Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Yep, it's happened. 5 May 2009 - 25 years of marriage. I'm impressed! We had a fantastic day in London. First at the National Gallery Picasso exhibit. Very cool exhibit showing Pablo's ever present connection and playfulness with his artistic predecessors. Then I got to spend the evening with three of my favorite guys - Sir Ian and two Patricks - my favorite - and also Mr. Stewart. It was a performance of "Waiting for Godot" not to be forgotten. For my classmates - Sir Ian viewpointed the crap out of this show. He was nothing short of brilliant. As, I must confess, was Mr. Beckett. Patrick Seaver left the theatre wanting to read the play. This is a first! We had a magnificent dinner at the oyster bar at J. Sheeker in the theatre district (and were secretly informed Dame Judi Dench was in the restaurant next door). Didn't see her, but then we're spending Thursday night with her. Dinner was fantastic. Also feted with fine champagne from the Joneses and fine burgundy from the Derys. Life is good!  

Today (as in May 6), we went to Highgate Cemetary and saw Karl Marx (well, his tomb anyway), along with George Eliot and a bunch of other folk, and a cool cat who wanted nothing to do with me. 

Back to the Duke's Hotel for some more of that burgundy before dinner with the lovely Justine Jones, who is living in London for the time being as an assistant the director/writer of a new Colin Farrill/Keira Knightley movie called "London Avenue" (or something like that). We took her to a new "hot" Asian fusion place and Patrick left his iPhone in the taxi (oops).

Then more martinis and bellinis in the Duke's Hotel bar. Does it get any better? 

Sunday, May 3, 2009


It happened! It was fabulous! It was fun! We partied and danced all night (almost). Josefine and Andrej are
 married. The weather was sunny and beautiful. Josefine was sunny and beautiful. Noah even came for a while. Pictures say it best - I'll try to post a bunch!

Friday, May 1, 2009


May 2 ! Josefine's wedding to Andrej! Friday we helped everybody set up the venue - a lovely little boathouse by the ocean next to where the wedding will be and by an island where we are going to lunch. Jos has lots of moms - something like four - and we were all there in full force - this doesn't even count Andrej's mom, who will now make it like five moms. Patrick and I came back to our charming little Hotel Vanilj (which is really better than plain vanilla by a long shot), a charming little place in the middle of old town Goteborg, where Jo used to work. Pat and I had dinner at an amazing fish restaurant a walk from the hotel, Fiskekroger. Not sure what that means, but it was great. Now we're going to bed to work on our jet lag before tomorrow's big day!

Final posting about CA Road Trip!

Okay - this will be quick and dirty - because I'm actually in Sweden and want to start a new chapter in our blog called - "Going to Sweden to Josefine's wedding!" which is later today (it being after midnight.

Back to CA. We left Eureka, drove south on the Avenue of the Redwoods in the rain (as previously reported) and spent the night in Healdsburg - quite lovely - had dinner wi
th Tom Higgins in his apartment above his amazingly cool art gallery - now that's retirement! Met a really interesting kid doing all sorts of fascinating goodwill work in South
east Asia - I'll add his website later.

Stopped off in Sonoma - for 3 days - with the Tituses and saw our godsons, Nic and Bo, 
15 1/2 year old twin boys, who used to be toddlers the last time I sawthem (swear). Now they are over 6 feet tall, handsome and funny as all get out. Jim and Margie are wonderful parents and still have a beautiful home in Sonoma. Wait til you see the photos. 

The big celeb sighting was lunch and a hike with Michael Pollan and his wife, Judith, and son, Isaac. Turns out Isaac is in school with the twins at Marin Academy (called MA by those who don't think that sounds like some terminal disease). Po
llan and Judith are charming, interesting, fascinating and delightful. They are going to a place in Italy for a week this summer to host a cooking, foraging, talking, thing in a fantastic villa outside Sienna. I so want to go! When will this recession retreat????

After three days chez Titus, we made the long journey to Sausalito to hang with Morgan and Ronna in their new apartment digs overlooking the SF Bay. Sheesh! How did our friends manage to land such gorgeous cribs in such beautiful surroundings? Once again a good
time was had by all, much wine was drunk, good food eaten, and all the hiking and exercise of the previous week went by the wayside. Great fun! Great massages at Cavallo Point.

I took the plane home to LB to rehearse for Emperor of Atlantis - the staged reading (just happened on Sunday, April 26). An LB Opera co-production and a success (says the director).

I declare this the end of my blogging about CA. Patrick has more, but he'll have to add it. I have Sweden to contend with.