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The Beach


The Beach is on HBO right now. I am watching it. A few years ago I went to THE beach backpacking with my brother. Ahhhhh, how life has changed since then. All grown up and responsible now. This is a pic of the island of Ko Phi Phi, one of my favorite places  on earth. My brother and I traveled around Thailand for a while, but the first day we had on Phi Phi was one of the best days on my life. That was when the mindset of the island began and the culture began to really set in. After spending a few days in Bangkok (ew) and then Phuket , Phi Phi was like heaven. This was about 10 months after … [Read more...]

BLACK & WHITE STRIPES – not just for j..


Black and white Stripes, a  signature look of designer Dorothy Draper, are making an appearance again. This look is so high contrast, it really transforms a space.  It can look really good in a room with boring or no architectural assets.  Small spaces like an entry way or  powder room  that would normally be drab and cramped will look great dressed up in stripes.  Definitely not for the faint of heart. I prefer the vertical stripes to the horizontal, but both looks are popping all over design mags. The above pic is from the Benjamin Moore site- followed by instructions on how to … [Read more...]

It’s the Little Things

Maldon Sea Salt

Sometimes, especially in these times, it's the little upgrades you make to your life that really make a HUGE difference. They don't have to be expensive, but every time you see or touch one of these hidden treasures in your house, you will smile. 1. Slimline Hangers- add about 3 feet to your closet's hanging room. 2. Maldon Sea Salt. I ONLY use this salt. You can buy it on Amazon.com. 3. J Crew Cashmere Sweaters 4. Great Knives as in Cutco 5. An organized pantry. Empty all the boxes you buy into Click Clacks with printed labels 6. A label maker with which to label your Click … [Read more...]

Black Candles


It's no where near halloween, but lately I have been really into black candles in candelabras and candle sticks and even chandeliers. Black candles are chic, cheap and punch up a room with glamour. Miles Redd likes them too. Jenna Lyons living room.  This pic is from Eddie Ross's Etsy shop. … [Read more...]

Color Splash- iPhone App


Iphone junkies can download this awesome app which allows you to transform your favorite pics into works of art by easily rubbing color out or into a pic. So cool and really easy! … [Read more...]