The Neo-Traditionalist was generously awarded the “Kreative Blogger Award” by Haydee at Happenstance and the “Sugar Doll Blogger Award” by Rachel at Girl Learning Along the Way. In return I have been asked to share some facts about myself and then choose a select number of bloggers to do the same. I am going to break all the rules however, and rather than choose, I’d like to invite all of you to share a fact (or ten) about yourselves with me here today. I love your comments and LOVE learning more about my readers. This way anyone who feels compelled to share may do so!
Here goes nothing:
1. I rarely drink, but if I do it’s a greyhound or some bubbly. Sometimes I go wild and add a dash of peach for a bellini.
2. I never fancied myself an animal person, but then I got a pug. His name’s Lord Alfred Tennyson and I treat him like a spoiled rotten child.
3. I want to have lots and lots of babies someday (ideally a few of my own, a few adopted). Some favorite girl names: Harper, Genevieve, Fiona, Eloise, Finn and boy names: Jack, Theodore, Edward, Oliver, Hugh. I want to be the mistress of a lively, creative and affectionate household.
4. I keep a list at my desk of women I admire for their style, smarts and/or eccentricities. Diana Vreeland, Nancy Lancaster, Jackie Kennedy, ‘Debo’ Duchess of Devonshire, Fleur Cowles, Elsie de Wolfe, Madeleine Castaing, Peggy Guggenheim…it’s quite a long list. Their legacies inspire me on a daily basis.
5. I dream of someday buying a historic little fixer upper and transforming it into my dream home.
6. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was twenty-three years old (a few months ago…). Between boarding school, Switzerland, San Francisco and Manhattan I’d simply never needed one. Laugh it up, it was a historic moment.
7. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel and live around the world. My life motto is a line from Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Do you remember? She sings, “There’s such a lot of world to see…”
And now it’s your turn. Tell me something about yourself, won’t you dear readers? You’re all “kreative sugar dolls” in my book! Oh and have a lovely weekend — see you Monday for the third installment of Plucky Pioneers!
(Pictured above—Princess Radziwill with her pug, Thomas. Photographed by Henry Clarke in August 1960)