June 27th, 2021


Greetings from the Hillwood Museum

Saturday started with rain but then turned into a gorgeous day, not too hot, so after lunch we went to Hillwood. There are three new exhibits: Roaring Twenties, an exhibit about Marjorie Merriweather Post's clothing, accessories, and furnishings during the Jazz Age and in Paris on display in the Adirondack Building; The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky, a series of indoor artistic models throughout the mansion where Post displayed flowers from her own gardens, and Rich Soil, ghostly dancing wire sculptures in the gardens by Kristine Mays. They were all gorgeous and it was fun to visit a museum, even masked indoors!

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apaulled made Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberries for dinner for Midsummer, which is celebrated in Sweden on the weekend nearest the solstice rather than on the solstice. Afterward, we watched the rest of The Night Manager, which is really quite excellent -- in all the hullabaloo over Hiddleston's Golden Globes speech and the internet dramatically falling out of love with him, I'd forgotten how great he is in it, and Olivia Colman is phenomenal as always (so is Hugh Laurie but he's very evil in this). We also watched Wish Dragon, which has a good cast and pokes amusing fun at Disney while also following a lot of Disney formulas.