|My Office, decorated by Ellie.|
Ellie has gone and it happened at the end of the summer, which seemed so right for a California Girl.
I'll think of her often. She helped me decorate my house with her incredible taste...which was a unique mixture of American style (courage, appreciation, flair) and a French sense for life as it should be lived. I bought only a few things from her but they are part of my daily life and I appreciate them so much.
I appreciated her, I'll always miss her.
If you haven't read the wonderful post written by her daughter Grace please go here.
My family had an ending of its own this summer: we placed my grandparents' ashes in their final resting place and said goodbye. It was a lovely day and it was a sad day, all at the same time.
|Grandpa Norv and Grandma Jean with their boat on the Detroit River.|
We were on the river for our goodbye and the day was gorgeous.
Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Had a blast.
Then we dropped Lil' Rascal off at camp and hightailed it to the airport.
MrBP and The Bean
Chicago was amazing, we spent seven nights just the two of us, what a great spot for a romantic hols.
|Oh gosh the Ralph Lauren Grill was gorgeous.|
We sat on the terrace, I highly recommend.
|Went to a Cubs game which was awesome.|
Ate some terrible nachos and drank some beer.
|Loved the guys parachuting in with the giant flags!|
|Looks spare but it suits the feeling of the Institute, and the food is great.|
|Elmer Fudd Dress|
|Ivan The Bold|
Always rushed in at cocktail hour.
|Ole Rascal, does he keep getting taller?|
With his partner who we adore.
|They lost. But it was still so fun.|
I love baseball, it's such a simple pleasure.
|The Morning After.|
Party on Baby.