Jean Pelle
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Janel Laban
Jul 9, 2010

Designer Jean Pelle shared her summer style with us:

SUN OR SHADE?: I love the sun, but my tanning days are over - I much prefer the shade.

THE COLOR OF SUMMER 2010: ...is a light gray lavender which I recently painted my dining room walls. It's a very lovely and calming color and it makes me feel as though the room is a few degrees cooler.

ALL TIME FAVORITE VACATION LOCATION: I have 2 favorites. Kauai, for its breathtaking beaches, mountains and lush nature. It is like paradise over there. The other is Juist, which is a small island off the coast of Germany in the North Sea. There are no cars there and you can ride your bike all over the island. The beaches are so surreal, stretch forever, and it feels like you are on another planet!

MOST REFRESHING SUMMERTIME DRINK: I mix a can of lemonade concentrate with a liter of club soda, add lots of ice and sprigs of mint. It is very refreshing and a hit at parties!

PLANTED IN THE GARDEN THIS YEAR: Nothing, since we don't have a garden... I HAVE been taking care of an outdoor miniature rose bush inside our apartment and it's doing surprisingly well.

ESSENTIAL SUMMER SONG FOR PARTY PLAYLIST:Stylo by Gorillaz.

BEST BOOK IN THE BEACHBAG: Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt. This is a great book for parents and anyone involved in the care of children. It shows the science of how important love and affection is to the development of a baby's brain.

Thanks, Jean!

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