…..began with Rosanne Sachson (in from Portland) phoning me at 7 A.M. to make sure I’d be at Carol’s Salon by 9:30. O.K., maybe that part wasn’t so perfect as many of you know I’m not exactly a morning person. I did manage to arrive promptly at 9:30 to be greeted by this charming group.
Carol graciously grants me parking privileges or I’d be somewhere under the bridge at the arroyo.
9:30 to about 10:00 is the social ‘hour’ where everyone mills about, eating and catching up with one another. (That’s when I usually straggle in.) Some of you may remember when I spoke (twice) at the Salon …….a true high point in my life.
Birthday cake for Ron Fields….
Here’s the little trouble maker herself….my 7 A.M. caller….. Rosanne mentioned that she & I were present at the very first Salon which was 19 years ago….
Great fun seeing Sally….
Carol introduces the days speaker….Artist Sandy Bleifer
I suggest you go to Sandy's website to learn of her artistic journey…..fascinating…..especially when she ventured into paper sculptures for a project dedicated to Hiroshima. www.sandybleifer.com
I love this photo….besides the charm of the umbrellas, it shows Carol saying goodbye to everyone as she always has done….it’s so delightful.
Next stop…..Rosanne followed me to Valerie’s for lunch……After a tour of the garden, the chickens, the bees, Rosanne gave Valerie a tutorial on the correct way to open a bottle of champagne. The Video is on my Facebook page.
Prince Emmanuel wonders what all is going on….
Meanwhile, Lady Vanessa and I had a moment of bonding…..
Did I hear lunch????
Death by chocolate. Although this was the very best chocolate cake ever, it was a daunting challenge!
At this point I needed a nap but Rosanne headed off to Koi on Fair Oaks in South Pasadena…… www.koi-style.com
The salesgirls are all deliriously happy because instead of bonuses they get a yearly trip anywhere in the world they’d like to go! Sign me up!!!
That’s sooooo you….get it! (She did.)
Rosanne chats it up with Linda Davis, owner of Koi so we got to peer into the ‘back room’ to see this coming seasons clothing.
Special wrapping for Rosanne’s gift for Valerie. Two standard poodle ornaments, one with a pink bow, the other in blue. Can you stand it???
I’m going to show you some of their amazingly creative windows….
I love the little rubber duckies on top of this one’s head….
They re-cycle everything and the skirt here is made up of lemmon bags.
After stopping at mom’s to show her the cruise photo’s I finally called it a day….a perfect day and I wish you the same!