Rebuilding.

On the way home from the airport after landing in Los Angeles, our driver said to us at the end of a particular conversation, “Don’t worry, the reality and stress will soon set in”. Although said jokingly, he wasn’t far off base. It’s hard coming home to see news coverage about the devastating wildfires occurring […]

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Micheal Smith at Home in Madrid

When I was in line at Los Angeles International Airport buying a bottle of water I happened to look down at the heap of magazines on the shelf below. What caught my eye was the current issue of Galerie Magazine with its beautiful cover and headline reading “Michael Smith at Home in Madrid”. I’ve been […]

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Style & Grace in Martha’s Vineyard

This charming white clapboard home with its black shutters and white picket fence was featured in the current New England Home Magazine. The architecture exudes a certain sense of graceful elegance that continues throughout the interiors of the home. The house was originally built in 1840 but an addition started in the late 1990’s with painstaking […]

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Tuesday Tip No. 6

As I was putting this post together I realized that several of my Tuesday Tips involve the use of fresh flowers. I guess that’s because flowers can create instant impact, often on the cheap and easy. With Spring officially here, I am already starting to see blooms appear on the trees in our front yard. […]

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COLOR STORY: THE BEAUTY OF BROWN

I am starting this post with a confession: I started a website in 2007 (it’s no longer active, by the way) and one of my favorite posts was what I now like to call “Color Stories”. It’s a feature highlighting a variety of things, such as fashion and design, with a particular color being the […]

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INSIDE ACTRESS EMMY ROSSUM’S NEW YORK APARTMENT

My Sunday television line-up includes watching the show Shameless airing on Showtime. Have you seen it? The show is in its 7th season and I was thrilled that the season premiere aired this past weekend. I was even happier that Elle Decor posted pictures on their website yesterday of actress Emmy Rossum’s real life renovated New York […]

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HAPPY FRIDAY

In the United States, Labor Day weekend has always been considered the unofficial end to Summer. I am sure many will be taking advantage of the long weekend to head out of town for their last Summer vacation before Fall rolls around. Mr. B and I had a crazy week so we have planned to […]

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SHOPPING TOUR: CRISTANA HOME

If you live in Southern California and have an affinity for antiques then a trip to Old Towne Orange is definitely a must. Countless number of shops fill historic buildings, dating back to the 1880’s-1920’s. It feels like a trip back in time and It’s hard to imagine that a quaint, old town like this […]

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