Tuesday, July 30, 2013


There is absolutely no better gift than a good book. The wonderful staff in my office gave me this gorgeous book recently of photographer Fritz von der Schullenburg's work Luxurious Minimalism-Elegant Interiors. What a treat! This is certain to be a classic and chock full of luscious imagery from some of my favorite designers. I love the quote in the introduction from Antoine de Saint-Exupery- "perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

Friday, July 12, 2013


Tim Walker is brilliant! ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! His work is riveting, magical and mesmerizing - beyond original in every possible way. It is opulent, romantic, outlandish and painstakingly realized with extraordinarily complicated set design and ethereal lighting. His photography is a visual feast- what a creative genius!

Friday, July 5, 2013


It has really been quite an unusual summer in the South this year- positively cool by comparison to some years- so there have been multiple opportunities to date to enjoy dining out-of-doors. ( Now if it would only stop raining! )There is just something so spectacularly magical about a meal al fresco that automatically shifts one's state of mind and immediately requires a long, languid breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! I'm quite certain my fondest summer memories involved a wonderful lazy lunch with pink wine and prosecco sitting poolside in Capri or under a wisteria laden pergola in Provence.

Enjoy the holiday weekend and please share your fondest summertime meal with me as with the weather forecast I will have to live vicariously!