MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Greetings from San Diego! Mr. B and I will be enjoying a nice dinner for two tonight and joining my entire family tomorrow for Christmas […]

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CHRISTMAS IN NAPLES, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

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Many people outside of the Southern California region aren’t familiar with the neighborhood in Long Beach, California known as “Naples”.  In 1903, a man by the name of Arthur Parson had the vision to build an island like community with a series of canals, streets named after Italian cities, and a series of high arching […]

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DESIGNER BETH ERVIN DECORATES HER ATLANTA HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Designer Beth Ervin is a woman after my own heart. Her sense of style tends to gravitate toward the traditional but it’s not stuffy or stiff. It’s a balanced look of casual elegance and it seems to work well even in her own Atlanta home located in the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood. Beth Ervin’s work has […]

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HOLIDAY DECOR: TABLETOP CHRISTMAS TREES

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After talking with many people about their holiday decorations, I would venture to say it’s about 50/50 when it comes to whether or not the tree is already up. Is your tree up already? Adding a smaller tree to adorn a tabletop is a perfect solution for those short on space, don’t want to bother […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016

Merry Christmas! What are your plans for this holiday weekend? Mr. B and I will be hosting a casual dinner at our seaside ranch home and will be welcoming a couple of overnight guests. I love opening our home and sharing it with friends and family. I also look forward to playing “Christmas Bingo”, which has […]

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TUESDAY TIP NO. 2

Welcome to the second post in my new series entitled “Tuesday Tip”, where I will be sharing simple design ideas to help you infuse a quick dose of charm and style into your life on a weekly basis. If you are like me, your entire focus is getting ready for the holiday weekend. We are […]

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SERIES DEBUT OF “TUESDAY TIPS”

Welcome to the inaugural post of “Tuesday Tips” here at Reviving Charm! I will be posting an idea (or two) to help infuse a quick dose of charm and style into your life on a weekly basis. Many of us are short on time with our busy lives and busy routines, especially during the holiday season, so […]

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MEMORIES INSPIRE A COASTAL CHRISTMAS THEME

On many occasions I have been aboard the beautiful 62 foot yacht, El Navegante. The yacht is typically docked in Newport Harbor (Southern California) during the fall/winter and each year it is decorated to participate in the annual Newport Beach Boat Parade. Over the years El Navegante has won several decorating awards, including the coveted Sweepstakes […]

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