This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Trying to keep a Rosy attitude .. Outlook on life ... it isn't as easy as you would think ...
But this might help ..


Monday, August 29, 2011

Shopping Spree

I am preparing to make lists for my Spring/Summer Shopping Spree.
Must have this top !
and this .....
omigod, these ! these !!

thanks to Crushculdesac for the images

Sunday, August 28, 2011

All About Toile

Now, everyone knows that I am a lover of Toile.
I would have it in all the windows of my home, the pillows and probably a bed would find itself covered with Toile.
I have some shades in blue and white, I have some pillows and a cover in red and white and I think my bathroom window needs a shade in black and white..

The Husband gets that Look in his eyes when I start musing over the pros and cons of Toile in the living room.
He can relax, I am veering toward the idea of silk now, watered silk .. yeah.

Imagine my delight when taking a walk one day, looking up at the charming homes and balconies in the area and there was a shade over a balcony.
Nothing unusual about that, it does get hot and sunny here ... but a Toile shade?
Outside on the balcony ?
I love this.
I love these people for thinking of it.
I have to move in with them.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

If we moved to the US ..

I would buy this old house.
And paint the rooms white. Even some floors.
I would hang all the chandeliers that we have here.
and if possible, I would have a fireplace in the bathroom.
IF we moved to the US ....

images :

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Practice Makes Perfect

If anyone needs me, send a note. I will be here, relaxing, practicing being Lazy.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Open the door ...

It is time to open the door to a new place. Maybe just for a day, for a few hours.
Time to follow a path and see where it leads.

There are doors waiting to be opened, places waiting to be discovered ..

Winter ends and the warm days of Summer will be here, there will be more places to lose ourselves in .. places to fall in love with .. places to avoid .. places that will please all our senses.
It just starts with opening the door ......

It is Winter Here

It is cold and damp and grey.
I live in a large city among many old buildings , similar to what you would see in Paris, similar to what you might see in Spain or Italy .
Granite, marble, black wrought iron.. parks with bare trees, although there are some trees that stay green all year, I am thankful for them.
So at this time of year, I long for great bunches of flowers.
I keep them around the house, but to gaze out the window at a field of poppies?
To wander through acres of sunflowers ?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My (imaginary) Paris Home

When I grow up and move to Paris, I have to decide between an apartment with large airy rooms and high ceilings and crown molding, French doors everywhere .... or a loft style apartment with as many of those features as I can find.
This would be my kitchen in the Loft apartment ..

This would be the view from my Living Room ..

I will ride my bike everywhere ..
I will go to the country on weekends and bring home fresh lavender and wine from the vineyards.I would sleep like a baby .... a French baby

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I know I put it here, somewhere !!

How many times has this happened to you ?
You stick something in a certain spot, thinking that you will remember exactly where it is when you need it ..
Have a good weekend .. remember where you put it ~

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dream House

The views ! the views !
The tub ! The tub !
The views !
The lamps ! The views !

source: NYT

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I would be in big trouble if I had to choose one of these ..

source: ElleDecor

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011


Red, the color of Love, Passion, Power and Joy.
In China, Red is the color of Prosperity, Joy and Happiness.
In some countries, it is the color of Mourning .

Friday, August 12, 2011


Now close the windows and hush all the fields:
If the trees must, let them silently toss;
No bird is singing now, and if there is,
Be it my loss.
Robert Frost