Easy and Elegant Life

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The Fine Art of Relaxation

“Lounge wear” can leave a distasteful image in the mind’s eye. Perhaps it is the association with aging playboys. Or that so few of us take the time — or even have the time — to lounge about.

In my opinion that should change. If only for the odd father’s/mother’s day, or of a lazy Sunday. To fully delve into the fine art of lounging about, it is essential to relax. And what could be more relaxing than to be swathed in a length of silk? Loose, flowy, unrestricting silk pajamas, to be exact.

These beauties came in via post from Beijing with many thanks to Easy and Elegant Life’s traveling ambassador-at-large, and decorator to Hollywood’s élite, Michael Ostrow. I’m told that Victoria Beckham was eyeing my very posh gift on the plane ride.

Posh:”port out, starboard home.” Second cup of espresso and straight on through the morning, draped elegantly in silk.

5 thoughts on “The Fine Art of Relaxation

  1. Thanks for the inspiration! After a long day at the office and serving my penance at the gym, I drew a hot bath and then put on my Chinese silk pajamas, a black-on-black design just like yours, purchased in Beijing in the millenial year. EXTREMELY comfortable in the late spring or early fall. I think the issue isn’t whether to lounge or not, it’s whether one relaxes enough to truly enjoy it — easily and elegantly.

  2. Love those. I imagine myself relaxing in a sleeveless Chinese silk dress like Mrs. Peel in The Avengers. I also love the white silk pajamas that Audrey Tatou wore in Chanel. I fell in love with the beautiful cheongsams in Vietnam and had two made while I was there, but almost never wear them. The reality is that I need to get much better at relaxing… You are great inspiration! N.G.

  3. It looks like something Blake Carrington would wear.
    Fine site nevertheless… keep going!!

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