Editor’s note: Today my outfit is a dress from Trina Turk and shoes from Manolo BLahnik.
Happy Friday! I went to Dallas yesterday since I could not go on Wednesday and I cannot go next week. I confused people in the showrooms!!!! But I got a lot accomplished. My clients who I needed to source for are leaving for Italy on the 16th... so I really needed to get these last items selected! The delayed sofas are being picked up and delivered today ——I am beyond excited! They were due her in June.....we had the horrible problem with the Pindler fabrics being two different dye lots ( I am still mad about it) and the delay in receiving new fabric that came from China. What a huge mess caused by someone wanting to make their numbers for the month... in my humble opinion. But any case.... the custom HUGE white tufted sofas are arriving to the house today. I don't have this happen very often..... but the owner of the upholstery company called me and sent a picture when they were finished. People in the plant were huddled around the sofas in awe of their beauty. Now THAT made be feel fabulous and made just a little of the horrible drama go away. The custom pillows have been in my office for 6 weeks waiting to live on the new sofas that are 114”and 102” long.... not your normal size! The man of the house is very tall and wanted to be able to lie down on them and still have sitting room. It will make for an exciting day!
Mother and I are joining one of my clients and friends ( most of my clients become friends!) for a birthday celebration lunch.... that we usually do at the end of April. Her birthday, mother’s birthday , and my birthday are all about a week apart . Better late than never!!! Today is my sweet brother Cove’s birthday who died in 2005. So we will be celebrating a lot today. I am wearing a sassy dress in honor of the occasion!
My blog on Wednesday was a little different from normal so I decided to do another unusual one today. In this month’s Veranda there were two articles in the body of the magazine on yachts. As much as being on a yacht would be right down my ally as far of the chicness of it all.... I get HORRIBLY sea sick so I do not foresee it in my future. This article on the yacht and the husbands passion for it as well ...as the wife and three girls embracing his love for it .. it is interesting and heart warming. After nearly 30 years of sailing on this yacht named “Snowhawk” the couple decided to freshen the interiors. A design team out of Birmingham , Alabama was hired for the job. Janie Jones and Elizabeth Miles did a fantastic job updating this treasured boat. Enjoy this wonderful story and “sail” into your weekend ! I wish you joy and happiness !
A full view of the Snowhawk sailing in Maine. For four decades the family has sailed “ up and down the East Coast from the Bahamas to Maine and back again more than 20 times.”
The beauty of a boat... teak decking and and silver windlass.
Owners Caroline and Pete Sloss. “ A key to a happy marriage is to join your partner in what he loves.” Caroline and the three girls have done just that. “We’d sail into a different port each night, and my parents were always making new friends.” They all embraced the spontaneity .
The talented design team used a lot of blue and white on the interiors.... which of course is so nautical and is a favorite of Petes. It said in the article how precise everything has to be when designing a boat... not your normal job! This moment is beautiful in every way.
Pete in 1980 following his childhood dream of owning a boat and the life that comes with it.
A sitting area in the interior. The nautical fabric on the pillows is from Perennials. I adore the tiny drapery treatments! The teak is gleaming and stunning.
A picture of the daughters Leigh, Carolyn, and Cathy from 1975 and now. What fabulous stories and experiences these girls have experienced with their parents!!!
The Snowhawk is a 54-foot yacht designed by the legendary Ted Hood and completed in 1989. “ Hood cut his teeth in the yacht business as a sailmaker in Marblehead, Massachusetts . After revolutionizing the way sailcloth is woven to enhance its strength and durability, he developed yachting innovations like Seafurl and Stoway mast-roller reefing systems for crushing.” I know nothing about yachts..... so I am copying this description from the article because I am sure it is important .... but I do not know how to put in my own words!!!!!!:)
If I did not get seasick..... this whole scene would be VERY me!!!!! So beautiful!
A glimpse into one of the the staterooms.
A picture of Ted Hood in 1988. What a brilliant man.
I love the last quote of the article by the girls:
“ We are doing what we learned from our father, which is to follow the joy. That’s the greatest gift he has given us.” The gift of love and joy is worth more than money can buy. We should all seek more joy!!! Have a fabulous weekend!
“A Family's Treasured Sailing Yacht Gets a Timeless Design Refresh” & “An Historic Mathis-Trumpy Yacht Makes Her Daring Return” articles featured in Veranda Magazine July/August 2019 Issue
Crack me up!!!
Dinner last night was ground lamb, cauliflower soup, and zucchini.
Love this song!