My weekend as seen through my iPhone

Hi there…hope your Sunday is going well and off to a good and relaxing start. We have had a really nice weekend, a Friday night football game (and they won which made it even more exciting) dinner out with friends, a visit from a friend in from out of town…and today we are still making up our minds, might do nothing at all which often makes Sundays so wonderful!

So here is a look at happenings in my life through my iPhone as I sometimes do….got the iPhone 5 which has a much better camera so the pictures to me are far better than with the 4, anyway here we go…….

Last weekend we were in Boston, it was such fun despite the somewhat gloomy and very humid weather. I have to say Boston is one city I could easily move to without hesitation…amazing restaurants, an intellectual city,? beautiful and well maintained, and though its a big city it still feels self contained, here are? few snippets from the weekend…..

?A cool restaurant called Empire….the decor was stunning!

?Another one called Island Creek

And we had brunch here, Eastern Standard which we have been to many times, love the French Bistro vibe

?Then a late night cigar bar…..not really my thing but have to say it was fun and quite an experience!

Back at friends house, loved her mudroom and did as any good blogger would do, snap away….

Pretty new marble bath they just finished…

I like this lighting they used for their bookshelves in his study..its this tiny rope lighting, so pretty!

?And the hardware in her Kitchen was pretty too….as a blogger always looking for something interesting:)

And speaking of interesting! They are in contract to buy this house, it is a real project but one thing that is amazing is indoor pool complex, no you are not looking at your local swim club but an indoor pool that is part of the house, it was quite incredible!

?Can you just see all the parties they could have in here!

?The grounds are beautiful with lots of stone walls….

? The sunflowers I brought her, which looked pretty in her beautiful kitchen

Meanwhile back at home……How gorgeous is this chinoiserise fireplace? I would so love to make this work for my dining room but its too small…..trying to figure out a way! Love it! It was taken out of an old mansion in the area…

Around the house we had no sconces up in the front foyer because I was holding out for the perfect antique sconces, the thing is if you want them you need to look for them, something I was not doing so I had two extras from the living/dining room and had my electrician put them up “temporarily” which really means that after 24 hours we like enough to make them permanent, they look great and I didn’t realize how badly they needed to be there until they were installed!

?And with bulbs…..let there be light!

Out on the patio, waiting for a batch of navy and ivory pillows to come in to finish out there and a few more garden stools and finally ordered two planters (we need many more) but starting with two and hopefully they will look as good as I am hoping! It was the most spectacular afternoon…….

This last week it has been handbag central! I am so in love with these bags..every time I am packing one up I want to keep it (which means I want one in every color)….here are a few below. I sold out of both batches but am getting a third in and there are a few pieces left for sale, to see all colors click on this post and email me here if you are interested. They are made of the most scrumptious leather, fit right over your shoulder, hold everything including an ipad and to me it’s just the ultimate chic everyday tote..yes I am excited about them:)? They will up on the online shop by next week……

Finally I have to say though I was late to the starting gate…I am having a lot of fun with Pinterest and I love Sundays when I have more time to pin away to my hearts content. One day, just one day, I want my entire family to go do their own thing and I want to go to the market and buy a carload of ingredients and come home and make as many things as I can from my Food fun board on Pinterest. I am astounded at the inspiration, creativity and variety that is out there..it is almost overwhelming! Heres a look at some recent food fun pins, click here if you care to see more (warning do not visit on an empty stomach)…..

And finally for all you football fans and men out there, of course I thought of you too, this ones for you….

So that’s whats happening over here! How about you? What’s new and exciting in your world?? An absolutely beautiful weather weekend…..hope you are enjoying yours too. Thanks for stopping in and Happy Sunday!

If you missed my post on how my home came to be…..click here!

My weekend as seen through my iPhone

Hi there…hope your Sunday is going well and off to a good and relaxing start. We have had a really nice weekend, a Friday night football game (and they won which made it even more exciting) dinner out with friends, a visit from a friend in from out of town…and today we are still making up our minds, might do nothing at all which often makes Sundays so wonderful!

So here is a look at happenings in my life through my iPhone as I sometimes do….got the iPhone 5 which has a much better camera so the pictures to me are far better than with the 4, anyway here we go…….

Last weekend we were in Boston, it was such fun despite the somewhat gloomy and very humid weather. I have to say Boston is one city I could easily move to without hesitation…amazing restaurants, an intellectual city,  beautiful and well maintained, and though its a big city it still feels self contained, here are  few snippets from the weekend…..

