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.
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.
Even the Beluga whales gave a standing ovation for Philanthropist of the Year Rex Fuqua! #npdatl See previous post for info ☺️
A great note on which to leave the amazing #summit LA weekend. More on that to come. Regram from @kimberlywhitman
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
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.
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. .
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.
Love using the embroidered tablecloths from our wedding(!) and they are a handy complement to the flowers in our so-called garden. The fabric btw was found by @mindyricedesign whose eye is as skilled and refined as it is unerring. .
#rancholazaca #californiacookingandsouthernstyle #tablescape #centerpiece #dinnerparty