Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy March!

Yes, happy March 1st! March is one of those month's that divides 
the coasts by weather, those on the east coast are so often still
digging up to their knees in snow and here on the west coast we're (almost) ready
to bring the summer cushions out for the season.
When I was out and about and saw these pretty boxes of soaps today, I thought, 
no matter the weather outside, isn't it nice to treat yourself to a 
lovely warm soak,weather you've been bracing the cold 
or toiling the pre-spring garden?
What a lovely way to begin or end your 1st day off march right?
And for a little design inspiration, here are a few design interiors
with touches of green to kick off the month...


Happy March, cheers!

Quote of the Day

via pixdaus
 "Slayer of the winter, art thou here again?" 
William Morris

Quote of the Day

Promises may get friends, but it is
performance that must nurse and keep them.

Owen Felltham

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Jo's Febgiving

Ah well, thank you to Joanna @ A CUP OF JO
for the great idea of Thanksgiving in February.
We pulled our our porcini mushroom gravy out of the freezer,
roasted a chicken and voila, Febgiving !
Here is the fruit of our labor:

top photo via straight from the farm

 It may not be the most elegant (or dressed) chicken but it was most delicious!

Quote of the Day

Whoever has a heart full of love,
always has something to give.
Pope John XXIII

Friday, February 26, 2010

Live Good

While wondering around Santa Rosa the other day
I went into a lovely little store called Blissful Home.
It's a little Shabby Chic, you know- 
rough hewn hardwood floors,  
washed painted furniture, sparkely chandeliers,candles,
soaps and girlie stuff.
There I found a great little book with a lovely sentiment.
The book is called LIVE GOOD 
by Kobi Tamada. 
I think it would make a perfect bedside book
as it is filled with encouraging thoughts on
kindness, love, integrity and harmony.
You can read read reviews and peek inside @
 Have a Blissful weekend.

Quote of the Day

Courtesy costs nothing.

W. G. Benham

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Day between the Storms

It was so GORGEOUS here in NorCal today, yes we are between storms,
no, it is not yet spring... so walking in The City, I had to capture a 
small glimpse to share...
I had to walk to the edge of Stockton Street in North Beach, for 
that favorite view. The fragrant smells of an Italian neighborhood were so abundant- 
garlic, savory herbs and fresh baked bread. Red white and green pride flags
 accompanied the sound of Italian conversations.
And of course, I always make a stop down Stockton Street,
Happy Chinese New Year.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rain Isn't All bad

 (Jack and Jill)
Well, it's been raining here all day-but I think it is important 
to enjoy every moment and find beauty in everything,
I found these photos on a great website pixdaus, thanks to bloomacious.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

What to wear to a museum

"The idea of a girl in a gallery, any gallery, anywhere in the world,"
inspired Tory Burch this  (fall) season, she said.
 (photo via wwd)
Museums and galleries are great places to 
expand your views and maybe even re invent yourself
if only for a short bit.

which reminds me of this from the web...
This was from Flavorwire, it was a photo essay
called k-i-s-s-i-n-g in the museum-
what a fun way to expand you views, right?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Just do it like Gwyneth

Gwyneth Paltrow is so generous.
Here in her latest newsletter, she shares 
a video from her exercise guru, Tracy Anderson as well as some great  fitness 
insights from friends. Enjoy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Isn't Life Grand?

Meet Ruth Flowers aka DJ MamyRock
(photo via www.mamyrock)
I found this photo while visiting Ari Seth Cohen's (fantastic)
advanced style  blog.
Ruth is a 69 year old DJ from England who is living the dream
and proving that age is only a state of mind.

Is it Summer Yet?

The past few days have been so pretty
here in Sonoma County! 
It seems like we always get a taste of summer around
this time of year- just long enough
to get us dreaming of what lies ahead.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Work in Progress

Just like life
this blog 
is a
work in progress