Red & White Stripes (Act III)

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Slim Aarons

Red & White Stripes Then

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Ugh. June Gloom is back in Santa Barbara despite it being almost the 13th of July.  Anytime I’m having to wear a jacket in the middle of summer in Southern California?? I’m not a happy glamper.  To add insult to injury, I’ve felt a wee bit muse-deprived the last few days and the photo library on my main computer has become “Unreadable”

… It’s time for a long overdue visit to Sun Valley!  I’m looking forward to sitting on my porch with a tall “Old Raj” G & T, a good book (“The Portrait of a Lady”) and the sound of the river rushing by.

 In the meantime, I’m delving into my red & white stripes collection, because as long time readers of Slim Paley know, they are a particular “Happy” favourite of mine.

I’m also sharing my song du jour that, well, let’s just say if there was a “Dancing with The Stars in The Car” show, I would could be the winner.

You can only imagine how much my younger son appreciates this particular excruciation when we’re driving together 🙂

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Turn this up nice and loud and tell me if you don’t just love her.  So amazing she is only 21

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http://www.chanceco.com/  (via Sis)

Red Stripes Now

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Lubiam via A Continuous Lean

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Still with the jellies!

Kate Spade

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The Sartorialist

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Red Stripe Jamaican beer glasses $30

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Versace

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Bompas & Parr

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Elle Decor

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Elle Decor

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via the Errant Aesthete

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Villa Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Italy

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Me. Here. Now. You??

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Or here…

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The Sartorialist

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Wishing you a great rest of the week- hope it’s filled with sunshine and long summer nights

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Oh, PS.  Anyone watching “Million Dollar Decorators“?!

Love or hate??

Don’t be afraid to weigh in DAAAHLINGS!

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(please imagine, right here, the best photo of a red & white striped rose from my garden that iphoto won’t give me back)

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58 Comments

  1. Slim, I want to be in every picture, eat and drink every treat shown, and wear every outfit in this post…and I don’t even like red and white stripes! But you make me love them!

  2. DAHLING..HAVING JUST GIVEN THE SHOW YET ANOTHER CHANCE TO GET MY CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING I AM OFFICIALLY THROWING IN THE THROW PILLOW. I DO BELIEVE WATCHING PAINT DRY IS MORE INTERESTING…ESPECIALLY IF IT’S VIOLET. AND YOU? LOVE

  3. Million Dollar Decorators–obsessed!
    Only missing Michael Smith, Holly Hunt and Kelley Wearstler…just to round out every cliche L.A. designer.

    Could Ross be any bitchier.

    But the true star is Jacqueline,

  4. Seattle must be in the same weather pattern as S.B. I’ll be heading over to S.V. myself in about a week. When the sun doesn’t come to us, we’ve got to go to the sun….

  5. Hmmmmm it is five o’clock in the morning and that should
    probably be “anyone’s standards” but don’t hold me to it.
    I’m awake but the grey matter is taking its time.

  6. Just love red and white stripes, have been looking for a new red and white stripe tee for the summer. Not that I don’t have loads, but somehow always want a new one each summer. Sorry to hear the weather isn’t sunny in California for you Slim, hope it improves and enjoy Sun Valley. Sounds wonderful relaxing on your porch listening to the sound of the river, bliss!

  7. The stripes…wonderful, the music fantastic (even the dog thinks so)….
    SV has been sunny and beautiful so…… Enjoy! The river is still running high and the sound will be so relaxing and just what you are anticipating. WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Am I to understand there is no more”…and it never rains in Southern California”??
    I’d pick the gorgeous dining room with some amazing Amarone in one of those wine glasses!! WHO sings that song(am I a total dinosaur by not knowing this???)!? Must download it to my MOG!!!!!
    P.S Just got the book “Indian Embers”, looks great, can’t wait to read, thanks for recommending!

    • Sorry Kat, It’s Adele. I posted her name and the name of the song “Set Fire to the Rain” but only the grey arrow thingie comes up- not sure how to change that…
      Only been blogging for almost two years! lol.

  9. YOU left when the British were coming? Slim , I was looking forward to that post :).
    Check out my red, white, blue (and black) teen room I designed, i think you saw it.

  10. I live near Santa Barbara and I somehow didn’t expect to see Slim at the Royal Polo Match. I knew exactly who would be there but not our girl Slim. Not a fleet-follower, her.

  11. Hi Slim,
    Thanks for another wonderful, cheery post.
    Adele is amazing.
    The video for Rolling in the Deep is genius.

    Have fun in Sun Valley. Please, oh please post some of your gorgeous photos of your home and countryside there.
    Best,
    Ruth

  12. Sometimes NOT knowing the personal lives of someone who’s work you admire is better (same with actors, singers) – something kind of ruins it for me and turns me off. That being said, I wonder if they’ll do a Real Housewives deal and bring us southern decorators, NYC decorators… or maybe have some drama with a redo of Alex and Simon’s Brooklyn digs.

