Friday, April 10, 2015

The Passing Of A Classic: Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson, the timeless chanteuse, passed away this week, and I wanted to honor her here.  The New York Social Diary did an amazing article on her life, and I highly recommend it to you.

Patricia Morison, Alfred Drake and Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson (left) with Patricia Morison, at her 100th birthday party.
Photo courtesy

When I think of Julie Wilson, I often think of "Miss Betty."  They were about the same age and when Miss Betty was on her grand European tour in her 20's, she saw Kiss Me Kate with Julie Wilson, Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison while she was in London. (Miss Morison is still living and just turned 100 last month!)

Miss Betty with her sister Frances and unidentified friends,
aboard the Queen Elizabeth

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday On The Move

I spent some time this weekend thinking about how much excess there was in my life. There's a lot of "stuff" in my house and in my electronic files that I am dealing with at present... There's even a lot of excess that weighs me down online. One of those places for me is Blogger.  I write anywhere from four to five blogs at a now is a good time to downsize/combine at least two of them. The leaner and meaner I get with all parts of my life, the more time I will have to enjoy being outside this spring and summer...
Spring is here!  These are the azaleas on the side of my driveway...
and hopefully they will look like that again in a couple of weeks!
Starting tomorrow, my Connect and Encourage blog will transfer over here and become a weekly (I hope!) part of The Classic Preppy.

Cheers... Liz