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Happy Valentine’s Day friends! I just first have to say THANK YOU for the many many comments from my post on the results of the poll, click here if you missed it. I welled up reading so many of your incredible, heartfelt comments and emails,? you are seriously the best and are the reason I do what I do with such joy and passion.? Period!

Hope you are having a wonderful day, it is bitterly cold here, below zero with the wind chills and since I have been under the weather, we are not moving a toe to get outside. So? looks like our V day will be a cozy affair for two inside by the fireplace. Here we go with my Seven on Sunday….



1 FABULOUS WORK OF JOANNA BAKER. I still love my logo on my blog as much as I did the first day I saw it……Joanna just nailed it. She is such a talent and a real sweetie and gem to work with too.

In case you are in need of a custom drawing, or even a fabulous gift idea like one of her super chic phone cases, calendars, gift card boxes, etc……click here to see her incredible array of product offerings. Just look at how talented she is……..

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2. PARTY PREP WITH TANTAWAN! I featured the work of Tantawan Bloom? about a month ago and must say his floral genius is off the charts. I have always thought the most exciting part of any party is the setting up on the day of. I am like a kid in a candy shop…by far that is my most favorite aspect of party planning, watching a dream and vision come to life.

These little videos of him working his magic the day of are pretty spectacular and I could watch them over and over they sure have me dreaming! Some seriously incredible inspiration here, click here to find out more about this floral genius.

And this one really exemplifies just how work goes into each of these incredible “productions”…….A? LOT!


Another breathtaking showstopper…..makes me want to plan a wedding in the worst way! (Boys are you? listening)???? This and the first are my absolute faves……



3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. I am in love with too many things this week!! Instagram sends my senses into overdrive but this week was particularly fabulous with a heavy emphasis on all that is pretty and sweet in honor of Valentines Day:)? Here are my favorites…..

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4. FISH TACOS ANYONE? I LOVE fish tacos…I equate them with summer, Montauk and Bostwick’s (in Amagansett) however I can bring a little slice of summer right into my own home as I have learned to make a mighty good fish taco,which I am going to share with you-


You need

  • I use about 1.5-2 lbs of fish (I get dover sole)
  • 1 bottle of McCormicks lemon dill sauce
  • Salt/pepper
  • About 2 cups of shredded cabbage (can add about 1/4 cup of corn? if you want)
  • Lots of fresh lime
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayo (calls for 1/2 cup but 1/4 cup works fine)
  • 1 tsp finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tsp finely chopped onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Cumin and chili powder to taste
  • 1 generous bunch of cilantro ( I use a lot)

For the fish, I wash the filets, salt and pepper them, pour the lemon dill sauce (about half the bottle)? generously over the fish and bake for about 25 minutes until done and flaky at around 350 OR you can sautee in a pan but baking is easier and no oil.? Meanwhile in a food processor add the cilantro, garlic, onion, yogurt, mayo and spices and puree until smooth (will see green flecks). Add a generous squeeze of lime juice. Add this to the shredded cabbage in a big mixing bowl (you can refrigerate for an hour or so ahead of time)

In a sautee pan pour a light coating of olive oil and fry the tortillas until they start to bubble (less than a minute) on both sides. Take off, put in plate and add a generous portion of fish and top with a heap of the cabbage. Squeeze lime over entire taco and get ready to enjoy a little bit of heaven:)


5. ONE AND ONLY OSCAR! I felt like I died and went to couture heaven seeing Oscar de La Renta’s incredible new spring 2016 collection….wow! So many exquisite pieces, many felt so perfect in tie for Valentines Day.? If one is going to splurge on something really extra fabulous, I think it has to be an Oscar…they simply don’t? get any prettier.

If only I was going to a Valentines Ball:) So I did the next best thing….ordered these fabulous blue and white pjs and robe (below), couldn’t resist, he must have had me in mind when he designed them.

Click here to see entire incredible collection….

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And are these pjs and robe, are they pretty or what, of course I had to treat myself to a little Valentines Day gift for moi-


These are so chic…..Click here


Cannot wait to snuggle up in this robe…love it! Click here


I love these especially since they are cotton so had to get them, they were calling my name! Click here


6. FABULOUS NEW PILLOWS. So excited to be working with Studio Tullia on a fun collaboration of (mostly) blue and white pillows. Not a? minute too soon to start thinking about getting those patios in tip top shape.? It might be 2 degrees outside but I find myself day dreaming of warmer weather and getting to go outside again…cannot wait.

I will be offering these fabulous new pillows in a great promotion coming up this week, but in the meantime here is a sneak peek……click here to see all the pillow goodness over at Studio Tullia.



7. KIDS AND POLITICS…This was so cute, had to share. Kids really do say the darndest? things especially when prompted by the always funny Jimmy Kimmel….



Those kids are the cutest…….you can always rely on the honest and authentic voice of a child for a little “perspective”! Hope you saw something here that excited or delighted and hope you have a wonderful and extra sweet Valentines day whatever you might be up to. Thanks for stopping in,until next time….


