March 26, 2015
March 25, 2015
Besides the sunglasses that all the models wore, this season Architexture shared fall looks rich in burgundy and navy. I love burgundy for Fall, and the collars on the jackets were perfection. I could totally go for a pair of those sunglasses, too...
Kate Walz continues to surprise me! When I first started attending KCFW several years ago, I remember Kate's prom and event-perfect dresses! They were detailed and fabulous. But more astounding was her age - a teenager creating these design-perfect ballgowns! Over the years (through many KCFW shows and an Omaha one in there), I've seen her mature, evolve and experiment - and it's been fun! This season was no different!
And the final show of the night and this season was by Project Runway alum, Laura Kathleen! She showed last season, too, and now the two times I've seen her, she has not disappointed! My only disappointment lies in that I did not have that gorgeous white maxi dress on my San Juan trip! The rest of the collection was a lovely mix of whimsy and structure, and honestly, it was filled with pieces that could go from spring into fall!
March 24, 2015
Old San Juan is the original town of San Juan that used to be contained by walls. In 1897, the walls came down when the people demanded the space to expand as the population had grown. We loved this area - all the brightly colored buildings and ally-ways reminded me of Europe! And there were some great patio restaurants. We walked around a couple times - you could walk from coast to the coast on the other side.
The last day we were there, we had the whole day to explore. So, back to Old San Juan (which was just a 10-15 minute cab ride away from the Hilton), we hit up both the forts that protected (old) San Juan from invaders, El Morro was built in the late 1500s to guard against invaders from the seat and the Castillo San Cristobal fortress was built later in mid-1600s to protect the city. Both forts have amazing views, catch prefect breezes and are filled with history.
I loved walking around these expansive structures, taking photos and climbing to the top for the best views. My husband loves to read every little sign and devour the maps. This is how we do our vacations - always slightly in our own ways.
So next year... I'm thinking a true vacation (no work!) to Costa Rica! Anyone been there with any great recommendations or thoughts on other places I should adventure and get some R&R next?