Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Royal Couple Start Their Journey.

The Odyssey begins for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They will help change history and I wish them well on their journey.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Flowers For The Royal Wedding

To create this spectacular "walk in the park" effect for the Royal Wedding, live trees from the Royal Gardens were trucked into the sanctuary at Westminster. Extremely beautiful and tasteful.

Kate's Dress Inspired By Grace Kelly!

Lovely Bride. The dress was certainly inspired by the one worn by Princess Grace of Monaco. Elegant and appropriate. May you continue to show your superb Grace and charm.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What Makes A Prince Charming?

What does make a Prince Charming. His personality, charisma or face to the public? This friday we will see William take his rightful place in the role of Prince who will be king.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Who Is The Fairest of Them All? Royal Brides.

As the Royal Wedding approaches we look back on the past and those beautiful Royal brides who marched down the isle. Who was and will be the fairest? I believe Friday will tell.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ideas For Kate's Wedding Dress

Why not a scarf-like veil and a simple tailored dress (left). The dress on the right was inspired by the "Merry Wives of Windsor." These dresses I designed using my Sunbrella fabrics (yes, all the fabrics including the veil are Sunbrella.) With the weather threat, I thought the use of Sunbrella extremely appropriate for the Royal Wedding Dress.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunbrella Covers The Joe Ruggiero Collection

Our new Salon Chaise is covered in Sunbrella Antique Beige Velvet. New from Gat Creek is the Crawford accent table. These products are Made in America and can be custom designed with delivery in four to six weeks.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Parade. A Special Time To Share With Family & Friends.

Such great memories of Easter and the movie: Easter Parade. I will enjoy seeing my grand daughters, and daughters all decked out in their Easter outfits and enjoying the beauty of Easter after Church.

My Best Wishes to all for this Enchanting Spring!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

California Gardening.

My favorite place to be on a Saturday before the garden. Getting ready for summer with spring plantings. Also sighting of the Easter Bunny hiding eggs. Enjoy the day.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Thoughts

"The best place to seek God is in the garden."
George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our New Salona Outdoor Collection For Woodard.

We have taken our popular Salona outdoor collection for Woodard and added a strap design. This is a new look for introduction this summer at the Casual Furniture Market Preview.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Skirted Roundtable: Catching up with Joe Ruggiero

The Skirted Roundtable: Catching up with Joe Ruggiero

This is my recent interview recored on April 11.

Joe Ruggiero To Speak In Atlanta, May 12 at ADAC

Joe Ruggiero Shows "Colors For Summer."

Looking to Summer, I see Sunbrella Trax/Persimmon mixed with shades of green from the garden and touches of "hot pink" in the flowers I choose to plant.

I like the mix of these colors against my green garden for Summer 2011 Outdoor Decorating.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Gift From The Garden

My grand daughter brought me a rose from the garden as a gift. Why is it that such a small gift means more to me than a "truckload" of flowers?

I delight in watching my grand children grow and the unconditional love they bring to me.

Enjoy your day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday, Spring 2011

Celebrations in Latin America for Palm Sunday. Enjoy the Day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mad For Sunbrella Suzani in the "Maliblues"

We like the "laid back" look of Coastal Rooms for Spring. A mix of new Sunbrella patterns: Textures, Suzani, Stripes and Denim; make for a comfortable, serene, easy care room.

All part of our new introductions for Miles Talbott, Gat Creek, Sunbrella, Craftmade Lighting, W.King Ambler Art, Spring 2011.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Party of Two Centuries. Le Bal Oriental of Alexis de Rede.

This legendary party hosted by Baron Alexis de Rede and his dear friend Marie-Helene de Rothschild in 1969. This spectacular event was held in the Hercules Galleries at the Hotel Lambert on the Ile St. Louis. The wonderful head pieces were designed by St. Laurent.

What an enchanting, one of a kind event.