29 May, 2012

TTFN...

The definition is posted at the very top of my blog...

Summer - verb (used without object)
To spend or pass the summer.

my brother Keith, second from left, OCBP circa '93

And, that is precisely what I plan to do; spend the summer wearing out my welcome at my parent's beach house. Spend warm, June mornings cracking the Insanity whip with the bff. Spend quality family time dining al fresco or playing tennis without being tied to my computer...

I want to pass this glorious summer reading stacks of books and needlepointing at the beach or pool. Pass the evenings taking one of Babe's legendary long walks fine tuning our hopes and dreams while the sky's ablaze with the setting sun...  

I want to pass these next three months breathing in the salty air and letting my mind shift towards future goals...

While this is not farewell for good, 'tis farewell for the moment. Sooo, to the night shift nurses in Brooklyn who look forward to my 12:01am postings, to my father-in-law who now uses a Mason Pearson brush and can recognize a Reva at 5 paces, to the plastics doc who loves our Lolly and reads posts between surgeries, to my mom, when in Mexico, and Em and Hilbils, when in school, who like feeling connected to the family while miles away, to my most unprep, polar opposite pop-alternative bass player in AZ, to the West Coast gal who asked for the RSS feed I never got around to embedding, annnd, most especially to moi, who will not wake up to a bunch of compliments under the guise of "comments" waiting in her inbox each morn, I'm sorry to leave y'all hanging...

But, what a fruitful three years of posting this has been. Old friends, new friends, and, for the rest of my lifetime friends. Thank you to everyone mentioned above, thank you to dear friends who encouraged me, thank you to Mel for inspiring me, PVE for guiding me, and everyone for reading me, thank you to family who waived privacy, thank you to the other bloggers who regularly commented when I couldn't find time to reciprocate and, muchos, MUCHOS gracias to Babe and the Ti-Babes for fronting the whole gig...

So, ttfn. I'm off to summer...

Kindness of everyone for not completely abandoning ship with my hiatus. I'll still be lurking around Facebook, flooding Twitter with the Ti-Babe's mugs and coveting per usual on Pinterest. And, who knows, I may go through major attention withdrawal and be back for a fix. But, for the time being, I've got some other fish that need fryin'...XXOO

69 comments:

  1. Tres dissapointed : ( but you deserve a break! I will miss reading your blog every morning!!!!

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  2. Oh crap who will tell me all the things that are missing in my daily life and how to purchase them???
    I will certainly miss your almost daily post but everyone needs to enjoy summer (I think it is the 11th commandment).
    TTFN until we meet again xoxo, MB

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  3. Summer away.
    See you later alligator
    After while crocodile...
    (tears rolling down my cheek) I will have Allie von Summer is a verb withdrawal.....
    Perfect those tan lines....
    Write that novel,
    Strike while the iron is hot.
    xo
    pve

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  4. Well thank goodness you won't be leaving the internet entirely - I'd feel like I lost a pal! Enjoy your time at the beach this summer - I hope you return to blogging soon! xoxo

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  5. You have a fantastic summer, Madame von Summer is a Verb! I tan vicariously through you (my northern European genes allow only for "white" or "off white"). Off to have a look at your Pinterest now...

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  6. Take me with you, I want that lifestyle!

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  7. This is not a surprise...you haven't really been "into" this for quite a while, which is a shame for us, but things and circumstances change! At least you've bid us farewell...Mel just totally stopped posting, and doesn't answer queries on Facebook!

    Enjoy your summering...I've enjoyed reading!

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  8. Enjoy your summer!! I will miss reading your post first thing each morning... TTFN.
    xox,
    MLC

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  9. Egad this was a sad way to wake up this morning! You are my all time favorite prep. Like another Anon above, I've tanned vicariously through you. Some of my best purchases have been your recommendations and I've cursed Mint.com in your name. Kindly make this a hiatus rather than a farewell because so many of us love your joie de vivre as well as your keen sense of humor. Enjoy your Summer, sweet Allie, even the Insanity part, because it is on your terms while we all learn to wait patiently for more SiaV. xoxo

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  10. So, um, where's your parent's beach house....just in case we all go into withdrawl?

    I read your mention of Jon to him in the locker room....he took it like a man.

    You know how we feel...

    Warmest regards, Kathleen

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  11. I agree with anon above, what a sad way to start my morning. But you most definitely deserve this break. I hope you have a tres wonderful FI summer. I'll miss talking shooting' and stichin' with ya and may just have start tweeting again. ;) Best wishes, Alice. xo xo

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  12. Thank you for all you have given us, more than you will ever know.
    Please give Lolly a treat for Kathy and I. Enjoy your well deserved summer break.

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  13. What's summer without SIAV?? All kidding aside, enjoy it!!

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  14. Sad for us, fabulous for you. But your post is a reminder that we should all focus more on living life, relaxing and taking one wonderful day at a time. I'll hope for shopping tips on twitter and foursquare.
    But you just have BIG FUN!

