26 Dec 2017
December 26, 2017

Link Lovin’

Travel 0 Comment

We are taking down Tuscany.  Today we conquered Siena, Pisa and arrived in Florence in time for a walk around town and a delicious dinner at Trattoria ZaZa. It was spectacular as was the vino!   Tomorrow we are off to The Mall in the morning and a private tour of Florence with Christina Mifsud of Christina’s.. read more →

I love Europe!   Today between playing games, napping and exploring the Christmas Village of Viterbo, I found myself wandering the web only to find a ski chalet / hotel off my dreams. It seems everyone is off on an adventure this Christmas from Instagram! Is this not insanely chic and dreamy? Introducing Altapura in.. read more →

We made it 4800 miles around the globe to spend Christmas is Violet (my eldest studying in Italy for the year). WE are all exhausted, wiped out and ready for a day of rest before continuing on to Siena, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Murano, Burano and Rome.  I hope Santa is good to you. Just having.. read more →

23 Dec 2017
December 23, 2017

Christmas Inspiration

Holiday 1 Comment

We have begun our Italian holiday.  This year brings such change.  I have spent the previous 45 years celebrating Christmas in my hometown with my family.   This year we have officially become our own family off to wander another country and to be welcomed into the home the lovely Italians my daughter is living.. read more →

A good gift is hard to find for the friend that has everything. I was gifted a set of these amazing Pulp Design Studios brass coasters and I am obsessed.   I have always thought coasters to be a bit passé but these are so chic.     The English Room with Pulp Design Studios.. read more →

21 Dec 2017
December 21, 2017

An Italian Holiday

Italy, Travel 1 Comment

Are you finished?   I am almost there with is a darn good think because I am headed to Italy in less than 48 hours and still have 4 ppl to pack and get out the door… I cannot wait to see my daughter!!!! I am beyond excited!   v All Images VIA If you.. read more →

House Tour: A Park City Weekend Retreat Where Modern And Mountain Chic Mingle via Elle Decor Designer Nicole Davis let the landscape dictate the design of this playful vacation home. By Lacy Morris A place for family to gather, to make memories, and to feel safe, says interior designer Nicole Davis of the requests her.. read more →

Many of us will be hosting a party or dinner party in the next 2 weeks.   This beauty will certainly inspire!   Holiday Dining at This New York Apartment Is All About Puttin’ on the Ritz Opulent colors — and a little disco music — bring elegance to this entertaining hotspot. From white-jacketed waiters to.. read more →

18 Dec 2017
December 18, 2017

Divine Doors

Interior Design 0 Comment

I am working on lots of projects at once always. Recently, I have been faced with a few exterior facelifts as well as a few new construction projects involving the front door.   I have compiled a few favorites to share the either are beautiful black iron to lacquered and lovely.  I’m considering a new.. read more →

17 Dec 2017
December 17, 2017

Hat Happy

Fashion, Shopping 1 Comment

I am a fan of the hat.   I always have been because they are chic yet provide warmth in the winter and hide you from the blistering sun. This season there are a plethora of pretties from which to choose, most are on sale now too.  This first hat has me swooning… Happy Shopping!.. read more →

So much to see… So much to read… So much to do… I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book Whoa! Eating Cheese Daily May Actually Be Better for Your Heart Jenna Lyons’s Space of Her Own Coveting…THE F&B CUSTOM HAND-PAINTED PET PORTRAIT NECKLACE The 17 Best Southern Albums of 2017 31.. read more →

How is Christmas almost here?  I am not prepared… so much to do, so little time… I am always inspired by travel, design & life which I share and curate on Pinterest.  Here are some recent favorites all of which you can find HERE. Be sure to continue to check my gift guides as I.. read more →

I know I am to be shopping for others yet everything looks good for me too.  I am practicing self care.  Apparently you should treat yourself too… I cannot stop shopping…I have always been obsessed with this jewelry but deeply discounted really appeals! I adore THESE for holiday cocktails! I want all of THESE.  They.. read more →

 I am continuing my Creative Christmas List Series with the wants of some of my creative pals. Be ready for some good men gift ideas coming at you! See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  Scott Newkirk of Capitol /TABOR  The Belgian architect has been such a big influence this year at Abe Books     .. read more →