Friday, August 15, 2014

"Three-hour Tour".... Best of Columbia

It seemed as if half of Columbia's residents had decided to channel their inner Thurston Howell, III. The occasion? The Free Times Best of Columbia party.  The instigators? Those charming lasses of Flock and Rally.
My fellow party-goers urged me to photograph this handsome duo.  I found myself imagining young Thurston chatting up a potential Lovey.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fabulous Hat....Tasty Tomato Festival

While many who attend this festival find the locally grown tomatoes to be inspired, I am always rather charmed by the attire.  In a crowd of delightful outfits, this young woman and her hat stood out.
Here's another photo--and as you see, even without the hat, she's lovely.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Seersucker & Brogues....Whole Foods

This store was full of well-dressed shoppers today, including this chap in the seersucker trousers.
I was particularly delighted by the shoes.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Converge....Main Street

This fellow's t-shirt caught my eye this morning when, oddly enough, I was converging with my fellow Soda Citizens at the farmers' market.

Friday, June 27, 2014

World Cup Fans....Publick House

I hadn't given much thought to how the World Cup might be influencing work wear until I saw this photo on Facebook yesterday.  Then, a pretty young lady invited me join her merry band at The Publick House to watch the U.S. challenge Germany. I decided to pay more careful attention to how fans were attired. Here's a little of what I saw.  The group, above, is utterly charming, no? The fellow in the blazer is wearing a soccer jersey underneath.
I was fascinated by the handsome chap in the center of this group, for he was wearing both a work-worthy shirt and tie AND a sort of I-believe-I-shall-mow-the-lawn red bandana. 
Here's a closer, though blurry shot.  (Drat the low light, but I suppose an advantage for those skipping out of work for long lunches.) Is there significance to the bandana? Or was he adding some red to his white and blue?
I mustn't forget our charming waitress, who was a veritable star as she fetched beverages for our table in her red & white stripes....
....or this fellow, who'd stuffed his pockets with flags, which he told me he'd be reusing on the Fourth of July. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Pair of Skirts....Soda City Market

I spied these pretty friends and their skirts at a recent farmers' market.....
Here's a closer look at the details.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Not Bruno Mars....Main Street

The excited chatter about Bruno Mars being spotted on Columbia's Main Street today reminded me that I'd taken this photo of an attractive young fellow.  Not sure which I admire most....the sneakers, the lime green pants, or the trilby atop his noggin.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Seersucker Day....U.S. Senate

This photo in today's Los Angeles Times inspired me to post, for if the U.S. Senate can manage to agree to bring back Seersucker Day, surely it's time for me to resurrect my will to blog.

I've written about this day before....which in its infinite wisdom, the Senate decided to squash a couple of years ago....lest it make them seem  unproductive.  Indeed. One assumes that they have finally realized that puckered fabric is not the problem.

I found a fun, visual history of seersucker, here, on the Haspel website.  Have a mint julep and enjoy!

And, lest you think that I've ignored my work in order to behave like a member of Congress--watching the telly, eating bonbons and starting pointless debates--let me assure you: My hiatus was owing to a research trip to Peru to study Andean hats.  More on that soon!

Oh, and by the way, the gentleman standing second from right is the incomparable Senate Chaplain Barry Black. He is a marvelous orator I've had the privilege to work alongside. If you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak, do take it.