A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions: Father's Day Edition
1. Decide Sunday’s menu together – with help from an all-about-grilling Pinboard.
2. Check out these gift ideas for the has-everything dad with a sense of humor.
3. Is Dad techy or handy? There’s bound to be something here that hasn’t yet made it onto his desk or workbench.
4. Maybe a new jacket or tie is all he needs to feel young and dapper on his special day.
5. Football season is 86 days away. Which, to Dad, is 86 days too long. Soften the blow.
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In honor of Father’s Day, we asked our colleagues around the office about their favorite passed-down-from-papa pieces and were moved (almost) to tears.
Ira M., EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer
“My grandfather gave me his father’s silver pocket watch. I wore it on my wedding day, and even though neither my grandfather nor great grandfather were there, in some way, it felt as if they were sharing the day with me. I keep it in a safe place and look forward to passing it on to my son one day.”
Rachel S., Copy Director
“My father gave me his prep school letter sweater. It’s now about 65 years old. I love the thick navy wool, classic boat neck shape, and giant maroon “B” – in high school I wore it with jeans and felt so cool. Today, it’s on a display ledge in my closet. I loved the nostalgic look of it, but more than that, I love knowing that my dad was once a kid, and that he wanted me to have this. It’s like he’s sharing his dreams with me.”
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A SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY EDITION
For some, personal style comes in the form of perfectly hung designer confections. For Chip, it comes by way of antiques, interesting décor, and a store filled with treasures. We sat down with the owner of the The Whitney Shop in New Canaan, Connecticut, to learn his styling tricks for seasonal settings and for always looking polished. (Added Father’s Day bonus: Chip just happens to be the dad of our very own copywriter, Katie.)
Rue La La: We’re firm believers in an all-encompassing life of style – what does that mean to you?
Chip: Good food and good friends. That’s why I love cocktail hour – it’s about gathering your friends and family together and relaxing. Your environment and surroundings really matter, but you don’t need anything fancy. One of my favorite places is a simple deck overlooking an ocean.
Rue La La: Do you have a guiding philosophy on home decorating?
Chip: Comfort and casual elegance. I like rooms that are transitional and can be changed from season to season. Low-maintenance and neat, rooms that flow well together. I use different areas of my home at different times of year. In the winter, I spend evenings in the kitchen and family room where things are more cozy. Once the weather warms up, you’ll find me in the sunroom or on the deck.
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