Today I lost another influential woman in life to cancer. Two years ago it was my close friend Jen. I was at her bedside when she left us. Today it was Barb, my first boss out of grad school, in the real world. She was a mentor and a friend. She found me a place to live when I was homeless.
Barb and Jen had some remarkable similarities. They had envious careers. They were unlucky in love and childless. Coincidence? I'm not sure. They had legions of friends who loved them fiercely. They traveled for pleasure extensively and were passionate about their hobbies. For Barb it was golf, for Jen it was cooking and gardening.
They were sarcastic in the best way.
They didn't know each other but they both had tremendous influence in my life.
Fall to me always signaled the start of the football season. I am/was a huge fan. But lately my heart has been changing. My Vikes are 0-2 and yesterday I watched a kid shear his tibia in two, playing football. I'm starting to like this better.
Peter Frank and your inky blue room from this month's House Beautiful, which I can't find anywhere online. I also dig your super groovy bedroom where you artfully mix patterns to look bohemian and collected not like the granny trash on the cover. Nothing against grannies, I love mine, and her house looks way better than that.
The winner of my CSN giveaway is Domestic Diva. Congrats, $40 at CSN stores, tell me how you spend it. Unless you buy shoes there. They have ugly shoes. Oops, now I'm probably not a preferred blogger anymore. This is Rafael Nadal. He is 24. Criminal.
Also, I love this look by AIKO. For Sunday brunch in the city with the girls, that turns into all day sipping champagne and laughing.