Short Pump & Richmond, Va.
Lady's night out coverup at the Grapevine — The women pose with a copy of Michelangelo's David. The Trak family created quite a stir when Mary, wife of Chef Michael, bought the statue and set it out in front of the restaurant. The controversy subsided when it was decided the sculpture is art. The copy isn't totally accurate. Michelangelo was interested in little boys and certain parts of the original David reflect that. The copyist wasn't so enamored and it shows. This David is rather robust. The women grew up in the area. Their relationship goes back to first grade at Short Pump Elementary School. They still get together. I can't identify them. Somehow I don't think "Crystal XXX Queen" is a real name.
Now from the ridiculous to the mundane: For those who asked, this is the new door to the Cooperas Creek house during the day. Toby supervises from the window.
Tessa, foreground, at her birthday lunch. She was a long-distance, editorial intern last summer working on the other side of the world. This year she is our staff intern in Richmond. She turned 22 yesterday and hopes to be halfway around the world again by the first of the year.
Photographs taken with a Leica M8