we felt a little under-the-weatherness creeping or rather Descending upon us.
many have been ill (around here and, we hear, in Other parts of the world) so we Knew it might arrive at teamgloria towers – actually, it hasn’t quite Yet – but that’s because, after our Very Early appointment across town this morning, we have spent the Rest Of The Day In Bed.
we did write the book about returning to the boudoir to rest…….after. all.
so we took our own advice (not Always a good concept but today, an excellent one).
luckily we had Edna Ferber for company.only in book form, although it might have been fun to let her have the other set of pillows as we both read into the afternoon, drowsing gently to BBC (*doffs_cap*) Radio 4 (rather good serial of Miss Austen’s earlier works around tea-time).
we used to have one (not a house but an apartment) – with four bedrooms if you can believe that – and a Terrace and dinner parties and – well – that’s for Another Time (or a novel, probably safest, darlings).
now that the sun has gone down (and a vast FULL MOON arisen in the night sky), we feel a lot better.
especially because a (Bright, no doubt) Young Thing said she picked up the book and felt better (after some tears which are to be expected if one is also on medical leave, as young Harriet was).
most amusing to find out that who-we-are-in-RL knows her boss (the Editor in Chief and terribly smart Lady of a slightly Saucy magazine for young women) who hasn’t (until now) read the book herself.
but is going to do so now.
wonder how many books have been bought by lovely people and Taken Home to be enjoyed in the quiet surroundings of their own boudoir?
a copy was spotted at the Duomo in Milan courtesy of the Very Chic Elisabetta Ferrari (yes, the one that writes for Vogue Italia)
the book took a nap after arriving in Hamburg and met a kitten at Freebird Bureau
it needed all those cat naps because it had also taken a Very Long (14 hours?) flight from Washington to KOREA (the Southern part) with our good friend Seoul Flaneur
and here it is with Lanie Denslow’s own book (which is a highly recommended read if you are in International Business and we know that many of you Are these days).
yesterday was also a lovely day – and a very long one – and coincidentally – involved an actual In Person Breakfast with the aforementioned kind Ms. Denslow herself.
the sky was an incredibly uplifting sight.
we had breakfast at a Quirky Hotel. we then decided to take a walk (always frowned upon by uniformed Officials in Los Angeles but we throw caution to the wind as you know)because it’s virtually impossible to take photographs of roses by the kerbside from a speeding (not that fast but sometimes tis true) car.or interesting Scaffolding and posters and nice vehicles unless one is walking and Looking (the looking bit is extremely vital) so there you have it.
well, there was another bit that we can’t really talk about but it was a Chance encounter with someone of very advanced age who also, like us, grew up in another Land, and happened to be downtown yesterday and after we had waited (in the shade) for a little vegetarian rice bowl (jolly good) at the Thai food trucks by the Department of Water and Power (a nicer setting than one might expect) we sat and ate our lunch with him and Listened because sometimes that’s the nicest thing to do on a sunny afternoon in downtown los angeles.
do you know the other nicest thing to do on an early evening-time-in-southern-california during mid-March?
listen to birdsong.
and, due to the magic of digital devices and uploading and inter-titles and a bit of shaky camerawork – you Can Too.
oh you’re Most welcome!