I never showed you all the Thanksgiving pies Ian and I made because, well, we had a terrible time baking them. We made 4 altogether, and it took 2 days and 6 pastries. The worst part was that they tasted terrible. No one took seconds on desert and the left overs went to waste. Anyway, they looked good. The one shown here was filled with cranberries and pears and topped with a (burnt) lattice.
The lightening was amazing and terrifying as I drove home tonight. I saw a huge flash of light and then all the street lamps on Main flickered out. The television is still buzzing with severe thunderstorm warnings and our candles are at the ready. I love a good rain.
I loved Meryl Streep's speach at the Globes. It's humbling to see some one as talented, successful and admired as she is get choked up a bit. And, of course, it was brilliant that she used her moment on stage to try and do some good.
PS—The organization Streep mentioned was Partners In Health. I don't know much about them, but I have certainly started reading up.
I love this old photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his sweetheart, Coretta Scott King. Behind those charming smiles and stylish facades, they were such hard workers with enormous hearts. Hope you all enjoy the holiday.
I love these vintage school photos. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun. Visions of playfulness in the classroom are inspiration for my first day back after a long (but never long enough) winter break.
Our mini vacation is over. We left San Francisco yesterday and awoke this morning at the beach. I love love love the city, but I must say, it is beautiful here in Ventura. And the weather is always fine.
While I often shy away from the deeply personal in this public space, I wanted today's post to be a tribute. I am thinking of some one I've been missing. She's been gone for one year to date, though it hardly seems that long. These red flowers are for her.
Now that all the holiday gifts are finally opened I can share with you some of the highlights.
Among the best given were a perfect vintage shirt for my brother, with white glass snaps and just the right amount of sparkle. Another of my favorites were these owl face cuff links with crystal eyes, given to my sweetheart.
And as for me... I was absolutely spoiled with new treasures. Some of the most loved were these books of Dorothy Parker's poetry. They're so beautiful.
And you? Now that you've had some time to reflect, were there any standout treasures that you gave or got?
Happy January 1st everyone. Hope you all had a fun and festive night ringing in the New Year. Did you make a resolution? I rarely make them, but get so inspired to hear other people's promises to themselves.
I am actually trying to think of an answer to this question posed by a fantastic friend: "What would you do once in a New Year's blue moon?"
What super special thing would I do just once every 19 years? That's how frequently a blue moon occurs on New Year's Eve. It would have to be something rare and worth the wait.
So, what would you do once in a New Year's blue moon?