I’m at table 16 by the big oak looking out over the vast striped lawn.
World’s best Ramos gin fizz, live jazz drifting up from stone patio.
The topic, unfortunately, is new business.
I nod, studying the reflection of the ceiling fan rotating in my soup spoon… then I notice her sitting nearby.
Several degrees more than gorgeous. Something out of time. The band singer on her break? Escapee from a suffocating garden party?
She smiles, just possibly at me.
“So whattaya say, JP?” Startled, I nod again. By the time I look back, she’s gone. I make a discreet inquiry.
“Why, Mr. Peterman, there hasn’t been a soul at table 19 all day.”
Table 19 Tunic (No. 3670). I know she was real. This long, sheer tunic is in a wonderful cool light fabric, with the beauty of Bronze Age scrollwork. Gently crinkled 70% cotton and 30% silk for a beautiful feel.
Narrow Mandarin collar. Eight-button front. Back princess seams for shape. Shirttail hem with long side slits.
Women’s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.
Colors: Pink, Black.