*with apologies to Dexy’s Midnight Runners
The waiting begins. We are several hours away from the arrival of Hurricane Irene, and there’s nothing left to be done. The lawn furniture is stashed up against the fence. All of the lanterns on the posts surrounding the garden have been taken inside. I have enough water and food for several days, and I have plenty of reading material and things to do.
At breakfast this morning, I had the chance to peruse the WSJ. Magazine, which is only available this weekend. There are a couple of articles I am saving for later, perhaps after the power goes out and I am forced to read by candle-light:
- A look at the stunning $720 million, six-year renovation of the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre in Moscow.
- An intricate view of how Cartier makes their signature panther bracelet.
- A story about how Hermès has remained independent in these days of mergers and acquisitions.
If you’re in the path of Irene, I hope you remain safe, and if not, have a great weekend!