  13. Its gloomy in San Diego as well…what is going on?? anyway, million $ decos sure give us all a bad name…cant stand the pretense, the accents etc and if everyone likes the maid what is that telling you? Wish this country would begin watching something with some class and substance again….I would love to hav seen a “real” show on decorating with the big bucks, not this put on…but it is nice to see the pretty houses.

  14. Love my Current Elliott red and white “rugby” shirt. Now I love it more. And LOVE the decorators. Kathryn Ireland -her voice! And I want to have cocktails with her please. Did you see the Santa Monica canyon home of Jeffrey Alan Marks and Ross Cassidy in the June Elle Decor? Gorgeous.
    Have a great time in Sun Valley!

    • Thanks Julie. I will take a look for it in Elle Decor, and yes, I agree, Kathryn Ireland would be lots of fun to have a cocktail (or two!) with- her voice is very interesting isn’t it? I bet she doesn’t get mistaken for a child on the phone too often!

  15. I’m totally mad about red and white stripes…so many great pics here! I actually did a red and white post and must say this makes mine look like a week attempt! Red and white is fabulous and it doesn’t matter if it’s on the floor, the table, a chair or person…love it all!

  16. Slim,
    I haven’t watched the newest season but was bored to death in the last season. Maybe I’m not a reality gal…no, that’s not it.
    Love the stripes…timeless, classic. Love Adele!
    Karen

  17. Love Adele. We are going to see her on the 9th at the Orpheum. Yeah! I am off to buy a red and white striped shirt to wear to her concert.

  18. We are very foggy and cool in San Francisco as well – but it is to be expected in July! Just came back from 10 beautiful sunny days in Lake Tahoe, so it is hard to get back to “normal” 60 degree weather!

    I would like to be sitting on that veranda (or whatever it is) in Italy!

    Cheers!

  19. Adele has such presence.
    Finally some design and dry wit on tv. Want to hang with MDD.
    I’m more of a grey/white stripe girl…and yet not depressed.
    Adore the pink powder puff heels.
    And your eye.

  20. Wonderful post! The only things missing are an old-fashioned barber’s pole and a candy cane. I still have dreams about those striped sails in the Nile…

  21. Yikes Stripes–love them–especially these red ones!
    MDD-YIKES DAGGERS–no like–the dark haired woman is so unreal and is so taken with her work–not attractive at all..as for her decorating it is very COMMON…….felt they all try to hard to achieve mediocre results considering the amount of money put out!! From Idaho–greetings and enjoy our fabulous weather!!!

    • ha ha- “Common” – you sound like my mum.
      How about how rude Mary McDonald was about the poor prospective client who sent her the “Fruit bouquet”? C R I N G E !

  22. i had to escape the terrible weather in Vancouver and so I hit the beaches of Mexico, it’s very humid and hot but I’m loving it!

    thanks for the fitting post! having a MAJOR thunder storm right now It’s amazing!!!!

  23. Who’s the Million Dollar Decorator with the phoney “Something” accent. I think he is from Nebraska and trying to be Posh (Spice Girl Accent)…………..or is it just me who thinks that?

  24. Adele!
    Wow…
    Where have I been?
    Love, Love, Love!
    Slim…you are simply the best!
    xoxo
    Have a ball in that beautiful sunny valley!

  25. Love stripes and Adele. Can’t get into the decorator show–too stressful! I’d have a heart attack if I had their job.

    S.V. sounds wonderful right now–enjoy.

  26. Oh, what a gorgeous post. I don’t have anything in red stripes. I need to go shopping. You convinced me! It is beautiful!

    I love that song too…

    I hope you’re having a great day, sweetie.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  27. I do love that song! I’m so happy Kat asked for the artist…I can’t stop listening to it…hard to imagine she’s only 21.

  28. great music, great stripes- love every bit of it all!! the stripes make me happy too.

    yes, love MDD’s! I want to have dinner with Mary and Jeff Lewis together (I know- different show, but think they are both genius and hoots!)

    happy weekend!
    joan

  29. Love Adele and have always loved red stripes. I gave away my Tommy H red strip T a few years ago b/c I thought red stripe was going out. Very stunned of me not to know it is always IN. But I fal to Navy more often. I am enjoying MDD. It is ridiculously entertaining and so very unreal. I like the older fella with the unknown posh accent. Thanks SP for saluting summer so beautifully.

    Lisat

  30. Love the post, the song and Million Dollar Decorators. Martyn is from England know him well and his the funniest and nicest person. He was made for a show like this. We all make fun of his Dahhhhlings. Love kathy Ireland I think she is hilarious too.

  31. Loving the stripes…just need them to run vertically for me!! Now if I just had that Versace handbag…Hope you have a wonderful vacation in Sun Valley!

  32. I’m watching MDD. And Mary M. is my favorite by far. She’s tasteful with her interiors and personal style.

  33. Love the show! Hope they give it a second season. Martyn truly seems to be the most pretentious and self-absorbed person ever. And that’s saying something. Mary seems heartless. The way she treated that potential client was pitiful. Love Kathy. Love, love, love her.

    The show does make decorators seem arrogant and pretty mean spirited but it’s fun to watch.

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