This morning, I’m sipping my coffee in a shop just a few blocks down from Paramount Pictures Studio. It’d be really cool if I could tell you that it’s because I’m starring in this new feature film, but really it’s because we just had some business at the Thai embassy nearby. It’s a cool coffee shop though, with a neat scrubbed wood and metal aesthetic. I’d show you pictures, but I left the camera in the car, so we’ll just have to make do with this flower from a breakfast in Charleston last week.
It’s a pretty flower anyway.
And it was a pretty day in Charleston too. We got to look at some of the old historic houses. I wanted to buy them ALL.
I wouldn’t say no to the Jag either.
I just LOVE colonial style architecture.
I can’t even pinpoint what I like about them. The combination of colors, maybe. How they’re so individual.
I especially love the dove gray ones, with black shutters and white trim. Gorgeous. The brick ones are a favorite too. And I adore wrought iron.
I would be so tempted to buy one, except the only one I could probably even think about getting would be a fixer-upper and there are very strict regulations governing such historic buildings. To get the proper crown moulding or precise correct treatment and details would all cost too many pretty pennies to count.
So I’ll stick to coveting them.
And daydreaming about how I’d decorate each of the individual rooms. I like the idea of a different theme for each room, but complementing colors for adjoining rooms and hallways. I would do that.
We took a day trip up to North Carolina to visit a friend. He took us to a Molasses Festival and we were very excited at the prospect of a whole festival dedicated to molasses. We could only imagine what goodness we might consume.
Alas, the Molasses Festival had no molasses.
It did have a camel though.
And Toby cracked a lot of jokes about all the camel toe he saw.
I rolled my eyes and sighed.
After we’d got our fill of the no-molasses Molasses Festival, we took a drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway to ogle the tree leaves.
Them are some pretty leaves.
We hiked to a waterfall too.
I might have been temporarily distracted by other sights.
It was a great view.
The mountains too.
This week is jam packed. We’re having dinner with friends in LA tonight, then driving up to Santa Barbara, where we have plans to meet friends for drinks tomorrow, dinner & drinks with my boss on Thursday, a wedding rehearsal dinner on Friday, a wedding on Saturday, and then hanging out with different friends on Sunday. At some point, we may also actually get work done.
I am grateful every day that we both have jobs that let us work from almost anywhere.
Are you going to watch the debates tonight? I’m going to try to. Our friends are political junkies like us, so we may watch them together. Or we may just focus on having a good time together, being as limited as it is. It’s not like you learn anything new in debates, if you’ve been paying attention at all. They’re kind of more like pep rallies than anything else.
Well, my coffee is getting cold, and I’m not one to waste a good El Salvadoran french press. What’s in your cup this week?