Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I'm so fortunate to being going back to one of my favorite places on earth. Each time I visit I am truly amazed by the natural beauty of these islands. I look forward to the sweet smell of the local tiare flower, hearing the song and dance of the graceful Polynesians, tasting the local fruits and there is one thing that I cannot leave without having - the mouthwatering vanilla creme brulée.
The breathtaking warm waters are so striking and mesmerizing because of it's range of colors. Believe me, photos cannot do it justice. The spectrum ranges from a clear baby blue color to a deep rich navy. I'll be sure to post some photos soon - until then, la orana.
Friday, May 28, 2010
I have always admired beautiful table designs (I must get this trait from my auntie Bev), the table clothes and napkins, the glassware, flatware and decorative centerpieces. The element of mixing and matching colors, textures with combining contemporary and classics together is to me what makes a great composition. For centerpieces, you don't have to spend lots of money - a simple bowl of fruit will do, or flower clippings from your yard (or neighbors yard) will suffice.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Neck adornments have been worn since ancient times to signify wealth, title or status. Although fashion has seen dramatic changes, the necktie has remained almost unchanged in general style. The evolution of the necktie has been limited in design to alterations in patterns, fabrics and the width. The clip-on tie is considered by many to be the most dynamic change to neckwear … until now. Introducing the Posch Pendulum Tie, true innovation in neckwear.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
What girl doesn't like baubles, fashion and style? For generations, the fashion and design worlds have always worked together hand-in-hand . . . like peanut butter and jelly, or bread and butter, or even dark chocolate and red wine;). Everybody knows that whenever there is a fashion show, there will be trends to follow immediately - from the cut, to the fabric to the color and length.
I recently read an article that specifically spoke about "fashion & home design" - something that I honestly never thought of. I guess in my mind, it just stayed within the fashion world, but with the Oscars that just finished, the fashion trends have flowed over into the interior design world. I suppose this has been going on for a long time and I just never realized it - so this is why I've chosen to present this blog with "fashion" plus "interior design".
Friday, March 5, 2010
Maine. If anyone knows me, then they know that Maine is my ultimate inspiration. Could it be the fresh salt air, or the smell of wildflowers as you drive Route 1 towards Port Clyde, or maybe the incredible food - sweet lobster with hot melted butter, fresh codfish just caught hours before, or the homemade blueberries muffins my Mummy makes every morning.
Port Clyde is a small picturesque fishing village, located on the tip of the St. George Peninsula, approximately 2 hours from Portland. My Mom and Uncle own and manage the Ocean House Hotel (center photo) - an 11 room Inn that is full of rustic charm. Within walking distance, you have an art gallery, the Dip Net restaurant, the Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum (Tom Hank's Forrest Gump movie was filmed there), and the Monhegan Boat landing that takes you to the artistic island of Monhegan.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The color green. . . What does it mean? What does it represent? How does it inspire you? In general, colors have the ability to influence our feelings and emotions in a way that few other mediums can. With Spring right around the corner, I thought it would be a great color to feature (plus, this is my friend Jill's favorite color;). According to several websites it symbolizes nature, growth, freshness and harmony. It is a restful and calming color - and an opposite to red, which signifies safety. And of course the color green represents green living. Green light go!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This property is truly inspirational. The architecture, the lush gardens, the spa and the especially the location. From the natural limestone floors both indoors and out, to the interiors that are furnished with dark mahogany woods with warm and rich undertones. The beach sparkles with white soft sand and translucent turquoise waters where you can see the bottom in 6+ feet of water. The restaurant, Parallel23 was delicious - the food was amazing and the intimate setting featured views of the beautiful gardens. And, I can't forget to mention the stunning and serene spa (photo above), tranquil and peaceful . . . if this is not heaven, then I do not know what is.
*Credit to Lucky 3 Creative in Hollywood, FL for supplying the ad campaign.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
In general ties have not changed much in numerous years . . . yes, there have been changes in design, patterns, fabrics and the width (remember the 1980's), and we can't forget the clip-ons . . . but nothing is like what I will share with you. Stay tuned, I look forward to share this new concept with you.