Sunday, July 17, 2011

Escape the heat with a Lazy Day...

There comes a moment, in the midst of the summertime whiteness of heat & humidity, that everyone needs a lazy day.
Well with that deep red blanketing most of the USA on the Weather Channel map, I'm thinking a few moments of cooling retreat, respite & renew could be used by all.
Who would not love to have this to cool down beside & thrust their scorched skin within.
My fave Trina Turk tunic... Tropical drink required.
Later for a nosh I recommend gazpacho... did I mention I add basil since it grows like a weed.
Pane rustica a.k.a figs, ricotta, prosciutto, mesculin & balsamic glaze on crunchy, crusty bread. Sublimely light.

Watermelon granita near the end of the day. Umbrellas make way for lanterns...

& I dream of escaping to the way.
Stay cool America.

Photos courtesy of Garden Design, Metropolitan Home, Sotheby's Real Estate, Trina Turk, House to Home

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Seein' red & blue...year 3...

Well another Fourth is here in America so I celebrate with a collection of fun I've found our patriotic motif in over the last year with a few faves.

Fashion whether classic...

...or glam...

...or all works.


Testosterone based...

Meg Braff...

Anna's genius from Absolutely Beautiful Things

Have a glorious Fourth!!!
Images courtesy of House Beautiful, W Magazine, Victoria, Carolyn Roehm, Country Living,, Anna Spiro, Amazon,Etsy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The path need taken...

With all the horrid weather related disasters plaguing my America, I wanted to take a moment from my hectic life & give thanks for the fact that my family is safe, my home had windows, heck I have a home for that matter &... a bit of advice I carry near & dear to my soul.

Many years ago , while watching similar after reports from a destructive tornado in Kansas I saw a gentleman make a comment that stays with me to this day.

"Never cry for something, that can't for you."

It struck me hard & I can tell you having survived a direct hit from a tornado ( Iowa 1987) it's the only way to survive tornadoes, floods, heck even recession.

Just a thought & a window into peace from a favorite picture of the Cotswold's. I wish I could give everyone a sense of serenity, even if only for a moment, in all this tragedy.

P.S. Click on the photo for all the glory.
Glory courtesy of the gem called Garden Design.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A present project & a future wish.

Between all the tea poured around the world in honour of the Royal Wedding & the proliferation of spring buds, blooms & hues cascading across our land, I find this notion of bulbs in tea cups a perfect project for my weekend & an ideally simple gift for upcoming Mother's Day.
Whether projects or relaxation is part of your weekend, enjoy, enjoy.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hippity Hop Happy Weeekend.

Have a glorious wonderful weekend. Being both Passover & Easter this weekend, many homes around the globe will be filled with loved ones eating & being with the ones you love. Being Christian, Easter is my holiday on Sunday & while I'm the first to remember religion is the reason I still nod to bunnies of the fluffy & chocolate varieties. Ironically kosher chocolate matzo squares are a staple of the Seders I have been privileged to attend so see. we're really all alike. Seriously though, no matter what or whom you believe I hope your weekend will be sweetly filled.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

White Delight

Every season I miss of change, now living in Arizona, makes me miss my seasons more. Make sense??? Hopefully. As your weekend comes to fruition I ask to think of me as you play in the dirt, new shoots or whatever green makes your days. I miss my white delights so very much. Have a glorious weekend. Delights to you!! Alicia

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nibble of knowledge for Saturday

If you exude grace, you repel toxicity.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Emerald Green with Envy

As insane as my life has been the last 6 months I find lately a scant of time to reenter the blogosphere, breathe, read & once again post. Today is a natural day to give a bit to the internet being its all about the green. Alright not really but being that St Patricks Day for so many revoloves around beads (?) tshirts , horrid green beer (hello Guiness!!), I decided to pause & celebrate my love of green..the color.
It goes with everything. Heck a plant works in any space.Case closed. Its nature, its richness, darn it it makes me feel renewed. So as I renew posting, its rather a natural new beginning.
Green in a few lovely images.

I will confess my addiction to moss.
Palmer Weiss & how could you not covet that sofa.
Barkers UK... airmail????
Leah Fanning. If I win the lottery.

Plaza Flowers perfection...merci Connie Plaissay. This makes me serene.
Christina's genius everyone should own.
Lalique's notion...
Art by Kristina Sobstad
Miles Redd: thank you for your unabashed use of color.
More moss... so luscious.
My green of the moment taking across from Forsythe Park in Savannah back in 2009. A wonderful time... I hope for more.

Have a glorious St Patricks Day. May the luck of life bless you!!!!

Photos courtesy of HB, Plaza Forist, Leah Fanning, Kristina Sobstad, NetaPorter, Barkers UK