My loggia reveal and a giveaway!

Hello and happy Wednesday evening. I just couldn’t wait to post this. OK first I want to preface this by saying this is not totally done. We had ordered lanterns but found out two weeks ago they are now out of stock until August. The search has resumed and I think we found a good one that is in stock so hopefully within the next few weeks we will have two beautiful lanterns gracing this space. Besides planters, pillows and other odds and ends, it is just about done. BUT the exciting thing is I got my outdoor furniture for the loggia. We are still short two chairs which are due in any day but I was soooo excited I just had to share! I LOVE this furniture, thank you Lane Venture for making it (you should check their website, their things are beautiful with a capital B!

So pardon my amateur photos but you get the idea, I even set up my table with all the different patterns of the melamine dinnerware and I had such fun. I have to say I haven’t been this excited over a new product as I am this, to be able to call outdoor plastic dinnerware exquisite is really saying something but it is! So enough of my gabbing…have a look!

Isn’t it beautiful!
Can you say L O V E!!!!!!!!!

The upholstery is done with Sunbrella…I chose neutral so I could change the look with pillows

Yes, it is as comfortable as it looks……

Love the big square coffee table
And matching end tables
Here is the table all set up…….

?This is the Provence pattern……

?Don’t you just love the wicker serving pieces and how much do those plastic glasses look like glass!

?Love this set!

And the beautiful Amalfi…….

And the Provence yellow…….

I like the idea of mixing and matching patterns…..

I like the way the blue glassware looks……

And finally the Laguna……

These are the basketweave serving pieces that are about to be added, they come in 5 sizes and are beautiful for any outdoor table….just got them in!

Well…what do you think? You know those wonderful little wicker spreaders in the last picture? Well I am giving away a set as a giveaway. They are sooo pretty! And wonderful for any summer table. In addition I have the carving set, salad set, serving spoons, spatula and pierced fork all in this same wonderful pattern. Just got them in and they will soon be added to the online shop. If you want to be eligible, just visit my online tabletop shop and tell me your favorite item. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning. Click here to visit. (Remember anonymous..you must include a first name and last name initial in the body of your comment)

Thanks for stopping in…you know i had to share this and just couldn’t wait!! Thanks for stopping in and hope the sun is shining where you are. At last it feels like spring here!!

My loggia reveal and a giveaway!

Hello and happy Wednesday evening. I just couldn’t wait to post this. OK first I want to preface this by saying this is not totally done. We had ordered lanterns but found out two weeks ago they are now out of stock until August. The search has resumed and I think we found a good one that is in stock so hopefully within the next few weeks we will have two beautiful lanterns gracing this space. Besides planters, pillows and other odds and ends, it is just about done. BUT the exciting thing is I got my outdoor furniture for the loggia. We are still short two chairs which are due in any day but I was soooo excited I just had to share! I LOVE this furniture, thank you Lane Venture for making it (you should check their website, their things are beautiful with a capital B!

So pardon my amateur photos but you get the idea, I even set up my table with all the different patterns of the melamine dinnerware and I had such fun. I have to say I haven’t been this excited over a new product as I am this, to be able to call outdoor plastic dinnerware exquisite is really saying something but it is! So enough of my gabbing…have a look!

Isn’t it beautiful!
Can you say L O V E!!!!!!!!!

The upholstery is done with Sunbrella…I chose neutral so I could change the look with pillows

Yes, it is as comfortable as it looks……

Love the big square coffee table
And matching end tables
Here is the table all set up…….

 This is the Provence pattern……

 Don’t you just love the wicker serving pieces and how much do those plastic glasses look like glass!

 Love this set!

And the beautiful Amalfi…….

And the Provence yellow…….

I like the idea of mixing and matching patterns…..

I like the way the blue glassware looks……

And finally the Laguna……

These are the basketweave serving pieces that are about to be added, they come in 5 sizes and are beautiful for any outdoor table….just got them in!

