So, my first Thanksgiving has passed and it didn’t disappoint. I went to Texas and ate enough food to feed an entire nation!!!
I woke with sleepy eyes greeting me and a big birthday hug as it was also my birthday. I walked into the kitchen and it was already hustling at 10am, big love and laughter filled the room as the sweet potato casserole, cranberry salad, vegetables and the best southern pecan pie around was prepared.
American football played in the background on the flat screen TV — as I understand it, big games were played that day. A big turkey bird was deep fried out on the drive in the cold frosty air – southern style — while I sat on the porch gazing at Friesian horses walking majestically across the pasture.
I felt very blessed to have experienced such a beautiful celebration in the US, and I sure did give thanks to a bountiful Harvest :)
i am sooo jealous because while they were in iceland our team got to visit the blue lagoon! one of iceland’s top attractions, the blue lagoon is a natural hot spring of geothermal seawater that is probably not only incredibly relaxing, but its really good for your skin too. the lagoon is situated in a lava field, and the water temperature ranges from 98-102 degrees! it sounds, and looks, heavenly. plus there’s a restaurant and hotel there that overlook the lagoon!
images, except for top two, via the blue lagoon website. can someone take me there now, please?
one of our fans reached out to us on facebook to share her connection with free people, and had this to say:
“I just wanted to say that I personally love the free people philosophies. Not many clothing brands tend to inspire you as a “person” but free people does a great job at inspiring their consumers, daily. Through the art and photography in the catalogs, to the clothing materials themselves, they allow you to DREAM to be the person you feel you are to be, without restraint, without holding back, to have the FREEdom to be who you are, and for that to be a beautiful thing. To live and love in the moment. To dare to be more with your life and to not worry about what others may perceive. Be you, be beautiful (that is my personal motto) and I believe free people does a wonderful job capturing that specific essence. Great job. Much love, Candice.”
that is what it’s all about! thank you for the inspiring words, candice, it means so much to us. xoxo.
She rides like a frontier… lady like and romantic she aims for the sunset, the dusk glow casts a story over her Victorian ruffles.
Her silhouette is striking, riding pants, layered maxi skirts and leather waisted belts. She becomes a rider of romance with power in her eyes.
to get the shots for our current web theme, equestrian dreams, our team went to belmont stables in philadelphia, where a couple of our fp girls take riding lessons. i asked one of them to tell me a little bit about why she loves riding horses and here’s what she had to say…
“I have been trying to find a hobby that I am really passionate about for years. When I was younger it was dancing, I took ballet for over 12 years, and since I’ve stopped- I haven’t really had ‘a thing’ that I do just for me, and I miss that. I’ve wanted to ride my whole life, my grandmother was a rider and always showed me pictures of her with her horses. Well, I’m 32 and I finally did it. It’s definitely like my little escape, I love going to the stables and grooming my horse and spending time forming relationships. It’s a beautiful feeling to ride a horse, building up the immense trust and getting into that perfect rhythm with such a big animal. When I am riding I am not thinking of anything else, my mind is clear and it is just me and the horse. I also really love the natural, raw almost historic feeling of riding a horse. It’s something humans have been doing for centuries and it feels pretty awesome to be a part of that.”
the trip has been magical so far…from an early morning plane ride to a wild night out in west hollywood, shopping in santa monica and watching the sunset on venice beach… california, you will always have a piece of my heart.
for rumi neely’s shoot in the october catalog, our team went to the home of our senior designer behind our fp one line and store design. located in mt. airy, philadelphia, her house is everything you would imagine for someone with her creative spirit. from the outside it looks like villa you’d see in the south of france, and on the inside it is full of treasures she has collected during her travels (she spends six months of each year in india).
a video is coming soon, but here is a special preview of her beautiful home.
as you guys probably know, october is breast cancer awareness month. i wanted to share a cool thing you can do to support the cause, called pink hair for hope. through the month of october, participating salons will put a pink hair extension in your hair for $10, with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. this is such a great idea and a fun way to raise awareness! i think i’m going to have to re-dye the ends of my hair to be pink again :)