On The Bookshelf: House Style

My copy of House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth is pre-ordered and I cannot wait for it to arrive after its April 4th release... Chatsworth, a famous historic house in England, has been home to the dukes of Devonshire since 1549.  The estate also has a rich history in fashion from … [Read more...]

Greenery

While I'm on the subject of color let's enjoy the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 which is... "Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew."...   One of the first members of the spring garden to … [Read more...]

Powder Blue

Politics aside, I was a great admirer of  the beautiful Ralph Lauren powder blue dress that Melania Trump wore on Inauguration Day... This post is about nothing but fun... And eye candy... I have a feeling that the color will prove prominent over the coming months... My mother taught me … [Read more...]

Pantone’s Color of the Year

I always love to see what Pantone is choosing for the color of the year and this time they pulled off a bit of a surprise!  For the first time there is not one but two colors taking center stage... The reason cited for this year's choice is that people need stress relief and that colors … [Read more...]

A Flower Show In Monroe

I recently attended a Garden Club of America Flower Show presented by the Monroe Garden Study League in Monroe, Louisiana. the show was staged at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.  It was my first visit to this beautiful property and I am so glad that I made the short trip to Monroe. The gardens … [Read more...]

Instagram Obsessed

I readily admit it - I'm Instagram obsessed! A while back  some of you asked me to give an Instagram rundown and with so much inspiration at hand I figured it was past time to do it again. So, here we go with some of my favorite current Insta postings! first of all I fall for anything … [Read more...]

Mahabis Slippers

My trusty Ugg slippers have taken me through I can't remember how many years and it has been past time to replace them.  I ran across Mahabis slippers and everything about them appealed to me. The company is London based and the product is made in Portugal with an Italian sole. their … [Read more...]

Duchess of Windsor Bag

Well now, who wouldn't want a Duchess of Windsor bag? As you are reading this I will be flying toward Portland, Maine, in cheerful anticipation of a visit with number 2 son! I have tried to convert to using only my iPad while traveling without much success - I still want my laptop with me! … [Read more...]

Bucket Bags

I have been seeing advertisements in all the fashion magazines for bucket bags... apparently they are a fashion trend... I have also been seeing the Anya Hindmarch sticker collection all over the place and love the letters... they are even showing up on bucket bags... I mean you could … [Read more...]

Across The Garden Gate With Adrienne Moncrief Hemphill

I recently had a  chat across the garden gate here OPP with friend, neighbor and businesswoman, Adrienne Moncrief Hemphill.  Let me tell you, this lady is one go-getter!  Her story is fascinating and as she tells it we laugh a lot and get a little sentimental as well.  I first met Adrienne when she … [Read more...]