In Part 1,
I introduced you to Andrea Marcellé Miller and her fabulous jewel box Boutique
on Kings Highway in Haddonfield – right In My Own Backyard.And I promised to share some of Andrea’s
favorite finds and places in Paris in Part 2.
with me as I pay a return visit to Maison Marcellé and make good on that
In my first
post about falling in love with the wonderful things In My Own Backyard, I
promised a review of one of the newest shops in town, Maison Marcellé, which
bills itself as “French Inspired Shopping for the Très Chic Woman.”
I had no
idea what a treat was in store for me when I popped in one Friday afternoon to
check out the Boutique and meet the proprietor.
into Maison Marcellé is like walking into your grandmother’s jewelry box.Everywhere you look there is something
sparkly and wonderful to delight the eye, and getting to know the owner may
just be the jewel in the crown.
Last time I
shared with you the beauty of spring and favorite places in my
neighborhood.Now I’d like to introduce
you to a very talented artist right In My Own Backyard.
neighbor Richard Heacock.
After retiring from a successful career in
business, Rich (known to friends and family as “Bink”) decided it was time to
do something he had always wanted to do – paint.After all, his mother had done some painting
and his son is a gifted artist, so…how hard could it be??
Metropolitan Opera Season is over (sigh!) until the fall, but I know New York
and everything I love about it will be waiting, unchanged, like a faithful
paramour ready to open his arms to me when I return.
And so it’s
time for me to fall in love again with my own town and my own backyard.
Got my husband off on his golf trip yesterday morning
(phew!).We weren’t sure if he would
make it (will fill you in on that later), but he did.What a relief!
Miss Kiri Kat Ready for a Trip with Daddy
course, it’s a good thing he checked his golf bag before he left or he would
have discovered a furry white stowaway when he arrived, which could have been
“cat”astrophic given the careless way airline companies have been handling pets
these days; but I digress.
I finally have time to sit down and catch you all up on a few things – a
birthday, Derby Day and something that didn’t work out but did.Does that make sense?
brilliantly successful trip to the United States in which the President of
France dazzled everyone with his charm and command of English, a slip of the linguistic
tongue during his recent trip to Australia raised more than a few eyebrows on
several continents.I’ll get back to that.
White House balcony Photograph by Jim Bourg Reuters
of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to Washington could
not have been more perfect.Watching
Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron together, each with her signature look, was a
lesson in knowing what works for you and how to put it all together – in short,
mastering the elements of style and making it all look natural and