Well…what do you think? You know those wonderful little wicker spreaders in the last picture? Well I am giving away a set as a giveaway. They are sooo pretty! And wonderful for any summer table. In addition I have the carving set, salad set, serving spoons, spatula and pierced fork all in this same wonderful pattern. Just got them in and they will soon be added to the online shop. If you want to be eligible, just visit my online tabletop shop and tell me your favorite item. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning. Click here to visit. (Remember anonymous..you must include a first name and last name initial in the body of your comment)

Thanks for stopping in…you know i had to share this and just couldn’t wait!! Thanks for stopping in and hope the sun is shining where you are. At last it feels like spring here!!

Architect spotlight: Andrew Skurman Architects

Hi everyone! You are in for a mega treat today, so grab another cup of coffee, get those Pinterest fingers ready for some a serious workout and sit back and enjoy! When I discovered this architectural firm, Andrew Skurman Architects,? a few years ago I? was admittedly,? totally smitten. Their body of work is just amaizng with a capital A. So much so that we briefly thought of hiring them for our own house but decided to go with a NY based architect whose work we also were a huge fan of and just logistically having a local architect made sense on many levels.?

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Andrew Skurman Associates however is a pretty “rock my world'” kind of a firm and I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who is not totally in love with their work. They specialize in all the classical architectural traditions of French, Georgian, Neoclassical, Mediterranean, and country homes. There work is widespread and has graced countless magazine covers and pages.? Andrew Skurman opened his namesake firm in 1992 and is based in San Francisco. They are full service, meaning they start a project from the ground up all the way to the finishing of the interiors.? So today, no narrative, I will allow the pictures to do all the talking…enjoy the show!! I know Pinterest is going to be a busy place today!?

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Now pick your jaw up off the floor and tell me what you think about this uber talented architect! Pretty mind blowing wouldn’t you say. I am amazed at how well versed they are in all disciplines, from the most formal French manor house to the lakeside Italian villa to a country clapboard home…..they are all done so well. I love the fact that you can see the details are their signature, and we all know its the details that “make it”. So tell me, have a favorite? Wishing you a fabulous Thursday!

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Also if you have not entered the Judith August giveaway (will announce a winner on Sat) by all means, don’t miss out!! Here are the details….

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?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 on the post where I first announced it, after visiting her site and telling us a product you would love to have. Click here to visit her site and here to leave the comment.


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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?




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Architect spotlight: Andrew Skurman Architects

Hi everyone! You are in for a mega treat today, so grab another cup of coffee, get those Pinterest fingers ready for some a serious workout and sit back and enjoy! When I discovered this architectural firm, Andrew Skurman Architects,  a few years ago I  was admittedly,  totally smitten. Their body of work is just amaizng with a capital A. So much so that we briefly thought of hiring them for our own house but decided to go with a NY based architect whose work we also were a huge fan of and just logistically having a local architect made sense on many levels. 
 
Andrew Skurman Associates however is a pretty “rock my world'” kind of a firm and I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who is not totally in love with their work. They specialize in all the classical architectural traditions of French, Georgian, Neoclassical, Mediterranean, and country homes. There work is widespread and has graced countless magazine covers and pages.  Andrew Skurman opened his namesake firm in 1992 and is based in San Francisco. They are full service, meaning they start a project from the ground up all the way to the finishing of the interiors.  So today, no narrative, I will allow the pictures to do all the talking…enjoy the show!! I know Pinterest is going to be a busy place today! 
 
 

 

 

 
Now pick your jaw up off the floor and tell me what you think about this uber talented architect! Pretty mind blowing wouldn’t you say. I am amazed at how well versed they are in all disciplines, from the most formal French manor house to the lakeside Italian villa to a country clapboard home…..they are all done so well. I love the fact that you can see the details are their signature, and we all know its the details that “make it”. So tell me, have a favorite? Wishing you a fabulous Thursday!
 
 
 
 
Also if you have not entered the Judith August giveaway (will announce a winner on Sat) by all means, don’t miss out!! Here are the details….
 
 
 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 on the post where I first announced it, after visiting her site and telling us a product you would love to have. Click here to visit her site and here to leave the comment.
 

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 

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