December 19, 2015

Martha Stewart photographs my Selfie

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My brother’s from another mother, Josh and Seth Larson, flew in from Colorado on Friday night.  They met us mid day at Jim and Leslie Attwood’s lovely home in Bedford Hills NY.  We traditionally don’t need much rehearsal so despite the 3 hour spread between their arrival and sound check we tinkered with a set list and mostly made each other laugh with impersonations of people’s dancing from the 80s.

Caramore Center for the Arts, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a not-for-profit organization that was once home to Walter & Lucie Rosen.  Caramoor is an enchanting estate tucked away in Katonah, New York, the country estate created by Walter T. and Lucie Bigelow Rosen to express their passion for music and the arts and boasts home to one of the very first Theremins. The home/palace features treasures collected on their travels.  It is amazing.

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Lucy & Walter Rosen

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We spent the afternoon spreading ourselves around the grounds with our host Jim Attwood, hugging trees and listening to sound sculptures around the estate that enchanted us and harmonized us with the nature surrounding us.

Dinner event in the Music Room of the Rosen House at Caramoor in Katonah New York on December 5, 2015. (photo by Gabe Palacio)
Dinner event in the Music Room of the Rosen House at Caramoor in Katonah New York on December 5, 2015.
(photo by Gabe Palacio)

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We thought, come stage time, that we couldn’t possibly be more marinated in beauty and yet, to our delight, we climbed the stage to be met by the most warm, kind, appreciative audience who were so lovely that I realized come the second song that I would have to take our selfie with them.  It was only when I got home and looked closer at the image that I realized that Martha Stewart was in the front row taking a picture of my selfie.

 

What a trip and I mean that all around.  Thank you to our amazingly kind hosts and to you Martha Stewart for inspiring me to write about such a magical night.

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