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…

Interior Design Inspiration: Lesley Killoren

Sometimes things just click with kindred spirits, right? While swimming in the pool above, I made a new friend who is an interior designer with…

An Interview with Tina of The Enchanted Home

My ongoing interview series An Inspired Life is special to me since one of the primary roles of this blog is to leverage the role of the…

Interior Design Inspiration: The Laurent House

Some exciting news from my neck of the woods (Rockford, Illinois)… this Frank Lloyd Wright gem will soon be opening its doors as a museum!…