Friday, June 18th, 2010
It’s amazing how dependent Stacey and I have become on WiFi with our blog. Since we started, we have never not had our posts up by the wee hours of the morning and part of me always fears my WiFi exploding at 2 a.m. and having to post later in the day. Luckily, like the tech savvy girl I am not, I scouted out all the places in my house where I can pick up someone else’s signal and at what time.
I know that between the hours of midnight and four a.m. I can randomly get on one of my neighbor’s signals from the edge of my dining room or near the back window in my bedroom. Sometimes it just seems easier to drive around the neighborhood at midnight until I can pick up a signal or just sneak into my neighbor’s yard in my pyjamas and blog from their hedges than calling for help.
So I really have to hand it to Stacey for being able to blog on time and so wittily from her life on the road. When Stacey and I first worked together at Bisnow on Business, I was always so impressed by what a doer she was. She could write five articles a day, photograph power-hungry realtors, be a great wife and a fabulous friend all while nine months pregnant. So what’s a little blogging from the side of the road every now and again?
Thanks to Stacey for keeping the dream alive while in house limbo. I’m so sad that she’s leaving DC, but of course thrilled for her new life of beach living and nautical-inspired ensembles. Bon voyage!
Here we are at Gold Cup this year. I'm going to miss Stacey soooo much! Waaaaah!
Ahhh, the WiFi steal. It has definitely saved me a few times when my WiFi was down and I just couldn't stomach a call to India at 3 a.m.
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
I think I’m still a tad tipsy writing this. It makes perfect sense considering I have been drinking for eight hours straight in the hot sun. But it’s all just part of Gold Cup! An ode to horses, booze, big hats and men in pink.
This year, Washington Life sponsored a tent along with Becky’s Fund, a non-profit to combat domestic violence, founded by Survivor star Becky Lee. And man did we pack it in. The Washington Life gals in their horse racing finery took full advantage of the open bar and knocked em back while our men in pastels talked about genteel things like funneling beer. It was also great to have Craig and Grey meet after six months of Stacey and I blogging.
I’ve always loved Gold Cup and have spent the past few years walking around member’s hill analyzing everyone’s finery, but I must say, this was a real choice year for clothing. I saw hats covered in a dozen plastic horses, pants with five different kinds of crustaceans on them, and dresses that would look amazing on a five-year-old. But I must say, our little crew was very dapper. And I am especially thankful to Vineyard Vines for being the depot for all this sartorial splendor!
After Gold Cup ended, our Associate Publisher John Arundel, kindly invited the four of us to his family’s beautiful house which is high on a hill and overlooks the rolling hills of the Plains. It was a gorgeous way to unwind and watch the Kentucky Derby and the poor rain-soaked folks in Louisville while we got to stay dry in good ol’ VA. Next up, fall gold cup and all the tweed and houndstooth that goes with it.
The women of Washington Life in their horse racing finery. Nothing like 90 degree heat and a lot of liquor!
The significant others of the women of Washington Life! Oh how I love a pastel on a man.