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Happy Valentine’s Day, Tina! BRRRRRRRR!!! Love your new pillows – great designs! Love all of Joanne Baker’s designs! Can she make me tall and skinny? Your Instagram choices never disappoint. Stay warm and enjoy your Sunday!

Good morning sweet Tina! It is a risk we take when we put ourselves out in the public with our thoughts, homes and passions. I admire your persistence in following your dreams. I thank you so much as well for featuring my pink hyacinths! !!! We all need prettiness in our lives for there are so many stresses to life. Be well, feel better soon and happy love day!

Thank you for another wonderful Sunday morning! So many fun and beautiful things on today’s post! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love it all Tina! Happy Valentines Day my friend! Oh and I can use a pair of these pretty pajamas!!

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Oscar de la Renta is my all-time fav! I saw his works in an exhibition at the George W. Bush library. I spent hours just reviewing the seams! Breathtaking! I will try the fish taco recipe….thank you for posting it! Happy Valentine’s Day…may we love this way year round!?

Hi Tina, what a great way to start the day. These posts are a feast for the eyes and make me happy. As a floral designer, I could not get enough of the fabulous weddings! What a treat indeed. Have a good day and feel better soon! ?

You are so sweet to post on Valentine’s Day with all these wonderful photos!! THANX!!! franki

No wonder we can’t get white flowers in Seattle! As always, gorgeous pics! Most of them I’m already following on Instagram because of you.

Check out the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer Show. It was fascinating with sliding screens and non-stop runway. It took awhile to figure the models simply did a one or two piece change to change the effect of the outfit.

This is my favorite time of year, that spring and summer are what is ahead. And so the planning begins! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love the videos just beautiful, you share such beauty with us, I just love your blog, I’m getting the winter blues, so viewing such beauty is just what I need for a quick pick me upper πŸ™‚

Wishing you and your loves one a very Happy Valentine’s Day….

Love your blog!………..Can you get the Chinese “foot bath” shaped ceramic containers? I love mine…..but could use one in blue and white also. It holds the small floral pots so nicely and topped with everlasting lime green moss is stunning.

Those cookies are some much fun! I can’t believe how artistic “bakers” have become ~ cakes and cookies are too pretty to eat these days!

Stay warm! Those temps are so drying to the skin .. stay hydrated πŸ˜‰

Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope you and your honey are doing something fun ~

Loved everything on your post today!! Will definitely be ordering from Joanna Baker. The Tantawan videos are absolutely fabulous. JK interviewing kids always cracks me up. Stay warm, feel better and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello dear Tina

It is also very cold here today so I hope you are warm and relaxing by the fire. I am so glad you had such a lot of support for your post on friday, for I too, was really upset that anyone had been negative in your poll

I can remember that wonderful day that I found your exquisite blog( 3 years ago ) I have loved and been inspired by every single post since. You are an incredibly talented, gifted designer and taste maker and a beautiful and generous person.

It is true that I am already a designer, I like the same things .. you still inspire me all the time and you approach everything with incredible panache and joie de vivre, it is just lovely to share and be a part of. You are so right that we all need an escape into beauty
I think you would make a wonderful wedding stylist, to add to your accomplishments :))

Thank you dearest Tina for all that you give, we are lucky to have you
Happy Valentine’s Day
With my love

Thank you for all of this post. Fish taco recipe sounds delicious. Easy too. So much to see and, in this case, to hear. Still enjoying it all. AFN

thank you for this ocean of lovely, tina. in many ways i am much more detached from the blog world (in a good way!) and cannot visit the sites i used to. but you always have a delectable sampling of lovely to inspire us so i can feel for a moment that i am still in the game…a little bit. thank you for showing up so loyally to visit my humble blog of unpredictability as i know you are in demand with so many more worthy associates. love to you, friend.

Hello Tina!

It’s so wonderful to be here today! I love you and your blog and you know that!

I wish I had the time I used to and leave comments on a daily basis, but life is a bit different now. Having said that, know that I do visit you often on my phone and continue loving everything you do… you’re an inspiration!

I hope this weather gets better soon… it’s -20C where I’m right now… not a way to live!!! LOL

Many Blessings, sweetie,

Luciane from

Tina, I always look forward to your 7 on Sunday and end up following great new people on Instagram because of your introductions. I also want to thank you very much for including my blog in your “Chic Reads” list, as I’ve been amazed by the traffic I receive coming from The Enchanted Home. I am forever grateful.

No matter how far behind I get in my blog reading, I always make time for your Seven on Sunday! The Oscar de la Renta gowns are stunning! I’m a big fan of shrimp tacos and I think your recipe would work equally well with shrimp, wouldn’t it?

Just made the fish tacos and oh so simple and oh so good! This recipe was dynamite and will be a go to favorite from now on! Thank you for sharing, Miss Tina!

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