Monday, August 31, 2009

Ocean's Edge

Maine has always been on my destination wish list but this particular Hotel would be a dream come true... Lobster? yes. Infinity Pool? check. Wine by the fireplace? yep. Cute and Cozy decor? adorable. Unbelievable scenery? of course. What more can you ask for?

The Inn at Ocean's Edge

Friday, August 28, 2009

Elena Kalis

I grew up with a pool in the backyard and snorkeling on vacations with my father. Fear of anything involving water was never an option. The work of Bahamian artist Elena Kalis is fiercely reminiscent of my childhood, I can almost hear the peace and silence that only comes from being totally immersed. Elena's work is bizarre in a languid and beautiful manner. Though it touches me on a personal level, (seeing how I have hosted numerous underwater tea parties myself) the light and color seems that it would have universal appeal.

Elena Kalis

Old Soul, New Heart

As you know, I am a total sucker for accessories. ESPECIALLY unique ones... I love it when people ask, "OMG, that is so cute! Where did you get it?" These adorable headbands by Old Soul are right up my alley - can't wait to order one, or two...

Old Soul, New Heart

Thursday, August 27, 2009

More to a kitchen than cooking

"I spent my childhood in the kitchen with my mother and the only thing I learned how to do was eat."

I heard this quote once decided that it applies to my philosophy on this particular domestic duty.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Indonesia? Sure.

I have an affinity for over water bungalows - although I have never had the good fortune to stay in one, I just know I would love it. The Misool Eco Resort in Papua, Indonesia has caught my eye and is now on my wish list of fantastic places to travel...when I win the lottery. I have heard that the water and coral reefs are magical and I am dying to see a seahorse while snorkeling!

Misool Eco Resort

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jill Lin

Some artists take bizarre to the extreme but in this case Jill Lin is an artist that takes bizarre to the edge of beautiful. I realized that I gasped when I saw some of her pieces, I was so taken with her talent. They are pretty without being saccharine and the layers of depth behind them are obvious. These are four posters from her Embellished Headbands series and are most certainly my favorite of all her work.

Jill Lin

Tiki with taste

Brian from Geradot & Co. in Indianapolis actually made these brilliant tiki torches and has a 'how to' blog on his site. They would be so great for summer parties or just dinner on the porch.

Recycled Bottle Torch

Gerardot & Co.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

She Always Wore the Best Shoes

These are really fantastic prints of oil paintings from the Janet Hill Studio on Etsy.

Janet Hill Studio

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Big Blooms

The only reason I do not own one of these fabulous flower corsages from Emersonmade is because they are so awesome that they are sold out! I can't wait to get my hands on one AND wear it with a white T-shirt. I only hope to have a photograph of it so that in 20 years I can look at it and say, "what were you thinking?".

beautiful photography

Dress, Design & Decor is my new favorite blog

No one was prettier than Brigitte Bardot.
Honestly - who doesn't love Sophia Lauren?
I just like this photo - everything about it.