Paris Trip: Musee Carnavalet

How are things with you today?Me? Less than cheery as chilling temperaturesdo a number on ‘my nerves’ as gramma used to say.Still, the cold won’t stop…

My Art: paris graffiti collages i made

I found all sorts of beautiful, gritty, layered street art on building walls in Paris, where legal tagging sites are sprinkled across the city. Apparently, groups of artists…

Interior Design Books: Reflections on Swedish Interiors

Love Swedish interiors? Serenity. Calm. Feel-good quality. This is how the authors of a beautiful book describe a well-designed Swedish interior, and with countless examples…

My Art {Collages on Vintage Book Covers}

collage for Monika of Splendid Willow A few years ago, I began creating these mixed media collages on old discarded book covers. collage for Alison…

My Art: Where My Art Lives {Tone on Tone}

Pinch me.One of my lil’ seascapeslives in a beautiful space designedby my friend Loi ofTone on Tone Antiquesnear Washington, D.C. mine’s the little leaning canvas, via…

Interior Design Books: Love Letter to Karin Meyn

Dear Karin, Your new styling book is so gorgeous it caused my eyes to pool with tears. I cherish it, am deeply inspired, and don’t care…

French Inspiration: Paris Secrets {frugal food, part 2}

happy new year, blogbuds!Let’s hightail it outta here and git togittin to Paris for a few yummy findslike these: (For Yummy Finds {Part 1}, skedaddle…

French Inspiration: Paris Secrets {frugal food, part 1}

Tryyyyyyying to pace myself withall these Paris posts…ya know? I hope you have room in yourFrenchyfrench Chi-chi-chi heartsfor a lil more Paris.Today is about feeding…

My Trip to Paris: Le Spa Park Hyatt Vendome

Because you have not been naughty,Santa and I are whisking you awayto Paris…to Le Spain the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome. You’ll like it here. I know I…

My Trip to Paris: Diptyque Store

I hinted in an earlier postour trip to Paris was not to be aboutfancy dining or French cooking…andit also wasn’t about spending a fortunein fancy…

My Trip to Paris: Merci Store

Anyone care to escape with me to Parisfor a little window shopping???Because while visiting a few weeks back,I snapped a zillion pictures for us to…

My Trip to Paris: Les Orchidees Restaurant

Remember when I mentioned our first trip to Pariswas not going to be a visit about food? Well…there were a few exceptions.Like the posh Les Orchidees within the Park…