Author: Frances

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Instagram 18 Nov 2018

Not that we need a reason to have a dog but this charismatic 8-year-old delivered the best I’ve heard, and to a crowd of some 600 (mostly) grown-ups at the @aspca lunch in NYC last week : “And for those of you who don’t have a dog, who do you blame the farts on?!” Brought the house down, I mean for like 5 minutes! (I wouldnt have wanted to follow him on the podium…) Three hundred cheers for dog advocate, “dog whisperer” , and ASPCA Kid of the Year Roman McConn, from Evans, Georgia. To learn more see wwe.aspca.org 2018 Humane Awards and thank you again @marina_killery What a wonderful event. @cipriani .
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Instagram 16 Nov 2018

Swipe through to see the gorgeous new china designed by @alexsviewpoint made and hand painted in Portugal for @modaoperandi had its debut last night. Bravo Alex! Everybody loves Alex,btw, and no wonder he has a bazillion Instagram followers. He has a brilliant eye, an adorable personality, and a big and generous heart. The gold rimmed chargers! The wicker cachepot! The spectacular flowers are by @zezeflowers whom I also use myself. What a wonderful sense of color he has. Congratulations to all on a successful launch.

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Instagram 16 Nov 2018

So when i left the library, SNOW had happened and was beautiful … and then a pain. Glad at any rate to be in New York though my heart breaks for my adopted home state of California, in my prayers this night and always.

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Instagram 3 Nov 2018

THE HOT BOOK of the season is TALKIN’ BIG, even the most discriminating Stella is reading it. But Stella is blind, so the author @tomdittmer is reading it aloud to her. See post via link in my profile. #talkinbig tomdittmer/’ title=’Explore tomdittmer on Instagram’ target=’_blank’ class=’ig-hash’>#tomdittmer #memoir tomdittmer/’ title=’Explore tomdittmer on Instagram’ target=’_blank’ class=’ig-hash’>#tomdittmermemoir @skyhorsepub

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Instagram 29 Oct 2018

Recycled one more time, and then we will put it to rest… and me too. Said goodbye to the last of our houseguests this morning. Great to have them… and now to answer the call of deadlines as I notice my next @verandamag article has not written itself. Hmph.

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Instagram 29 Oct 2018

Spied this handsome young fellow strolling through the vineyard yesterday morning. With beautiful dark markings, he must have been young because he was so nonchalant. Bobcats are normally very shy. This one sat for a while snacking on grapes spilled from the recent harvest, waited for me to get my camera, then casually sauntered off occasionally looking back as if to make sure I got his good side. .
#rancholazaca #bobcat

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Instagram 28 Oct 2018

If it is possible to write a manual on how to be a lovely, self-assured, elegant, happy adult, Shannon Ables of @thesimplyluxuriouslife has done it with her charming and practical book #livingthesimplyluxuriouslife I would especially recommend it for young women just starting out, as Shannon offers advice on everything from creating your own personal style, to embracing your strengths, to balancing your finances. But hey, who at any age couldnt benefit from such words of wisdom? I’ve been a fan of Shannon’s our blogs intersected some years ago. Here’s to wonderful Shannon, who also took this beautiful fall-y photograph.
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#tsll2ndbook