45 responses

  1. HHH
    July 22, 2014

    Handsome lad you have there, Lisa!

    07/22/14
    4:58 am
    Lisa said...

    Thank you! I’m quite partial to him myself:).

    07/22/14
    1:57 pm
    Eleanorjane said...

    @HHH, He’s not just handsome, he’s hot! Probably a tad young for me, but not scandalously so, were I not happily married… :)

    Glad you’ve had a lovely gallivant and welcome back!

    07/22/14
    4:21 pm
    Lisa said...

    Of course, my son is gay, but a little cross-orientation admiration is never amiss:).

  2. Susan
    July 22, 2014

    Thank you for including us on your adventure. I agree that your son is very handsome.

    LOVED seeing the screened porch!

    07/22/14
    4:56 pm
    Lisa said...

    Susan, I think you’d be in heaven, seeing the details of their restoration.

  3. WA_side
    July 22, 2014

    There is such celebration and rapture in your telling that I feel that post-holiday giddy joy myself. I’d be jealous if not for the pleasure of living vicariously through your glimpses.

    07/22/14
    4:56 pm
    Lisa said...

    Why thank you:).

  4. moi
    July 22, 2014

    Gorgeous home. Is it a private residence or a B and B?

    Handsome son…pensive eyes.

    07/22/14
    4:55 pm
    Lisa said...

    Oh, it’s a private residence. The Architectural Digest article really showcases its beauty.

  5. kathy
    July 22, 2014

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Your son is very handsome (as others have said) and looks so sweet as well. How nice that he was included in your Hudson River trip. I tried to see the Jeff Koons exhibit when I was in NY a few weeks ago, but the lines were around the block. My “take” on him as an artist is the same as yours, but I always love a good retrospective, for the cultural impact.

    So glad your son bought the A/C for you!

  6. Frances/Materfamilias
    July 22, 2014

    Wonderful recap of a whirling few days — crazy good how much you fit in! And your son should probably always wear blue, thoughtful air conditioner-buying young man that he is.
    (btw, have always loved the word “gallivanting” — thank you for using it liberally…

  7. AN
    July 22, 2014

    Glad to see you finally got your blue BV bag:)

    07/22/14
    4:55 pm
    Lisa said...

    Yes! Am trying to get some photos, but my life is not aligning with good light and a good outfit! It is the most comfortable bag I’ve ever owned.

  8. Mamavalveeta03
    July 22, 2014

    I smiled at your description of Jeff Koon’s work. It’s never overwhelmed me, I must say. But I never turn down the opportunity to visit a museum.
    Sounds like it was good eats, great friends, lovely digs, and best of all….air conditioning!
    P.S. Son has the profile down pat. And he does need a new blue T-shirt

  9. Susan Champlin
    July 22, 2014

    I’m so happy to have been a part of your gallivanting–what a delight to discover that the person you’ve long admired online is only MORE charming in person! The rest of your trip looks heavenly, and you do have magnificent offspring. xo

    07/23/14
    7:37 am
    Lisa said...

    @Susan Champlin, Here’s to our next lunch, and the more charming back at you in spades:).

  10. Michaela Mahler
    July 22, 2014

    Really handsome son. Love that shade of blue. I’ll have to find a shirt that color as my eyes match his.

  11. WorthyStyle
    July 22, 2014

    It looks like you captured a beautiful trip. Your son is so handsome, with your eyes, I think. I don’t know if the Jeff Koons exhibit would be on my summer 2014 museum short list so much as the FIT lingerie exhibit and the Charles James one at the Met, but that’s just me! The Westside Ippudo now has gluten free ramen (koshihikari) so I must stop by…

    XO

  12. lauren
    July 22, 2014

    P is even more dapper in person, but man, so abrasive! ;)

    i described our night of ramen to a coworker beforehand and he said that you and i should hold our respective men above our heads like baby simba in the lion king. i’m not quite up for that sort of power-lifting, but i was honored to meet part of your family, and to introduce you to part of mine. as we say, i’m so glad you (and P) exist. (he has the best laugh.)

    07/23/14
    7:37 am
    Lisa said...

    @lauren, Hahahahahaha. Upper body strength was always my thing:).

  13. Bungalow Hostess
    July 22, 2014

    A whirlwind of gallivanting indeed!
    Meeting and greeting and lots of good eating…pretty sunflowers too.
    Your trip sounds delightful and to see the Darlings home and your son must have been a fabulous experience.

  14. GSL
    July 22, 2014

    You really have been gallivanting! Great to hear Reggie & Boy are alive and well; great selfie too!

  15. Marsha Calhoun
    July 22, 2014

    Beautiful photos (son especially – you are right about the shirt), enticing descriptions, joyous mood! And thank you for mentioning Jefferson Market Garden – it’s a couple of blocks from where my daughter lives, so I’ll be able to visit it in the fall. A wonderful travelogue!

