#Workoutfail

Migraine or no migraine, this is the first day I’ve even *felt* like doing my Tracy Anderson mat workout DVD since Soteria gave it to me at Christmas. Aaaaaaand of course it’s nowhere to be found. *sigh* One of the downsides to Sometimes Seven. How much you want to bet it’s in Og somewhere? At least I got a…

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Today’s Artwork: “The Ladies”

My sister commissioned a piece of artwork today — sitting me down and handing me brushes and paints is pretty much the only way to get me to do art lately — to fit in a small frame she had found and had my father fix while here was here over the holidays. She had them cut a piece…

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Southern Wedding

Once upon a time there were Three Musketeers who grew up: Me, Casey & Margo. Each of us had a little sister: Soteria (Sami), Darra Dane (Dee or Brat) and Alison (only one “l”). Last month, The Brat got married at the Lace House on the Governor’s Mansion grounds in Columbia, South Carolina. It was a perfect, gorgeous, sunny…

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Happy Anniversary, Soteria & Charles!

Soteria & Charles have been married two years today — hooray! The rest of us remember what was one of the coolest weddings in history — held at the Charleston Aquarium, my father officiating, Soteria walking down the steps in her customized designer gown to a string-version of The Pixies’ “Where is My Mind?”, my nephew cracking us all…

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Window Shopping

Shiny things make me happy. I have no excuse. Then again, I’m a princess — I don’t need one. Know what else makes me happy? Clicking through Dixie Dunbar Studio’s brand-spanking new website and checking out all the pretties. The details of the necklaces, bracelets and earrings will tell you what each piece is made of — elements like…

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Little Sister Love

Today is my little sister’s birthday. She’s officially thirty-something today. Her name is Soteria. Back then, we called her Sami. Now you’re only allowed to call her Sami if you’ve been grandfathered in. If you’re one of those people, consider yourself special. But don’t push it. She still prefers Soteria. (So-TEE-ree-uh) This is exactly what we were like when…

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Home, Briefly

To sleep, wash, repack, and leave in the am for NY. I’m dead tired. But I had a wonderful time. Gonna be dreaming soon of lying back on the grass & looking up at this sky…

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From the Jewelry Box

My little sister Soteria used to call me "Shala." She always got me in trouble, and she could never eat a fudgesicle without getting half of it all over her face. Now, she owns Dixie Dunbar Studio (192 King Street, Charleston SC) and designs necklaces and earrings that are featured in Vogue magazine. She’s currently working on redoing the…

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The Monster in the Closet

The new issue of Apex is live, complete with the essay where I admit to shoving my little sister in a closet when we were kids. Come on…doesn’t she look like a brat to you? And what are you shoving in your closets? And hey — if you love Apex like I do, you can have a PDF subscription…

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