There are only the pursued the pursuing the busy and the tired. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’ve been there haven’t you. I’m there now – pursued, pursuing, busy and definitely tired.
I’ve found the remedy I need when I can check all four of these boxes is to steal away and find time alone- however brief- to be still and quiet. It helps, The Angler has also come to realize how very important my “cave time” is for a healthier me and a healthier us. So, a couple of weekends ago my hours alone were spent in an empty theater-just the Great Gatsby and me. ( 10 am Saturday movie times are the best, y’all!)
For years, the Great Gatsby has been a favorite story of mine. I’ve read the book a few times since high school Watched the the 1974 film version more than once, and have added the 2013 version with all its hullabaloo to the mix. ( I actually enjoyed the latter more than I thought!)
As I get older I find myself seeing life and relating to the different characters point of view. Nick the bystander. Daisy the selfishly adored. Gatsby the striving optimist. Tom the jerk. Wilson the broken hearted. But this blog post is less a book report or movie review.
It’s about Gatsby style.
While others may tout the dropped waist, the deco sparkle, the t-strap shoes, there is one element that to me is quintessential Gatsby – the pink suit.
During the Bean 2 Blog event at the garden home of P Allen Smith last year, we toured the home’s fabulous grounds and learned all about soybeans. As Allen showed us the wow-ing landscape of the new rose garden, I literally turned to him and asked ” do you have a pink suit?” I couldn’t help it. Those grounds looked like the scene in the 1974 film, and admit it P. Allen Smith has a certain Redford appeal. Allen thought I was kidding and gave me a “you’re weird” look, when he politely answered no. I wasn’t joking. ( I’m surprised he allowed them to invite me back to this year’s Bean 2 blog event which I will tell you more about later this week.
While Robert Redford and Leo have made it luxe cool for a guy to wear pink (despite what Tom Buchanan says), there is something down right sexy about a well tailored pale pink suit on a woman. With the right accessories, its becomes less ultra feminine soft and more powerfully sleek. I. Love. this look!
While I think the Garden home grounds have a certain grandeur to them, the bean 2 bloggers are safe, I won’t be nearly this over the top in my blogger couture this year. I’ll keep my Gatsby style for the board room and not the bean field.
For more details from the bean field and the Garden home, I’ll be tweeting and instagramming along with 20 other fabulous bloggers on Tuesday, May 21. Follow us at hashtag #bean2blog for what is sure to be an over the top event. Check out the Bean 2 Blog Pinterest board for more goodness. As Daisy would say, “it’s delicious”
I’m looking forward to connecting with new blogger friends and familiar faces. There we’ll be
In his blue gardens men and girls …. among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”
We’ll just be substituting soy milk for champagne.