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Monthly Archives: June 2013
Summer skiing has its own rules: skirts, shorts, tank tops, bathing suits and bikinis on the slopes.
School’s out for summer! Finally! Happy last day to my school teacher husband and everyone else getting to summer break a little later this year due to all the snow days from winter 2012-13.
On travel for work, I write from Miami where I am feeling more than a little out of my element. I definitely am more at home soaking up the sun on snow than sand. Either way you prefer, summer is officially here — hope you are having a good one!
3/2/1964 Press Photo: 83 DIE IN MOUNTAIN AIR DISASTER. 75 passengers bound for a ski-ing holiday, and the crew of eight, all British, died when their Britannia aircraft of British Eagle International Airlines crashed on to the side of the Glungezer Mountain in the Austrian Alps, as it was approaching INNSBRUCK Airport. After the aircraft had disappeared, fog and snow held up the search, and it was several hours before the wreck was found. PHOTO SHOWS: 31-year-old HANNES GASSER (left) the best mountain guide in the district, stands by waiting for news of the location of the wrecked Britannia, beside an Austrian Army vehicle.
For someone who is about to embark on a search for plane crash victims of the worst aviation disaster in Austria’s history, this guide seems disturbingly happy – but let’s focus on his ensemble that is classic alpine perfection, right down to the edelweiss pin! The soldier’s camouflage jacket with gathered bottom hem is pretty fantastic, too — and would be perfectly on trend today with the current camo moment in fashion.
(The setting of this post is a pretty big downer but I am finding it interesting – in terms of history and the reinforcement of the vast scale and power of mountains. Read the Wikipedia post for more info about the crash and ensuing avalanche. Watch video footage of the wreckage, please note some content is graphic.)
One good thing about residing in the Nutmeg State is proximity to both Brimfield and the reliable Elephant’s Trunk flea market. Sunday’s visit turned up an assortment of small items. These Italy travel brochures from the late 1930’s were definitely the find of the day! Gorgeous illustrated covers in rich colors and large magazine format should I decide to frame. As always, happy to find images that I have not seen before.
Stein Eriksen for Schlitz? I find this an amusing pairing: a Norwegian ski champion and a beer from Milwaukee. That said, looks refreshing on this summer day – cheers!
If I were designing winter Olympic uniforms for Team USA – the star pants with stripe cuffs would be serious inspiration!