Let me introduce MY FRIEND who I found from THIS THING CALLED BLOGGING!
I do NOT recall how I found her BLOG BUT SHE WILL!
I DO RECALL, I posted a comment on her blog about a cup I bought in ITALY; GREVE if you want to know WHERE as she had the same pattern PLATES and CUPS as MY singular CUP which I loved!Only hers came from the ESTATE of the Owners of THE MARK HOPKINS HOTEL in San Francisco!By the way I have some wooden BALUSTRADES that came from their GARDEN!!!Which are suppose to be made into MY ISLAND KITCHEN TABLE!!!!!!!!!
HELLO MISTER ITALIAN are YOU reading this!!!
This WOMAN is ANYTHING but NASTY!
SHE has a HEART of GOLD and has created a CHARMING HOME filled with TREASURES.
The stories she has are INCREDIBLE!
Never mind she lives next door to OPRAH!
Plus, she knew my AUNT KATHARINE so that is BOND I CHERISH!
Penny as she is called is an INTERIOR DECORATOR!
TO SEE HER WEBSITE GO HERE!
TO FIND HER ON INSTAGRAM Search for penelopebianchi.
Here she surveys a client’s Future Home.
Here she is in her OWN HOME!
IN A YUME CAFTAN !!!
Which matches her DOORS!
Penelope, is ANOTHER ANIMAL LOVER!
I think The total Now is THREE DOGS, TWO CATS and MANY CHICKENS!
SOUND FAMILIAR………………are you picking up on DETAILS?
Do you see WE share a FEW THINGS IN COMMON!
Shall I tell YOU how WE MET?
MY AUNT had passed and we were traveling down to her area for the funeral.I told the ITALIAN I was going to call this woman to see if we could POP over and say HELLO!
AND THE ITALIAN gave me a FUNNY LOOK”!We are going to stop at a woman’s house you have never met ?”YES, I explained SHE IS JUST LIKE ME!!! A TAD BIT OLDER;I want to say HELLO plus she lives down the street from MY AUNT KATHARINE!
SO WE ARRIVE TO THIS MAGICAL ABODE!
EVERYTHING HAS A STORY!
ADAM & PENELOPE BIANCHI
GORGEOUS HUSBAND TO BOOT who is from the San Francisco Bay Area!
HE WEARS COLORFUL CLOTHING JUST like THE ITALIAN!
They have been married for 41 years come February!
THE LOGGIA off of Penelopes kitchen!
LOOKS LIKE A PAINTING!
This is her OFFICE during The Spring and Summer when weather is PERFECT!
SEE that basket under the table?
The year I visited a bird had made a nest in it!
That is an OPEN WINDOW To the OUTSIDE!
OPRAHS’ driveway is on the other side of all that GREEN!
LOTS of GREEN IN BETWEEN!
THAN the FIRES and MUD DEVASTATION HAPPENED in JANUARY of 2018!
The COTTAGE you see behind her is MY GUEST QUARTERS!
The MAIN house is to the LEFT HERE.
THE BIANCHI’s House was the only house left standing after this terrible MUD INVASION.
They were OUT of their home for 9 months!
AS Of TODAY they are the only people living on their STREET!
Penelope in her UNIFORM as SHE CALLS IT!
With her daughter on the Right and GrandDaughter on the LEFT!
Penelope & HUTTON WILKINSON
I TOOK THIS PHOTO!
Penelope and STEVEN STOLEMAN!
ANOTHER PHOTO TAKEN BY ME!
THIS photo NOT TAKEN BY ME but its a GEM just for THE STORY!
DONNA KARAN and PENELOPE in the MONTECITO BOOK SHOP!
There is even a BETTER story to go with this PHOTO as PENNY is wearing a VINTAGE Anne Klein RED JACKET which MS. KARAN SPOTTED A MILE AWAY!
WHICH SHE DESIGNED when she worked for Anne Klein along time ago!
More GRAND KIDS!
LETS SEE HOW PENELOPE RESPONDS TO OUR QUESTIONS FOR
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I like simple because I deal with prints and colors every day in my decorating work.
