An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
I am gifted with inherent leisure and laziness. Well, not really, I have more lives than a cat to live. But I do like to unwind frequently, and what better than the tranquil departures and sun drenched lawns and distant sunsets of the many escapes from New York? While many of mine have been around Princeton or Philadelphia, probably the most sumptuous is at a house in the Hamptons.
When it’s time to pick a few favorites for a lounging day spent with myself, it is important for me to pack effectively, if not lightly. The avid traveler never rests his mind, just his body. And I was recently introduced to Tani, a brand that started off as luxury underwear and has since transformed into one of epic loungewear.
Their silk cut tank top is miraculously lightweight and seductively soft. Surprisingly resilient on the grass, rocks, or simply for everyday outerwear, it feels like having nothing on. Turns out it is made of micro modal air fabric and is thinner than silk. Without clinging to my body, it has a perfect form fit. Just like a virtual hug from the lazy air.
What’s more, it is made of natural materials, and also biodegradable! Making me evidently at one with the greener pastures of life.
As I bake myself and singe my eyes in the sun, an interlude with my staple in eyewear comes in the form of Illesteva. These infamous bug eyed glasses have been a staple in my recent collection. Handmade in Italia, these single cut glasses are also lightweight, in my favorite blue lenses that are at one with the sky.
The 3/4 bottoms by Tani are lighter than air – I guarantee they will fly away if left on the patio! Which means, that when wearing them, I am at one with myself – indoors or out, poolside or lounging, or simply snuggled up on a couch vegetating. Made of double knit jacquard cotton, they are wrinkle free, meaning I can wander out of bed and into my day without anyone noticing.
Some intricate detailing includes a hidden drawstring for chill days, and belt loops and a front button for when you want to engage in something more serious than sleeping.
A well spent day, lounging about, converting oxygen into carbon dioxide.
What’s your mantra?