Archives for September 2015

A VISIT TO THE VATICAN GARDENS

Greetings. As we celebrate Pope Francis’s historic first visit to the United States, I thought I’d take you to Europe for a visit to the Pope’s hometown, Vatican City. Vatican City in Rome is not just a city but is also the world’s smallest independent state. Established in 1929, it’s home to the Pope, his staff […]

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HOW TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL BED

Hello friends! Today I am delighted to be participating in a collaboration of 8 design bloggers who have come together to bring you our collective ideas on “How to Create a Beautiful Bed”.  Toward that end I have decided to introduce you to the so-called “Bunk Room” I designed in my New/Old Log Cabin. While the […]

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INTRODUCING PROJECT DESIGN

Hello there! Today I’m really excited to announce that this Friday, September 25th, I will be participating in a collaboration of 8 top design bloggers. Periodically this dynamic group of Interior Design bloggers produce what they call Project Design.  A design topic is chosen and each designer publishes an informative blog post on the subject. They […]

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HOW TO HOST A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE

Hi there. Last weekend a good friend of ours celebrated a milestone birthday. His wife Brenda is a brilliant hostess and always throws great parties in their beautiful Lake Arrowhead home. So join me at the party and see how to host a birthday party for the man in your life. It can be done in […]

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REVIEWING OF THE FLEET

Ahoy Matie! As summer activities on Lake Arrowhead begin to wind down for the season it is a tradition at the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club for the current Commodore to perform a “Reviewing of the Fleet” exercise. With tongue in cheek, lots of laughs and tons of silliness, the members ambitiously decorate their motor craft in […]

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A VISIT TO EATALY

Greetings! I recently paid a visit to Eataly, an Italian gastronomical paradise of epic proportions. Eataly, a cute play on the words “Eat” & “Italy” has several branches in various cities around the world, but I recently visited the New York City location. A visit to Eataly has been on my bucket list ever since […]

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DINING AT DIRTY FRENCH

Dear friends and food aficionados, have I got a restaurant for you! It’s called Dirty French… and it’s located in the Ludlow Hotel where we stayed during our recent trip to New York City. You can read all about this terrific, lower east side hotel in my recent post by clicking here. During our short stay […]

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CHECKING INTO THE LUDLOW HOTEL NYC

Greetings from New York City. Our recent cruise to Bermuda started and ended in NYC so we decided to spend a couple of days in The Big Apple at the tail end of the cruise. This time we stayed at a relatively new hotel called The Ludlow (opened in June 2014) and I fell in […]

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