Month: November 2010

My hopes for another chance…

….It’s been seven months since we sold our beloved English Tudor house in the midst of this dreadful economy. I went through the summer missing my old garden with all its pink roses….So maybe I should be more cautious. But, I really want another house…
This time I’ve fallen completely in love with a little Victorian:

It’s 125 years old…

It looks so cute on the outside but inside it’s, well, a project.
Can I afford to fall in love again with another house?

I really want another chance.

What’s your favorite book of 2010?

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It’s hard to decide between fiction, biographies and decor books. First, I have to disclose that I tend to wait until novels come out in paperback (and show up at my favorite second-hand store) so I can spend my limited book resources on gorgeous tomes like, sigh, the Louis Vuitton trunks book. But I did enjoy the Franzen book in hardcover. I loved the book of letters between Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. I got my hands on an advance reader’s copy of Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt and it was wonderful. And then there was that gorgeous Cleopatra biography by Stacy Schiff.

But my favorite book? I’m going to pick something completely indulgent, like a box of multi-colored macarons from Ladurée.

It was Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. for just the pure joy of it.

(Photo by Lola Thomasina.)

 

House Hunting

We’re starting to house hunt again and I’m falling in love with all the properties redone by
Better Shelter, a group of Los Angeles area renovators who understand
that it’s not just about plaster and paint.
Take a look at how they’ve styled two of their houses:

It makes me want to buy the homes and all the stuff inside them.

Thanksgiving…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am for all the friends I’ve met here in the blogosphere. Some of my dearest friends now are people I’ve never actually met in person. Funny how the New World works!

Thank you for all your support this year, especially with the passing of my dad. Your kind comments keep me going.

xo

(Photo by the amazing Alexander Salvage.)

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