Monday, March 2, 2015

Reader Questions: Weddings

Reader Questions for the Community:

"I am getting married in July, and per tradition I would like to buy a gift for my future groom.  I've been a bit stumped on the ideal gift.  I would like it to be a cherished item that ideally is passed down to future generations.  The problem is, after the remarkable costs of a wedding, I don't have an enormous budget.  I would like to keep the gift below $500.  My groom-to-be sails (not at all seriously, just recreationally), golfs occasionally, and generally runs traditional in taste.  He has no need for fancy ties, and I recently bought him a nice watch.  Being at a loss for ideas, I can think of no better community to tap than yours. Best."

"My fiancĂ© and I are planning our wedding.  We are stuck as to how to think about a wedding ceremony budget.  I am curious, when people look back at their own ceremonies, do they wish they had spent more or less, or saved the money for a down payment or vacation?"


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ann Taylor Sportswear Catalog, 1961

This found catalog was a reminder that Ann Taylor was once a small, local store, serving the "old" New Haven and Fairfield County communities, around the time when Chapel Street and the surrounding area was home to great stores like White's, Hamilton's (where they would hand-mix the face powder to get just the right shade), I. Miller shoes for ladies (near the Taft Pharmacy), Esther's, Kramer's, Fred Phipps, Langrock, Gentrys' (which became a restaurant, and finally was taken over by what was then called the Yale School of Art and Architecture), The Owl Shop, J. Press and the connecting Barrie's, Yale Co-op, (and the Yale sports shop on York Street side for the best ice skates).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stand-Alone Photographs: Starchy White

...An ongoing series of stand-alone photographs, without additional commentary or comments.