Apr 11

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

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


Apr 7

Me & Re Designs

Shop Spotlight

I am crazy about anything monogrammed! That is probably why I love Me & Re Designs.


This Shop Spotlight is a Dallas favorite and actually not a shop at all.


Dallas based Me & Re Designs was started by two long-time friends, Jill Giddens (me) and Anne Marie Goodwin (re) in 2009.


You will love their website!  It is loaded with colorful gift ideas and beautiful products for your home.


Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for a graduate, a house warming goodie or beach towels for the pool, Go check out Me & Re Designs.



Me & Re



Apr 6

Every day

Words to Live by

Every day

Dec 24

Merry Christmas


Gingerbread House