Sunday, April 04, 2010
Another fun Easter with Bea and the family! Well, we had a good time, but poor Bea was in a Motrin haze. Poor Lamb.
I met Mary and Alistair at church for the 9:30 service, then we met Mark, Bea, Ian and Barge at Gusto Organics for brunch. Bea got a nap in long enough to be in good form for Easter Egg Hunt, although the poor thing would pick up an egg, look at it for about five minutes, then teeter off for another one. In the ZONE.
Et voila! It was short but sweet. I had a closet to build, Ian had shirts to buy and Barge had wine to open. Next year I hope we can spend a little more time together, but what fun is that when the baby's in a funk?
(I had to take some extra snaps of the other kids who, although they aren't as cute as A and B, still were sporting quite dashing looks)
Living in this home for nearly a decade I have gone through several phases of dress:
From vintage Dandy, winklepicker/skinny jean Dandy, Bear Daddy Dandy and as of late, Prepster Dandy. Thing is, I've kept nearly all of it! (As you can see in this photo taken by Rose Callahan)
Needless to say my closet is bulging.
I called the fine people over at the Container Store just to see what the possibilities were and four hours later I had an Elfa unit being delivered to my house.
Well, I did possibly get too excited and just go for it, but everyone who I mention Elfa too says they are great. I concur! Of course installation was never as easy as they say. Thank God there are videos on the website.
But tearing out the generic closet that was built in resulted in massive glue stains and nail holes on the wall.
What does any quick thinking closet case do to hide those rotten relics? Cover them with gift-wrap of course! I found the perfect Paul Smith like stripe in my collection et voila.
After realizing someone has nicked our drill (Rod you still haven't emailed back!) I borrowed one from a neighbor this morning after Easter services and got the job done.
I'm super happy with it and I can always move shelves and bars if I like. Much more room and of course a reason to clean out.
If you see a man strutting through Harlem in Plus Fours and a vintage silk scarf, you know where it came from.