|aren't you SUPPOSED to put the gift wrap on your head after?|
Welp, I have turned 60, a three-day gala.
Thursday, the actual day, I met my girlfriends Christine and Hilary down in Little Tokyo. Here, we took in the origami exhibit at the Japanese American Museum, had dinner at The Spice Table, and generally cackled away the eve.
|orgami shoes, anyone?|
|60 is the new 10!|
|Christine, c., Hilary, r.|
No flies on these gals.
Saturday we had a potluck backyard party. People drifted in bearing insanely great dishes, the food and conversation flowed, the house was beyond beautiful, the spirit was of love.
|Erin K. Smith (soon to be the proprietor of a pop-up Tarot-reading truck)|
and the ever-stylish Hilary
|Patrick and Joan|
|roses from my friend Phillip, and|
from Father Terry
|gift kit from my friend Glenn: cause you want to be AWAKE|
while you go through the dark night...
|unbelievably great catalogue of the painter William Congdon|
from my friend Rita
|I put this bracelet, made by jewelry designer Hilary Beane, on my wish list a few months ago.|
Hilary and Christine gave it to me AS A GIFT
|luxe bath products from Maud|
the one and only Maudie also made the chocolate birthday cake
she turned 60 on June 28 and we have celebrated together now for many years
party photos courtesty, btw, of another great friend, Terry K. Carr
|blowing out the candles in clown pants|
thank you, seriously, for the best birthday ever xxx