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As some of you know, the first part of our trip north was to Connecticut. My daughter and family live in Greenwich and my sister and friends live in the New Haven area.
I took a walk around Greenwich while there:
When I was with GenRe my office was on the third floor center set of windows of this building on Arch St.
Ralph Lauren has an impressive space on Greenwich Avenue – and the window are dramatically decorated.
A view of Greenwich Harbor from Steamboat Road.
These fine automobiles looked like jewels in a jewelry store window as I walked down Railroad Ave. This was across the street from the railroad station.
Barns and Noble runs the Yale Bookstore. It’s located in the building that was once the Yale Co-op. As I wandered each floor on my visit, I could envision the layout from the Co-op days; especially the top floor which was clothing. I new exactly where the suits, shirts and ties were; Gant and Sero BD shirts stacked and on-sale; rep and Yale College crested silk ties. I could see the wall of Shetland and cable knit sweaters in beautiful colors and tones – by their look they were instantly recognizable as a “Co-op sweater”.
Walking into J. Press in New Haven brings back a lot of memories. When I visit there, I swoop from table to table and look through the cases along the wall of shirts; the opposite wall completely decorated with ties of impressive colors and designs. On this trip my daughter surprised me a bought me a couple of ties – I love green ties, so I picked out a blue/green rep and a blue green knit – my wife bought me a watch strap. Everything looked great -
Some of the loot I picked up during this trip. By the way, the red chinos on the left are from Murray’s Toggery Shop Outlet in Nantucket and the pair on the right are from LL Bean. The Nantucket Reds are very light – almost pink – and this will be a cause of concern especially on Friday’s at work – so I’ll pass on casual Friday with the Murray’s go with the LL Beans. Even the LL Beans will be a problem, but I think I can pull them off OK at work. My PM partner at the firm will have a field day with preppy remarks – but I can take it.
Blue chambray shirt, ribbon belt, and flip-flops from J. Crew. Blue embroidered shorts and madras belt from the Bass Shoe Outlet, ties and watch strap from J. Press.
Tomorrow I’ll post a bit more from Connecticut then move onto Cape Cod.
I’m tired, good night!
This is the Thursby house along the Saint John’s River in Central Florida – In 1872, the Thursby family built a large frame home atop the Indians’ shell mound, safe from the floodwaters of the St. Johns. The pilings of the steamboat dock remain, relics of a bygone era.
There’s this classy little courtyard off Park Avenue in Winter Park FL. The times that I’ve passed it, I wished I’d had my camera with me. I got a shot of it last week and thought I’d post it along with a couple of other jewels from the Winter Park streets.
I love this photo of my son and his children – I swiped it from his Facebook page – photo credit to BK. He’s a great Dad and the #1 really signifies his rank.
We have always been a “beach” kind of family – love the sea and the sand and warm sun on our faces. I grew up on the New England coast and spent many days at the beach in Connecticut and in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. My son’s wife is from a Massachusetts beach town and, so I hear, grew up with lobster sandwiches in her lunch box.
To all the Dad’s out there – Happy Father’s Day!