I spent many summers in my grandmother’s home on Chicago’s North Shore learning all things Austrian, from the “Blue Danube Waltz” to the details of a finely run home. The bedroom linens were pressed on a mangle in the basement. Each room had its own essential oil or perfume steamed into the smooth fibers of the every sheet. The wood floors always gleamed with a fresh mixture of beeswax and lemon oil. The garden was a profusion of fresh flowers for the table and bedside.
My nickname was “Anna” and I added my grandmother’s maiden name,”Sova”, to create “Anna Sova”.  I hope you can feel all of the love, kindness, and attention to detail she shared with me coming through in every piece.