  16. Chronica Domus
    July 22, 2014

    What a wonderful action-packed trip you share with us. I melted upon seeing the ceramics you photographed and know I could do some damage if let loose in such an establishment.

    How very fortunate that you and your handsome son were hosted by such elegant hosts in their splendid home.

    As you say, the lush green shades of the east coast are much missed by this ex-Brit (from similarly lush climes), and last night’s unexpected rain was a welcome relief.

  17. pigtown*design
    July 22, 2014

    Ahhhh… Bardith! I am always a little afraid to venture in there, lest i turn to quickly to see something and take out a whole century’s worth of porcelain.

    And isn’t the Hudson the most beautiful! I was there in May of last year when the lilacs were in full bloom. It was incredible!

    07/23/14
    7:38 am
    Lisa said...

    @pigtown*design, The proprietor reached over and tucked my big hobo bag more firmly under my arm:).

  18. Mardel
    July 22, 2014

    Gallivanting is one of my favorite words! It seems apt for this lovely whirlwind visit. Your description of Koons work made me smile, as did your thoughtful assessment of the retrospective. And how lovely to spend time in Hudson with such gracious hosts. The photo of the porch is especially calming and inviting.

  19. christa
    July 23, 2014

    Hi Lisa, I am coming from Jane’s blog. I enjoyed reading your adventure. I used to live in NYC and still go up frequently for visits. I never get tired of NYC (although I dont’t think I want to live there now). I went to Vassar College so I am a little familiar with the Hudson River Valley. Your post brought back many fond memories. I will be visiting your blog in the future. You bought your son the right color t-shirt. It brought out his beautiful blue eyes. A very handsome young man, you have there Lisa. He looks very sweet too.

    07/23/14
    7:39 am
    Lisa said...

    @christa, Very nice to meet you!

  20. Beth Waltz
    July 23, 2014

    Good heavens, a visit with Reggie and Boy, at Darlington House itself, in person!? This is the Ultimate Galivant and I am spring green with envy. (Their silver would be safe, but they might want to recount the table linens upon my departure.)

    Koons is a kook, of course, but you more than made up your museum time by the visit to the museum-quality ceramics shop!

    And the young man — are we now allowed to say a man is beautiful? He is.

    07/23/14
    7:39 am
    Lisa said...

    @Beth Waltz, I’d been angling for this trip forEVER:). Reggie and Boy were finally good sports and offered the invitation.

  21. flwjane
    July 23, 2014

    What a fantastic trip. Blogging, what a wide world it gives us.

    Loved every minute of this.

    xo J

  22. déjà pseu
    July 23, 2014

    Oh, you got to see Darlington!! In person!!!! I’m beyond envious. I miss those green summers too, but not the humidity.

    07/23/14
    7:40 am
    Lisa said...

    @déjà pseu, It is amazing. And the weather was surprisingly cool, so perfection all around.

  23. Main Line Sportsman
    July 23, 2014

    Envious of dinner at Darlington. I have promised to take Reggie duck hunting if I can attend a black tie event at his joint!

  24. mademarian
    July 23, 2014

    Sunflowers in the dark!

    Quite a revelation, love the photo with its intimate, a little mysterious mood.

  25. Patsy
    July 23, 2014

    I guessed that’s where you were from some instapeeks :)

    Your son is devastatingly handsome.

    So cool to see a restaurant as urban as Swoon in the HRV. So different from the olden days.

  26. Sandra
    July 23, 2014

    What a divine trip. Thanks for taking us along. Loved it.

  27. Reggie Darling
    July 23, 2014

    Dear Lisa it was a Privilege and an Honor to have you and your dear Son as our guests, and what a treat, too! Your company was a delight, and such wonderful and thought-provoking conversations we had. I love how your mind works, your command of language, and the perspectives you bring to conversation–so refreshing. Thank you for giving us and me such pleasure, for being so present and engaged, and for the memories of a special visit that I now shall cherish. With fond regards, Reggie

  28. kim
    July 24, 2014

    Lovely trip. How fun you got to stay with Reggie. I love the house! Must have been hard not to take more photos. The Hudson River area is so gorgeous and I haven’t been for so long. I hope to get over there next summer. Seems like there is so much to do. Your son is a handsome guy.

  29. Blighty
    July 25, 2014

    Wow, what a great trip, and Reggie’s house is just amazing. You are right, your son does need a blue top to match his eyes, what a good looking chap! Bxx

  30. linda
    August 3, 2014

    Lisa! Your son, sooo handsome! glad you enjoyed your trip!
    -Linda, NY

    08/04/14
    10:42 am
    Lisa said...

    Thank you!

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