Don’t want it in my closet in the morning.
I used to wear only black and white in the day time. Black or white.
My closet looked like a newspaper. Now I have expanded!
Camel, grey, even some red.At night I can get more creative.
Probably my vintage jackets and my “festivity crowns”!
I wear them every chance I get!
They start to fall apart!
I love all colors and most together.
Neutrals for day. I love white. I also love jewelry.
My favorite color is periwinkle blue. The color of my adored sapphire and diamond ring. I lost it in my house for almost 5 years. I just found it in October. I had hidden it the zipper inside pocket of my husband’s shaving kit. I knew it wasn’t stolen, I missed it every day.
I couldn’t tell you. Someone else would have to. I like timeless clothes. And timeless decorating. I loved meeting Donna Karan and wearing the coat she designed for Anne Klein when she was the head designer after Anne Klein died. Donna recognized it immediately! And it was 35 years old!
She signed my book “I wish we had aged as well as your coat!.”
She looks fantastic!
There are lots of people whose style I admire, but I cannot say I have a muse.
I do not wear jeans.
(I wear black denim pants and white ones; not with jean stitching or style.) I just don’t.
I love 1st dibs for vintage clothing. I love Cuyana for classic timeless simple day clothes. I also wear their things at night for dinner out. (not parties)
Pilates and walking.
My favorite is walking!
My dermatologist Karyn Grossman is a genius. She has a great skincare line. I follow it religiously. I do not believe in much plastic surgery for myself. I have seen too many really scary sad things. (losing one’s smile for example) I had a neck lift. When I was 54. Might have another. We’ll see. I just didn’t need 3 chins!
Don’t follow trends, don’t dress too young, stick to things that are becoming.
When your heart has to work that hard and your blood pressure falls, that can throw other body functions off balance. You might:
- Feel dizzy or faint
- Have blurry vision
- Feel nauseous or shaky
- Throw up
- Sweat a lot
- Have brain fog
WELL I am HAPPY to SAY WE HAVE CRACKED THE CASE after THREE YEARS of the MEDICAL INDUSTRY NOT BEING ABLE TO HELP ME!
THERE IS NO CURE!
IT SUPPOSEDLY will just GO AWAY!
There are medications that can HELP!
HOWEVER, One will deplete my CALCIUM & POTASSIUM.
(Remember I have OSTEOPOROSIS of the spine!)
The Other may interfere with other heart meds I’m on and make my HEART BEAT TOO SLOW!
Which would YOU PICK?
(THE DOCTOR ASKED ME TO CHOOSE!!!!!!!)
I have chosen NOT TO TAKE A PILL FOR POTS!
LET’s HOPE IT GOES AWAY!!
Enough of this let’s move on to the DRAWING of the WINNER for the PINK EYEBOBS SPECTACLES!
AS YOU know ALL people who left a comment on MY LAST TWO BLOG POSTS have been entered into THE TOP HAT to BE TIPPED by MISTER BANKSY to announce THE WINNER!
Below is BANKSY’s ATTEMPT Of TIPPING the TOPHAT!
NO SUCCESS THERE……..perhaps if I had put some CHEERIOS INSIDE THE HAT WE WOULD HAVE HAD BETTER LUCK!
SO, YESTERDAY with MY COFFEE I DIVED DEEP AND SWIRLED THE NAMES TO COME OUT WITH
HER NAME IS ALEXANDRA!!!!
Alexandra will you please send me an email with your snail mail ADDRESS!
I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
I MAY PICK A RUNNER UP AND SEND SOMETHING ELSE AS I FIND THIS JUST PLAIN FUN!
HAPPY FEBRUARY and don’t forget to HOP over to CINDY HATTERSLEY’S BLOG to SEE HER VICTIM THIS MONTH! WE hope YOU enjoy OUR WOMEN………….LEARN SOMETHING and enjoy hearing about other LADIES OF A CERTAIN AGE!
LET’S ALL SHARE AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AOUT THIS THING CALLED AGING!