If you judge a person by the company they keep, this is a group I am definitely happy to call my friends. Today, the virtual party continues, as I celebrate the past 5 years of Pretty Pink Tulips and the amazing people it has brought into my life. Artists, writers, designers, travel aficionados and shop owners make up today’s guests.
Sandy Grodsky, of the travel blog You May Be Wandering, shared the top photo. Pink tulips in a champagne bucket…a match made in heaven! Sandy I initally met “online”, but living fairly close to one another, we got to know each other over coffee, then lunch and many meetings thereafter, while we planned our family’s trip to Italy last summer. This was a case of the planning definitely being as much fun as the trip itself. I have happily watched her travel advisory business take off like a rocket and can not recommend her highly enough. If you are thinking, dreaming, planning a special trip, you must contact her. Seriously. Scouts honor.
Next up, is the multi-faceted, multi-talented Tina of The Enchanted Home. We’ve all had a front row seat while she built her enchanted home (a dream home by anyone’s standards), generously shared her sources for fabrics, paint colors, accessories and then parlayed that into a home accessories shop online. She went even further by inviting us inside and sharing her recipes and tips for elegant entertaining. Her love of blue and white is well documented, so I was truly touched when she put together this collage of blue and white porcelain and pink tulips. A visual feast in true Tina fashion!
The next guest is one that started in real life and then segued to the blog. My friend, Susie Orman Schnall and I used to chat on the sidelines of pre-school soccer about her idea for a book (which turned into her first novel, On Grace) and my idea for starting a blog. Susie was an early supporter and continual encourager. I am thrilled to share that not only did Susie write that book, but she’s just published her second, The Balance Project, a novel, and I can.not.put.it.down!
The party is really just getting started, so please join me again on Friday, when I share some more of my favorite friends through this adventure known as blogging.