Last Saturday we hosted a Hawthorne@10 Open House in thanks to all the fine folks we have met in the ten years since we bought our home in the Hudson Valley. It was filled with much love & laughter, tasty food and drink, along with a sense of community that we are so honored to have become part of. As is so often the case, I rarely if ever reach for my phone when we are hosting a gathering as really wanting to be as present in the moment as possible for our guests. If we are not hosting, I love clicking away. So had to call upon friends Elizabeth and Susanna for a few of their snaps. Mine shot before and after the festive day. It was such a fun time that created many cherished memories and stories—which is what makes throwing a party so satisfying/memorable.