Hovey Films | The Late Date

One of the prettiest places on earth - seriously, all of earth - is snuggled up, down a winding road just off Annandale road, past a gigantic wishbone at Bard College: Blithewood Manor and Garden. I've learned that it's the perfect setting for picnics - and also some good ole sisterly hazing. The last time were were there, I made Porter play dead, reenacting the Edward Gorey's opening credits to Mystery! (you know, for the blog!). 

On Saturday, I decided that the afternoon's activities for her should include sprinting and spinning - until she could neither sprint nor spin one step more - all while wearing polo boots. 

Here we have a silly little film of the antics. Please excuse lack of attention to detail in the props department. It's hard to think of such things when spitting with laughter. (It's also very hard to hold the camera still). 

(The boots were a treasure find at the Chelsea Flea Market a few weeks back and her dress is from Rugby).

The song is Penguin Cafe Orchestra's Air a Danser.


  1. Joy says:

    I almost went to Bard!

  2. i want to twirl in fields with the hovey sisters!!!

  3. Oh, lord. Now, you know I just love this! Two of my roommates went to Bard - I never knew how beautiful the school was. Please film another?!


  4. Nancy says:

    Boots are cute! Dress is cute! Like it all.

  5. Kate says:

    Hollister and Porter,

    I am a long time fan of your blog but have never commented before. I had to today though. This movie is fabulous! Hope to see more in the future.

  6. Whatever will the neighbors (residents of the manor-school, in this case) think? Loved it!

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is such a cute film. That house is SO gorgeous! Love it.
    xo E + J

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  8. Felicity says:

    What a happy way to start my day - thank you.

  9. The opening credits are pure Wes Anderson. Nicely done.