Apr 15
2016

Cheers to the Weekend

What We Love

 

 

Grapefruit Mojito

serves 2

 

Ingredients:

3T Sugar

3T Water

20 sprigs fresh Mint

4T Lime Juice

Ice as needed

2 ounces White Rum

2 ounces Fresh Grapefruit Juice

4 ounces Sparkling Water

Grapefruit slices and Mint to garnish

 

Directions:

1. Add Sugar and Water to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2.Add fresh mint and lime juice to each glass and muddle to bring out flavor of mint.

3.Fill each glass with ice.

4. Pour in rum and grapefruit juice. Stir.

4. Top each glass with sparkling water and garnish with grapefruit slices and mint.

 

Cheers!

For more recipes visit

Best Friends For Frosting

 

 

Apr 14
2016

Supply Showroom

Shop Spotlight

 

 

 

I always enjoy finding new shops that inspire new design ideas.

 

 

I was recently invited to a “pop-up shop” for the Austin-based Supply Showroom.

 

I was pleasantly surprised by their unique wallpapers and fabric designs.

 

 

Supply is located in a renovated 1930s bungalow on Lake Austin Blvd.

 

It was started by three former New Yorkers,  Kim West, Callie Jenschke and Kristin Gish who have a great eye for design.

 

Supply Showroom represents unique trade lines from around the world.

 

 

While visiting Austin, go by and see the girls.

 

You will be glad you did!

 

Supply Showroom

2204 Lake Austin Blvd

Austin, Tx 78703

Artwork by Kelly Colchin

Apr 11
2016

If Theses Walls Could Talk

Tricks of the Trade

I absolutely love wallpaper!

 

It adds an extra pizazz to any room.

 

I like to think of wallpaper as a piece of art.

I know it can be expensive, but there are several ways to use wallpaper that does not involve breaking the bank or papering the entire room.

 

I love seeing wallpaper used in bookshelves, on ceilings, framed or just accenting one wall.

 

There are so many great designs available, both old and new.

 

 

If These Walls Could Talk

 

 

 

From top to bottom

Scalamandre Zebra wallpaper used in an entry, designed by Lauren Caron

F. Schumacher Grass Cloth used in a breakfast room, designed by Underwood Interiors

Philip Jeffries, Arches, used on the ceiling, designed by Annsley Interiors

Apr 8
2016

My L.A. Story

What We Love

I’m waking up on Sunset Boulevard…”

 

I recently visited Los Angeles with my eldest daughter. As you can imagine, We had so much fun!

 

We enjoyed eating at The Ivy, Nobu and our favorite, Mr. Chow.

We drove down Sunset Boulevard, shopped on Rodeo and even had a few “star sightings”.

 

But, the best part of the trip was staying at The Beverly Hills Hotel. (Sorry Leo)

 

The Beverly Hills Hotel is glamorous, stylish and is the true definition of Old Hollywood.

 

I could imagine Lucille Ball or Cary Grant enjoying breakfast at The Polo Lounge or relaxing by the pool.

 

The Dorchester has done an unbelievable  job renovating the hotel without jeopardizing it’s history or charm.

 

The “Pink Palace” is located on twelve acres in the center of Beverly Hills.

 

Over the past one hundred years, Hollywood stars have enjoyed the timeless glamour of this  exquisitely  maintained beauty.

 

The  iconic palms, exotic flowers and exceptional staff add to the resort-like feel of this historic hotel.

 

The Beverly Hills Hotel is the true star of Beverly Hills!

 

The Beverly Hills Hotel

 

Dec 24
2015

Merry Christmas

Miscellaneous

Gingerbread House