Still basking in the joy of this day in LA

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Sometimes magical moments just happen. You find yourself in the right place at the right time. And sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time with the right people!

These dear childhood friends met at 10 years old in art camp in Vermont. 15 years later they showed up for lunch in the same outfits!

These dear childhood friends met at 10 years old in art camp in Vermont. 15 years later they showed up for lunch in the same outfits!

I brought uber talented interior designer and owner of the Collegiate Supply Company Anne Coyle to meet Laurie, Eddie, and Spicey. Both Anne and I were completely blown away by this magnificent home.

I brought uber talented interior designer and owner of the Collegiate Supply Company Anne Coyle to meet Laurie, Eddie, and Spicey. Both Anne and I were completely blown away by this magnificent home.

Last month Brooke and I found ourselves with a spare day in LA, the home base of dear friends from Vermont. An added bonus was that another friend had just moved to LA. What was an impromptu visit became a gathering of creative joy. Women gathering together, sharing creative ideas, and encouraging each other.  A perfect sunny Sunday!

Anne, Spicy, and Brooke begin the conversation with getting to know each other, within minutes the gang was literally falling over laughing.

Anne, Spicy, and Brooke begin the conversation with getting to know each other, within minutes the gang was literally falling over laughing.

details of this outrageously gorgeous fireplace....covered in pennies!!

details of this outrageously gorgeous fireplace....covered in pennies!!

Eddie shows Brooke a needlepoint stitched by his grandmother.

Eddie shows Brooke a needlepoint stitched by his grandmother.

Not only are Laurie's collections interesting, and imaginative, her displays of them are clever and witty. Here is a basket of "body parts".

Not only are Laurie's collections interesting, and imaginative, her displays of them are clever and witty. Here is a basket of "body parts".

I'm in love with this table.

I'm in love with this table.

This chest was decorated by Laurie.

This chest was decorated by Laurie.

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Our amazing, gorgeous, and joyful hostess Laurie. (You may recognize her from the blog post I did on her mother's home.)

Our amazing, gorgeous, and joyful hostess Laurie. (You may recognize her from the blog post I did on her mother's home.)

A cowboy graces the powder room door.....styled with bottle caps!!

A cowboy graces the powder room door.....styled with bottle caps!!

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My poor photography skills do not do this kitchen justice!!! I can honestly say this may be my favorite kitchen I have ever been in. I'm going to have to work on my Statue of Liberty collection!!

My poor photography skills do not do this kitchen justice!!! I can honestly say this may be my favorite kitchen I have ever been in. I'm going to have to work on my Statue of Liberty collection!!

A white backdrop, an antique stove, and am amazing art collection made me never want to leave this kitchen.

A white backdrop, an antique stove, and am amazing art collection made me never want to leave this kitchen.

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Patio dining area outside the kitchen window. A black bamboo forest leads to another amazing garden area.

Patio dining area outside the kitchen window. A black bamboo forest leads to another amazing garden area.

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LA weather and a stunning garden leads the guests to wander in and out of the house, admiring the exterior and the interior in awe.

LA weather and a stunning garden leads the guests to wander in and out of the house, admiring the exterior and the interior in awe.

French doors painted by our hostess.

French doors painted by our hostess.

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Warning. If you invite me over, and agree to my pleas to photograph your house, I'm going to be in all the nooks and crannies, ogling all your cool stuff.

Warning. If you invite me over, and agree to my pleas to photograph your house, I'm going to be in all the nooks and crannies, ogling all your cool stuff.

and taking weirdo selfies in your fascinating mirror!! xoxo THANK YOU!!!!!

and taking weirdo selfies in your fascinating mirror!! xoxo THANK YOU!!!!!

Thank you Ladies!!!! I loved our day!!!

Thank you Ladies!!!! I loved our day!!!

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