Travel Inspiration: Diptyque in Paris

I hinted in an earlier post our trip to Paris was not to be about fancy dining or French cooking…and it also wasn’t about spending…

Decor Books: Creating the Look: Swedish Style {Katrin Cargill}

Just home from my family home in Arizona, there were reminders of a fond love affair with Swedish culture and hospitality in every single room. Many years ago,…

Travel: Renting a Paris Apartment

I recently shared our stay at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, and today it’s all about the Paris apartment located in the Latin quarter near…

Travel Inspiration: Paris Secrets: Merci Store

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

Travel Inspiration: Paris Secrets: Les Orchidees Restaurant

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

Interview With Parfumeur Blaise Mautin

  It’s not everyday one flies to Paris, smells an enchanting fragrance created by Blaise Mautin permeating a palace, impulsively sends off a complimentary email, and winds up invited…

Home Decor Inspiration: Belgian Style in It’s Complicated

Thanks for sharing in my joy as I share highlights from our Paris trip–you’re the best! I’ll share more inspiration, but we don’t want Paris burnout…

Travel: Park Hyatt Paris Vendome

If staying at a palace in Paris ever appears on your bucket list, the lovely Park Hyatt Paris Vendome will deliver. We knew it was exclusive.…

Paris Secrets {the opera}

Planning a first trip to Paris can be a bit daunting…stay in a hotel? An apartment? Shop and relax, or join the crowds at must-sees? I…

Just Home from Paris

Bonjour! We arrived home last night from magical Paris, and re-entry details of resuming everyday life may keep me from properly catching up with le blogland.…

Designer Inspiration: Tone on Tone

He must know by now I adore his aesthetic and blog since I never miss an installment of Loi’s T o n e  o n  T o…

My Art: Abstract Paintings Whispering Tranquility

I am excited about getting together with my baby sister Lisa (here in Arizona) to paint together. (My shop is stocked with low-priced original paintings on…