This adorable little matryoshka doll above is to die for! You can see more here at Fambeeland.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I am crazy about toile, in all shapes sizes colors and designs. They originated from Jouy-en-Josas, a little town near Versailles southwest of Paris, in the 17th through 19th centuries. Each design had a name, and many represented stories from mythology or told of village life. I love using classic and children's toile in my work, and also have it surrounding me in my home. I love to see the different unique interpretations that many people do with toile. I particularly like the Paris toile below by Matt&Jewski...how fun!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Okay am I truly crazy to be posting about Target??? But since they started their chic makeover several years back, hiring the hottest designers to design lines for them, who doesn't LOVE Target? I am 5.5 minutes from this new Target that opened Sunday. I have eagerly been watching construction for the past year. I have to say that I was pretty WOWED at their "New Look"... Impressive, to say the least.
Monday, July 27, 2009
When the heat gets to 112, in the car we hop to drive the 30 minutes to Mount Charleston. At almost 10,000 feet, we easily lose 20 to 30 degrees and can breathe again! It is such a treat to live so close to such mountainous beauty, and in the winter we come up to sled and will try the Ski Resort with the boys this year (YES, you can ski in Las Vegas...who knew!)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I've thrown this book in my bag and pull it out for a quick read when I have a minute here and there.Very entertaining, it is to be made into a ballet and a play. The content originally started out on Flickr...you can read more here.
Friday, July 24, 2009
I am such a fan of Lisa GoLightly's work, and have several of her pieces....beautiful! Her blog is also a delight to peruse, and right now she is offering the Marilyn Monroe plate as a giveaway. Simply visit herhere to leave a comment and have a chance to receive it. You may find other goodies in her Etsy shop to dress up your boudoir...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I have PATIENTLY been waiting for "Valentino; The Last Emperor" to arrive here in Las Vegas. I put myself on the fan list, requesting it's presence. FINALLY my prayers were answered, and it is coming the end of the month! I am very excited, I heard that it was amazing. In anticipation for this one, I started thinking of a few other fashion classics...
I have always wanted to see this classic, and found it at the local library. Vanessa Redgrave is stunning, so cool. Perfect showcase of Sixties fashion in mod London. This led me to pull "Belle de Jour" out of my library, with the all time classic french beauty Catherine Deneuve. The hair , makeup and fashion are really amazing. Both films slightly on the dark side, but isn't that de rigeur for most european films? Now I am on the search for "Il Gattopardo" , The Leopard", by Visconti, with Claudia Cardinale.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy Fourth of July from Las Vegas! We are keeping cool by the pool, and waiting to watch the 4 or 5 firework displays that we can see from our yard. We actually have an explosion of color all over our yard from yesterday's wild "Messy Art Party" that I hosted. A ton of fun, I will post some pictures later of it. I still need to recuperate...
photo by Beyond Neon via Flickr
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Skydeck Chicago, 1353 feet above Wacker Drive in Chicago, opens today. Located on the 103rd Floor of Sears Tower, it is guaranteed to get some hearts beating! Myself, I am happy to look at pictures...I would go into shock if I were forced out here, I am terrified of heights! For the brave ones, it is surely a thrill.