiday season begins, the windows of the big department stores turn into imaginative wonder worlds and Johanna Burke is one of the masterminds behind the spectacle. She welcomed us with open arms and when scheduling a time for the interview she already was in the final production stages of her holiday display at Bergdorf Goodman. With foresight she summoned us to her place just a couple hours before the sun was about to set and invited us to a stunning nature show – certainly also keeping in mind how the lighting will affect the photography.
She was a fantastic host and we literally hung out most of the interview on her couch, enjoyed some sparkling wine and in the end witnessed a stunning sunset from her panoramic window overlooking the East River and Downtown Manhattan. She not only showed us to her wonderful apartment but also walked us through long, spooky concrete corridors of the building – mainly inhabited by artists – to her studio where she was working on the final touches to her holiday windows devoted to the theme „Carnival of the animals“.”
source: freunde von freunden—
I have been waiting to see someone produce something like this for awhile.. and I love the stories behind each of the shoes, they inspire you to go on your own adventure.
A little about Samantha Pleet:
Each season new and ancient ideas from music, art, history, and literature are conjured along with various feelings and are transformed into Pleet’s silhouettes, then shown in collaborative projects from films, photographs to unique installations.
image source: wolverine lookbook—
pendler bon ton: the very dapper gentleman
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler…”
I know I post a lot of fashion inspiration on this blog for the ladies, so every once in awhile I try to balance things out. Have you noticed I have been beating a bit of a New York drum lately? Is it my fault that I keep finding out about more and more amazing brands which happen to be based in New York?
Ernest Alexander is another such compelling company and while they do have products available online, it can also be fun to just take a peek and be inspired by their way of putting quality materials together. The Ernest Alexander brand is yet another to take advantage of the current “Made in America/American Craftsmanship” trend.
ps - who wouldn’t want to visit a place where afternoon conversation can lead to a bottle of scotch being pulled out to share with you?
I am adding their shop to my list of places to visit on my next trip to New York:
Design Studio & Showroom
34 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
Open Shopping Hours
Tuesday - Friday 11-6pm
More about the brand:
“I’m a big believer that the finer details in life matter. Accessories are no different. From the way a bag falls against your side to the perfect placement of buttons on a shirt, it’s the little things that shape your daily experience. I launched Ernest Alexander with a simple vision in mind. Create handcrafted accessories in the old tradition, adding a touch of style and a bit of modern aesthetic. Clean lines. Heritage materials. Authentic finishes. Functionality. Hard-to-find fabrics. These are the things that make for a distinctive, wearable experience. I also believe that the way we make things is equally as important. That’s why we’ve chosen to manufacture our line here in the USA using craftsmen schooled in the longstanding traditions of quality, heritage and purpose. Thank you for visiting Ernest Alexander and we hope you enjoy our line as much as we enjoy creating it.” - Ernest—
great quote + shot of my favorite city.
last night I decided that I would download the paris wife (audio version) to begin listening to on my morning bus rides. as I was taking in the paris wife this AM, I kept smiling to myself and thinking of the Hemingway character in Midnight in Paris… they did such a great job with the casting in that movie that now when I listen to the paris wife, so much up to this point is about Hemingway, I see him and can imagine him speaking in the tone of the book.
image source: bazzerio