We’ve been in our new apartment one week, and the biggest unexpected joy of our new location is our proximity to the Union Square Greenmarket which draws farmers from across New England to the city several days each week. Leaving California for New York I wouldn’t have dreamed that we’d be able to access even better produce just a few steps from our new home. We’re making a habit of passing through the market on our way home from work and picking up just a few things to make dinner each night. The farmers take great pains to create beautiful spreads of vegetables, meats, local honey, fresh baked bread, and flowers and it reminds me of provincial market days we loved so much in France.
For market runs I love a simple uniform of jeans and a blouse and a large tote for bringing groceries home. Alexandra de Curtis makes incredibly luxurious leather bags out of her workshop in Rome and she kindly sent me her newest design which launched yesterday. This is my third bag from her collection and I cannot say enough good things about her work – the leather does. not. scratch. Even after a year of heavy use her bags look brand new (see my first blog post here). The Milano tote is a classic market tote silhouette that gets an update with her signature knotted straps and contrasting lining. It also happens to look incredibly smart with these booties in the same cognac leather hue from Sarah Flint. Both the boots and tote are classic wardrobe staples worth the investment that will carry you from the farmers market to the office with ease all season long.