We have had a very busy month from Cabo, Miami to Vermont.  V returned from 2 weeks in Cabo san Lucas. We sure missed her! Cabo souvenirs in the happiest bright colors. Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey circus to celebrate V's return… My favorites are the pretty pachyderms. The boot brigade… The best brunch.. read more →

  Are you REaDy for Valentine's Day? Here are a selection of my dreamy rouge ideas from my post today at THE SOUTHERN C. You need to join if you have not. It is the best of the South. Red is a perennial classic for fashion and interiors. Valentino and Diana Vreeland Cannot be wrong. .. read more →

My lack of blogging is due to the fact that I have been on a wonderful trip!  We went with close friends to Napa in celebration of both our 15 year anniversaries.   We spent an afternoon and night in San Francisco.  We stayed at the the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins.  This view is from the.. read more →

I LOVE to travel.  I think it is the very best way to be inspired. I am a serious planner…to a fault at times. Being in the know of the best spots cannot hurt. I have a few favorite sites I always check before I travel. I wanted to share my best finds. My most.. read more →

I opened my daily Amazon package to find American Beauty by Claiborne Swanson Frank.  It is a wonderful piece of photography, style and chic women.  It is a diary of friends for the author and photographer, Claiborne.  She captures the book full of beauties so genuinely. Celerie Kemble via Architectural Digest..excited to see her in Charlotte.. read more →