preppybythegraceofgod:

Got my first pair of big girl shoes!

Growing up fast!

preppybythegraceofgod:

Got my first pair of big girl shoes!

Growing up fast!

parkenmadison:

Park en Madison, “Handmade to order Belgian Loafers”.

Love the socks.

parkenmadison:

Park en Madison, “Handmade to order Belgian Loafers”.

Love the socks.

And teach your kids the importance of writing notes. I love LFG’s “never, ever in hole life” apology that I insisted she write to her mom.

Is there anyone in your orbit—blood kin or otherwise—whose day, week, or life would be enhanced by a letter from you? Take five minutes and dash off a sentiment, an affirmation or a declaration to them.

I wrote three notes this morning but the most important one was for my mom.

I’ve always expressed my love to her but after last year, coupled with how I now yearn for any affirmative, declarative, or “sign of life grunt” from LFG, the value of assuring that my mom hears it regularly from me is heightened.

Shut up.

Prince Michael favors his uncles Bertie and Affie.

Them Saxe-Coburg Gotha boys all have that look.

Pimped out my Adirondacks this year with a sheen of clear coat after painting them. Slickety.

Excessive I know. But…

preppybythegraceofgod:

Ice cream sand wedge. Tonight’s the night.

And I didn’t get invited.

Difference has to be designed. This is where the language of brands has been so successful. In order to convey a subtle emotional resonance that will make one object stand out from another, an arsenal of semiotic weaponry has been deployed. The past 15 years has seen a quiet revolution in car design, as manufacturers have revisited their archives, using stylistic and semiotic quotes to tie contemporary products into a wider historic context.

cvilletochucktown:

Born April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia 
Happy Birthday, Tom

cvilletochucktown:

Born April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia 

Happy Birthday, Tom

My baby. In the Cherry Blossom Parade.

What one wears when they embark on a journey to see a daughter perform in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. I can only dress down so much.

Plus I had to take something to read on that train thing. You know, the one that other people use.

John Boy Walton carries a man purse messenger thang.

I told him to back off but noooo…

I told him to back off but noooo…