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The shoes I’d wear to the party…


Gold ballerina flats with gold grosgrain ribbons. (The rest of the outfit is over here!)  Happy New Year!! PS:  The photo above was taken with an iPhone and then polarized with the free desktop application,  Polardroid! Can you tell the difference??!

iPhone photos: Buttons & Beads


The sorts of things I collect and can never part with no matter how useless they are.

Where I am this week…


My dears, I wanted to tell you that I’m guest blogging this week at Daydream Lily! Please come visit. I just posted a really sweet Vimeo film featuring Peppermint magazine covergirl Rhiannon of Liebemarlene Vintage (that’s her in the photo above). Let me know what you think of the film!

Xmas in LA


I went out searching today for an open coffee shop to get my afternoon latte. I happened upon this little alley garden. A few snapshots: The camellias are already blooming, along with the last roses of the season…Hope you had a lovely holiday…

Happy Christmas!


Sending you warm holiday wishes! Thank you so much for visiting my blog this year. I started English Muse in November 2008, but I didn’t really start blogging on it until Christmas week last year. So, I guess it’s my blog’s first birthday, as well. I’m sending you all virtual hugs for helping me through […]

The Holidays: At a snow-covered cabin


We’re staying in sunny Los Angeles for the holidays. So this post, my dears, is pure fantasy. Where I’d like to be: and here…. and certainly here… Happy Holidays! I’m doing last minute Christmas shopping today — as usual!! What about you? Photos and credits listed {here}.

Lori Shepler: Artist Extraordinaire


In addition to being a fantastic, award-winning photographer, my friend Lori Shepler is turning her artistic abilities to another medium: painting. Examples of her colorful work: And one of her celebrity portraits (my favorite!) of the singer Shakira: Lori was caught up a year ago in the insanity of the ongoing layoffs at the Los […]

Ta-da!! English Muse Reading List Updated!


A week or so ago, I asked everyone what they were reading. And now, with all your responses reviewed (and savored), I’m happy to announce that the official English Muse reading list on Amazon has been updated! It’s in no particular order and there are now more than 160 books on the list. But I […]

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