Hello Dear Readers,

This is normally the time our newest issue would post — twice a month or every 2-weeks — but there will be a slight change in the regularly scheduled program, because, you see >> I’m On Vacation!  Yes, indeed, and I wrote this little tid bit for you right before gettin’ outta dodge. Yes, I’ve been staycationing here in LA, all along this lovely summer, while also working, but there’s nothing like actually getting out and away from the daily routine …

Instead, I'm giving you a quick overview, and re-posting (see link below) my very first blog issue — from June a year ago. Check it out. While you’re at it, if you have the time, peruse some other issues, like the recent Summer-Series … and let me know what you think, what you like, what you want to read about, what’s on YOUR ever lovin’ mind.

Take Me On Vacation — The Very First Blog-Post

Now, as much as I’d love to totally and completely unplug and disappear … I promised y’all a Travel-Diary.  So I’ll be documenting this little trip, trying to not drive my husband (nor myself) crazy while I do it. — No, I’m not going far far away, like I talked about wanting to in the fist blog post, not yet, not this year. I’m Holiday-ing right here in glorious Cali … just going a bit further north. First to visit our wonderful friends (in their fab little cottage) on the central coast — to cook and drink and go wine tasting and enjoy each other, then off to Big Sur, one of our most favorite places in the world.

Stay tuned for the photo journey and whatever else. If I’m really organized, I’ll post some some photos … maybe on Instagram @kajanistudio or on our fb page TheSpeakEasyBoutique. But if I happen to tune-out and relax so much that I don’t post anything — fear not — there will be a travel diary come the 18th of Sept. + Maybe some fashion highlights, too. If I’m fast maybe there will be some bits for the week of Sept. 12.  

So here’s to an endless summer … in our hearts and minds … hope you’re enjoying yours.


I’ll see you when I see you (write you).

PS> The Liberty-Print Sarong has been listed - at Last! (Under a 100 bucks!) It comes in 5-prints and I'll be taking it on vacation.



“I am to invite people drenched in Time to recover themselves and come out of time, and taste their native immortal air.

I am to fire with what skill I can the artillery of sympathy and emotion.

I am to indicate constantly, though all unworthy, the Ideal and Holy Life, the life within life, the Forgotten Good, the Unknown Cause in which we sprawl and sin.

I am to try the magic of sincerity, that luxury permitted only to kings and poets.

I am to celebrate the spiritual powers in their infinite contrast to the mechanical powers and the mechanical philosophy of this time.

I am to console the brave sufferers under evils whose end they cannot see, by appeals to the great optimism, self-affirmed in all bosoms.”


                                                                   _ Ralph Waldo Emerson _

                                                  __ Ralph Waldo Emerson __