Saturday, June 25, 2011

Slowing Down

Hello to my fellow bloggers. I hope you have a relaxing weekend, safe and sound. What are your plans? How is your summer going so far?

I have not been able to post as much as I had hoped to this year. I have a bad shoulder and arm injury (of course it is my right side and I am right handed) and can barely move my arm now. It seems to be getting worse and worse and is very painful. This is on top of an old neck injury that always bothers me. On top of that, I am not feeling very well either. I am in need of a break and shouldn't be posting much so I can rest and get well. I know as soon as I write "I shouldn't do this or that" I will want to anyhow... but I really shouldn't... at least until I get more info from the Doctors about what is wrong and how to fix it. It's hard to do so little cuz I am so behind in everything. I don't wanna sound like a complainer and really want to be healthy and well. So if you don't see much from me, just know I am still here. I am still able to stop by your blogs and read them now and then as scrolling thru a blog is a bit easier to do than gathering photos and typing a post. And they make me feel better too. Thank you so much for sticking around and for your continued support.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Million Dollar Decorators, Episode 2

Ross Cassidy and Jeffrey Alan Marks

Smith Jerrod (Actor Jason Lewis)

Did you watch Episode Two of Million Dollar Decorators tonight? Anybody else notice the striking resemblance between Ross Cassidy, Project Director and BF of Jeffrey Alan Marks, and Smith Jerrod (played by Actor Jason Lewis), Samantha's Absolut Hunk boyfriend on "Sex and the City?" Hummm.... I think it's the hair...

What did you think about the show tonight?
Click here for more info about Million Dollar Decorators.

Photo credits:
Ross Cassidy and Jeffrey Alan Marks via Surroundings blog
Smith Jerrod via
Million Dollar Decorators via Mecox Gardens
(They filmed some scenes at Mecox in Los Angeles too)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Million Dollar Decorators

I am loving the new show Million Dollar Decorators which debuted on May 31. It airs Tuesdays nights on Bravo TV and stars high end decorators shown left to right above Mary McDonald, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Nathan Turner, Kathryn Ireland, and Martyn Lawrence Bullard. You can read more about the show in the LA Times article here. And check out more info about the show onBravo TV too. (I would write more about it all but I have injured my shoulder, arm and even a finger, which makes it painful to type and is keeping me off the computer.)
I hope you get a chance to see it!

Photos and links are from LA Times Article and Bravo TV

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's Raining

The rain woke me up in the night.
From a drop of dew to a few more too.
It's raining in LA... finally, free water.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Legends of La Cienega Celebrate ART

It's that time of the year again for the Legends of La Cienega event!
I'm going Friday and Saturday too. It would be so nice to meet my fellow bloggers and friends to say hi. If you are going, look for me, I have long red hair. I look forward to seeing the pretty window displays and attending all panel discussions and events I can get into. Read more at the Legends of La Cienega Celebrate Art for their schedule.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all the Mom's a very Happy Mother's Day.
May your day be filled with flowers, warm smiles and happy memories!

It just started to rain outside as I write this in the middle of the night. It's as if God hears my tears even in LA where it's usually sunny and bright. It's hard for me to write a post about Mother's Day cuz my Mom is in heaven. It wasn't suppose to be like this. I miss her so much it's nearly too hard to bear. Still, if I could pick any mother in the world,
I would have picked her. She was the best Mom ever.
I love you Mom!

Photo Credits:
Heaven's Sunshine on the Clouds ... Where did I find this?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day Everybody!

Photo Credits:
Early 1900's vintage postcard via

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Honeymoon Begins!

Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, can be seen here in a video taking a short stroll around Buckingham Palace this morning before leaving by helicopter for their honeymoon. There is a great article in The Telegraph here about the possible destinations which are being kept a secret. Since this post, it has been reported that they will post pone a long honeymoon as Prince William must return to his job in about a week.

They both look so wonderful and happy even on what must be very little sleep. Notice how quiet it is in the video which is with sound. It is a bright sunny day and so peaceful. There is hardly anyone around compared to yesterday's excitement and crowds. The Telegraph article says "Before they boarded the aircraft, palace staff had carried out some of their luggage, which included a bouquet of white blooms." That's so romantic!!!

What struck me the most about Prince William and Kate is that they have the EXACT same walk. Each step is in perfect unison and yet it seems unintentional and completely natural. I believe they are truly a match made in heaven. :)

I hope they live happily ever after!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Memories

I wanted to save some photos from the Royal Wedding of Prince William and his lovely new bride Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. It was truly a beautiful wedding, a dreamy fairy tale come true. You can watch highlights from their Royal Wedding in a short video here.

