The piano has disappeared.

The piano has disappeared.

 
Sunrise run in the desert.

Sunrise run in the desert.

 
The softest, bestest American Apparel leggings ever .. They’ve made many longhaul flights.

The softest, bestest American Apparel leggings ever .. They’ve made many longhaul flights.

 
Survived a week at the place I fondly call Starvation Camp. Lots of working, running and swimming, and plenty of alone time in the fresh air.
Wilt shirt. SEE sunglasses. And trust old leggings from American Apparel.

Survived a week at the place I fondly call Starvation Camp. Lots of working, running and swimming, and plenty of alone time in the fresh air.

Wilt shirt. SEE sunglasses. And trust old leggings from American Apparel.

 
whatwouldawaspdo:

Wasps find the desert cold and austere. (Strange, that!) And the neighbors tend to live too close. Still, the restraint is admirable. Fishers Island is a long, long, long ways away.

whatwouldawaspdo:

Wasps find the desert cold and austere. (Strange, that!) And the neighbors tend to live too close. Still, the restraint is admirable. Fishers Island is a long, long, long ways away.

 
The New York Times Style section did a piece on IRL (In Real Life) Social Clubs including Living MacTavish. A snippet of the article below and the total article by Laura Holson here.
Some people, like Susan MacTavish Best, mix the personal with business. She began holding parties at home in San Francisco in the mid-1990s because she wanted to make new acquaintances. “She creates an atmosphere that doesn’t feel forced,” said Thomas McInerney, an angel investor who has attended several.
She mostly pays for the parties herself, she said, part of marketing Living MacTavish, a lifestyle brand she created in 2011. (She owns a public relations business.) She prepares the food and drinks, which are photographed and posted on Instagram and her website. In San Francisco, writers, financiers and technology executives — most whom are friends — cozy up near her fireplace. “It’s personal that way, doing it in one’s home,” she said. (Ms. MacTavish Best splits time between San Francisco and New York where she rents a downtown apartment.)
For other parties at her house, someone else pays for food and drinks. Ms. MacTavish Best said her costs are covered by others. In July, Josh Tetrick, a founder of Hampton Creek, a food and technology company, was guest of honor at a party at her New York apartment. (A spokeswoman for Hampton Creek said Ms. MacTavish Best is paid a monthly fee for consulting.)
Recently, Mr. McInerney said that he wanted the chief executives and founders of the companies he invested in to meet. A restaurant would have been staid, he said. So Ms. MacTavish Best cooked dinner for them at her San Francisco home. She served homemade tomato pie and rib-eye steaks she butchered herself and invited other friends, including John Perry Barlow, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights organization. Mr. McInerney set up a bike in the hallway for his executives to try out.
“Everyone grabbed plates and they were sitting wherever they wanted, just talking,” he said. “The whole point was to get our founders to meet one other. And she totally made it easy.”

The New York Times Style section did a piece on IRL (In Real Life) Social Clubs including Living MacTavish. A snippet of the article below and the total article by Laura Holson here.

Some people, like Susan MacTavish Best, mix the personal with business. She began holding parties at home in San Francisco in the mid-1990s because she wanted to make new acquaintances. “She creates an atmosphere that doesn’t feel forced,” said Thomas McInerney, an angel investor who has attended several.

She mostly pays for the parties herself, she said, part of marketing Living MacTavish, a lifestyle brand she created in 2011. (She owns a public relations business.) She prepares the food and drinks, which are photographed and posted on Instagram and her website. In San Francisco, writers, financiers and technology executives — most whom are friends — cozy up near her fireplace. “It’s personal that way, doing it in one’s home,” she said. (Ms. MacTavish Best splits time between San Francisco and New York where she rents a downtown apartment.)

For other parties at her house, someone else pays for food and drinks. Ms. MacTavish Best said her costs are covered by others. In July, Josh Tetrick, a founder of Hampton Creek, a food and technology company, was guest of honor at a party at her New York apartment. (A spokeswoman for Hampton Creek said Ms. MacTavish Best is paid a monthly fee for consulting.)

Recently, Mr. McInerney said that he wanted the chief executives and founders of the companies he invested in to meet. A restaurant would have been staid, he said. So Ms. MacTavish Best cooked dinner for them at her San Francisco home. She served homemade tomato pie and rib-eye steaks she butchered herself and invited other friends, including John Perry Barlow, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights organization. Mr. McInerney set up a bike in the hallway for his executives to try out.

“Everyone grabbed plates and they were sitting wherever they wanted, just talking,” he said. “The whole point was to get our founders to meet one other. And she totally made it easy.”

 
Flea Bag is off to camp for six weeks. With nary a look back, I might add.

Flea Bag is off to camp for six weeks. With nary a look back, I might add.

 
Menu for dindins. Thanks to Tyler’s dentist for providing the moose!

Menu for dindins. Thanks to Tyler’s dentist for providing the moose!

 
The quiet before the party.

The quiet before the party.

 
I finally got the pin taken out of my tootsie. Lessons learned: 1). Don’t let Senegalese fisherman drop their boats on your toe. 2). Do go surfing in Senegal.

I finally got the pin taken out of my tootsie. Lessons learned: 1). Don’t let Senegalese fisherman drop their boats on your toe. 2). Do go surfing in Senegal.

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