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 Sandie Girl and I are both May babies and so we like to do something special to celebrate together.  This year it was the Virginia Robinson Gardens 28th Annual Garden Tour. ‘De Colores, The Art of Botanical Seduction’

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 Pretending I’m with Frida Kahlo…..

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 ´This year Amy was chosen to do the flowers for the Living Room! Don’t you love her new name!!! ‘Le Jardin Privé’

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 I’m so very proud of you Amy.  Your work is magnificent!!!

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 What to do with a huge $25,000 Hermés Birkin bag?  Why plant peonies in it of course!!! (This in the room next to Amy’s.)

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 This wonderful sign was on the buffet table…..

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 Everything was sooooo good I went back for seconds…..

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Did I mention my shoes?  Rather Frida like don’t you think?IMG 2616

 Did someone say dessert?  I’m on my way…..

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 Too many choices…Me bad!

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 Had to check out ‘Jo Malone’ while in the pool area……

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 Why did I eat those desserts?  I think I used to be thin….never this thin however.

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 Well Sandie Girl, Happy Birthday to us!  This was a great way to celebrate!!!

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 Waiting for my car I spied this area that reminded me of Monet’s garden!

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 Did I win the Le Jardin Privé lottery?  It appears so.  Thank you dear Amy!

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 Next day, some art at the Getty with Patricia…..

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 Except that we spent five hours eating and talking so….no art that day!

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 Time for the annual Heritage Society’s luncheon at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.

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 I was surprised, pleased and delighted to be seated at President Laura Skandera Trombly’s table. However, I started re-arranging the seating so Amy could be next to me.  How nervy can one get?  Nearly moved major donor Olin.  Eeeee gads!

Laura gave the loveliest talk about the wonders in the Gardens and I was stunned to hear her mention me and the classes that I teach there. Thank you Laura!

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 Sweet Cris Lutz announces everyone…..

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 The lecture was ‘Electric Fire, Tales of the Huntington’s Lightbulb Collections’.  Amazingly, this turned out to be fascinating.

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 Our attempt at a selfie!  Note:  Need more practice!!!

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This pretty much sums up all that I feel about the Huntington Botanical Gardens!

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 May your day be as bright and beautiful as these Matilija Poppies!

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