Good evening from frozen New York and I do not say it lightly…it is freeeeezing. Poor little Teddy is even getting used to it, had to share this picture. Looks like he is sunbathing in Antarctica! No, this is not our local? ice skating ring. It is our front driveway aka “our own personal ice skating rink”. Moving along…..this post feels overdue. If there is one style maker/designer/entertainer that I feel an uncanny connection to, it is most certainly Carolyne. Yes we are on a first name basis, she just doesn’t know it yet! Plus we are both HUGE fans of blue and white, and that is a big one:) I have long admired her work, talent, inspiration, drive and unrelenting pursuit of all things beautiful. I love that she stays true to what she loves and is passionate about.? Very rarely do you see any current trendy looks in her decor unless it just? so happens to coincide with what she likes. Don’t even get me started on her ridiculous giftwrapping skills, her flower arranging abilities, her gift for setting the most scrumptious? tables, I could go. She is a master and certainly? in a league all her own. I realized the other day,? how often I go to her books for inspiration and because of that I feel this post is overdue. I am a true and devoted admirer of her classic style and unwavering sensibilities when it goes to beautiful timeless design. Her books are like a gift that keeps on giving and seriously if you don’t own them, you are really missing out in a big big way. Her books are amongst my favorites, and trust me I have a lot of decor/entertaining books. Best part is if you order the books from her site directly,? you can specify who you want the book made out to and she will personally sign it,? how amazing is that (an especially nice touch for a gift)! Click here to see and order any/all of her wonderful books. So without further ado, take it away Carolyne at what you do best…making things beautiful! Pretty spectacular wouldn’t you say? I? so enjoy seeing what she comes up with and have such an appreciation for her attention to detail and love of beautiful things, whether it is flowers, food, decorating or her beloved garden. If you want to order any of her books and trust me there is not a bad one in? this bunch, click here.? Below? are all of her books in one place! Thank you Carolyne for continuing to inspire and delight me! Thank you everyone for stopping by and really hope you enjoyed this post half as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Wishing you a wonderful and hopefully warmer evening than it is here…brrrrrrr!