Just reading my Martha Stewart Magazine and drinking some coffee this morning out back. There is a lovely article about one of my favorite little stores in Hollywood, French General. This year I finally got to go to the store, and it was great fun. Kaari Meng has a book coming out this fall, and I can hardly wait. The shop is in a little old Hollywood house and its chock full of goodies. I'd love to live close enough to take one of her classes. The day we visited she wasn't open but her husband let us in. She was sitting in the back working on the last of the book.
In the mean time, relaxing morning then off to a surprise party. I can't remember the last time we did something fun like that. This is probably our last 'whole family' event for a while, Frankie leaves this week for school. We'll sure miss her. The rhythm of our days change when she's not here and it's just the two of us. This is her second year in college, so we're accustomed to her being away, but this year she's a tad farther, and won't be dropping in so often. She's been home since mid-May so I've had almost 4 months to enjoy her company but its time to send her out into the world again.