My 2010 Kate Spade calendar is hanging on my kitchen wall, and I’ve used the last week of vacation to get things in order for the new year.  My home and yard are tidy, my wardrobe and shoes are mended and polished (and a few new essentials have been added!), and my car is currently in the shop for maintenance.  I love the feeling of starting the new year on top of things.

I have lots of goals for 2010 including reading more books, sewing more garments,  seeing new places, running regularly, improving my posture, and having more fun.  I also want to cultivate elegance in my everyday.

These photos by Richard Avedon epitomize elegance and glamour, and I hope that they inspire you as much as they inspire me.  Best wishes for an amazing 2010!