GREEN ...celadon. lime, moss, hunter, I love them all.
For me: Goyard, Lilly P., Leslie Evers, Tory Burch, Gucci, Vince
For The Minis: mini Boden, Pink Chicken, Lilly Pulitzer(although they need to make more for little boys), Saltwater Sandals, Kate and Libby, Orient Expressed, Bella Bliss, too many etsy designers to name
I have to do these by city...
ANYWHERE: hands down Capital Grille
Austin: Maudies, which is also the best restaurant between a Goodwill and a liquor store you will ever find
Boston: It might not be the best, but I have so many college memories of catching up with friends at T. Anthony's Pizza
Dallas: Mi Cocina, the cafe at Neimans Northpark, Central Market cafe, Zoe's and I could go on and on
Washington, D.C.: I will confess some of these are in Alexandria: The Tombs, 1789, Evening Star, Thomas Sweet (it's ice crema, but sometimes that is my meal), Georgetown Cupcake...I don't eat cake, but I will never forget the look on Mini K's face when she ordered her very own cupcake after her first day of school
Reading..books and my gossip magazines, a trip to the spa, needlepoint, but my absolute favorite if gift giving. I realize this sounds strange, but I love the whole process, making it personal, discovering the gift, wrapping it. I love watching people unwrap something they have always wanted..it never gets old.
Favorite Thing About Myself
My favorite thing about myself is actually something I am thankful for...that I was able to have 2 healthy children.
What Does Your Room Look Like Right Now
It is a work in progress:
I have 3 paint samples on the wall that I am trying to decide on.
A stack of Mini K and Baby C's clean folded clothes that I haven't put away.
A drawer full of Christmas presents that I am already hiding from Mini K.
Our new monogrammed bedding that I refuse to put on the bed until we decide on the paint color and get it on the wall.
A blessing from Pope John Paul II that we received on our wedding day.
Reading this I realize...I officially sound OLD.
If You Could Have Dinner With 2 People Alive or Dead Who Would They Be?
I would need to make this a reservation for 3. I would love for Mini K and Baby C to meet my Grandfather who passed away before they were born. I aspire to be like him everyday. I will never forget his funeral...I expected maybe 100 people...the Cathedral was PACKED, standing room only, and as we stood in a receiving line that went on for hours total strangers told us stories of how my grandfather has helped them with things big and little....and while my grandmother knew of a few of these deeds, most of them were news to us.
What Will Your Next Big Splurge Be
I have my eye on a new Goyard or Bottega bag, but in reality I know I will still be trying to decide on which one in a year so probably back to school clothes for Mini K.
Anything Else You Would Like To Share That We Don't Know
Mr. Grove says I live to make lists and binders and he is probably right. I like to have ALL of my Christmas shopping done by the end of September...NOT KIDDING
I also have a binder of magazine clippings or photos I have printed off the internet that I am saving for when Mini K gets married. I just started one for Baby C's rehearsal dinner too.
I also write Mini K and now Baby C a letter on each of their birthdays that I place in an envelope and store them in a safe deposit box. Someday, I hope many many decades from now, they can open them when I am gone and read for themselves how blessed they each make me feel and how much I love them.
Now if anyone is still awake after reading this I tag: