The adventures of 2019

2019 was a year that was inspirational, productive, creative, mostly happy, but also a bit sad.

 

With most of my children in college or beyond, I had more time to explore. My 2019 was full of adventures.

There were great trips.

San Miguel de Allende.

San Miguel de Allende.

San Miguel de Allende.

San Miguel de Allende.

Overlooking the Amalfi Coast from the Il San Pietro di Positano.

Overlooking the Amalfi Coast from the Il San Pietro di Positano.

Mission San José in San Antonio.

Mission San José in San Antonio.

Mission San José in San Antonio.

Mission San José in San Antonio.

Which meant trying some new hotels.

Casa Privata in Praiano, Italy.

Casa Privata in Praiano, Italy.

Casa Privata in Praiano, Italy.

Casa Privata in Praiano, Italy.

XV Beacon Hotel, Boston.

XV Beacon Hotel, Boston.

Delicious food was eaten.

My attempt at the delicious cake made at Casa Privata for daily breakfast.

My attempt at the delicious cake made at Casa Privata for daily breakfast.

We can never eat enough Mexican. Maya, NYC.

We can never eat enough Mexican. Maya, NYC.

New friends were made.

Darling Leo at Casa Privata.

Darling Leo at Casa Privata.

My new friend Lionel invited me for lunch.

My new friend Lionel invited me for lunch.

The charming and creative Cynthia Cazort Collins in her studio.

The charming and creative Cynthia Cazort Collins in her studio.

Goodbye was said to my childhood home.

At least I got to see all of my family for a dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant.

Goodbye was said to a friend.

The talented soulful Cicero Greathouse sadly left us this fall.

The talented soulful Cicero Greathouse sadly left us this fall.

My mother gave us a scare but she got better.

My mother and Claudia pre-surgery.

My mother and Claudia pre-surgery.

It was another year of great projects with wonderful clients.

The "before" of a new project.

The “before” of a new project.

There was endless Instagram inspiration.

I searched for beautiful houses…

A gracious home seen in Atherton, California.

A gracious home seen in Atherton, California.

A Spanish beauty in San Antonio.

A Spanish beauty in San Antonio.

and secret gardens.

A memorial garden discovered at the University of Richmond.

A memorial garden discovered at the University of Richmond.

There were some things that got away.

A pair of Mexican sconces seen at Round Top that I wish I had brought home even though I didn't have a spot for them.

A pair of Mexican sconces seen at Round Top that I wish I had brought home even though I didn’t have a spot for them.

This lovely rug would have spiced up my hallway.

This lovely rug would have spiced up my hallway.

I can always count on Ponce though to stay with me as my trusty companion.

As soon as Dad goes to bed Ponce jumps up on the sofa. He adjusts the pillow just so.

As soon as Dad goes to bed Ponce jumps up on the sofa. He adjusts the pillow just so.

Casa V is excited about beginning a new decade and all that will come in the years ahead.