HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY 2018

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Happy New Year! Happy 2018!  I don’t know about you, but I have the tendency to sometimes over think things. It’s a characteristic of mine that I’ve learned to accept as both a blessing and a curse. I had been going back and forth about “just the right” post to share with you today until I […]

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WELCOME WINTER 2017

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Yesterday officially marked the first day of winter. It was also the first time we turned on our fireplace. Now that is definitely a telling sign that the California winter has arrived because we don’t have true seasons here and our Fall really just felt like an extension of Summer. But when the mercury dips […]

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ENTERTAINING: Set the Table Neiman Marcus Style

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One of my guilty pleasures when traveling to San Francisco is visiting Neiman Marcus in Union Square. I shop the store from top to bottom and last year during the Thanksgiving holiday I fell in love with a particular tabletop store display. The table decorations incorporate old book pages, quotes, and words of wisdom that […]

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It’s October.

We’re been back in Milan which turns out to be the last leg of our Italian journey. It’s sad to think that our long overdue two week trip is winding down. We’re not even home yet and we’re already talking about our next visit. Today is actually our last day before catching a Lufthansa flight […]

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I’m back…

I’m back!!!!. Our trip to La Jolla and San Diego is exactly what the doctor ordered. It’s amazing how a few short days can do wonders for the mind and psyche. Mr. B and I spent a few days at La Estancia Hotel in La Jolla, California (pictured below). Then we moved on to San […]

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HAPPY FRIDAY

Happy Friday! What do you have planned for this weekend before Valentines Day? I have been enjoying the rain these last few weeks but I will admit that I am really hoping Mother Nature provides a break tomorrow so Mr. B and I can go to the nursery to pick out a few new camellia varieties […]

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HAPPY MLK DAY

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Mr. B and I took advantage of the long holiday weekend by hitting the road and driving a few hours from home to visit the charming towns of Montecito and Santa Barbara. We had a wonderful time but will be heading home today. I’m glad I […]

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HAPPY FRIDAY – HAPPY WEEKEND

Happy Friday! Happy Weekend! I adore this raspberry sofa and mix of pattern. It’s a fun and daring combination…particularly for someone like me who typically shy’s away from the bold use of color and pattern. I guess every now and then we all need to be reminded that sometimes it’s good to step outside of […]

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RELAX: IT’S NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY

National Bubble Bath Day isn’t exactly an official National holiday but I will definitely stand behind something that promotes wellness and relaxation. I love, love, love taking baths. Taking 20 minutes out of my day is a wonderful way to decompress. I also find that after a long hot bath I sleep better at night. […]

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WORD OF THE YEAR 2017: TRANSFORMATION

Have you thought about what 2017 will mean for you? For the past several years I have picked one simple word, my word of the year, that will keep me focused in the coming months; one word that would sum up my goals for the year. In past years, my word would come to me […]

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