Thursday, August 20, 2009

Girl’s Weekend on the Cape

Every year, Anne’s mother and two of her sisters, Linda and Karen, spend a weekend with my cousin, Patti, at Patti’s condo on Cape Cod. I (Anne) have been fortunate enough to join them the last three years, and we have a ball. We eat most meals in, and boy, does everyone go all out in creating great dishes. Pictured above is our breakfast of blueberry-and-cream-cheese-stuffed French toast, served with cantaloupe and pots and pots of tea. Just the thing to keep us going during a long day of poking through the shops! We always see a show at a local theater on Saturday night; this year it was My Fair Lady at the Cape Rep Theater. Other years we have shopped at a flea market, eaten chowder on the outdoor porch of the beautiful Chatham Bars Inn (while great whites were munching on seals offshore), and visited the Edward Gorey house. If you’ve ever watched Mystery on PBS, you’ve seen Gorey’s artwork, with his whimsical black-and-white, Victorian-era British characters. Anne also saw a staging of Dracula with the set design by Gorey; everything was black and white, with a single piece of red (a rose, red wine) in each scene; very dramatic. Below is a piece of artwork that Anne loved and just had to buy for the boat; not only is the theme relevant to being asea, but it matches the new upholstery fabric color in the salon!


  1. Girls weekend sounds awesome! I can't wait to see all the women in my family in Oct, to do the same thing. The serpents/dragons print is great! Is it fabric?

  2. OMG, that looks and sounds fabulous. What fun! The house just looks awesome, too. SO glad you're having fun.

  3. The print isn't fabric, but if it was, it would probably be my new saloon upholstery! It's just a print.