Jan 18, 2013
Fab Friday: Anne Sage of The City Sage
I couldn't think of a better way to end this busy (but exciting!) week than sharing my interview with Anne Sage, creative force behind the popular blog The City Sage! If you love her blog as much as I do, you find yourself reading through pages and pages of her more-than-entertaining writing and following her OMG-how-fab adventures! Anne and I chat about favorite places, wardrobe staples and, of course, general fabulousness! Let's toast to the good life, shall we?! The City Sage. Anne Sage: I started The City Sage in May of 2008 when I wanted desperately to work in magazine editorial and needed a creative outlet. Since then my professional life has undergone many permutations, but I've always valued both the creative outlet and the community connection that the blog has provided me. Today it is a platform for me to share design musings like this inspiration board for my upcoming apartment makeover, and more recently, to have a space for the serious direction in which I'm taking my writing. J Brand; button-downs with the perfect amount of drape and swing by Bella Dahl; Isabel Marant Dicker Booties; a cheery red Stanna bag from George, Gina and Lucy. RB: What are your favorite design/fashion/lifestyle blogs? AS: I've actually been taking a break from blog reading lately in an effort to get back to books—and poetry in particular. I recently read Whitman's 'Song of Myself' for the first time and can't get over it. On a contemporary note, the works of Mary Oliver and Michael Ondaatje always resonate with me. RB: Last but not least, what does fabulous mean to you? AS: Fabulous means living with courage, and courage means putting your heart into everything. (I'm a big etymology nerd, and I adore the origins of the word courage—it comes from the Latin for 'with heart'.) So fabulous, to me, means putting feeling into everything you do, in spite of the risks and the fears, and in spite of the blows and defeats that we all will inevitably suffer. My favorite quotation on fabulousness comes from the poet e.e. cummings, who said, 'It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.'