Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is a picture of Chelle Paperie's table decor from her wedding. The table was also featured on an Apartment Therapy piece about outdoor lighting inspiration. I can't decide which I adore more, Chelle Paperie's beautiful creations or her glowingly romantic dinner party table... I am definitely stealing this idea!
Posted by Kate at 8:25 AM
Friday, June 12, 2009
A very fairy birthday party indeed. For my monkey's seventh birthday last year, I thought I'd theme it up the event. We used the guidance of Tracy Marsh's Midnight Fairy Craft & Party Book for our inspiration. Hope you're inspired for your little monkeys too! If you want details on any of the specifics to this party, just post a comment & I'd be happy to share
Also, thanks to Grammy for taking these photos!
Have a very fairy weekend!
Posted by Kate at 9:21 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This is my dream home in my dream palette. I can't get enough of these pics, which I have tucked away in my "some day" folder on my laptop. Until my someday comes, I give you monochromatic done right.
I have no idea whose blog I pulled these lovely images from and have exhausted myself in the search in order to properly give credit. Now I am asking you, dear readers, to join in on the search. I know this much: about six months ago, I was perusing a design blog that featured these pics of a british designer's house, who often lets photographers use her space as the staging for their shoots.
Posted by Kate at 11:25 PM
Monday, June 8, 2009
World renowned tennis player and recent French Open winner, Roger Federer, is Swiss (in case you haven't heard). While he may be the darling of the Tennis world, he is the beloved hero of the Swiss world. Where, you may ask, am I going with this? Yesterday I witnessed an interesting event at a country club restaurant. Imagine a swanky banquet dinner complete with candlelit tables, white linens, polished silver, amuse bouche & haute cuisine, bottles of flowing wine and champagne, glasses clinking and the low murmur of quiet enjoyment. Now imagine plate after plate of freshly made sorbet balanced atop puffs of flaky tarts sitting at empty tables, melting away as only homemade ice cream can.
Where have the diners gone? They're all cramped into what would otherwise be a sizable lounge, watching their dear probably distant relative Roger Federer win his most recent trophy. They gasped, they sighed, they squeaked with tension, and at the denouement they burst into a roar of furious claps and cheers of wild abandon. The sorbet was left to its ultimate demise. The kitchen staff looked vexed as their works of art were being thrown into the trash bin, though they too had been watching their dear Roger bring home the glory for their homeland.
Posted by Kate at 10:28 AM
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I saw this not long ago on Meilssa Nucera's blog, January Wish, and thought it was visually delish! Enjoy this eye candy or check out some of the lovely prints at her Etsy gallery : This Year's Girl!
Have a great weekend!
Posted by Kate at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I gave out a hint last week. I wonder how many of you guessed the product was... soap?
Environmentally conscientious Etsy shop owner, Trish of Pink Parchment Soaps is holding a divine giveaway for the month of June and I am happy to host the contest! The prize is any three currently available bars in Trish's shop. Not surprisingly, being an expatriate means I do a lot of online shopping and gift-giving for my family back home in America. I stumbled upon Pink Parchment Soaps while looking for birthday gifts for both my mom and step-mom. The best thing about Trish's soaps is that they are vegan and smell divine! Mom called to say that she had finally used up her first bar, the Lemon Verbena, which had lasted her over a month of daily uses! She said that's three times as long as her usual store-bought brand.
I've had the opportunity to chat with Trish about her shop...
Posted by Kate at 10:38 AM
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
We're on the way to Spend some family time in Zermatt for a few days! Here are some on the way pics with more to come including perhaps yoga in front of the Matterhorn (that's the paramount pictures and toblerone chocolate mountain they use in their logos, respectively)... I'm about to drive onto the piggy-back train!
-- Post From My iPhone
Posted by Kate at 9:32 AM