Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Updates at the House

Meg and Jeff gave George a gorgeous telescope for Christmas this year and it looks so good in the living room - I think it will be used quite often this summer checking out the passing boats.

The color of the wood is perfect in the room and the brass looks great- at least until we have to polish it!

The newly framed picture of the side garden looks great- finally hung in the foyer. It is a print from the Penobscot Bay Maritime Museum Glass Plate Archives. What a find- I was thrilled to find something that showed the side of the house - we had nothing to show the gardens and it will come in handy when we are trying to bring the house back to its original look.

This shot is of Grey Gardens in the Hamptons, NY. - the famous house lived in by the Beales- relatives of Jackie Kennedy. It has been gorgeously restored by Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post. I thought we should be removing the wallpaper in the whole house but when I see this gorgeous treatment - I could be convinced otherwise!!! Love the blue and white stripe.

Our staircase - we need to get working on what we want here!

I think the tile house portrait over the mantle in the dining room looks great- what a great treat from our trip to Portugal!

The new altar table and mirror over it were put in place this weekend- I am sure you could hear George when he was hanging this huge and very heavy mirror- it was a bear!

Got some very rugged candlesticks that I think are a good size for the room - my biggest problem is always in scale- small things look really small and insignificant. I always need to buy BIG! Nan's beautiful soup tureen looks great on the table - would look even better with some lobster bisque in it!!!

I think this altar table will hold a lot of side dishes at Thanksgiving and be great as a server year round!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Shower!

We had such a great time at Meg McKeon's shower last Sunday! Here is most of the bridal party. They all looked gorgeous.

The bride and her matron-of-honor- Meg and Meg. Roommates in college - they met on the first day and have been fast friends ever since!

The very sweet mother of the bride- Ann McKeon.

Meg and another Salve grad, Chrissie. A great time was had by all!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fun time at the Nationals Game!

Deb, Peter and George as we arrive at the entrance of Nationals Park!

We get settled in the Diamond Club - where thanks to Peter's company or Ned or both we had a delicious dinner!

Enjoying the first of a few beers!!!

The whole group relaxing during the rain delay! Lucky we were under cover and enjoying the buffet.

Our friendly waitress, Cheryl.

Finally the game begins- about 2 hours late!

The rookie pitcher was making his MLB debut- Jordan Zimmerman- most of his family and friends were in the Diamond Club with us waiting to see him pitch!

Not exactly a sell out!!!

Oh wait - George was there too!!!

We left in the 3rd inning and by the time I was writing this they were in their 2nd rain delay of the evening in the 8th inning and the Nats were ahead!!!

Great way to see a game - very impressive !!!!! Thanks Peter and Deb!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Navy League Alumni Lunch

(L-R_ Joan Jones, Eva Hochard, Karen Kalber, Carol Ann Drohan, Chef Hector Guerra, Marcia Smith, Katie Doud and Evelyn Tadle.

Delicious lunch at Il Paradiso Italian Tratoria in Alexandria/

What a great time we had at lunch today with the old group from NLUS! It was such a treat to see each other - some of us had not gotten together for many years!!!! Great to see you all!!! Can't wait to get together again.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Brunch

Great Easter Brunch today at the Willard Hotel- the flowers are truly in boom here in DC.

The entrance to the hotel - quite breezy- the flags are flying...

George - in the lobby of the hotel

The cherry blossoms were all over the place - gorgeous!

Relaxing in the lobby.

Moira and the exquisite lobby of the Willard

Chocolate desserts - perfect for Easter!

Mo enjoyed the chocolate fountain.

The Easter bunny goes hop hop hopping along!

The Bunny poses for some pix.

He really liked Mo.
The Bunny and Marcia.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Great Article

The Boston Globe has a great article about Belfast today in their Sunday travel edition.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Gabey in Seattle

Gabey playing with his cool toy at home in Seattle.

Gabe loves to play on the amusements at the Outlet Mall.

He loves trucks.

He is Spidey's co-pilot.

Gabe and Spiderman.


We arrived at night and this was the view poolside looking up at our retro hotel!

Enjoying a cocktail poolside- before dinner.

Dinner at 25 degrees - a great hamburger joint! Fabulous sweet potato fries.

Starbucks by the pool in the am - after a workout.

You can just "see" Kirsten Dunst jumping in the pool.

Graumann's Chinese Theater - across the street from our hotel.

Will Smith has huge feet!

Lunch at the Ivy on Robertson Blvd.

It was a gorgeous day and our roasted veggie salad was delish!!!!

Looking out onto the patio from inside the Ivy.

The gorgeous Provence feel of the restaurant.

The famous Hollywood sign.

Bob Barker's- from the Price is Right- house.

We didn't get a chance to have a drink by the pool - next trip.

The wardrobe trailer of the tv show "The Mentalist".

Greystone was once the largest mansion in the US - built for Doheny, the oil baron's son- it is used by many for film shoots - tv and movies.

Right this way- no sign of Simon Baker though- darn!

Our hotel!!!

Relaxing poolside - Anne and Mary.

Orange tree outside Stella McCartney's gorgeous store.