Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
ideeli says"Lightweight and luxe, Sweet Pea pieces hug your curves to flatter your form without restricting it. Bohemian prints draw attention without demanding it. And a bright, no-apologies color palette takes eye-candy to a whole new level. From relaxed tunics, to sweeping caftans, to sporty yoga pants, each creation captures an adventurous spirit. Frati designs for women with an active, rich lifestyle and a savvy sense of fashion (you know who you are!). So snap up a few Sweet Pea pieces and discover your very own sweet spot for style." Click here to shop.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Carol's post reminded me that my brother had taken some photos there, as we sat with our friends enjoying some afternoon refreshments. This little old man captured our attention. He was completely engrossed in a stack of papers haphazardly scrawled with figures and notes. He is one of those unique individuals you see that stick in your mind and make travel such an interesting experience. I imagined that he might be a professor at the nearby Sorbonne??
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
The seven pieces in the set include: file box, magazine/file holder, journal, mail sorter, business card holder, pencil cup and note slip holder.
This unusual desk set from Arcadia Home manufacturers is made from recycled cotton salvaged from the apparel industry in India. Each item is made from "khadda," which is the unbleached hand spun rags left over from the garment industry production. No harsh chemicals or dyes are used in processing the material. The 100% cotton products are water resistant and hand-made by rural craftsmen in India. Not to mention the fact that this set also happens to be such a fabulous shade of green!
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I want to wish my beloved Grandmother a very happy 90th birthday today! Quite a milestone by any definition. She is a wonderful person and I feel very blessed to be her grandaughter. She is still active and manages to maintain her beloved rose garden and share her blooms with folks who are lonely and under the weather. She is an extremely warm and nurturing lady who has passed on her love of reading, cooking, gardening (and tea!) to me. Happy Birthday, Grandma!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Lately, I have taken to splitting up my work day with a swim and an early afternoon session of "Poolates". After that, it's time for a little pick-me-up that my sister dubbed "Annie's Afternoon Zinger". I am sure it's nothing new to many of you, but I have taken to mixing 3 parts ruby red grapefruit juice to one part Perrier. It's perfect as a healthy refresher and metabolism booster. After downing one of those, I am ready to get back to some serious productivity. Perfect for a little afternoon kick-in-the-pants.
I am away on vacation this week, so posting may be a bit lighter than usual, but I hope you all have a fantastic week and I will be back next Monday!
Friday, July 10, 2009
On sale now at ideeli, this and other great dresses by California-based "Tart". This yellow-chevron number is just the thing for staying cool on a Summer evening. Prices start at only $20. Also, beginning at 2 PM on ideeli, one click can enter you in the the Lanvin give-away. Run, don't walk here and I hope that you have a fabulous weekend!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Quote reads"Some people thought that perhaps Frances had taken the Ikat trend a bit too far". (click image to enlarge) The original is available here.
Recently, my friend Joni at Cote de Texas, wrote an interesting post examining the whole subject of design trends. She is making a series out of it "Cote de Texas' Top 10 Design Elements"- so it should be fun to follow her posts on her signature elements.
I personally don't think that you should worry about what's "in" or what's "out", but rather what you enjoy living with. I thought Ikat prints were supposedly "out", but I am still seeing them everywhere, even in fashion. What are some personal design elements that characterize your unique style?
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I hope that all of you in the US have a fantastic holiday and that the rest of you, wherever you may be reading from, have a very enjoyable weekend. I will see you next week!