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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Home Fantasies

For Some People .. Fall is in the air.
Here, Spring has sprung.
But I still daydream about being in a woodsy place in Autumn.
I wouldn't even mind the raking of the leaves ... my husband would do it .. I will watch.
This Place would do fine , I see room for a horse or chickens , definitely a dog or two.
I would walk around in riding boots all day and at night we would have dinner parties..
This pretty much sums up my Dream Kitchen.
Wherever I end up living next, there will be a version of this in my home.
It doesn't even have to be that big .. don't you love the little lamp on the counter?
I have Sofa Envy.
Anyone who is interested in visiting, this will be your bed .. your room .. your Nook. I will even keep the Teddy Bears there if you wish.

all images crush cul de sac

Thursday, October 27, 2011



Monday, October 24, 2011

Through The Window

Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.
Carl Sandburg


Sunday, October 23, 2011


“How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days.”

John Burrows

Saturday, October 22, 2011

In My Imaginary House in the Country

A direct result of living in a huge city, full of cars and people and dogs and noise, is that a person gets a longing to live in the country.
Full of trees and probably a few dogs and people but hopefully much less noise.
I would also enjoy seeing much more sky without a building in the way.. if there are trees in the way , well then, that is alright.
These thoughts drive me to daydreaming about the house that I like, found in an online real estate website, that has acres of land .. stone walls and charm.
Did I mention it is on 2 acres and as far as we can tell, there are no neighbors ?
Even if I don't want to be totally isolated, a house on an acre in the country would make me happy.
I have picked out the rooms and styles that I like.. ( today) .
I know I want to use a lot of white, so I can throw various colors in when I feel like it.
Christmas , I will bring out all the red , of course, my chandeliers will be Everywhere ! Summer will be pale blues and yellows.. that sort of thing.
A big bed in a bedroom with a fireplace would work for me.
Yes, I think this is a good plan so far. It is good to have plans !

images courtesy of the

Thursday, October 20, 2011


The plaster walls ... I must have walls like these. Colored like this even .. perhaps.
Our walls need a paint job, in some rooms. There is the possiblity that a version of this room will end up in Buenos Aires..
The original room, above, is in New York .
This photo is courtesy of the New York Times.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Would you rather ?

I have been in the city too long. It has been too long since I have seen the ocean, heard, smelled , tasted the ocean.

I am living in a city that is located on a huge river. While I see it, I do not go out on it.
Leading me to believe that I need a swimming pool. Okay, not really, but a house on a lake, or up in Tigre where homes are on stilts and located on a Delta would be fine.
Would you rather live in a home near the water or a home near mountains and forests?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wise Words for the Day

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
I am not young but I feel young.
The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there.
J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.

John Greenleaf Whittier
Coco Chanel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bagging it

I love the look of this bag .. it looks light and soft and will hold Everything.
I am not loving the idea of a Clutch, but it has a certain look for evening, no ?
I have an orange bag, I guess it would be only right if I had one in Red .. don't you agree?
There is nothing anyone can say about this bag that is negative, unless you prefer black, as I do. Even so ... I would not turn it down if it were a gift.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sights That I Miss Sometimes

It would involve a long trip and an overnight stay to see this.
While there is Autumn , of sorts, here in the city, this sort is an airplane flight away.
Yes, there are roses here. Somewhere ..
There is nothing like this anywhere ... but There ..

all images :

Saturday, October 8, 2011

White out

I am finally admitting it. I have faced the truth. I cannot hide it any longer.

I am now a fan of all White homes. White walls, White furniture, even White floors ..
Now when I see a home that I like, I start imagining What If ..
What if the walls and floors were White ?
What if they painted everything White and just leave that Oriental rug there ?
I am now browsing real estate sites.
We won't discuss this at this time but I am seeing homes that I really like but there is always something wrong with the best of them.
But there is now a solution, so many times, to what is wrong ... that room needs to be White!
All the rooms need to be White!
I admit it and now I am happy with myself and all that White.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Somewhere else ~

It is Spring , where I live. Lazy summer nights in a garden are in the near future.
It is Autumn where you are. Crisp nights by a fire perhaps ? Warm sweaters and holiday plans ?
Flowers and trees are blooming, balcony gardens are thriving and the sun shines later and later as the days progress.
Our thoughts are turning towards Other Places where we might listen to the waves at night and walk on sand, see a place where tall buildings don't block your view.

Although there are some buildings that are welcome to block the view ..

Soon enough, it will be Autumn again, here, and I will once again be wishing I was Somewhere else, just for a few days even ..

ALL photos courtesy of Tumblr.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Imagine, we were walking with our dog, in the park one evening when we heard this music. And there they were, standing by the Cemetery wall, playing this lovely music.
We sat on a bench and enjoyed the free concert.
As good as the music sounds recorded, it was magical that night, with the moon shining and the air soft and warm.
Aqualactica, playing Luna Zen


While we wait for Spring to arrive with some warmer temperatures , here are some of the reasons that Autumn is my favorite time of year.