Back in December my dear friends Bevy Smith and Aimée Morris and I eagerly waited at the Palace Theatre stage door to get a glimpse of Liza Minnelli after her spell-binding performance. And as soon as this legend exited , Bevy walked right up and took her picture with her BlackBerry. The result was a gleeful, bubbly image that reminds us of our enchanting evening – an image not perfect, but perfectly reflective of the joy Liza created that night.
For Aimée’s recent birthday, I printed out the image, placed it in a dime-store frame and inserted under the glass the ticket stub from the event, and offered it to her as a special gift, paying tribute to a night out with some of my favorite gals: Liza With a "Z", Bevy with a "Y" and Aimée with an extra "E!"
In May 2009, Clarkson Potter will publish my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. Pre-order now on http://www.amazon.com, http://borders.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.