Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Take Cover

Monday night on a spur of the moment decision I boarded a Jakarta-bound plane to join J for the week. While the smog, scooters and traffic give KL a run for its money, the people and shopping are utterly divine. I immediately hit the streets in search of local designer finds. Though my sensory high was abruptly ended due to price tags not in my last minute travel budget, the clothing was out of this world! I may have left behind oodles of frocks that I will continue to dream about for days on end [The fabrics! The textures! The impeccable construction!], but I didn't return to the hotel empty handed. Yes, I traveled all the way to Indonesia and all I got [so far] was a Diane von Furstenberg swimsuit coverup. I'm so American.

14 comments:

A French Cloud said...

No...I'm so American...I had to look up where Jakarta was. The coverup is a must for where you live-good buy!

Frau said...

I with French Cloud where is Jakarta I thought. Great find come in handy hanging on your roof top pool. How does your pup do when you are gone and who watches him? Just curious ours is having a really hard time from the move.

Courtney said...

We have a man who used to be in charge of Quarantine in KL keeping her when we leave. She stays in their house and, I swear, this family loves Burkly just as much as we do! It's quite comforting and I know we're so very lucky to have them take such good care of her!

Chelsea said...

Wow.. it sounds amazing!! Textiles makes me crazy!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Wow, I can't believe you went! I have some friends who go back and forth but avoid it like crazy after the recent bombings. So... be careful!

And it's ok to be American. Sometimes we all just need a good deal :)

jae said...

you can take the girl out of america, but you can't take america out of the girl??!! it does have a wonderful exotic vibe to it if that helps...

p.s. love the stainless trays!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

That sounds exciting! And I love the coverup!

Sarah said...

That's beautiful! Love it!

mrs boo radley said...

Fabulous! Like a good neighbor, Indonesia is there.

julia said...

ooooh, I love that cover up - great find!

amber {daisy chain} said...

I am drooling over your textile descriptions! please tell me you bought some yardage of some gorgeous fabric also...sounds like heaven.

TheBeautyFile said...

Kind of obsessed with this purchase...how fun is this pattern!? I would totally wear it with jeans all the time...

my little apartment said...

so jealous! I'm spending the weekend on my bf's parent's boat (yacht?) and I need something exactly like this.

http://www.mylittleapartment.blogspot.com

stewart and james said...

you are so YOU! that looks just LIKE you: fabulous in every way!