Bay Head Tiki Party 2008
One balmy summer evening in 2008, Linda and Alan Laymon invited friends and neighbors to an exotic Tiki party around their pool in Bay Head. The event was to celebrate Mac Hartshorn’s exhibition of children photographed on the Jersey Shore. Large canvases were planted amongst lush foliage around the pool and lit by flares and candles.
Guests were greeted with bright leis and mint topped mojitos and invited to nibble on scallops wrapped in bacon, fat shrimp and other seafood delights. By nights end the tiki hut was the place to be, new friendships had been formed and everyone was seen to have a lot of fun. Many guests rode bicycles home along the quiet streets toting Hartshorn gift bags on their handlebars.
If you would like to introduce Mac Hartshorn’s photography to your beach pals give us a call on 201 610 1199 to organize an exhibition and party in your neck of the woods!
Jens new Garden spring 2008
Good things come in small packages! This is certainly true about Jennifer Hartshorn’s lovely garden in Hoboken. Last year, Jennifer transferred her favorite perennials and shrubs from her beautiful garden in Park Ave, Hoboken, to her new smaller garden in Bloomfield St.
In true British style, with the help of her parents, she created a romantic english garden to entertain in, complete with stone flags, brick paving, a swing chair for her girls and hanging baskets of fuschias. What this small plot lacks in size it makes up for in charm. Candles, lanterns and flares illuminate the compact garden at night, the air scented with honeysuckle. Jennifer and Mac regularly bbq during summer evenings and dine at the wrought iron table surrounded by flowering clematis, hydrangeas and colombines.
This year, Jennifer has switched the whole garden, changing the dining area so it sits beneath the shade of the birch tree. As soon as the snow melted in Hoboken, she and Mac moved all the shrubs, dug up the perennials once again and transferred all to their new resting spots. Watch this space for the floriferous results in the coming months.