I had some problems with the Sunday special post yesterday, and will have to postpone that one week.
But since you’re all so patient with me, I’ll reward you with this great old abandoned men’s club.
Decayed, charming, a bit of men’s testosterone lingering in the walls, wood floors, antlers and a cup of hot tea.
Sign me up!
This place is exactly the kind of old school prep style i love.
It has a romanticized look of the British Empire.
I picture men smoking cigars in white and khaki linen suits with polished to perfection leather shoes, ordering scotch and whisky on the rocks.
Come take a look with me:
In 2000 David Hurlbut bought and moved into this former men’s club in Alabama, and spent almost 10 years renovating it.
When he came across it, pigeons and rats where frequents guests and club members, thus the task of renovation started with moving a few “club members” out.
Many people would probably just have seen a decaying rat motel, but David, an industrial designer, envisioned a home.
If I ever start a club, this would be the clubhouse.
Unlike this exclusive men’s club, there would be delicious food cooking in the kitchen made from organic and local produce.
Goat cheese on freshly baked bread from an old french receipt, and macaroons in all the colors of the rainbow on small trays in every room.
How would your dream clubhouse look, and what would you serve up to your exclusive members?
My time in my beloved Norway is coming to an end too soon, and in one week it’ll all be over for now.
But there are too many things I’d love to do before I go!
In fact, to make matters even better/worse, american boy is suggesting we go on a road trip around Norway our last week here.
My toes always tingle with delight when we talk about travel, but this time I’ve got so many things I want to make in mon petite studio, and friends to dine with, places I want to ski to, things I want to make with mom in the kitchen, and family to talk into the wee hours of the day with.
Decisions and temptations, distractions and a bit of adventure.
Oh, if we only had more time!
Have a lovely Monday!
Photo via The New York Times