Last night, I dragged my husband, Bob, to see the movie Julie and Julia in downtown New Canaan. Yes, he ended up liking it… I loved it, but that was never a question. Julia Child was a Smith College graduate, as am I, and I was not going to miss this movie! The theatre was packed and we were lucky to get a seat.
As a side note, Bob grew up in Norwalk so he seems to know everyone. I moved here from the city and so I don’t know nearly so many people. At the end of the movie, we ended up in the best conversation with the couple next to us. Ends up this would be my night for a connection! The wife is a Smith grad too. She also lived in Martha Wilson house, though she graduated a few years before I did. I have the best memories of Smith and even better memories (if that’s possible) of Martha Wilson house. We reminisced on and on about candlelight dinners and afternoon tea, while they rolled up the sidewalks of New Canaan around us. Numbers and e-mails were exchanged and we will definitely be staying in touch with this couple! What a lovely way to end an evening with new friends and future plans.
Since this is a design blog and I can’t get Smith College off of my mind, I have to share with you some of the wonderful photos I found on Flickr of the architecture and gardens on campus. The first is the Grecourt Gates with the tower of College Hall in the background-love the iron scrollwork.
The Lyman Plant House is surrounded by gorgeous gardens seen on my walk to classes each day. In the fall, there is a mums show and in the spring, a bulbs show–both heavenly…
Smith College has one of the premier college art collections and what an amazing building it is housed in.
The new building for Sciences and for the Engineering Program (first of its kind for women). I have not seen this building yet, but am looking forward to a closer look at those great glass windows.
Wish I had a photo of the old Campus Center from my time… This is spectacular in comparison!
What’s not to love about Paradise Pond? School-wide rowing competitions held in the Head of the Paradise–fun…
Last but not least, my home for three of my four years…Martha Wilson House. Head of the Quad, I received my diploma with so many others on our front steps. Also, I met Julia Child on these very same steps when I was a student. Memories don’t get any better than this. Think I have a visit to Smith in my immediate future. Can anyone say Mountain Day?