 A cool restaurant called Empire….the decor was stunning!

 Another one called Island Creek

And we had brunch here, Eastern Standard which we have been to many times, love the French Bistro vibe

 Then a late night cigar bar…..not really my thing but have to say it was fun and quite an experience!

Back at friends house, loved her mudroom and did as any good blogger would do, snap away….

Pretty new marble bath they just finished…

I like this lighting they used for their bookshelves in his study..its this tiny rope lighting, so pretty!

 And the hardware in her Kitchen was pretty too….as a blogger always looking for something interesting:)

And speaking of interesting! They are in contract to buy this house, it is a real project but one thing that is amazing is indoor pool complex, no you are not looking at your local swim club but an indoor pool that is part of the house, it was quite incredible!

 Can you just see all the parties they could have in here!

 The grounds are beautiful with lots of stone walls….

  The sunflowers I brought her, which looked pretty in her beautiful kitchen

Meanwhile back at home……How gorgeous is this chinoiserise fireplace? I would so love to make this work for my dining room but its too small…..trying to figure out a way! Love it! It was taken out of an old mansion in the area…

Around the house we had no sconces up in the front foyer because I was holding out for the perfect antique sconces, the thing is if you want them you need to look for them, something I was not doing so I had two extras from the living/dining room and had my electrician put them up “temporarily” which really means that after 24 hours we like enough to make them permanent, they look great and I didn’t realize how badly they needed to be there until they were installed!

 And with bulbs…..let there be light!

Out on the patio, waiting for a batch of navy and ivory pillows to come in to finish out there and a few more garden stools and finally ordered two planters (we need many more) but starting with two and hopefully they will look as good as I am hoping! It was the most spectacular afternoon…….

This last week it has been handbag central! I am so in love with these bags..every time I am packing one up I want to keep it (which means I want one in every color)….here are a few below. I sold out of both batches but am getting a third in and there are a few pieces left for sale, to see all colors click on this post and email me here if you are interested. They are made of the most scrumptious leather, fit right over your shoulder, hold everything including an ipad and to me it’s just the ultimate chic everyday tote..yes I am excited about them:)  They will up on the online shop by next week……

Finally I have to say though I was late to the starting gate…I am having a lot of fun with Pinterest and I love Sundays when I have more time to pin away to my hearts content. One day, just one day, I want my entire family to go do their own thing and I want to go to the market and buy a carload of ingredients and come home and make as many things as I can from my Food fun board on Pinterest. I am astounded at the inspiration, creativity and variety that is out there..it is almost overwhelming! Heres a look at some recent food fun pins, click here if you care to see more (warning do not visit on an empty stomach)…..

And finally for all you football fans and men out there, of course I thought of you too, this ones for you….

So that’s whats happening over here! How about you? What’s new and exciting in your world?  An absolutely beautiful weather weekend…..hope you are enjoying yours too. Thanks for stopping in and Happy Sunday!

If you missed my post on how my home came to be…..click here!

Which would you choose?

Thanks for your enthusiasm over my first tag sale yesterday. It was a wonderful success! If you missed it click here. I have only a couple of items left and updated the post to indicate what’s sold and what is still available.

It’s that time of the week again. This time…….we are talking spring bags, baby! One of my most favorite subjects…..lets just say the handbag fairy has paid you a visit. She has granted you one bag of your choosing, price no object so think big!

Now the only prerequisite is to assume you already own the perfect black bag and the perfect white bag….so time to switch it up. Do you opt for a fun color, embrace a new trend or stick to a more neutral go with everything bag? Which would be your taste and which would you love toting around in the spring/summer season? I love to hear what all you taste makers love…and as I always do I will start with the very first comment (after some serious pondering)! Here we go……

CHOICE 1
Alaia







?

?

CHOICE 2

Bottega Veneta

?

CHOICE 3

Marc Jacobs

CHOICE 4

Chloe

CHOICE 5

Mulberry

CHOICE 6

Reed Krakoff

CHOCIE 7

Miu Miu

?

