On the patio of a newest West Hollywood ‘uber trendy yet Michelin serious’ French restaurant.
Including: Fourth of July, ‘on the patio of a newest West Hollywood ‘uber trendy yet Michelin serious’ French restaurant’, some work pix, an artsy walk around Culver City, looking for a wedding site, and More!
While I’m taking the picture of the umbrellas we’re gossiping about these two women – are they in the biz? are they food writers? are they ladies who lunch? They are so perfectly color coordinated with the restaurant, in taupe and white.
The woman in glasses walks over to me and in most urgent tones asks if I might please take a picture of her and her sister as they get together so rarely and it would mean so much to her to have this photo. ‘No problem at all, here, let’s do it now’ I say. The sister in gray tells the sister in glasses ‘just don’t grin all goofy like you always do’. Yikes.
At the end of their meal the sister in glasses leaves and the sister in gray comes over to tell a story about her sister’s husband’s illness and she wanted me to know that in fact she comes here from Texas at least once a month but she did know how her sister was suffering and thanked me for taking the picture.
Just goes to show. You can’t hope to guess.
GreatGrams, Grandma and Mom (Mom, Lona and Beth…) created this lovely and most unexpected July 4th festivo. Note the canon, the musket, the Declaration of Independence, the colorful bunting – all traditional and required decorations for the occasion. Christa and Caleb were off with Janice and Charis was resting so here we are, all grown up.
David’s retirement. We printed on his cake ‘you have always been strange just don’t be a stranger’. I wish him Only The Best too. JZ is gone, David is gone and William is leaving at the end of summer. It will be entertaining to watch the personality of our department evolve!
From front right and around Kamal, Mary Lou, Veronika, me, Dan, William, Charles, Greg, David, Bill, John (he gets to be the only John now). Office folks missing Robert, Chris, Alex, Bernie, Boban.
This guy and his partner were sitting out on the porch of this entirely purple and yellow house. We chatted briefly and he said some people love it and some people hate it and some people don’t care.
I think the people who don’t care probably aggressively don’t care like ‘it’s your house and this is a free country and it’s not for me to say’ because you can’t be indifferent about a purple house.
We watched Seabiscuit. I cried of course. Then we ate and then we walked down to Shutters to look at the wedding setup there because Angela loves it there sooooo much.
Some of us in light, some in shadow, bright background – group shots are tough. Notice how I eliminated every single line and shadow from my neck. It’s pretty silly but hey.