Those of you who have never seen a Garden and Gun Christmas may not know that REAL men do decorate for Christmas and damn proud of it! We, meaning us BOYS, enjoy putting up a tree or 2 or 3. We decorate our mantel with fresh garland mixed with old photo cards of men who maybe did the same back in the day. We place a Winter Forest or Firewood candle carelessly on our library desk along side our trusted black ROYAL typewriter. We hang our wreath proudly on our front door made up of fir and spruce, mixed with a few used Prince Albert tins. Seriously! Christmas use to be nothing but a typical grandma and grandpa red and green holiday, however today many people have taken a brave leap of faith expressing their own personal creativity and what a breath of fresh Christmas air! I've been inspired this season by so many creative souls, the publication of Garden and Gun, the great Tartanscot, Brooks Brothers holiday windows and the always creative rebel, Debbie Dusenberry, owner of the Curious Sofa in Kansas City... So as I begin to pack away a little bit of myself, I invite you into my home for one last look at my vision of a Reynolds Still holiday and wish each and everyone, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Everyone remembers their first…….their first kiss, their first car, their first job, their first BLOG! My introduction to the blogosphere was a bit late probably due in part, I thought blogging meant countless hours of reading and as those close to me know, I HATE to read. What does stimulate me however is visuals. I can spend countless hours looking at photographs in coffee table books, magazines, the internet, blogs, whatever! When I first caught a glimpse of Hollister Hovey, it absolutely took my breath away! The style and sophistication Hollister shares with the blog world is nothing short of classic. I must admit, I became obsessed with the Hovey-way. Hi, my name is Reynolds and I’m a Hoveyaholic. I wanted to BE Hollister! Everything from men’s fashion, architecture, landscape, shopping, traveling, entertaining………Hollister has something to say. So much so, I found myself reading!!! The agony of it all! Could these words behind all the images Hollister shares give me any insight into the Hovey-way? You bet they do! I read every single post of HH thank you very much! I finally felt connected, NOT! Once I started to read the words I discovered Hollister was a GIRL, a beautiful girl! How could such a beautiful woman paint such a masculine picture? At first I didn’t know what to think and for a few days refused to go anywhere near her! Here I wanted to be Hollister and to find out this, I felt like such a girl! The shame of it all. After several days of sulking and soul searching, I have since made peace with Hollister and am back to being one of HER biggest fans. So here’s to Hollister Hovey and the incredible style we, both men and women, can admire from afar.
Reynolds Still does not own a copyright to the images on this blog. They are acquired through random search and discovery. The Reynolds Still blog therefore does not take credit for the images posted on the blog and will do his best to give those responsible for their creativity FULL credit. If you see or have noticed any image that you own a copyright to and wish to have it removed, please make the Reynolds Still blog aware and it will promptly be removed with my sincerest apologies. Best regards, Reynolds Still