CHOICE 8

Reed Krakoff

CHOICE 9

Gucci

CHOICE 10

Bottega Veenta
?CHOICE 11

Versace

CHOICE 12

Mulberry
CHOICE 13
Mulberry
CHOICE 14
?Rochas
CHOICE 15
Nancy Gonzalez
CHOICE 16
Anya Hindmarch
Oh boy…so many pretties!! I actually have my eye on a few for this exercise in restraint:)? Not an easy choice. I do love my earth tones, and my wardrobe largely consists of things in the tans, creams, blacks and charcoals but come spring and summer, I love to add color….such a great time to embrace fun uplifting colors and prints so the idea of adding a little pop is kind of fun!? Your turn……can’t wait to hear!
And dont’ forget about the awesome Judith August giveaway!! To be eligible read on…..
?One lucky winner is going to get this fabulous set of makeup to the stars, The Killer Cover kit (with a name like that you know it delivers)!. All you need to do is leave a comment here, after visiting her site and telling us a product you would love to have. Click here to visit her site.??
Want a second chance, leave a message on her Facebook page. Click here to visit her at Facebook. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning!

The Killer Cover Kit was designed as a singular solution to covering the most difficult discolorations.

Killer Cover? Total Blockout Makeup
Designed to cover your largest and darkest age spots.

  • Based on theatrical make up, this special formula succeeds where traditional concealers fail.
  • Five-Color wheel allows You to Custom Blend & Match Your Skin Tone
  • Water proof & lasts all day until you decide to remove it
August Minerals? Finishing Powder: Translucent
All-natural mineral powder sets and finishes your camouflage makeup.

  • Natural SPF
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-irritating
Killer Cleanser?
The perfect makeup remover for all types of makeup especially camouflage makeup

  • Contains Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and clean
  • For All Skin Types?

Which would you choose?

Thanks for your enthusiasm over my first tag sale yesterday. It was a wonderful success! If you missed it click here. I have only a couple of items left and updated the post to indicate what’s sold and what is still available.

It’s that time of the week again. This time…….we are talking spring bags, baby! One of my most favorite subjects…..lets just say the handbag fairy has paid you a visit. She has granted you one bag of your choosing, price no object so think big!

Now the only prerequisite is to assume you already own the perfect black bag and the perfect white bag….so time to switch it up. Do you opt for a fun color, embrace a new trend or stick to a more neutral go with everything bag? Which would be your taste and which would you love toting around in the spring/summer season? I love to hear what all you taste makers love…and as I always do I will start with the very first comment (after some serious pondering)! Here we go……

CHOICE 1
Alaia

 
 
CHOICE 2

Bottega Veneta

 

CHOICE 3

Marc Jacobs

CHOICE 4

Chloe

CHOICE 5

Mulberry

CHOICE 6

Reed Krakoff

CHOCIE 7

Miu Miu

 

CHOICE 8

Reed Krakoff

CHOICE 9

Gucci

CHOICE 10

Bottega Veenta
 CHOICE 11

Versace

CHOICE 12

Mulberry
CHOICE 13
Mulberry
CHOICE 14
 Rochas
CHOICE 15
Nancy Gonzalez
CHOICE 16
Anya Hindmarch
Oh boy…so many pretties!! I actually have my eye on a few for this exercise in restraint:)  Not an easy choice. I do love my earth tones, and my wardrobe largely consists of things in the tans, creams, blacks and charcoals but come spring and summer, I love to add color….such a great time to embrace fun uplifting colors and prints so the idea of adding a little pop is kind of fun!  Your turn……can’t wait to hear!
And dont’ forget about the awesome Judith August giveaway!! To be eligible read on…..
 One lucky winner is going to get this fabulous set of makeup to the stars, The Killer Cover kit (with a name like that you know it delivers)!. All you need to do is leave a comment here, after visiting her site and telling us a product you would love to have. Click here to visit her site.  
Want a second chance, leave a message on her Facebook page. Click here to visit her at Facebook. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning!

The Killer Cover Kit was designed as a singular solution to covering the most difficult discolorations.

Killer Cover? Total Blockout Makeup
Designed to cover your largest and darkest age spots.

  • Based on theatrical make up, this special formula succeeds where traditional concealers fail.
  • Five-Color wheel allows You to Custom Blend & Match Your Skin Tone
  • Water proof & lasts all day until you decide to remove it
August Minerals? Finishing Powder: Translucent
All-natural mineral powder sets and finishes your camouflage makeup.

  • Natural SPF
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-irritating
Killer Cleanser?
The perfect makeup remover for all types of makeup especially camouflage makeup

  • Contains Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and clean
  • For All Skin Types