    Love,
    Mo

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  15. This is sad news. I sometimes read your blog at 12:02, but I didn’t last night. Glad I waited till morning. I shall certainly miss you and look forward to your return. I too have done a lot shopping upon your recommendations and lord knows that oyster dressing is to die for. Thanks for that recipe!! So, while you are summering, please pop in sometime and give us an update. I’ll be summering right along with you, except it’ll be at a NC beach!! Have fun!!

    Wanda

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  16. Wow. Blogs seem to have a definitive shelf life and then they become a tedious chore. I only (sort of) follow about 6 blogs and you're the 4th person in the past two weeks who has decided to give it up. Good for you.

    It'll be a matter of time before people get bored with Twitter too...

    Have a good summer.

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  17. Sniffle! Noooooo! If there is one blog that I relllliiiigiously checked every day, it was yours :)

    Enjoy some well-deserved time off, but please promise you'll come back!

    Have a great summer! XO

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  18. Ah. Well. Enjoy your summer to its fullest. You're a unique presence.

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  19. Good for you! To fun new adventures, this summer & beyond!

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  20. Have a fabulous summer filled with salt air, sun-kissed skin, yummy salads and walks with your Babe! I will see you on Pinterest my dear. xx

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  21. Sob! I hope you have a fabulous summer. Know that you will be missed.

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  22. I am so bummed, I just found you! Sigh. You will be missed. Enjoy your summer and time with Babe and your family!

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  23. You will be missed and not forgotten! Enjoy your beautiful life. xo

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  24. That sounds like the ideal way to spend up your summah!

    Chin-chin!

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  25. Alice, my morning commute is going to be much less eventful, but good for you for deciding you need a break. I've been reading you since day 1 while in college and now in the real world - your writing is such a great escape.

    Luckily, for me, you are around the corner - speaking of, I need to return your books! Such a treat having them for the past couple of months. Hopefully I can still run into you here and there.
    All the best.

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  26. Alice,

    As the expression goes: "Say it aint so!" Can you maybe make it a weekly blog, instead of a daily and still enjoy a great summer ! You will be missed by a lot of people, who enjoy your adventures, suggestions and wisdom !

    All The Best,

    SM

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  27. Bad news for us, but good for you. I hope you resume in the fall. I will sorely miss you book recommendations, recipes, shopping ideas, but mostly your kind spirit and sense of humor that comes through.

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  28. Tearful but understand. You want to live your life, not record it. Please do come back.

    We'll always have FI!!! Here's to a Blue Coast reunion?

    XOXO

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  29. I will miss all of your inspiration for living the good life. Enjoy your summer!

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  30. we'll sure miss you and the ti-babes <3

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  31. Sob sob sob! You will be missed!!!!! Cheers to health and happiness with your fam. Enjoy the sun and soon-to-be memories that summer 2012 will bring ;)

    Baci e abbracci ;)

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  32. In a way you sound final departure and in another that you might be back after summer is over.
    Which is it? I want to set my mourning button. Have a happy, carefree summer at the beach but
    maybe post less often in the fall, PLEASE??? Don't do Facebook and don't want to lose touch.

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  33. Don't let Pilge forget that there is an older, elegant Himalayan girl cat who has had a crush on him for YEARS and she'd be happy to take him to the hotspots of upper Wisconsin Avenue next time he ventures to DC. I am sad but do hope you will pursue writing...and let the cats start their own blog.

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  34. Hy sweetie! Lovely post! Check my blog and tell me if you wanna follow each other?!:X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  35. kudos for engaging in summer the verb: enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. but i can't lie: i have a little lump in my throat!

    perhaps this all just serves as a good excuse to rendez-vous in new canaan/greenwich for dark 'n stormies the next time i'm down. at the very least, we'll rendez-vous over on twitters for, among other things, a little shoptalk in the form of organe pony products.

    xo to you!

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  36. I hope you enjoy a relaxing and fun summer! I will miss reading your inspiring posts.

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  37. BUMMER!! I Will miss your daily posts. But you deserve it. Have a relaxing and fun summer with family and friends!!

    xx Katie

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  38. So sad! I will miss your lovely posts about Gwynnie, Jack Rogers, and Calypso...but hope you have a fabulous summer with whatever you do. Thanks for the memories!

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  39. You have always been one of the hardest-working, but truly one of the bestest, bloggers in my favorites roll. Enjoy the time off and refresh yourself for a triumphant return this fall. (*fingers crossed*)
    xo

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  40. Enjoy your summer, Alice. We'll miss your musings and suggestions as to how to worthily participate in keeping the economy afloat, but enjoy every second of your summer!

    Warm regards,

    Suzi

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  41. Babe's & the Ti-Babes' gain is our loss. Blogland won't be the same without you, but sometimes you just need a little downtown and privacy, no? Best wishes to wherever the warm winds carry you.

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  42. Enjoy your time in the sun and sand, Allie!!

