Posts Tagged ‘ vacation ’

the joker of the beach

i’ve been at the beach for the past week for some much needed r & r.  while on vacation, i ran across the car you see above.  it didn’t take but one look for me to determine it was a fiat, and after some intense google searching (not really just beach + fiat) i found out that this particular car is called the fiat jolly.  the name is short for “jolly de plage” which translates to “joker of the beach.”

back in the late 1950’s, fiat chairman gianni agnelli wanted a car he could take on his boat from port to port.  it obviously had to be small and lightweight, so he sent one of his 500 models to italian car manufacturer carrozzeria ghia and instructed them to take off the doors, replace the top with a surrey top, and add wicker seats.  there’s a lot more that went into the coachwork of the car, but i won’t bore you with those details.  the result was the fiat jolly.

i can’t remember what year this particular jolly was made, but the owner has spent the last 2 years restoring the vehicle somewhere in california.  it really does look incredible.  i wish i had taken a few more photos.  i can’t imagine a more perfect ride at the beach.

the i’ll be home for christmas kit

christmas day is my favorite day of the year.  i’m spoiled to have most of my family here in nashville, so we all head over to my parents house to open presents and eat brunch.  it’s the one day of the year my mom cooks.  she makes the most amazing french toast i’ve ever had.  here’s what i’ll be sporting come sunday morning:

j. crew fair isle sweater – one of the better looking sweaters i’ve seen this year

danner mountain trail boots – the most badass hiking boots you will find.  period.  size down a half.

grown & sewn heavy foundation trousers – pants that are cut like your favorite denim.  on sale now for $99.

mitchell & ness chicago bears script hat – the original version of this hat starred in the movie christmas vacation.  you might have seen it.

apple iPad 2 – i don’t leave home without it.  instant entertainment when everyone is taking their christmas naps.

rawhide dog bone – how else are you supposed to keep your dog occupied while you’re eating and opening presents?  might need a couple of them.

i hope every one has a great holiday.  i’ll be blogging on and off for the next couple of days.

vacation time

i will be in florida for the next couple of days for some much needed vacation. i brought my ipad with me but not sure how often i will post. i’ll be back in full force next week. i hope everyone had a good weekend.