App Obsession: Waterlogue

Buvette
Small plates and cocktails at a favorite New York spot, Buvette.

Last week my friend Domonique mentioned the app Waterlogue in her Friday Favorites post, so I had to check it out immediately.  Waterlogue miraculously transforms your photos into watercolor paintings with the click of a button.  Fair warning: I was up hours past my bedtime playing around and watching the magic happen.  The following are a handful of photos I converted from my travels and instagram roll to share with you.  It’s great fun to experiment with whatever you’ve snapped (who would have thought the above not-at-all-good photo would make such a charming “painting”?) but landscapes and photos with an inherent graphic quality seem to work best.

Grazing Belties in Wisconsin.
Grazing Belties in Wisconsin.
Little J in the powder, Telluride
Little J in the powder, Telluride
Hank in the study
Hank in the study
Vintage Land Rover, Vineyard Haven
Vintage Land Rover, Vineyard Haven
Apple picking, Wisconsin
Apple picking, Wisconsin
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Surprise catch, Vero Beach
Surprise catch, Vero Beach
View from a cottage porch, Menemsha
View from a cottage porch, Menemsha
Ladurée, UES
Ladurée, UES

Waterlogue is available through the App Store for $2.99.

Mid-Summer Green

This long, treacherous winter has me longing to skip spring altogether and jump into the warmth of a lazy mid-summer day.  I’ve been dreaming of green – not scattered shoots of crocuses or the chartreuse of emerging leaves, but vibrant swaths of treetop and grass so lush that it begs for bare feet.  Steinbeck wrote in Travels with Charley: In Search of America, “What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”  I predict this will be our sweetest summer yet.

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Make Me Blush

Make Me Blush
Pale blush was a favorite shade on the runways for Spring 2014, making silky underpinnings and accessories in this flattering hue the perfect choice for a Valentine’s indulgence.  What woman wouldn’t want a hint of spring next to her skin even if she’s bundled under layers of cashmere?  I am absolutely wild over those Stella knickers and the lace-trimmed silk pajamas.  The matchstick necklace is high on my wish list as well.  Such a clever way to tell her she lights your fire!

Eberjey lace trimmed robe
$180 – net-a-porter.com

Eberjey Iris thong
$42 – journelle.com

Claire Vivier leather clutch
$145 – clarevivier.com

Stella McCartney matchstick necklace
$345 – net-a-porter.com

Chloé perfume
$120 – bloomingdales.com

By Terry baume de rose lip gloss
$53 – net-a-porter.com

Eberjey Iris bralet
$54 – journelle.com