When my wife asked me if I would mind accommodating about a dozen or so of her attractive friends for a private skirt fitting in our house, I happily agreed. Then she dropped the hammer: "Thanks, Dearest... if you don't mind clearing out for a while, that would be great. Come back by 10pm." Oh well. Luckily my neighbor (whose wife attended) had a full bottle of rye, so I went next door.
Kate Hall has been behind several women's clothing lines, and now runs her own in Maine. The signature skirt is the Kater Skirt, a double-lined silk skirt with (most often) contrasting waists and triple buttons. They began as primarily a summer line, though Mrs. has commissioned several winter weights in lined wool. When girlfriends continued to request similar skirts, my clever bride decided to make it into a party.
The always lovely and sweetly charming Kate Hall. Her skirts fit every type, and the lines of each garment make any woman look great.
She also gave out these wine bags, made from old (cleaned) sails. The dacron holds the bottle nicely and provides a sturdy carrier. The old brass hank is there for effect, though I've used spares before for "flying the khaki pennant" (drying your pants on the back-stay while underway). She is a work horse and a relentless perfectionist, but she is also endlessly accommodating. I can say with years of experience that she throws fantastic parties, too.
*ADG, your gifts to Jr. on the sill, just as he arranged them.