Out Of Town

I hope you had a relaxing 3-day weekend. We spent the weekend in my happy place – Port Townsend. It’s a fun, laid-back, town on the northeastern most tip of the Olympic Peninsula. It boasts the largest collection of Victorian era homes north of San Francisco. It’s the perfect place to hangout and do nothing or do everything.   I discovered a new shop in downtown Port Townsend called Bubble N Squeak (love the name).  And the proprietress, Dawn Mohrbacher, is as nice as she is passionate about what she is doing. It’s a great shop full of odd, interesting, and fabulous finds…

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Go Outside

Can you believe Memorial Day is THIS weekend?? I don’t know how it got here so quick but I’m not loving this whole “time flies” thing. Anyway, as long as it’s here, and since it marks the unofficial start of the summer season, I started thinking about getting outside. More specifically out to the patio, or deck, or whatever you call your outside space. I spend every winter looking out my kitchen window at the green covers on my patio furniture, waiting impatiently for the rain to stop, the plants to start budding, and the temperatures to climb into the…

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Road Trip: California

The last few weeks have been busy around here. In addition to the trip to New Orleans and High Point Market we also squeezed in a road trip to the Bay Area to visit family. On our way to Carmel-By-The-Sea we stopped in Los Altos to pick-up our hosts and were treated to a wine tasting/dinner party. It was 4 couples and the table looked like this. Wine glasses as far as the eye could see. The tasting was fun and a little crazy toward the end when we had to rate each of the bottles we’d sipped on. My sister-in-law’s husband kindly provided…

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High Point Market – Spring 2017

High Point Market is officially over for spring of 2017 and I’ve finally recovered from the market “hangover”. Not that kind of hangover. Although the showrooms and booths have gotten pretty smart about keeping us going so most of them do serve a little something throughout the day. The hangover is the over indulging on all things furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories. If you want to know a bit more about what it’s like to attend High Point Market take a look at this article by Architectural Digest, especially #7 & #8. Lets start with lighting. It’s so important in a space.…

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The Big Easy

Last month our good friends invited us to join them in NOLA for a few days. They hosted us at their fabulous pied-a-terre; an historic building in the French Quarter. Their unit is one of four in what used to be a shotgun house. The building was damaged during Katrina and their unit was picked-up by a contractor and repaired in the aftermath. Fortunately much of the original millwork remained as well as the wide-plank heart pine flooring. The original exterior doors, window and shutters are beautiful and the ceilings are a fantastic 14′ high and a little more than that in…

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