A fun night in LA celebrating the incomparable “Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices” with two of my favorite fellas. @alexhitz, left, stepson of the late great conductor Shaw; and right, the one and only His Grace.
Where there’s smoke, there’s … another one. Seen from Foxen Canyon Road, which we drive daily, this is the Rey fire, between Santa Ynez (where we are) and Santa Barbara (about 35 mi away) in a rugged area of the Los Padres National Forest but threatening to some houses in area. Those areas evacuated. We are ok in the Valley but smokey and ashy depending on the wind. A lot of planes flying over bc the fire is difficult to access with engines. God bless our brave firefighters. #reyfire #wildfire #foxencanyon #losolivos #california
Thinking of the cool mountain air and this pretty table set earlier in the summer by designers @johnoetgen and @johnlineweaver at “Maryjack” in Highlands NC. See feature on the talented Oetgen in the July-August issue of @verandamag #tablesettings #afewfriendsfordinner #highlands #dinnerparty #green
Good morning! Looking forward this week to Letters From Yellowstone by Diane Smith (Penguin 1999) – my way of celebrating our national parks 100th anniversary. Thank you dear @rosestoryfarm for this lovely gift and dear @billyhurbaugh for the matching yellow roses and @thestylejunction for the good luck cranes! #breakfasttray #bouquetoftheday #nationalparks #lettersfromyellowstone #origamicranes
Flashback Friday to early summer and sketching in Provence with #julianmerrowsmith and my favorite hat, a gift from @munderskiles