It's been an interesting day here at the Giannetti residence. I accidently deleted my entire iPhoto library, all 30,452 photos! It has definitely been a lesson in acceptance and letting go. I am hopeful that we will be able to retrieve the images from my back-up, but so far...not so good.
Fortunately, I was already working on this post about the amazing Patina Style book signing event at Penny and Adam's gorgeous Montecito home.
The Autumn colored vines were the only decorations necessary for the party.
I asked Steve to snap a quick picture of the Bianchi's garage, with the perfect pale gray doors.
Penny's garden sphynx greeted us as we walked inside.
A variety of delicious nibbles were set on the table for guests to enjoy before the hors d'ouevres were served.
We arrived a little early to share our latest drawing of Patina Farm with Penny. We also had some time to take in the beauty that surrounded us. If I had to chose my favorite room at the Bianchi's it would be this covered garden room. Penny uses it as her office... so would I!
Wouldn't it be di-vine to look at this view as you worked?
Penny and Adam's al fresco dining room is shaded by a canopy of mature trees.
The duck house in the center of the pond has saved many ducks from local preditors.
As guests began to arrive, Penny shared her fascinating life stories.
The lovely Francesca Wolf and the other beautiful women from Rue de Lillie came to celebrate with us.
It wasn't too long until the patios went from quiet to...
Journalist Richard Mineards (chatting with Francesca on the right) was kind enough to write about the evening in the most recent edition of the Montecito Journal (Thank you Richard!).
It was such a happy evening.
Penny, Jermaine Chastain (from the French Kissed blog) and Penny's design associate, Gilda Hariri and I were all smiles at the end of the night.
Jermaine took some amazing photographs of the Bianchi's home...
To read Jermaine's blog post about the evening please visit French Kissed.
You can see more of this Bianchi's Montecito Farmhouse here.
To read some of Penny's wonderful story, please visit her blog.
Thank you to all of you who helped us celebrate that evening.
A HUGE thank you to Penny and Adam Bianchi for their friendship and for an evening that Steve and I will never forget!
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