Monday, April 23, 2012

Computer Snag

I'm off line for a few days.  So until further notice - hopefully just for a day or two - my computer will be in the shop getting a complete overhaul. 

Ah the joys of teenagers.

Spring Weddings

Spring is in air and everyone is busy planning weddings.  This business ramps up like crazy between now and September.  Here is one of my favourite wedding shots.

Rooftop Outdoor Space

Remember that beautiful wall of pictures I showed earlier, well this is the view at the top.  Stunning isn't it.  It's currently being shown in more detail in the latest edition of Style at Home

If you're interested in what goes into planning a magazine photo shoot - Caroline has detailed a great article about this shoot on her blog.  Check it out.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Loving These

I love these moving images from Jamie of From Me To You

So Glamourous

Friday, April 20, 2012

Scarlett Johansson in Vogue

I'm not a big fan for some strange reason that I can't explain.  But I love this photo shoot for Vogue.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Time for some miscellaneous inspiration...  (Sorry I have no idea where half these come from anymore)

My favourite photo of Jackie Kennedy

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Craving a Cottage

I grew on the a beach (year round) so owning a cottage didn't hold much appeal to me.  Why would you want to care for two homes?  Well now that I don't live on a beach and haven't for quite some time I'm finding myself missing it a great deal.  From time to time I sometimes wonder if purchasing a small cottage might be worth the long commute.  This little cute little cottage owned by designer Trudy Dujardin in Nantucket has inspired me to look at that idea again.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Wall

This weekend's project will be the tall wall at the top of the stair case landing.  I've been eyeing this image from Caroline Reed Designs for quite some time and I think I'm ready to start going through the images and finding the ones I would like to frame and put up on the wall.  She gives you great instruction on how to plan this out so I'm not going to do this blind but instead with a road map.

Loving This Grey Kitchen

I'm beginning to develop a real passion for "greige" - a combination of brown and grey.  It's just such a soothing colour scheme.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Dull Rainy Day

When the weather is dull and rainy like this I always get an overwhelming urge to pick up and take off to somewhere warm and tropical.  So today I'm packing up my emotional baggage and taking a brief break from the world.  See you tomorrow.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Profile - Jan McGill

One of the nice things about blogging is the connections you make with interesting people you would never meet otherwise. 

Jan McGill

Case in point - Jan McGill - she is a costume designer and stylist living in the bright lights of LA. She has worked for Vogue, Cosmopolitan and many top photographers, directors, and actors all over the world.  Her life is fascinating and the life she has led is beyond anything I could image.  A former model who was the face of Revlon, Clairol, and Max Factor, she has turned her amazing sense of style into a successful career as a stylist working with many of the celebrities of the day.  Seriously who wouldn't love to know a style expert.  She's created a blog to express herself, her thoughts and opinions.  Got to admire someone who does that right?  I've read some articles that brought tears to my eyes, laughed out loud and simply found myself nodding in agreement or shaking my head at the absurdities of others.  Either way it's a good read.  Enjoy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Gardening Disappointment

My peonie bush has bit the dust and only ever gave me one bloom ...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Margarita Time

I need one of these...


  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 6 fluid ounces tequila
  • 2 fluid ounces triple sec


  1. Fill blender with crushed ice. Pour in limeade concentrate, tequila and triple sec. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Why Don't They Make Them Like This Anymore

If you ask me this could work today...
This bathing suit on Grace Kelly looks great and could easily be worn today.  This suit is sexy and would be great for those of us who don’t have a bikini body anymore.  NOTE TO BATHING SUIT DESIGNERS OUT THERE:  Time to revamp some of the oldies and make them look current. 
Grace Kelly

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Blossoms

This is what I like about Spring...
I have a tree that blossoms outside by bedroom window every spring like this.  It’s the first sign to me that it’s finally here.
Photo taken last May by Jamie Beck of From Me to You

Jamie took some amazing photos last year of Central Park in the Spring.  It's one of my favourite shoots.  I've been to Central Park in the fall and it's lovely as well, but there is something about the renewal of Spring.  Click on the link above to see what I mean.

Spring Floral Arrangement

I fell in love with this floral arrangement when I saw it.  Spring is the time when I want to fill my house with flowers.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Craving Peace & Quiet

It’s been a long day and I’m looking forward to curling up with a good book tonight...

Marinated Med Skewers from Camille Styles

If the weather holds – It’s time for the Barbeque to be unveiled.  Here’s a great recipe...

New Spring Bedding

These look so luxurious in soft spring colours...

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Perfect Birthday Gift - for a Horse

Seriously I love this - a birthday party for a horse.  Why not they're part of a family too.

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