TGIF! Busy week, right?! Between the meetings, conference calls and too-few-and-far-between coffee breaks, we barely even realized that it’s Friday.
But yes, it’s true! Labor day weekend has arrived and we’ve got a few days all to ourselves before going back to the hustle and bustle.
For a much-needed dose of “me” time this weekend, we’re hitting up New York’s very own natural oasis, Central Park. On your outdoor max-and-relax jaunt, might we suggest taking with you a blanket, a bottle of wine and that awesome summer read your girlfriend told you about?
As always, we’ve already planned the perfect ensemble for your weekend outing. So lie back, relax, and look fabulous—because girl, you deserve it.
Looking for a European getaway? Our recommendation: Barcelona, Spain!
Barcelona is a city of amazing culture, food, and nightlife on Spain’s Catalonian coast, which makes it a perfect Mediterranean getaway.
Breathe in the aroma of sizzling tapas and sweet sangria. While the cool breeze rolls off the sea and blows through the palm trees, get lost in the city’s quaint, labyrinthine alleyways, each one filled with adventure.
Barcelona is full of museums, cathedrals, and tourist attractions ranging from the art of Salvador Dalí to the Olympic Stadium. Don’t miss the opportunity to sit outside with a glass of wine or clara (the Spanish version of a refreshing lemon shandy) and enjoy the sights and sounds! Check out La Rambla in the center of the city – a perfect spot to munch on tapas, the famed small plates of Spanish cuisine. Tapas are hot or cold appetizers, designed to be shared with friends or someone special. Favorites include patatas bravas, Catalan bread, olives, chorizo, and Tortilla Española.
If you’re looking for an architectural adventure, look no further than the works of Antoni Gaudí, Catalonia’s most famous architect. Gaudí was heavily inspired by nature and had a very eclectic sense of design. His work can be seen all over the city! Make sure to check out Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic basilica designed by Gaudí in 1882. Construction is still going on today, so expect some hammering while you gaze at the breathtaking stain glass windows. Park Güell, another work of Gaudí, is the perfect place to take a break from the city. Stroll through the endless mosaic structures and gardens.
Take time to lose yourself in Barcelona and explore all of the different treasures the city has to offer. And don’t forget to do it in style! We recommend traveling to Barcelona in the Fall or early Spring when the weather’s at its peak. Have you been to Barcelona? Tell us about your adventure!
Written by: Emma Ilaria, Merchandising Coordintor
As our journey continues we’re all aboard a high speed train to our next destination. Enjoy soaking up the scenery while sipping espresso. As you make your way up the Amalfi Coast, through Rome, and across the hills of Tuscany you’ll come across a lavish city where striking architecture surrounds you, flower boxes line the windowsills and gondolas float along narrow canals. You’re in Venice, one of the most revered, romantic cities on the sea.
The unique blend of art, history and culture inspires your color choices for the month. You’ll be robed in shades of currant, silver and gunmetal, illuminated by moments of pink and silver hardware. Textured ombré prints and Venetian lace patterns reflect the region’s heritage. By mid-month black and ivory pieces with sculptured seaming and pattern blocking will refresh the collection.
You feel renewed and enriched by the beauty that surrounds you. As you transition in to fall you’re ready to take the next step – it’s about the journey, not just the destination! Presenting the Caché Design Team’s favorite pieces from our September Collection:
Doesn’t it seem like belts are on a loop? One day they’re fashion news, the next they’re gone – until they circle back. We’re not talking the simple, fit through five loops, hold your pants up belt. We’re talking trend-right over a blouse, over the loops addition to your ensemble. We want great belt options that are here to stay, and our Accessories Team is giving us just that!
Check out some of our favorite belts below. And stick around, because each month we’ll bring you something new and different from the belt-o-sphere: tassels, chains, studs and beyond.