” orange is the happiest color.”
– frank sinatra
the gates, by christo & jeanne claude via

the gates, christo & jeanne claude‘s larger than life installation in central park {2005}, starred 7,500 fabric wrapped intense orange gates. the idea was born 26 years earlier, when the park was in miserable shape, as an uplifting gift. And while this piece of art was only temporary, the images of this vivid saffron ribbon snaking through central park remain forever in my memory.

and this was when i first fell in love with this marvelous shade of orange.

so in honor of this wonderful hue, i put together a few of my favorite saffron things. a bold, gold mixed bracelet to luxe vintage luggage, it’s a color that sits seamlessly with rich khaki, cool grey, high summer white and all american blues.

sources {globetrotter, essie, calypso, jonathan adler, karen walker, chinese laundry, zappos}

no 1. 
stretch pill bracelet by kenneth jay lane

no 2. 
faux wrap cotton dress by calypso st. barth

no 3.
rover sunglasses by karen walker

no 4. 
shelter island chair by jonathan adler

no 5. 
bright tights by essie

no 6. 
loop sandals by chinese laundry

no 7.
luggage by globetrotter

what about you friends? what’s one of your favorite color this summer? i can’t wait to hear all of your marvelous answers!
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  1. I absolutely LOVED the gates-funny enough, my mom and I constructed a canopy with a saffron, blood orange and ivory raw silk panels for my freshman year dorm room (yes, I was that girl), so when I saw them I felt like I was back in that little college cocoon!

    Hope you had a divine weekend, darling!

    xo, Lena

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  2. when I saw the title in my email I was thinking Ooo recipes with saffron! but orange is cool too hehe

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  3. MoonRae wrote:

    I adore orange!! I actually went to check out the sandals, but…..boohoo, they don’t have them in this color….oh well…thanks for sharing all these links!!

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