A snowy weekend away in The City with James. It looked magical but sure was a giant pain in the ass when trying to walk home from a formal affair in full length fur, or say while dragging a suitcase through the black slush and shin-deep puddles. I’ve never felt so grateful to live on back country dirt roads in Vermont in the heart of February.
We arrived home from Florida on Friday only to turn around the next morning to high tail it to New York for a friend’s bridal shower brunch and then evening wedding. It was glamorous and extravagant and stunning and so so fun. My parents watched the kids, and we had a blast on Friday evening staging a fashion show of potential wedding ensembles and digging through old college photos to prep my present for the bridal shower with their help. I can’t even begin to express my love and gratitude for my parents and all they do for me and my family. They are beyond…
^^It snowed rather heavily so I was particularly grateful that my mother loaned me her full length fur complete with hood for traipsing through the city in an evening gown in the crazy winter weather.^^
^^We made a stop at Barneys to admire my friend Maja’s work for Byredo. She’s been working on this collection for months and it was incredible to see her hard work and talent on display in such a high profile locale. Maja, you never cease to amaze!^^
^^We then danced the night away, enjoying an evening all to ourselves, in celebration of two of the most enthusiastic, warm-spirited people I know. A celebratory end to an indulgent and wonderful week.^^
It’s been rocky since returning home to Vermont, a painful juxtaposition to the happiness at the heart of the previous week, making our adventures all the more sweet. And I’m reminded, “Real isn’t who’s with you at your celebration… Real is who’s standing next to you at rock bottom.” Grateful for this man who’s with me for the highest highs, the lowest lows, and all the mundane, everyday stuff in between. And for a support network that rallies together in even the hardest and scariest of times. You provide hope and laughter and comfort during moments that I would have thought that impossible. You are all my gravity.