For anyone who has not read my blog for very long, let me introduce one of my oldest and dearest buddies, Dude. She is not only a great friend, but also a contributor to this blog. She is my living-on-the-edge fashion correspondent as well as my never-say-die paparazzi on the beat. You can learn more about her here, here, here, and here.
Last time I visited with Dude in person was five years ago when we enjoyed a delightful lunch at the Bryant Park Grill in NYC. Our good friend, Mary H. joined us and we shared lots of laughs and old stories.
Last week, Dude came to spend the night in our new home. We used to call it a sleep over. We met for lunch first at one of my favorite restaurants called The Rustic Kitchen. It was a positively gorgeous day so we ate lunch al fresco.
Who knew that we sported the same sunglasses? And we do the same “chin thing” in pictures… hmmm, I wonder why..
After lunch we decided to burn some calories and do some retail therapy. Don’t make fun of Dude’s short, chubby legs. She’s very sensitive about shortcoming.
I asked the sales lady for the highest pair of heels in the shop so Dude can experience what it feels like to be a tall, supermodel like me.
Some lady photo bombed our selfie!!
Dude getting a makeover!
I told the make up artist to give Dude very dramatic smoky eyes. Unfortunately, the idea was vetoed by Dude.
Dude brought me a beautiful hostess gift of two gorgeous coffee table books by Mar Jennings, a darling votive, and an ice scraper. Hope I won’t be using the scraper for a very long time!
Before we knew it, it was 5:00 somewhere!
We read our high school magazine from top to bottom. We love reading about people who are much more successful than us!
Why is everyone so darn accomplished and skinny?
Chowdah giving his Auntie Dude a little lovin.’
Dude has avoided joining Facebook forever. I got her signed up and I think she kind of likes it! Dude has 12 friends already!
The Mister bragging about his Mrs. again!
I had a great time with my ol’ buddy.
My Dad used to say if you had enough good friends to fill one hand, you were very fortunate in life. Dude definitely is on that hand. Won’t tell you which finger, tho!
2 supermodel trophy wives livin’ the dream.