Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kusama covers The Glass House

 I had the pleasure this week of visiting The Glass House in New Canaan. To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the property to the public, the artist Yayoi Kusama was invited to do, among other things, cover The Glass House in red dots. (I wrote about her 2012 Whitney Museum exhibit here...)

Immersed through our tour guide's words in to the world of Philip Johnson I was inspired by his thoughtful buildings, the wonderful landscaping and his curatorial talents. Yet the highlight was Kusama's dots sprinkled in her signature style on this iconic landmark and looking both outside in and inside out.

 (In 2010 I visited The Glass House for the first time. You can read about that here.)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me

You can't help but think about your life and all the events that make you "you" on your birthday and this year was no exception. My middle daughter opted to go out and about with me and we made our way to a tasteful launch party in Norwalk, Connecticut for a beautiful terrace covering called Renson. Very elegant!
Sarah and I wandered the home furnishings store, Lillian August, who sponsored the event, admiring as we strolled. It was fun to photograph my girl in such luxurious surroundings and snap away. Thankful for the many pleasures that life allows as a new year (for me) begins.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Delivery- a love story

I am returned from taking my son to start college, having organized all the many required items and then helping to get him situated. Arriving, we were greeted by clusters of dazed families with their freshly minted high school graduate leading the way. Unloading our boxes, plump suitcases and shopping bags, we were relieved to find a crew of friendly student volunteers who dispatched your cargo to your room effortlessly. My son was quickly situated in his dorm and we were headed out to find the few remaining items we overlooked. The local Walmart was abuzz with parents and their poised offspring loading up carts and wandering the aisles.

Driving up my son chose his favorite activity when stuck with mom in the car, he dozed, thereby avoiding the need for any active exchange. Behind the wheel I contemplated his sleeping form with excitement for him and melancholy for me. I'm not going to pretend that this hasn't been a tough year, yet my son has mustered his determination to succeed and I couldn't be prouder.

(for an earlier Delivery- a love story click here)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thought of the Day

 Be big about small things and small about big things.

(featuring another idyllic moment from the beach club.)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer read

I'm a fan of catchy titles and sleek packaging and this novel by Rumaan Alam drew me in immediately. Given the allure of affluence and appearance, who doesn't aspire to be rich and pretty? The story takes place in and around New York City, a locale near and dear to my heart and the plot revolves around two young women, long-time friends whose lives take very different paths. As someone who came late to motherhood I witnessed the trajectory of my day to day concerns having less and less overlap with my gal pals who passed on bearing offspring, Now, with my kids mostly grown and flown it's not hard to find an uninterrupted hour or two. A very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.