Books: Howard Slatkin {Ffth Avenue Style}

Interior designer Howard Slatkin favors browns, caramels, and food color associations, and his Fifth Avenue apartment is a tasty reflection. Who knew a blogger of snowy…

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…

Personal Reflections: Love Always Wins {Waldorf Astoria Chicago}

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, my groom and I were in Paris at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome celebrating 25 years of marriage,…

Personal Reflections: Marigold Muse, Kate Towers Dress & BRCA update

Hi. I have been b.u.s.y and feel it’s time for a good long exhale…and ruffles. So for you, images I shot of my lovely summer muse in…

French Country Decor Inspiration {Milieu Magazine Launches!}

How are we feelin on this 3rd day of fall, peeps? Me? Sassy. yaaaaaa, what’s new? And enjoying both the weather and snuggling up to…

Interview with Designer Rachel Ashwell {2013}

It was my pleasure the other day to speak with shabby chic stylemaker, interior designer, author, entrepreneur, and beautiful creative genius Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic Couture.…

Personal Reflections: let’s chat in my pretty closet

I would prefer that summer not end. That my nest feel less empty. That my body feel stronger. That my thoughts be less scattered. But I am…

Books: Twelve French Gardens {Louis Benech}

Louis Benech is passionate about plants and flowers. Although trained in law, Benech became a garden designer and was commissioned with Pascal Cribier and Francois Roubaud…

Personal Reflections: Pale pink mood

When you walk into our home, little pale pink touches don’t jump out at you; they whisper. The Laduree box with macarons is from my…

Interior Design Books: A Life Less Ordinary {i gigi}

So many of you responded favorably to my post about i gigi and the amazing new book. After buying a copy, I have been savoring the contents…simply…

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

Pinch me. One of my lil’ seascapes lives in a beautiful space designed by my friend Loi of Tone on Tone Antiques near Washington, D.C. mine’s…

Personal Reflections: BRCA journey & Paris

Thought I would update you on my BRCA2 journey in a gorgeous setting far away…a fantasy destination we stumbled on in Paris (must stay here someday). my…