Thursday, April 28, 2016
It's an auspicious day, my dears, and I thought we all deserve a little eye candy. Meet Mr. Mohamed el Bably, who apparently ranks among "8 of Egypt's Top Male Models, at least according to online rag CairoScene.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
We need a little cheering up hereabouts, and who better to take on that daunting task than today's birthday girl, the heavenly Miss Ann Miller?
Monday, April 11, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
If you're looking for something to while away some time this fine spring weekend, I can't recommend anything more highly than spending time with the eminent British novelist Charmian Colston, her trying sister-in-law Dame Lettie, her faithful retainer Taylor, and even her rather odious "carer," the very uncaring Mrs. Pettigrew.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
In brighter news than the below, today is Marjorie Merriweather Post's birthday;
here's the foyer of her modest little home, Hillwood, on my last visit. You know
it's kind of an iffy day when thinking about Marie Antoinette cheers you up...
This is a peculiar time in Our Nation's Capital, unsettled and tetchy. The weather, after a long stretch of late June last week, turned dank and lowsome, and the trains, as you might have read, have been misbehaving. And, as you may also have noted, the politics aren't helping.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Yup, she's dead. I've been wracking my brains trying to remember something I'd read about the woman that resonated, that really explained the truth about her particular kind of pinchbeck allure. I'm ashamed to admit that it took until this afternoon to remember that it was, predictably enough, from the writings of the marvelous Mr. Leo Lerman.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
We're home. The dogs, relieved and more than a little vengeful, have been fetched from their pricey hostelry, I've been back to the office, and today I'm taking advantage of a post-flight sore throat to stay home and try to get rested and organized.*