Prince William and Catherine received their new titles from Her Royal Magesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Their new title is now officially the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William is now His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge. Kate's official title is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge. The Queen also gave Prince William two additional titles... He is also now the Earl of Stratheam and Baron Carrickfergus which link him to Scotland and Northern Ireland.

I got up very early to watch their wedding live on TV in Los Angeles. I hope you had the chance to watch it too.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Crown Wallpaper

Get in the Royal spirit and feel like a Princess by adding some wallpaper with crowns to a room. These would look pretty in a little girls room, or perhaps a powder room or dressing room.

The Crowns and Cornets wallpaper is by Graham & Brown. You can add some sparkly jewels too! They are offering a 20% Royal Wedding Discount.

The grey, black and white crown wallpaper is from The UK High Street.

The pink crown wallpaper would look cute in a little girls room and comes in purple too. It can be found via Wallpapers-UK Designed by CWV.

The Royal Wedding

I am so excited about seeing The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. You can catch up with the latest news here at the official Royal Wedding website. I have been watching the pre wedding coverage on television. They seem so much in love! Their wedding seems so well organized and I hope they live happily ever after!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hopping by to wish you a very Happy Easter!

Photo Credits:
Vintage Easter Bunny with Eggs Postcard via Suzee Que on Flickr

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Royal Wedding and Lisa Vanderpump's Closet!

Still trying to decide what to wear to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton? Watch Lisa Vanderpump from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and her Fashion Designer assist Brooke Anderson of "Showbiz Tonight" with some fashion tips! Check out the video here. (I couldn't get it to show up on my blog.)

Check out Lisa's closet in that video!!! Wow!!! I think Lisa Vanderpump is fabulous! I wish I could meet her in person. And Brooke is adorable. I look forward to her coverage of the wedding.

I really wish I could go the wedding and celebrations! On my first trip to England several years ago, on the first day I was there, I saw Her Magesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. I was amazed. I hope Prince William and Kate Middleton have a truly romantic wedding and a wonderful life together.

Here is another video of Lisa, talking about her closet in Style: In My Closet with Lisa Vanderpump via The Hollywood Reporter.

Take a photo tour of the Vanderpump's beautiful home in Beverly Hills here. It is from Mauricio Umansky at Hilton and Hyland Reality.

Photo credits:
Prince William and Kate Middleton via...
Lisa Vanderpump's Closet via Closet Fever and Mauricio Umansky.

Aerin Lauder's Home Collection

Estee Lauder said,
"Find what you love to do and do it well."

aerin lauder home collection

Estee Lauder:

Grandson William Lauder:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stylish Places to Work

Although many of us have seen these photos before, I wanted to post some glamorous work places and home offices to motivate me a bit more... and it has done the trick!

Then I can day dream about going on a fabulous trip!
Hope your week is going well!

Photo Credits:
1. Ralph Lauren A Store With Style via A Page of Inspiration
2. Desk by Window via It's Like Reality on Tumblr
3. Mary McDonald's Home Office via Domino Magazine
4. Inspiration Frame via Elements of Style
5. Scandinavian Design Photography by Joakim Bergstrom for Skona Hem
6. Office Space by Domicile Interior Design via Moth-Design Blog on Pinterest
7. Photography by Simon Upton for Elle Decor July/August 2009
(The hand painted wallpaper is by Gracie.)
8. Beneton Weinstock's Home Office via House Beautiful
9. Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 Look Book via

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Upstairs Downstairs

Are you watchin it?
Oh my... the drama and the decor!
And let's not forget the pet monkey!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Delightful Garden

I have been in the garden,
getting it ready for spring.
Creating a place to wander,
dream and ponder.
Maybe I will make a swing
under the big trees,
and a place to relax
in the afternoon breeze.

Indeed Spring is here. The garden is lush and green and the fragrant flowers are blooming. I have been busy trying to transform the over grown jungle in my backyard into a beautiful garden. I am quite exhausted and can only dream my garden would look as lovely and magical as these. Still what I have means a lot to me. :)

I hope you are enjoying your Spring days
and making your dreams come true.

Photo Credits:
1. Photographer Rodney Smith via Kelli Jo's Photostream on Flickr
2. Rose Garden Arbor via Yoninah Aliza on Tumblr
3. Belle Atelier Leaf Skirts via AbOrigine on Tumblr
(I believe this photo was in Vogue)
5. Garden Swing via My Exquisite Life on Tumblr
(I've seen this other places but cant remember where)
6. Relaxing on the Garden Hedge via My Exquisite Life on Tumblr
(Another photo from Vogue?)
7. Circular Wall and Garden via A Cottage In the Woods on We Heart It

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chair-ish Chairs to Cherish

Sharing some pretty exotic chairs that seem more like art or sculptures.
These unique chairs are designed by Carla Tolomeo for Sicis Next Art.
You can read more about them here at News House Design.