God has an interesting sense of timing, as my interview with Peggy Grande, former Executive Assistant to the late Ronald Reagan happened to fall on July 6. As America knows, this is the birthday of the former first lady Nancy Reagan, who passed away exactly four months prior to the interview. This was also the day after I saw Mr. Reagan’s kind portrait hanging in the California State Capitol Museum and the day before visiting the former Reagan residence in Sacramento, which is where these pictures were taken. Both surreal visits did not compare to the pleasure of interviewing Grande via phone, a conversation that felt more like two people reminiscing about a fantastic man than an interview regarding the former leader of the Free World.
You can check out the full article here, where you can get an inside look into Grande’s memoir,“The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years,” regarding her ten years working for Reagan. For now I would like to highlight these gorgeous photos of the former Reagan Residence, a charming white brick abode in Sacramento. The exterior of the home Reagan lived in while governor of California embodies his all American spirit and genuine disposition. As I discovered in my interview in Grande, Reagan was a down to earth soul with a welcoming personality. That’s what I love about this home. It embodies the picture Grande painted of Reagan so well. The curb appeal just seems to smile at you just like Reagan’s portrait smiled at me at the Capitol Museum. From the light brick, the colorful flowers in the front yard, to the pink lined windows, I could not think of this place as anything more than home to a delightful personality. I wonder if the current residences feel that pure spirit throughout their house and if they are reminded of that spirit whenever they see a giddy person like me admiring their house.
While in awe of this fabulous house, I was wearing this Aztec inspired romper with deep dip in the back. I love the casual elegance found in a quality romper. It allows me to stay fashionable and comfortable enough to explore historical sites freely. These brown leather sandals with some slight gladiator strapping were also great to walk around the street in. All in all, it was a prime laid back look. Even fashion bloggers like to keep things simple sometimes.
Again, feel free to check out the article and look out for Peggy’s book this coming February. Trust me, this is one memoir you do not want to miss!
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