|Trifecta of fabulosity: Jennifer, 57, of A Well Styled Life Elizabeth ,54, of The Vintage Hen House and Kim, 48, of NorCalStyle|
It was so fun, the food was great and we had loads to talk about.
|Asparagus and Fontina (what's that?) Flatbread|
|French champers and scones - Qui, please!|
|Something for everyone: sprogs can play in the sandbox|
|Me with the URL, now IRL (In Real Life) friends|
I actually had known Elizabeth through a mutual friend, Linda. (See Elizabeth's house here: more is more in her book). She's known in these here parts as La Contessa for her extravagant wear. One year she had a black velvet full-length opera cloak sewn up (as you do). She wears it to Safeway. "Well, let's face it - where else else would I wear it?" she said to me as we blatted along the motorway in her celadon-green Fiat. "The Italian husband" called; would she be home in time to take him to the dentist? Here's a man who is clearly besotted after 30 years together and two grown sons. "Ciao Ciao" I said and he laughed. Very polite husband, I'd say.
|Elizabeth (La Contessa) made this necklace herself from vintage clips|
|Elizabeth cooking us lunch last year in her kitchen.|
|The bar area in her house|
Elizabeth has such a distinct personality that when our mutual friend saw a piece in the SF Chronicle about a reader who had found a shopping list in her cart which contained the scribbled addendum - "4. The Italian Husband/ crazy because:/ compost/ spaghetti fork/ garden hole in wrong spot/ computer file." - she immediately knew that mystery shopping list belonged to Elizabeth.
So have you been brave enough to do a bloggy meet-up? And by the way, what have people confessed about their first impressions of you?