{Happy Weekend}

Bonjour, mes beaux amis!

It’s been many weeks since I’ve had a relatively quiet weekend at home… some travel, weddings, out-of-town guests.  So needless to say, I’m loving this weekend while I get to recharge, relax and regroup!  (Reminds me of A Different World‘s Whitley and her mantra, “relax – relate – release!”)

If you’re enjoying a fun action-packed or quiet unplanned weekend at home, here are a few awesome nuggets I found on the world wide internets this week. Continue reading

Sweet Inspirations & Laughter ~ Weekend Wrap

Bonjour, bon ami!!

linens sugar cookies baking sugar coffee table decor glass jug vintage lenses monocles industrial lighting candles birdcage luggageI hope you enjoyed a fantastic weekend!  Mine was filled with busy errands, antique and reimagined inspirations at the Remodelista Holiday Market, lots of baking and cooking, discovering a delightful new lighting solution for my light-deprived living room, and christening a friend’s new beautiful loft apartment.  You know, a quiet weekend.

antique market Remodelista Holiday Market boston terrier statue vintage louis vuitton linens industrial lighting There are a few pictures above from the Remodelista event, where I met the lovely Christine and Stacey!  The handcrafted goods and local craftspeople provided ideas galore, and I now have a new task for creating my own lighting!  (I couldn’t take my eyes off the various gorgeous intricate ‘Edison’ bulb light fixtures hanging high above.)  And the delightful live doves and finches in the many birdcages brought a certain serenity to the lovely event.  I could have spent all day with Remodelista!

light fixture loft apartment tutu dress tulle spiral staircase flame candlesMy lovely friend Andrea moved into a gorgeous loft apartment in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, and I was fortunate enough to capture a few beautiful pictures of the details in her loft.  I can’t wait to take more during the daylight, especially the details found in her outside patio area and back garden!

Well, before I finish up this last batch of cookies (yup, late-night bakefest 2011 is in full effect!), I wanted to share a few inspirational posts from this week:

beautiful: dustjacket takes a look back at 1969 in these amazing nostalgic photos.

delicious: tickets are now available for the 2012 Food & Wine Aspen Classic – get yours now!

delightful: in case you didn’t hear about it (although that may have been impossible!), the new Rue Magazine Holiday Edition is out!  And it is GORGEOUS.

delightful: daniella marie’s little miley enjoys playing with an empty cardboard box – all while maintaining her gorgeous looks in tact!

delightful: centsational girl gives some great tips for better home photography.

and just in case you missed LBH last week:

** Only 19 days left in 2011! **

Here’s to a beautiful Monday and a delightful week!!!


Beautiful Delicious Delightful Weekend!


I hope you all had a beautiful, delicious and delightful weekend!!  They always seem to go by toooo fast… mine was absolutely wonderful.  I spent four days in San Francisco, one of my most favorite cities on this planet.  I got to meet a great friend’s new firstborn (10 days old!!), I walked through the unusually windy but gorgeously sunny streets of San Francisco, and all the while I got to learn how to use my new (to me) DSLR!  My {mostly} patient other half is the camera expert, so I tried to listen and learn as he gave me tips and suggestions on how to make the most of the new Canon.

Here is a quick roundup of some of my favorite stories, images and postings from this past week, which passed by far too quickly.

beautiful: gorgeous film images and a brief chat with an amazing pro

delicious: easy homemade whip cream  (It’s ALWAYS better!!!)

delightful: a day dedicated to tweed – just lovely!!

beautiful & delightful: the little details in this home gave me lots of ideas for my own!

And just in case you missed LBH last week:

I have so many lovely pictures and stories to share with you this week, but I wanted to wish you all a warm restful Sunday night and a beautiful start to the week!

Bonne Nuit!!


Another Thankful Weekend

Another long holiday weekend has sadly passed by too quickly, but I certainly hope you had a chance to relax, enjoy time with loved ones, eat delicious food and enjoy some cocktails!  And if you were brave enough to face the craziness (and pepper spray??!!) of the extended Black Friday – Sunday, well – you deserve all of the awesome deals you got, and a medal!

I have noticed that my excitement for holiday bargains, especially those immediately after Thanksgiving, has waned with time.  I suppose it is the exhaustion that moves me to prefer staying closer to home on Friday, but this year, a few bargains were just to good for me to avoid!

Here’s a peak at some of my weekend steals:

Rebecca Minkoff Canvas & Sequined Clutch (a 65% discount!!)

New fabric for an upcoming DIY project/soon-to-be-blog-post!

♥ Some great jewelry steals on Gilt!

What amazing deals did you find this weekend?  Do share!

Here are a few beautiful, delicious and delightful posts I was glad to catch over the busy weekend:

Here’s to hoping you have a FABULOUS CYBER MONDAY (my alarm clock is set early!!), and a wonderful week!!!