A BUSY MONTH FOR ME!
BEFORE HAIR CUT!
Black EYE REMNANTS.
LUNCH WITH THE BLOGGERS!
Kitchen of the NEWLY remodeled House of Northern California STYLE!
A FEW BLOGGERS YOU MAY FOLLOW!
LINKS BELOW TO CHECK OUT IF YOU DO NOT!
CINDY from Cindy Hattersley Design
KIM from NorthernCalStyle.com
Mary Ann from Classiccasualhome.com
I ADORE THESE WOMEN and LOVE getting together with them!There is NEVER enough TIME before one has to head home before all THAT TRAFFIC in the San Francisco Bay Area!To give you an idea it took me little over an hour to get there(45 miles) and Two and a half Hours coming Home and I left by 3:00!I am ready to PUSH A BUTTON in MY FIAT and FLY HOME!I think Mr.MUSK should direct his THINKING to FLYING AUTOMOBILES……….CAN YOU IMAGINE!!!!!
(I have tried to FIX this photo and have given up!MY APOLOGIZES to these GORGEOUS GALS if it is still showing up sideways with NO HEADS!)
I’ll TAKE THE HIGH ROAD you TAKE THE LOW ROAD will have NEW MEANING!
What is with those cars that are going so FAST and weaving in and out of traffic!
It’s as if they are in a VIDEO GAME!
Or is it me that I am becoming an OLD LADY?
Little of BOTH I would think!
Your Contessa & Mary Ann………….
LOVE THIS PHOTO KIM!
Kim caught a FEW GREAT PHOTOS of the THREE GRACES as she referred to us!
Mary Ann is from Newport Beach,CALIFORNIA in fact they have rented their home out on the island I spent my summers on with my cousins and aunts!CONNECTIONS are so THRILLING TO ME!Cindy, is from INDIANA where my Mother was from!There is something to be said about those MIDWESTERNERS!
SO NICE and FUN!
Did I mention my NEW NEIGHBORS who moved in in AUGUST have not been seen since!
Blind’s always closed.
Refuse to meet BANKSY and the chickens upon the first and only introduction.They did not come Trick or Treating to our house; they have girls who are young enough and the Girls RUN if they see me and Winston!
I find this BEHAVIOR BEWILDERING!
They moved from New York!
Is this a New York TRAIT?
I have ALWAYS thought of New Yorkers as FRIENDLY PEOPLE!
Perhaps, I was overly FRIENDLY!
LOST ART TOO JUST LIKE MANNERS?
Kim recently had met DIANE VON Fursenberg and was featuring a dress of hers and I am in MY old STAND BY BRYN WALKER which never fails me!
Tassels ADD FUN to ANY BAG!
I keep saying I am NOT A BLUE GIRL but these TASSELS WON MY HEART!
Bought in CARMEL but after my INSTAGRAM post they SOLD OUT!
They are from OAXACA,MEXICO!
MY DISHTOWEL BANDIT keeps me company at night while I prepare the dinner!
His game is to pull down the DISH TOWELS and take a REST!
I LOVE IT!
Which by the way these DISHTOWELS are THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD!
MADE IN FRANCE BY Charvet Editions
EXPENSIVE but worth it!
How many of YOU still have a LAND LINE!?
Lately the GAS and Electrical company have been turning OFF OUR POWER so the CALIFORNIA FIRES may NOT OCCUR!
We had NO CELL RECEPTION either so this was the ONLY way to get in touch with the OUTSIDE WORLD!
Seems we are about THE ONLY Ones left on the STREET that kept the LAND LINE!
IT IS YOUR’s NEIGHBORS IF YOU NEED IT!
I went to a SALE of SALLY BASS Jewelry recently.I couldn’t leave these EARRINGS behind!
ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS CAFTANS AND COCKTAILS!
I wonder if CHARLOTTE MOSS would invite me to HER CAFTAN CAUCAS?
SALLY BASS EARRINGS…….
ROMEO AND ROMEO!
NEW SCARF TRICK AND VIDEO ON INSTAGRAM!
YOU need TWO scarves the same Length!These scarves came from a DARLING SHOP on COLLEGE AVENUE close to me called SERRAHNA.THE SHOPS phone number is 510-654-2332 or email:Andrea@serrahna.com contact her if you think You want TO COPY ME!
The colors she has are INCREDIBLE!
USED CAFTAN I SCORED it hails from PAKISTAN!
COFFE TIME……………in MY Peruvian Connection SKIRT I ORDERED.
(AGAIN problems with the photos this photo was to be the other way so YOU COULD SEE THE SKIRT!)
Instead you get my MESSY DESK!
BOOK GIVEAWAY………..IF YOU FOLLOWED ELLIE at HAVE SOME DECORUM I am GIFTING a PAPER BACK EDITION of GRACIE’s NEW BOOK on MORE STORIES of HER AND HER WONDERFUL MOTHER!If you are NEW HERE, Ellie was a CALIFORNIA GAL who ended up in PARIS with MLS.WE lost her over TWO YEARS AGO.
I discovered something that I did ended up in the BOOK on PAGE 169……….which delighted me NO END to find OUT GRACIE still has the BOX with LETTERS and CARDS we sent over for her BIRTHDAY which came back to me as their name was NOT on THE DOOR!Mailed AGAIN to PARIS and she RECEIVED it when it was TRUELY NEEDED.
Let’s all take a minute and remember THAT wonderful GAL who Pounded out THAT BLOG with her VOICE and shopped the Broccantes with her CAREGIVERS to OFFER all of us a BIT of FRANCE!
Please leave a comment or send me an Email at firstname.lastname@example.org with fond memories of Ellie or why You would like to READ THE BOOK!
I will Pick ONE PERSON to Gift this Book TOO!
I know that will be a VERY HARD JOB!
I think the BLOG is still UP if you want to peek……..HAVESOMEDECORUM.BLOGSPOT
OR her INSTAGRAM handle is ellieod click HERE with link to order the book!
Otherwise search www.blurb.com/b/9703
I met ELLIE once in Paris. Spoke with her on the phone maybe twice and shared a few emails but I have NEVER MET GRACIE YET!
2020 I will MAKE THAT HAPPEN as her autograph to me made my HEART SOAR!
Enjoy the HOLIDAY SEASON………….remember those postal workers could use a SMILE with a COFFEE or HOT CHOCOLATE in hand!
THE ITALIAN is already asking me WHERE we will put the CHRISTMAS TREE!
I told him the KITCHEN TABLE!
That was REJECTED!
I would LOVE to do SMALLER but somehow I do not THINK that VISION will BE!
I still have an EXCITED BOY at HOME who will NOT let the MERRIMENT SLOW DOWN!
I am as LUCKY as CAN BE.
SEIZE THE DAYS AHEAD………..and I will leave you with this lovely quote by Marcel Proust
LET US BE GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE US HAPPY;
THEY ARE THE CHARMING SOULS WHO MAKE OUR SOULS BLOSSOM.
Cooking with GRACIE’s MOTHERS COOKBOOK which is FOR SALE TOO on her SITE!
This was my FOURTH YEAR and I LOVE the VERY AMERICAN RECIPES and to TO DO’s and NOT TO DO’s commentary by ELLIE!