I am thrilled to introduce you to a new friend and talented Charlotte jewelry designer. I had the pleasure of spending a few days with the loveliest ladies at The Southern C Summit. I had a ball with old friends and made lots of new ones.  One of new friends is this featured creative genius.. read more →

It is always a treat to attend the Antiques & Garden Show Nashville.   I have been lucky enough to attend many times. It is one of the best because of the wide variety of vendors, the huge crowds, the exquisite parties and the incredible series of diverse lectures. I wanted to share a few.. read more →

I have featured artist Jessica O’Neill before in my Artist Spotlight Series. And I also just so happen to be sitting here with her at The Southern C Summit. Because I have ADD, while listening to the wonderful speakers I play on the web, I wandered over to her website to see her new works, and.. read more →

I returned from an inspiring few days at KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) almost a month ago.  Where does the time go? Here is a start to the trends that we saw in PART 1:  Go Big with THE ULTIMATE CULINARY CENTER from Thermador Go Plush with Mohawk’s introduction of SmartStrand® Silk Reserve carpet Go Custom with Metrie Then & Now Finishing Collections.. read more →

This is not something I have done before but, I have seen some very positive changes in my teenager recently that I would love to share. Coming with the term “teen” there are often many negative connotations like rebellious young adults with a bad attitude. This is not my experience.  I often get bogged down.. read more →

I am excited to introduce you to another young talent from the West Coast.   Her vibrant and lively abstract art captured my attention as I am sure it will yours. Enjoy getting to know Seren Moran Oakland, California     What is your training?  I majored in painting at San Diego State University, but most.. read more →

I’m excited to share a sneak peak of an exciting new artist pop–up opening this Tuesday at Furbish Studio. They are featuring the gorgeous paintings of Nashville artist Kayce Hughes at 11am EST Tuesday, February 7th. Set a phone reminder because they are sure to sell out in a flash.  She’s Lily Pulitizer’s neice, worked on the Ralph Lauren.. read more →

Lots of web wanderings and finds this week. Here is a random assortment that captured ADD attention… I love Julianne Hough’s kitchen… Not sure why this is interesting but it is… This dress has my spring break all over it! Want THIS, THIS, THIS and THESE too. 7 Fats You Should Be Eating….These Will Keep You.. read more →

I am having an amazing time at the Antique & Garden Show in Nashville.  I have found a few antiques and set my sights on some serious vintage jewelry… I need to stop looking in those cases but, I cannot help myself.  This truly is a wonderful show where you can actually purchase. I also.. read more →

I was honored to be featured this week… 7 Southern Designers With the Best Pinterest Accounts via Southern Living Lost in the endless inspiration scroll? Follow our favorites.  by Zoë Gowen   Pinterest is a pretty gigantic place to navigate. It only takes following a few overly zealous or off-target pinners to ruin your personal inspiration.. read more →

Crème de la Crème via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles  The 2017 Kitchen of the Year Contest winners prove that it is possible to marry the practical and the pretty in one of the most-frequented spaces in the home—if you balance hardworking design details with timeless touches. Written by Lori Johnston / Styled by Yvonne Orchard / Photographed by David.. read more →

01 Feb 2017
February 1, 2017

Nod to Neon

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Are you a fan of alternative art? Graffiti, street art, body art, neon?   Oddly, the older I get the more drawn I am to the exotic … I am currently craving a neon which is ironic since I had one in my freshman dorm room…It was a very chic palm treem(not so much). My boyfriend.. read more →

Guys are hard to buy for. That is a fact!  I have lots of ideas like a bottle of artisan liquor. Charlotte’s local distillery was just featured in Garden & Gun for this Rua.  If you can get your hands on a bottle of Pappy that would be great too. Here are loads of other ideas.. read more →

Do you need Valentine’s Day ideas for your love, friend, galpal?   I am here with loads of ideas for the ladies and I will be back for the gifts for the guys too.   Happy shopping…you have less than 2 weeks to get a little cerci for your sweetheart. Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH.. read more →