Tuesday, January 5, 2010

An overnight in Indy

DD and I are just back from Indianapolis--we went up last night and stayed at my friend Renata's B&B (http://www.renatasbandb.com/). Renata is so much fun--this was my fourth stay, since I get to Indianapolis on various kinds of business fairly frequently and I never stay anywhere else. Here she is with DD. Her house is a real Sears Roebuck house that she and her husband have renovated top to bottom. It's just gorgeous. We were lucky that she still had her Christmas decorations up (another believer in waiting until Three Kings Day!). DD tried to take a good picture but my iPhone isn't that good in low light. There's probably an app for that. Anyway, here's a picture of Renata's living room and her pretty tree.

This afternoon we went over to the Indianapolis Museum of Art (www.imamuseum.org) to see "Fashion in Bloom", a wonderful exhibition of clothing from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. All of the fashions used flower motifs in some form or other. We two fashionistas couldn't resist all those beautiful clothes! Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take any pictures of the exhibit, so you will have to just go see for yourselves. Don't be surprised if the person on duty at the exhibit is a real sourpuss; evidently the IMA doesn't train its employees to be friendly. We still had fun and to prove it, here's DD cutting up outside the museum.


  1. Looks like you had a good time, and with a good friend. I just learned yesterday what Kings Day is!!! I'd never heard of it before. :)

  2. In the country of Georgia, where we lived for four years before coming to Indiana, Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 6. I had always looked for a good excuse to pull the beauty of Christmas into the long dark nights of January, and Three Kings Day was just the ticket. Christmas can't be over until the Wise Men get there, can it?

    Cathy, I'm so glad to hear from you! Happy New Year!