With Thanks to the New York Times Travel section , I have some examples of why this is my or should I say, Our Kind of Town. This is the Algodon Mansion ... Hotel. We go to the bakery nearby, we go to the ice cream parlor around the corner, it is an amazing place , on an amazing street in an amazing city. I think I might like to live there, up there, top floor, yeah, they left the light on for me ! This is an example of a shop in Palermo Soho.
Whatever you need, if it is Trendy and (probably expensive), great looking and not exactly like anything they have "back home", this is the place to shop. This is an apartment building in my neighborhood.
I live in a building similar in age and style, they went all crazy for the French back at the turn of the century ... so there are many wonderful French style buildings all over town .. mine was built in 1924 .. mi gusta. This will give you an idea of the size of the place and how nice some of the parks are.
This is Palermo .. good shopping, nice place to live , huge barrio.
Recoleta boasts a number of huge parks and gardens also .. you can't go wrong if you stay / or live in either neighborhood .
And if you feel like shopping, this will give you some ideas .. Rossi Caruso .. click on Products .. see if you can just pick one ! ( impossible) ... So here you have a tiny idea of why I Heart Buenos Aires... it is my kind of town ~
This is sort of what my home looks like. Colors are the same, high ceilings, there is a dog on the floor . I need to go to the Flea Market and get some more French-ish pieces to put here and there. A little Change here and there will be nice. I would love to change the kitchen light to a chandelier but we have this Art Deco light that is a piece of art and so it must remain where it is .. I think maybe I will put a chandelier in the bathroom, it is the only room without one. I do like this kitchen. I should move , I have so many decorating ideas to try out..the change will be nice! Now this is possible ! and my floors look much better than these! I have been shopping a lot lately.
I love this look.
I am quite happy with a 99% black wardrobe.. it saves me from all those pesky decisions, you know, what should I wear this color with ?
Winter is coming where we live. Time to find soft cozy things to warm up and cheer up the house. Good spots to snuggle into when reading a book. I think I might like to copy this room velvet , moody. This is a great poster, it would remind me of my daughter every time I look at it . But then this room is full of light for those grey winter days when the concrete and granite and old buildings all looks so dreary.
I must go do more research .. have another cup of tea .. maybe take a nap. Hmmm Pia Jane Bijkerk ..a cozy spot to snuggle in and read or nap, no?
I thought I wanteda Thonet Rocking Chair for the living room. I can find them in the Flea Market here, in good shape. . and affordable. image:university of dundee But then I look at magazines and design blogs like Crush and I waver ... I am losing my ability to make decisions. source:crush cul de sac
My bedroom still looks like Summer is going on outside the windows. There is no special warm throw across the bed, to invite a cozy nap or a warm spot while reading ..
I have to do something about that . Today was quite chilly and the days to come will only get colder. Winter is here.
I was tired of summer. Long , long days that were too warm, too much sun, too much trying to avoid the sun, uncomfortable walks in parks with panting warm pups .. it was enough, time to put it away for a few months and have some Fall and Winter.
Fall has been fabulous. There are still leaves on the trees, many golden or brown but it is not bare and forlorn yet. .. but suddenly, it is cold.
Winter ... "There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you....
In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." - Ruth Stout