We continued testing the market for fine raffia hats today in Rancho Santa Fe; here is Clarissa, who is readying for a trip to the Caribbean and found her perfect hat; she is tiny, but the hat was perfect on her; it will squish in the suitcase too. I asked her to pose and so she did, hand on hip; she will be back for the Pink Cannes to go with it before she leaves in a few weeks time.....chic chic chic....and with this sale went the last of the initial samples; I will reorder various hats tomorrow and hope to have them in 10 days time. Clarissa, you look fab!
Raquel our market manager is out and about managing the crowds and meeting and greeting all day long; of course she needs a great hat (or a repertoire of them!) She sampled the medium navy today, which was perfect with her jeans and white top...she is missing her little accessory Biscuit, who stayed home today:
Allison from Magnolia continues to amaze me with the quality of her flowers and the creativity of her arrangements. This is what she did for me today, in a small yellow Cannes, which sent my Mom to the moon when I brought it to her:
Sage Hill Farms near Hemet must be an extraordinary place; here is my basket from them today: live basil, candystripe beets and two exotic broccoli, among other stuff....
they do a great display every week; they are in the San Diego markets only. Today they had live basil (put in water when I got home and will make pesto of it tomorrow), various sweet onions, and several exotic carrots; this was the source of the yellow carrots for Corino's dinner and today they had other carrot varieties, and I bought the last bunches of super sweet orange carrots. They also had a huge central display of broccoli, chard and cabbage:
and the chubby carrots, more onions and broccoli, happily in baskets:
The variety of onions... love their use of burlap:
and some kind of bean, forgot to ask, with yet more onions....
From San Diego, I went to the graduation ceremony of the all-girls high school I attended. Yeah, 12 years of Catholic school; my boss in NYC once told me "that explained a lot..." I am now a trustee of the school, Cornelia Connelly School of the Holy Child. The girls get red roses for graduation, and wear white dresses. It's not a stuffy school; but the graduation is all about tradition:
We had some great little helpers for the diplomas today:
I left the house at 6 am today to help Mom with some computer stuff at the office, then to San Diego and Anaheim; it's been a long day. Tomorrow we will continue the home tour!