Over the course of the last few weeks, I have seen a lot of my best friends who live all over the country. Last week best of friend FF and her hubby CCF were in town. We had a great time. Three weeks ago I was in NYC with best of friend AM and her hubby JE and best of friend A.Ro. in the Hamptons.
I give you all of this detail to tell you that, oddly enough, the thing that stood out to me the most in all of my visits with my friends was the prevalence of banana leaves and palm fronds in decor and fashion!!! Tropical, jungle, leafy prints are so “in” and my besties were right on trend. From clothing, to accessories, to home decor, this summer is about the tropical prints…they are EVERYWHERE!
Best of friend AM showed up wearing a skirt and shoes with a banana leaf print AND she has a room in her Hamptons home that is covered in the banana leaf print (she is a trendsetter because she designed the room years before this leafy design craze). Then in Los Angeles, bestie FF stepped out in a Dolce Gabbana dress with the same print and she matched the pillows at the upscale Jean Georges restaurant at the new Waldorf Astoria where we had dinner.
Read on to see my besties in their banana leafs and some other cute shoppables too…