Photos by Nelson and The Style Crone

Vintage rust silk velvet gown-vintage shop, black silk velvet jacket-flea market, rust silk velvet structured turban-custom made by Jeanne Bjorn.

Nelson proclaims that we are in ‘the lap of luxury.’  We feel nurtured and surrounded by beauty.  When we arrived at the Broadmoor late yesterday afternoon, we were surprised by gifts from friends from Kinetic Fitness Studio (Nelson’s rowing home) that had lavished us with wine, fruit, flowers, a gift certificate for an elegant restaurant, and a special room in the hotel.   The SC expresses her gratitude with silk velvet and a smile as we absorb every moment of this life enhancing adventure.  In the bottom photo, even the hat box lid with gloved hand delivers a rose in appreciation.  I watch as Nelson relaxes and is touched by the generosity enveloping us in this special place in time.


  1. Nelson must have caught his breath when he saw you…you look incredible in that wonderful ensemble…..and the room is perfect. How sweet to have close friends helping to make your stay even more special… have the most touching romance I have seen in a long time and you have both blessed me more than you know.

  2. What an exquisite gown so fitting for the elegant Style Crone and her dashing husband.
    Celebrate the joy that is you both. Thanks for sharing with your fans.

  3. I’m so glad you’ve had this time together – and in such a lovely place, surrounded by reminders of how much you are both loved. I don’t know you, but I have followed your journey. You are an inspiration to me.

  4. Your dress is just so glamorous and I have never stayed in a room so elegant. May it prove to be a relaxing and memorable weekend.

  5. Generousity. Love. Comfort. Beauty. Glamour. It all makes for a loving and healing experience for you both. How rich your lives are, despite the difficulties!
    Much love from England.

  6. Panache! Isn’t this how you were both meant to be…elegant, timeless, classic and happy. Enjoy the precious time, can you hear someone humming….”unforgettable….”

  7. De-lurking myself as a reader to say: A beautiful look. And timely r + r for you and Nelson.

  8. You look beautiful! And what a wonderful thing kinetic fitness did. They continue to amaze me with their kind generosity for dad. I miss you guys soooo much! See you soon!

  9. Nelson must have felt blessed to be surrounded by so much beauty–the room, and you! You look like a film star from the 30’s in your fabulous dress, and you are oozing glamour from every pore. It sounds like the two of you had a lovely weekend.

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