Annette met her new goddaughter, Margot Anne Coco Brinton, in London this fall. “She is absolutely gorgeous and, by a stroke of luck, was born on my birthday, so I’ll never forget it! We’re headed back to England this summer for the christening and some more fun time with Brinton clan.”
Courtney and T.J. spent Thanksgiving back East on Long Island, N.Y., and T.J.’s mom threw Courtney a surprise bridal shower. “It was such a special treat to be surprised and surrounded by all of our N.Y. friends and family!” Wedding fun didn’t stop there, as Courtney enjoyed a weekend bachelorette party in Palm Springs with girlfriends. The wedding date is April 30!
Justin is embracing his new life as a father. His wife, Katherine, went back to work at the beginning of the year, and they are settling into a routine of managing two careers and the needs of a little one, who is 7 months old, learning to crawl and popping out new teeth every day. They enjoy taking him outdoors as much as possible, and Justin has been back on his bike recently as well.
In February, Annette attended her third Wisdom 2.0 conference, where she continued to steep in the ideas and inspiration of great business and spiritual leaders. “I always leave this conference with a deep sense of calm and inspiration. I look forward to it every year.”
Chuck spent the winter holidays with his family, enjoying wacky ice blocking, silly games and loads of food. Annual traditions stayed strong this year as Santa (aka Uncle Chuck) got tickets to a Warriors game for his niece, Sasha, and his daughter, Genny. The trio watched the Warriors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 121-112.
Leslie purchased a 2,000-piece puzzle of a beautiful town in the Cinque Terre called Manarola and spent nearly a month to complete it. Now that she has her kitchen table back, she plans to put a beautiful new vegetarian cookbook from Annette to good use to with her dinner club, which meets weekly.
Leslie and her husband, Greg, traveled to Ohio in October to visit his parents. While there, they made a trip to Amish country – specifically Sugarcreek, known as the “Little Switzerland of Ohio,” where they saw the world’s largest Cuckoo Clock.
Courtney and T.J. took a Spanish cuisine cooking class recently and learned how to make paella and crema catalana. “They were both fun to make, very delicious. For our next class, we’re deciding between homemade pasta and Mediterranean small plates.”
In November, Leslie and three of her college friends enjoyed some soul-refreshing girl time in Calistoga. They rode bikes to Clos Pegase Winery, drank wine and lounged in Indian Springs’ Olympic-size mineral pool.
Annette and her husband, Adrian, had a fantastic Thanksgiving trip to Tuscany, where they went truffle hunting in San Miniato, cooked with friends at their villas in Impruneta and Poggio di Loro, and tasted fresh, pressed olive oil in Reggello at Villa Bonsi. It was the gastronomic tour of a lifetime, shared with great friends. Viva Italia!
In February, Andrea Medakovic celebrated her one-year anniversary as client service associate at Waypoint. When she’s not in the office, she spends time hiking (Mission Peak was a recent favorite) and reading (she highly recommends “Girl on the Train”). She recently enjoyed some quality time in Napa and St. Helena (wine tasting and relaxing).
Chuck’s son, C.J., ran varsity cross country at Bentley School this fall. “I am really proud of the runners for showing up day-in and day-out, having the drive to put in the mileage, while also supporting one another every step of the way,” said Coach Geisler.
In March, Chuck attended the Family Wealth Advisors Council in Dallas where he got to soak up some valuable advice from colleagues.