Women’s March

Also old news, especially given today’s fast news cycle, but that’s ok. We went to the women’s march in DC, and it was so heartening to see so many women (and men) who care about issues that affect women. It was very meaningful. I love how many hats were on the metro. We debated the best way to get into … Continue Reading →


Riversdale 12th Night

At the start at 2017, we went to the Riversdale 12th Night Ball. The food was delicious – all period recipes – and the chef made all kinds of pickled products, which were all delicious. The gown was new – a simple drawstring gown out of an ebay sari. Not sure the shiny material is as flattering – but the … Continue Reading →


Victorian Christmas Tea

Who’s in the mood for Christmas? Yeah. I’m still super behind on blogging anything. BUT I did get to go to a superfun Victorian Christmas tea, hosted by the lovely Carolyn, in the gorgeous Capitol Hill row house that her and her husband are staying in while on assignment in DC. It’s the perfect place for costume parties! The food … Continue Reading →


El Galeon

Doug and I met up for a morning in Alexandria to see El Galeon, a replica 16th century Spanish galleon. It was docked temporarily there, and you could go aboard it and explore. It was pretty cool. There would be 70 to 100 hammocks here below deck: Captain’s quarters:


November Ball at Gadsbys Tavern

November also brought a ball at Gadsby’s Tavern to which I finally wore the second of two 18th century jackets I made with fabric bought years ago in Germany. I got one meter each of some pretty fabric, and I was able to very carefully turn them each into a jacket. I completed this a while ago but only now … Continue Reading →


Halloween

Halloween was the same day as the Pumpkin Tea, so that was two costume changes in one day. I ended up throwing on my Pirates of the Caribbean gown, just because it didn’t require stays, and I hadn’t worn it in like 10 years. Arriving at the party – Steve’s car has an interloper in it: Koji’s costume – very … Continue Reading →


Regency Pumpkin Tea

Back in November, I had a lovely time at a friend’s Regency Pumpkin tea! Here’s a bunch of photos! Amanda: Kat: Judy had the cutest military jacket and hat: Jess: Ashlie and Carrie: The “Fabulosity Club” flag: My very expensive but extremely beloved American Duchess limited edition boots. Seriously love these! I wore this dress last year, but I didn’t … Continue Reading →


November Day in DC

Yep, we are still back in November, and pretending it’s fall – and also unseasonably warm – not a whole lot different from today, actually. I was wearing a winter coat two days ago, and it’s 76F now. After the artist event, aside from going out for an exhausted celebratory dinner with Doug, and our guest, Susan, I took the … Continue Reading →


Artist Event

The following is an event I organized that turned into a massive project, that has turned into one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I posted about our having a media day for JWST back in November. We also wanted to have a social media component to it, but we’re always trying to come up with ways to … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, November, part 2

On to the second half of November. We really had some nice color. Out for our nightly fog walk! Inspirational ladies speaking at work. Captain Judith Bruner (left) and Captain Kathryn Hire. Judith Bruner, was a navy pilot in the 70s!She flew P-3s. Then she came to NASA and wrote Hubble software and spent her career here doing various things. … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, November, part 1

November! Creeping towards 2017. November 2nd was a big day at work – several big events going on. My friend Susan was staying with Doug, and I, so we went out for a celebratory dinner at Level in Annapolis. Food pics ahoy! Ceviche Some sort of eggplant: This scallop was ama”false”ng: Lobster mac & cheese This banana dessert! My fav … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, October, part 2

Onwards through October. Some pretty color at Allen Pond: We checked out this cute kids garden at Watkins Park. Anniversary dinner at Bonefish Grill. It’s a chain, but we like the food there and go occasionally. My fav tree gets more color: This is actually an Antares rocket launch, as soon from our roof. In person it was bright and … Continue Reading →


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