[2013 new york edition 6" diary in purple 'brights' leather, courtesy of graphic image and gigi new york - $34, available here]
[an old-fashioned glass water bottle during a late afternoon lunch]
[party favor starfish-shaped sugar cookies]
I always think summer can't fade away all that quickly but in New York by the beginning of September that's exactly what happens. Temperatures may stay warm but they somehow lack any intense heat, the air gets crisper and sunlight not as sharp, and schedules get increasingly less carefree and more cluttered. These pre-fall days still have their own beauty–I'm a sucker for a perfect sky, subdued colors, and little things that remind me of what's just passed (like seashore-themed baked treats). I'm looking forward to autumn–and eventually filling that 2013 diary.
P.S. The people behind Graphic Image couldn't be anymore sweet: not only did they stamp my initials into the cover of my date book (in my favorite color no less), they sent their 'New York edition' complete with city maps and guides. I'll be organized, prepared, and chic in the New Year.