I have just returned from a rather marvellous holiday in America which is precisely what I needed after a rather manic May. I caught up with old family friends, saw some great exhibitions including the Alex Katz at the MFA in Boston, and even listened to Matt Groenig lecture with Lynda Barry at the Icon Conference in Providence. The Alex Katz exhibition was incredible the depth and quality of the colours are amazing and you feel transported to another world as you look at them. I’m now even considering going to the St Ives show as well!
We stayed with friends in Cambridge before travelling down to Jamestown for a few days to stay in Stone Seats house, it’s a house I have known pretty much all of my lfie and it was such a joy to return after too long a gap in time. The house was built in the 1850s I think and has an amazing wrap around porch outside which becomes the living room in warm weather. We collected sea glass, went to the baptist church sale (eagle eyes may have spotted the plaster pope on my desk - he was my first purchase at the baptist church sale aged 5!) and painted some of Lynn’s bowls on the porch not to mention the lovely ginger margaritas that Gloria Jean made us.
The best bit of all however was getting to hang out with my parents, this doesn’t happen too often now they are Stateside and me and Dad put some great plans into motion for our new online shop we hope to launch later in the year. Watch this space, we will be selling beautiful artisan products and homewares to delight your soul.
For now, a slice of Jamestown and a lady I met on the T (I liked her hat) she thought it was very British, when I asked are you off to a party, she said no, I just think people should wear hats more often!…… heres to hats!