Anon says "high brow is the whole point". I don't agree with that statement at all. The whole point is living as well as you can, within your means. Some of my best times have been fairly low-brow... sitting around with friends, eating, drinking and laughing... playing with the children and dogs at the local beach... sanding the bottom of the boat in preparation for a new sailing season. Life is not always about museums, opera and culture. I understand about educating your eye to know what the best is, but always having the best is just not realistic. I'd rather settle for the best for me. What do you think?
This is my 200th post. It's been a lot of fun blogging and I am, more or less, sticking with my original intent: to keep in the habit of writing, and to take more photographs. Thank you so much to everyone who reads this. It means so much to me to get your comments.
I bought the final issue of H&G this morning. I am looking forward to spending some time reading every word of it. Style Court and her great eye managed to spot a copy of "I Married Adventure" in Aerin Lauder's bedroom.
A lot of us have commented on the demise of H&G. I was a fan of the magazine and was a subscriber before I moved to Wales. In a comment on Mrs. Blandings, I said that it represented a middle ground. I got hit hard for that comment by Anon, who said, "This so called "middle ground" is the death of good taste. "High brow" is the whole point! We must look at and understand "the best" in order to educate our eyes so that we can create something great of our own."
That got me thinking about what the best actually is. There's a huge difference between the best and the best I can afford. I liked H&G because it had some incredible interiors that I loved to see, but it also featured items that were more affordable than most of the things in Archictectural Digest. I would love the Asprey calfskin photo album featured in the H&G article on Aerin Lauder, but at $425, it's just not in my budget. But the lovely little blue and white bowls shown just above it are affordable at $18 to $20 each.