Well yeah, I’ve always had a thing for Paddinton Bear. He’s a great mix of cute and dapper, and as an early reader, I liked having stories that were age-appropriate and still heavy on words, not pictures. Who knows?! Maybe Paddington is the reason I had a bear fascination for a while and collected “teddy bears” in my late teens and early 20s…
I love marmalade too, in case you were wondering. But that credit goes to my grandmother, not Paddington. It’s also the secret ingredient in my cranberry sauce, if you must know. I use some fresh grated orange peel as well, but…
Paddington. THAT is the Paddington I can’t get off my mind. It’s Lululemon’s softshell all-weather coat, and despite the insanely high price, I think I might need it in currant, shown.
No, I probably wouldn’t wear it to walk the dogs, although as much as Gretchen Greer dislikes rain, it would be fine for the short jaunt we’d take. No, I think this wants to be my new, go-to coat, upstaging my multi-decade relationship with LL Bean and Lands End barn jackets.
See, I’ve been on the hunt for a great, red trench coat for roughly a year now. Target had one, but it didn’t have a hood, and if you must know, my wild mane requires a hood. I’m not graceful enough to do an umbrella, and seriously… umbrellas and wet snow don’t mix anyway.
No, it’s not as classy as a basic trench, but I’m smitten so I’m not being objective. That’s why I’m sharing my Paddington problem with you; you can be objective for me!
What variations on a classic are tempting you right now? How would Paddington work with my doggy rain boots and maybe a skirt and tights?