Como Como was a success! Tapas meals are a gamble, but it was a fun and funky environment to be out with girls and the food was a hit too. Edythe and I traveled together to Bruges the next day while Florence went to school. She was loads of fun and I am glad they made the connection via my mom so many miles away.In October my high school friend, Mary Thom, came with her friend Rachel as a leg of their Grand Tour of Europe. Both of these lovely ladies are Nurse Anesthetists in Pittsburgh. Mary Thom and I were cheerleaders in high school together. I hadn't spent quality time with Mary Thom since and it was a wonderful gift to renew our friendship. We went to Antwerp on the train.
The four of us toured Antwerp, indulging in all the great shopping and topping off the visit at the ModeMuseum in Antwerp. They were featuring a Delvaux exhibit of the chic purses crafted by this family operation.
Connor LOVED the tennis ball purses.
And this enormous blue purse just made me laugh! I will never own a purse 1/10 as expensive as these are, but it was fascinating to see how they are made and how fashion can be so defined by a handbag.
Mary Thom, come back and visit us again soon!!!
Probably the most unexpected and rewarding part of living abroad is the chance to reconnect with friends traveling overseas. I am not sure Edythe and Mary Thom would have made it to Decatur, Georgia - but Brussels brings a certain glamor and attraction. For this I am thankful!