Do you think it’s fine to be completely content in your present life while at the same time wishing for faraway and unknown places and faces, to wake up to find a different agenda in the morning, and for a slower pace? What do you think of a train trip vacation?
Trains are lovely, aren’t they? For me, the mention of them sends me back to 1950s cinema-land, where the Grace Kellys of this world sit in the dining car and leisurely sip their afternoon coffees. You do know that all the while they are making eyes in their subtle and sophisticated fashion at the mysterious strangers sitting nearby? Yes, and as would be expected everyone is impeccably dressed...
I am not the only person who thinks that train travel is romantic, and others’ impressions are well-documented. First, there’s Audrey Tautou in the recent (and shall I add cinematic?) Chanel No. 5 advertisement. And just as my sister and I were finishing these “train” pictures, we found that Vogue had done something similar on the East Coast for the February 2010 issue. (I don’t think that Annie Leibovitz’s take with Sean “Diddy” Combs and Natalia Vodianova is very good, for a few reasons, but it’s still worth a look.)
My sister is a true Southern California girl, and the muted gray and brown tones that she wears match those of Los Angeles’ Union Station. (I’ve heard that the style of hat she has on is “just the thing” presently.) Our brother James joins as the leading man for this fun interlude.
To close, I'll leave you with one of the most "wish-ful" songs that I know, "West Coast” by Coconut Records. (Actor Jason Schwartzman leads this band, making it seem like everyone in this town has hidden talents.)
Until we meet again,