Fabulous News I just read in Elle Decor that Anthropologie is unveiling small design studios within 12 stores! They will now have designers in-house to assist with options and decision-making, swatches and samples, and even inspirational books and magazines in the 12 stores included in the rollout. I am really excited about this especially since […]
My father is an incredible artist and I think that’s where I’ve inherited a lot of my ecclectic and free ideas about art. Both my parents have a beautiful sense about art and home, and often my mother has inspired, envisioned or “commissioned” my father’s pieces. He throws pottery mostly, but also sculpts, draws, paints… […]
This is a look I’ve been noticing everywhere- the open closet or even open racks in the bedroom or in place of laundry storage or a coat closet. I love it- touches of retail styling always appeal to me for some reason. My husband on the other hand is more of a out-of-sight kind of […]
As much as I love the idea of designing and controlling every detail of new construction, there is something I have come to appreciate about an old building. It doesn’t even have to be that old- just used before; something with history is best, but anything with a history will do. It’s like buying clothes […]
There are so many things I want to share with you, but alas I am not a robot and require sleep! I’ve been so busy during the day, and yet so caught up and inspired by night with what I find “falling down the rabbit hole” as I call it- that’s my euphemism for having […]
Ever since I read the Fountainhead I’ve been totally smitten. I checked it out from the library repeatedly over a number of my years as a teen. I became so attached to the copy and each time I finished it, I inscribed a minuscule initial and date in the back blank pages of the book. […]
I love a good glass of wine every once in a while, and being from California I have fond memories of wine tasting while taking in the gorgeous vineyard views. Joel and I just fell in love with one of the ports we tasted at one of the lovely wineries in Temecula, Leonesse. Drinking wine […]
I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately, and not just for myself & hubby this time! I’m temporarily filling in as cook for a whole hungry crew setting up for the tour season in Alaska. It makes me feel like a mom and I’m not sure how I feel about that yet! I don’t […]
Finding a cozy corner in which to get lost in a good book (or a few) is priceless. You may recall I’ve compiled a few others in the past, and I’ll hopefully continue to find these gems forever! Grab some tea, a favorite throw and hit the books this weekend! P.S. Sorry I’ve […]
David Duchovny has always been one of my favorite actors, well ever since about 7th grade! By age 15 or so I was obsessed with the X-Files. And though over the years I’ve come down off my X-Files craze, I still do enjoy all of his movies and shows- Kalifornia, Return To Me, Twin Peaks, […]
There are more ways than you think to cuddle with a Valentine today. According to this Care2 article by Lisa Spector: “In a poll taken of 3,000 British dog and cat owners, 19 percent stated that they would rather have a pet than be involved in a romantic partnership. For 81 percent of the dog […]
Brick can be such a beautiful part of an interior, whether painted or raw and original. Pairing new and old creates such a warm and inviting feeling even when furniture choices are modern and sleek.
Today’s beautiful images come from the Singita Game Reserves which consist of nine different lodge locations from which to choose your ultimate African safari. I have collected here some of my favorite spots around these beautiful locations for you to enjoy as well.
Back when I first featured Amanda Seyfried last year in this Celeb Pinup post and then just once again in this Leading Ladies post, I never would have thought that out of all the ladies in that shoot, or all the celebs I’ve ever mentioned, that she would be the ONE consistently contributing hundreds views […]
We can all look back to her role as Mathilda in The Professional and remember that moment we knew Natalie Portman was destined to star in many more great films. She’s since been called “the new Audrey Hepburn” and rightly so. Her soft, beautiful features, her unstoppable cinematic range, not to mention her Harvard degree, […]