So, How Was Your Day?
Oatmeal with flax seeds and brown sugar. Coffee with cream.
Arugula salad with cannellini beans, red onion and prosciutto. Mint Lemonade.
Tortilla soup with sour cream, limes and cilantro. A good IPA.
Woke up at 7:05 to sun rising and little feet down the hall (not sure which came first). Read a quick paragraph in The Field Guide To Mammals - a little non-fiction when you wake up is a good start to the day. Ate breakfast. Saw the kids off to school.
Took train to Manhattan for meeting at fabric studio to discuss new collections I am designing. Lunch at my favorite cafe - Cafe is Le Pain Quotidien. Took train back home. Took daughter to ballet. Contemplated an espresso or green tea. Green tea wins.
Emails about selling my line to a new store in London. Phone calls debating what to call the first fabric line. Homework. Dinner, baths and bedtime for kids. Dinner with my husband. Fell asleep on the sofa with a good book, The Ice Storm.
Three Last Things…
1. What’s up with all the plaid?
I have recently become obsessed with tartans—literally all of them. The Highlanders were known for mixing tartans in their daily dress, not adhering to only wearing the tartans specific to their clan. I think varied tartans look amazing thrown together, don’t you?
2. Can you give us any hints about your new fabric collection?
The new fabric collection takes inspiration from the seashore where I live. Expect seagulls, sling chairs, and sea stars…
3. We know you are a smarty and actually read …. but if you watched a TV show marathon what would it be?
I must admit that I recently indulged in an all -weekend/marathon/catch-up on Season One of Downton Abbey. Probably not too surprising. I am a huge fan of that show.
Julie lives in Connecticut near the sea. Part Southern Belle, part Francophile…she is one of the foremothers of modern stationery design. Her new fabric collection (coming soon) will be gracing everywhere and everything. www.jackandlulu.com