Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Design Crush

Gorgeous calm interiors from Suzy Hoodless. I saw these images on Simple Lovely and just loved them.

My friend Sarah has this gorgeous wall art. Very retro chic.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Good Ole Martha

Some really neat Thanksgiving decorating tips from Martha S. Since we are hosting 15 people this year, her site actually comes in handy.

Before and Afters

I love before and afters - with a good eye, almost anything can be salvaged and made into a beauty. Love it. Here are some from Design Sponge.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sequined Monday

Some sequins to start the week off! xo

How fabulous are these leggings and that jacket too! Images via Une Fille Comme Moi
{image: Natalia Vodianova by Carter Smith}

Friday, November 21, 2008

Some gorgeousness from around the world

Get some love...from Christopher David Ryan

Stunning images from Kiss the Paper -visit this site now, it will make your weekend!

This haunting photo from here

And just a pretty vintage dress from Oscar de la Renta

Happy weekend all...xo

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Love the Luxe Guide

When I lived in Asia, I always grabbed a copy of the Luxe guide to get me to the best spots in town. They are just terrific, witty, to the point and fit in a tiny purse too!

Dirk Rees

Gorgeous shots from DIRK REES, he has cool Red Room series...check him out HERE. images via booooooom

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Okay I found it- the perfect chalkboard

I've seen a lot written about chalkboards, but I recently found these babies HERE

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Sometimes i don't know what I would do without my girlfriends. Life lines, safety nets, always on your side, uncontrollable laughter...I am declaring today, international girlfriends day! Image via The Whitney

Butternut squash pie with spice whipped cream

I stumbled upon MILK EGGS CHOCOLATE and was so inspired by the recipes and gorgeous photos. She is also the creator of the lovely blog, unruly things. I think I am going to try the pie for Thanksgiving. Here is a link to the recipe. Bon Apetit!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Irish Book Feature

I have two wonderful books to recommend: Alphie McCourt's A Long Stone's Throw (full disclosure, Alphie is my husband's uncle), he just came out with his first novel, it is a great read, very witty. And at his book reading last week, I met the fabulous Mary Pat Kelly, who also has a book out (February 9), entitled, Gallway Bay. So, if you want to get some Irish reading in, these are the two must haves for 09!

The youngest of the McCourt brothers, after Frank, Malachy and Michael, Alphie McCourt grew up in Limerick, Ireland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1959. He has lived in Canada, Dublin, Ireland, and in California and has spent a good part of his life in the restaurant and bar business. His pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Villager (New York), The Limerick Leader and in Icons Magazine.

Mary Pat Kelly is an award-winning author and filmmaker:
To Live for Ireland (PBS); Special Intentions; Good To Go: The Rescue of Scott O’Grady from Bosnia; Martin Scorsese: The First Decade; Martin Scorsese: A Journey; Home Away From Home: The Yanks in Ireland; Proudly We Served: The Men of the USS Mason, and the feature film, Proud.  Mary Pat Kelly has served as an associate producer on Good Morning America and on Saturday Night Live. 

Flower Garland = Love

Happy Monday! I love this idea from Zakka Life. What a great way to recycle all those old magazines.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Havana nice weekend

Some fab cars from Old Havana, for more visit this wonderful SITE

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Above the clouds

I used to travel a lot more than what I do now. Straight across the vast Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and even over the North Pole. I always marveled at how flying allowed us to see above the clouds. These lovely pics from the blog MY FUNNY EYE really capture the magic of flying.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Elizabeth Peyton

Love love her work and now I can't wait to see her show at the NEW MUSEUM

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

Poppies for Veteran's day. Gorgeous image found HERE

Monday, November 10, 2008

Light me up

Netherlands designer Pieke Bergmans has created a magical object from sand and thin air. As she says, "No two people are the same, and neither are two of the hairs that grow on your head."
I love the optical illusion of this lamp. Go to Pieke Bergmans' site and give yourself a treat.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's all in the bag!

My sister and her business partner, Amy have been designing gorgeous handbags since they met in Bangkok over four years ago. My sister and her family are now back in the Bay Area and Amy and her family have moved to Marseille. Despite the distance they still continue to produce top quality, stunning handbags. I'm so proud of both of them!! And my handbag has arrived, isn't it lovely!
For their new line, click HERE

Friday, November 7, 2008

This is Miroslav Sasek

I just love this series of books. We gave one to G before we went to San Francisco last month. I want to start collecting the whole series!
More here

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fur Vests I love you

I know it isn't politically correct to love these fur vests but I do.
Images found on The Sartorialist

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Now go Vote!

My dearest friend Loo designed the new sugar pie express banner above - I love it! Thank you Loo!! More on her amazing designs and illustrations - coming soon!
Image found here

Monday, November 3, 2008

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