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  43. I will miss reading you first thing every morning - at least you "eased" us into your departure. I have said many a time "WWAW" - what would Alice wear and I know I'm not the only one!!
    Have a wonderful summer!!
    Gina

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  44. Thank you for having coffee with me every morning since you came across my radar via the NYTimes. Enjoy your well deserved break. Looking forward to your return. In the meantime I'll be the one browsing the archives and repinning.

    PS my capcha for this post is "opensea successful" - how appropriate!

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  45. Well obviously you deserve a fabulous time out on the shore but I will miss you posts! Trusting that there will many a tale to tell, and things I didn't know I needed to buy come Fall's arrival!!

    A demain! XX

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  46. Allie!

    I'll miss reading about your clothes, food, kitties, and adventures...such a fun part of my day! I hope you have a great summer vaca filled with R&R, PTHs, and G&Ts ;-)

    xoxo
    ~HMC

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  47. Spreadsheet for Summer of 2012:
    Living Life by the Sea
    just Allie, Babe and TI Babes.

    Best wishes,
    BarbaraG

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  48. While you are summering, might I suggest you begin to write that book I suggested a long time ago? You are so very talented!

    Enjoy your break and embrace all of the things you love!

    xo,

    Wendy

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  49. A Diet Coke toast to you! Thanks for many fun posts, book recs, and tasty recipes!

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  50. Omg.....it's catching!

    I've been such a slacker and now I'm revving up again. Not that I can compete with VOUS. haha...

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  51. Going to miss reading your lovely blog everyday, but summer is meant to be enjoyed! A bientot! xx

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  52. Lord Alice, I feel like my blog bff is breaking up with me. I know you will be back in the Fall with all your good tips and shopping scores to share, Pinterest-fueled wish lists and much more. Have the best time this summer and I will see you on Twitter! xoxoxo kp

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  53. Oh my gosh, I am the West Coaster who asked for the All Comments RSS feed! I feel famous now!

    I will truly miss your 9PM (Pacific) posts. But you deserve a break. Enjoy and relax and don't forget your devotees completely, otherwise I will run out of Bday and Xmas gift ideas.

    (Thanks to you my nieces all have monogrammed Mason Pearsons!)

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  54. Ah! Excellent for you! Happy summering - but I'll miss your blog :)

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  55. Have a great summer...thanks for your terrif writing, great style and remember there is an Hermes store here on the North Shore of LI! Will miss the cutest pics of your gorg kitty cats. Hope you shake up the grand dames at the piscine with your gold lame swim suits and never give up your love of caftans ala Mrs Roper.
    -linda,ny

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  56. I was sad to read your post yesterday, but I completely understand. I have lived vicariously through you at the beach the past few summers. I was at Sunset Beach, NC myself this past weekend. As I often am outside as much as possible, your post re-inspired me to be outdoors this summer, living inland as much as possible, when I'm not at thing called work. But the plus to working where I do work now at the university, is it's summer, and it's very slow, so it's not very demanding. Evenings will be spent outdoors, such as at a soccer match like last night, out on the back deck, etc. Definitely enjoy your summer, as I know you will.
    Your blog has definitely become an internet reference site for me, so I will still probably visit it often to read through old posts for reminders, etc.

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  57. Well, I'm disappointed that I won't have your thrice weekly posts to read, but you certainly don't owe us anything! This has been such a fun read; I do hope you decide to return in the fall! Best wishes - a longtime lurker...

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  58. So sad to see you go! Have a wonderful summer and I hope that we see you in the fall!
    ~Muffy

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  59. Oh boo! So many bloggers are choosing to stop writing right now. Sad. But I understand! Hope you will check in occasionally to update us!

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  60. Summer on, like all good soldiers, for the purpose that motivates you to live your best life.

    Just in time. Good news. Your honorary membership to the Foxy Friends Club has been approved. MBA boy and Harpeth Hall, St. Cecilia Nashville members salute you.

    They toast you with an Arnold Palmer and the wearing of needlepoint fox belts.

    Best,
    Dana

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  61. You will be truly missed. Thank you for the inspirations and the giggles. Best, MCM

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  62. I think you need to get off the beach and consult counsel (or at least write a nasty blog post). Taco Bell is blatantly stealing your husband's morning concoction, without any attributions! Loyal readers know that a Dew AM is really a JDR. The injustice!

    Tom

    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/05/29/taco-bell-breakfast-drink-is-mountain-dew-and-orange-juice/?intcmp=obinsite

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  63. We know but, alas, there's not a thing we can do...XXOO

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  64. Love your blog and you will be missed! Hope you come back feeling inspired!

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  65. Have a wonderful summer! Relax and enjoy. And thank you so much! I hope to hear from you in fall.

    xo
    Janine

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  66. After all....Summer is a verb!

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  67. So beautiful and inspirational photos!! Love them!

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  68. Summer is now over, get back to posting, I miss you.

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