Thursday, January 30, 2014

My favourite...

In Canada, due to Canadian content laws, we rarely get to see the much hyped Super Bowl commercials.  However, there are one or two that buy into the Canadian market as well and one of them is Budweiser.  My all time favourite commercials are the Budweiser Clydesdales.  I never tire of these commercials and could watch them over and over again.  This is one area that advertising gets it right time and again..  This year's ad for example, I mean seriously, puppies and horses, how could you go wrong?

A screen shot from this year's commercial. Check it out.
If you want a preview of some of the best of the commercials featuring the Clydesdales, check out this link

 To me this is a Super Bowl tradition I look forward to.  Keep up the good work Budweiser.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Somethings Got to Give - or this will do

Everyone fell in love with this movie.  If not Diane and Jack, then the Hamptons home of Diane's character.  Every time I look at that movie I see something else I love.  This house has the same feel and is just one more example of how spot on that movie was.


Excuse me - I think I've got some moving to do. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Thomas Pheasant

I love the serenity of these rooms.

Friday, January 24, 2014

So looking forward to Spring Flowers

I'm finally back at work today.  After venturing out into Arctic temperatures I made it to work where there is a pile waiting for me as feared.  We've had relatively mild winters the last few years, but this one makes up for all the others.  As such, I can't wait for spring and I'm really trying to find ways to bring it into our lives early so that we can keep hanging in there.  These images brought that to mind immediately.
Peonies are just so beautiful and smell like heaven.  I think my son accidentally killed my peony bush this past summer while killing and pulling weeds.  I'm hoping it still lives and will bloom again this spring.  We'll see.  At the moment it's no looking so good out there.

Images - Judy Stalus

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Additional inspiration

After a week of fighting this god awful flu I'm off to see someone about the constant cough which nothing over the counter works on.  I've haven't slept properly in days and I'm getting cranky. So I'm packing up my Sucrets and heading out into the bitter frigid weather to find something - anything that works.  I've been cooped up for a week now and I'm ready to go stir crazy.  I know, I know, you're wondering why I didn't just get a flu shot - well for me it never works.  As soon as I get the shot, I'm seriously sick a week later.  So I'm doomed one way or the other.  See - I'm starting to really feel sorry for myself.  With nothing to do but work from home when I can and troll through the internet, I decided I needed some additional inspiration. 
a class Hermes Kelly Bag - in my favourite colour.
Tiffany sunglasses 
So elegant
Something delicate and sparkly would be nice
for a sparkling evening in Paris.
I actually don't own a brown crocodile leather bag and I've been looking for one for ages.  This would do nicely.
A soft cozy cashmere throw for these cold days and nights.
So majestic - those soulful eyes.
A shopping spree at Ralph Lauren wouldn't hurt either. 
And for my son...
His future dream apartment that he keeps saying he's going to have one day.
I'm sooooooooo bored....... - turns out I'm not a very good patient.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Miscellaneous Inspiration

With this flu getting me down, I decided it was time for some inspiration.
Jane Fonda - seriously no matter what you may think of her (and I've read her book which I found a fascinating read - truly inspirational)... this woman looks incredible for her age.  Sure photoshop helps but the core beauty is sill there and that is hard to do - I speak from experience.
My plans for kitchen upgrades are now off the table - simply can't afford the new counter tops and cupboards I want at this time and I refuse to compromise until I can so I do without.

A little outdoor bling

I'm so ready for winter to be over with already.

You can just feel the glamour in this room.

Perhaps somewhere in Paris.

Inspiration for my perfume - I think it's time for another new scent.  Some of mine have been around too long.

Love this idea for organizing my bathroom. So pretty.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Profile - Karen Knorr

This women has incredible talent, not to mention patience.  You know what they saying about working with animals - can you image birds too?

This is just a small sample of her work.  Check out her site online - you won't be disappointed.

Much better...

This flu has me down for the count.  So with nothing to do but feel miserable I went online and noticed that I had totally missed the SAG awards show.  So I caught up on some of the fashion hits.  This was a little more like it.

Jennifer Garner - simple and elegant - she looks stunning.

Jennifer Lawrence - wow - I love this look on her.

Lupita Nyong - she looks amazing in this colour. 

Camila Alves - beautiful colour - oh yeah and Matthew doesn't look bad either.

Nancy O'Dell - she rarely goes wrong. 

Sandra Bullock - interesting - nice colour - different.  I like it.

Monday, January 20, 2014

I need an occasion

I need an occasion to dress like this.  Ok I need the dress and a complete makeover.  But wouldn't it be lovely to feel this beautiful just once.  In the meantime I have the flu and look and feel horrible. Hence my desire for a makeover.
There are times when I wish I had a more glamorous life.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gas Lantern Magic

Love this type of photography.  Flickering gas lantern.  So serene and inviting.  Don't you feel like you could just walk up those stairs into a beautiful and elegant home? 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dreaming My Way Through Winter

Don't these images just feel like you're in the dream world?

I love this image.  It's one of my all time favourites.

I'm hungry.
My next vacation will look like this. 
What dream would be complete without Paris.  Throw in some fireworks - why not.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Dream Time

I could so go for a massage right now.  Right about here looks good.

This Critics Choice

Again, not all that impressed with the red carpet fashion for the Critics Choice Awards, but this one did stand out.

Lupita Nyong'o

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Shopping Break

Some more shopping to soothe the soul.


I've been looking for the perfect white sun dress and I think I finally found it.

Just browsing......
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