My friends Jean Perin and Sally Hosta hosted a lovely book party for me yesterday evening at Jean's incredibly beautiful home in Upperville, VA. The party was on her southwest facing terrace, overlooking the Mellon estate, which amounted to acres and acres of lush green. Fortunately, the rain held off until almost all of the 72 books were sold. The few left already have been claimed. So, a huge success.
Sally prepared a range of delicious finger foods. The guests were more than 50 of Sally and Jeannie's "hunt country" pals, including several women who sat with me for a spell to tell me their own marital stories. Intriguing. Confidential.
Later, Sally, Jeannie and I headed into Middleburg for a delicious dinner at The French Hound. Thank you, S & J.