A staycation in July 2011

July came in with warm weather, bugs, thunderstorms and long humid evenings! We went sailing on the Charles river and tended our garden. The CBI has new docks on the Charles, just the place to walk about, sail, sun bathe or go for a coffee to Charles Street. Our new mantra is a staycation in July!

Sunbathing and sailing on the newly built docks on the Charles river in Boston

One of my favorite images from July- children learning to sail on the Charles

I taught a fashion camp along with two wonderful Lexington High School girls as aides, in July for the Lexington Community Education's Lexplorations. Fifteen teenaged girls arrived to spend their day sketching, brainstorming, painting and creating amazing fashion designs and mood boards. We rounded off the week watching inspiring snippets of relevant fashion shows and classic and new movies on the topic! All in all, a very creative week.

Fashion camp for teenagers at Lexington Community Education

Fashion sketches and mood boards by some very talented budding designers

Sketches by very talented teenage budding designers!

Fashion Studio at Lexington High School converted from the Art room!

We recently finished a bridal project for a wedding at the end of July. My friend Nafees's niece got married in Lexington this week and though the bridal party was from all over the world, the groom's family was from MA. A locavore feast for the eyes and taste buds was creating by finding all the resources close to home. Lovely summer cuisine from Via Lago, cake from Wilson Farms with fresh white roses and calla lilies flown in by our local Costco. The family did the bouquets and floral arrangements themselves. Local DJ and college student Chips spun some great tunes for the globe-trotting hip young things to dance under the white tent at Gore Place farm in Waltham.

A locovore wedding in all aspects of the planning and design

DJ Chips trying to cool off before he spins for the fashionable young set!

July wedding that wows in it's fresh local feel

Exquisite summer meal by Via Lago of Lexington

The perfect ending to a beautifully planned local wedding! Dessert by Wilson Farms/ Via Lago in Lexington to go with my cup of Earl grey!

We are gearing up for fall for a events in Sept and Oct. Boston Fashion week, Lokvani award and gala event, Liberty Hotel fashion show and NEAC. Don't miss our holiday trunk show and sale in Oct as well to ring in Diwali, Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. Check out the website for updates on events, new fashions and where you can find us! Enjoy the rest of your summer, the children will be back in school soon enough!

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