23 May, 2011

Next Stop...

My Babe imposed gag order has been lifted and I am now allowed to spill the beans that he has started a new job annnd...WE ARE MOVING!

I can't believe we're moving to the very same town where my good friend Dorli grew up in this home after yeeeaaars of having her retell me stories like the time her father asked, "Whooo??? NOOO!" and slammed the door in the faces of Billy Joel's people when they knocked seeking permission to film the River of Dreams music video from a boat with her house as the backdrop...

And, how her mother wouldn't allow them out after dark following the death of Martha Moxley cuz there was a murderer on the loose in town...

It's the town where I'll be just a 20 minute drive from my cousin Melissa and her family in one direction and a 20 minute drive from this li'l hombre in the other...

Yup. Babe's très hard work has landed us a gig in Greenwich, CT. But, not til I'm ready to hang up my beach house spurs at the end of the summer, natch...



Kindness of Babe who is generously continuing to live the planes, trains and black car life for three more long months just so that I we can eek out our summer lease at the beach. And, Monty Morris for keeping his snout sealed as promised and Maxminimus for not following through on his threat to "tell effing everyone"...XXOO

35 comments:

  1. Oh, nice! What a great place to move.

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  2. Four years in Connecticut did not sit too well with this Maryland girl - but then I wasn't in Greenwich!

    So sorry you'll be leaving the south of the North/north of the South for New England...but you know you can always ask me for emergency shipments of Berger Cookies when your sisters can't oblige!

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  3. I am so excited for you....and to here about all the escapades of Allie von Summer is a verb. Watch out Greenwich...
    pve

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  4. What excitement to look forward to at the end of the summer! Lolly and Pilgie (or whatever they are being called this week) are going to love having a big house to roam around in. Was that your house in the photo? Happy Summer.

    LeslieG

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  5. YAY...that's very exciting! Watch out Greenwich!!! I went to school across the street from your cousin and JCW was only a few blocks away! xx

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  6. I WISH! that's the Indian Harbor girlhood home of my friend Dorli. The one that Billy Joel's people wanted in his music video. We are hoping to rent a cottage/carriage house on some shwank estate. Use of tennis court and pool always welcome :)

    ps...as are Berger Cookie care packages!

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  7. Congrats Allie, You will LUV New England!

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  8. Wow! Congratulations to you and Babe! Greenwich is lovely! Billy Joel is my favorite! This is so exciting! I hope you and Babe will be very happy in your new home!!! xo

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  9. So very exciting! Enjoy your Summer and can't wait to read about your adventures in Greenwich.

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  10. Congratulations! I cant wait to read about your adventures in your new town!

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  11. Welcome to the world of 800 sq. foot cottages which cost $850,000!

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  12. Alice, congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys. Not that moving isn't disruptive, and new places daunting on occasion, but I imagine you'll settle in and take over in no time:).

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  13. Have to say..this is not a surprise..you have been dropping hints and I have been reading in-between-the-posts! So fun..I am sure you will fit right in!

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  14. cannot wait to have you in the neighborhood!!! we will have lots of shopping/lunching afternoon and dog park outings this fall. xo

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  15. You know, I kinda thought maybe you were giving us a little clue to the future back there in your Kindness epilogue in "Move Over Oprah." Yeah. Could this new venue BE a better fit? I think not.

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  16. Wow. So you told Maxminimus but you didn't tell me. I thought I meant more to you than that.

    Congrats!

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  17. yay, welcome to CT! new england is definitely the best :-)
    ~hmc

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  18. SO excited for you all! I can come visit when I head up for me TEN year Taft reunion in 2013!!!

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  19. How exciting! I grew up in that part of the world.

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  20. Congratulations, Alice! That's so exciting. I am sure Pilgie and Lolly Cakes are excited to meet all the new neighbors in swanky Greenwich. Will Babe's new job keep him closer to home or will he still be a world traveler? xo xo

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  21. Congratulations! You'll be in my neck of the woods - a great part of the country for sure!
    Brigid

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  22. you should totally contact me. I know we have not met, but I am great friend of Tracy's + Ellen's (and the rest of the Ciciotte gals) Lived in Colorado, but now am in CT (Litchfield county). You will LOVE Greenwich! Love your Blog!

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  23. Sooo you'll be leaving my immediate vicinity but my BFF is from Greenwich - I forsee a visit sometime come autumn!

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  24. How exciting and all best wishes for an uneventful move (you will be sharing all your a/r organizational tips along the way, right?!), and, of course, when you need a little southern prep just head back down to Furman and G'Vegas--even "the Martha" stops in occasionally, doncha know!

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  25. I had a feeling something was coming! Best wishes with the move and I know Greenwich is going to love you!!

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  26. Congratulations on Babe's new job and the move! Greenwich, here you come!

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  27. Sounds like maybe you're living in Belle Haven. Childhood home of my Babe :) You'll love it and don't forget to join the Jr League!

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  28. oh poor, poor babe... he must not have strolled down the bottom of the avenue to see the Hermes deliciousness at Richard's before he said yes...

    this is going to be soooo dangerous... goody goody goody!!

    xoxo

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  29. Adore the house pic... and the Dominick Dunne book... and the doggie pic, won't your babies be jealous of a doggie pic...and your wonderful news!!! Cindy Rinfret has a book "Classic Greenwich Style" you might like. I have it on my coffee table along with my Henrietta Spencer-Churchill and Charlotte Moss design books.

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  30. Tail of Two TabbiesMay 24, 2011 at 5:31 AM

    Topper and Turner look forward to welcoming Pilgie and Lolly to the 'hood. Can see them rolling in in the whip right now!

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  31. New England is where it's at! Perhaps I'll spy you when we visit my inlaws in New Canaan. ;) Congrats!

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  32. Congratulations.

    As an aside, I miss Dominick Dunne. Such an astute observer.

    Cheers,

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  33. Thrilled to hear this! Will be SUCH a great place to live.

    Xx,
    Muffy

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  34. We can't believe you're moving and leaving the South!! One of our bfs is from Darian which is not too far away..you will LOVE it!

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