What a week…I have ended up in NY for a few fun events and by chance thanks to a tip realized I was just a few blocks from Iris Apfel! I finally after many near misses met her! That was one big thrill and a check off the bucket list.  In honor of the divine.. read more →

Instagram has uncovered yet another talented artist. The distinct style of this artist seems to be Alex Katz with a twist of Francesco Clemente. I was immediately drawn to her whimsical works many featuring a favorite icon of mine. Enjoy getting to know Michelle Vella Toronto, Canada   What is your training?  University BA degree.. read more →

FINIS! I survived another One Room Challenge!  My office has been transformed into a haven for inspiration reflective of my love for color, animal prints, art, travel and of course the iconic Iris Apfel.   It turned out even better than I could have hoped. Of course there are things that still need some tweaking. But other than nailheads.. read more →

04 Sep 2016
September 4, 2016

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How amazing! Bettie Bearden Pardee had a private party Celebrating Iris Apfel’s 95th Birthday.   Fabulous Harbour Island wedding vis Vogue. How to Pack Any Bag in 15 Minutes via Conde Nast Traveler How To Avoid A Hangover From Dr. Holly Phillips(not me) 10 Art-Focused Hotels via Surface Hotels Journal 10 Cabinet Hacks That Boost Efficiency via.. read more →

I am over the moon excited that the Iris Apfel emojis were launched today. As you must know by now Iris is my icon. She represents all that I desire to be. She is a design maven, a fashion icon and a tastemaker. These emojis were launched to celebrate her 95th birthday coming up this month and.. read more →

You may remember a few weeks ago I purchased a beautiful painting of Iris Apfel from an artist I  found on Instagram. This artist is a young talent with her hands and all types of creative endeavors. She even makes me want to pick up needlepoint again. Enjoyed getting to know Brooke Thorn McGowan Burlington,.. read more →

It is not secret I am IRIS APFEL uber obsessed!   She is my true icon for her love and life of design, travel, and fashion.  I am quite sure we would hit it off if we ever met. If only I could I could meet her…sigh.   I happened upon a recent piece on.. read more →