I apologize for my lack of consistent blogging. Over the weekend I made an unexpected trip to California for my Grandfathers funeral. He was 93 years old and had a successful career as a pilot. Staying in his house was strange and haunting and my time in between gatherings was spent treasure hunting though the many rooms in the house trying to learn more about him on a personal level. I spent hours in the basement dressed in vintage furs and army hats picking through photos dating back to the early 1900s, liquor bottles left on the bar from the 1960s, and god knows what else. The view was amazing. It was so strange to be in such a spacious place surrounded by trees and hills and birds after waking up in Manhattan every day for the last 6 months. It all felt sort of surreal. It was the most exposure I've ever had to my Grandfathers world and soon I'll be making another trip back to help my mother take care of all the business the comes from losing a relative.
For now, enjoy this little glimpse into a world of airplanes, travel, golf, catholicism, and retro americana.
RIP Grandpa Ken.

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8 Responses so far.

  1. Wow, that is really beautiful.

  2. Sorry to hear about your grandpa. Through these photos, it looks like you share a similar aesthetic. I love how some old folks never change their style. the green carpet! The poodle portrait is just too cute!

  3. Allison says:

    I'm sorry about your Grandpa. But what an interesting peek into his life! Looking through grandparents' stuff is always so cool, seeing what things they kept from ages ago. It looks like he was a fascinating fellow. Beautiful pictures.

  4. sorry to hear about your grandfather

  5. Nico B. says:

    I have become quite the fan of your blog and I can't wait to order a glitter collar ( i hope you find some of that glitter in gold someday!)
    Lovely photos- by the by I saw your question on twitter about taking out a loan ect...yes, you should- you have the attention of a very big city in a very short amount of time. I think you have the talent and pizzazz to make big things happen for you.
    Best wishes and thank you for letting us watch it unfold.

  6. I'm so very sorry to hear about your grandfather.

  7. Thanks everyone! And thanks for the condolences.
    Nico: Your comment means a lot. Thank you for the well wishes. <3

  8. I hope this went as well as it possibly could xx