I have a little sister named
Green Eggs and Sam, she just turned 15…in the South of France. INTHESOUTHOFFRANCE. I think I celebrated my 15th birthday at the TGIFriday’s in the Shopper’s World Plaza in Framingham…I am not hating, but I think she knows what a lucky girl she is.
Mini-me spent 20 days bopping around Europe as a student ambassador with an organization called People to People. She just got back last Saturday, we poured over twelve hundred pictures (can I just mention how proud I am over of the obsessive picture taking). She chose a couple of her beautiful shots to share on TVF, because honestly, who doesn’t want to see pictures of Europe and just maybe catch the travel bug?
TVF: Why were you interested in going on this type of trip?
SAM: I mean, who would pass on this kind of adventure? I love traveling and meeting new people, even if its nerve-wracking at first. I thought it would be a great opportunity to take in some culture and see the world from a different perspective, get some school credits, and it just made it all the more worth while with all the stories, memories, and new friends I came home with.
Can you list some of the places you visited?
Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Zaragoza and Barcelona/ France: Cannes, Montpellier, and Nice/ Italy: Florence and Rome
What was your favorite part of the trip?
How did you spend your birthday?
I spent the first half of my birthday on the bus. They put on some music and we would sing along and stuff and then Claudia, our Austrian leader, handed me a card that everyone had signed. That afternoon we were sent off in groups of three to a French family we would stay with for the next three days. We had dinner and then we had ice cream and they sang Happy Birthday to me before we went on a sunset walk in a gorgeous park.
That beats being serenaded at TGIFriday’s, you win.
Aren’t her pictures amazing? Excellent photographer, you are GE&S.
Thanks to my protege, I have serious wanderlust, and even decided not to procrastinate on renewing my passport for a couple glorious tropical vacations in the horizon. Thanks for sharing Sam Sam! Next time you bop around Europe, I’m coming.
Can Jeffrey Bilhuber adopt me, please? (jk, jk, love you mom!) Seriously, I came across this post on Mark D. Sikes‘ blog recently and my jaw dropped to the floor. The images below are from Bilhuber’s book, The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty, which is about to be in my Amazon cart like right now. The book is beautifully photographed and features an array of Bilhuber’s work, which exemplifies classic and effortlessly comfortable interior design. His insane attention to detail, ability to mix old and new and genius approach to color are enough to make a girl like me lose her cool. I can’t wait to cuddle this book.
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Photographs by William Abranowicz.
Happy Friday, Folks!
Exciting news….I’ve finally sourced my throne, I know, 28 years coming. So many amazing Peacock chair variations to fill my heart with joy. All I have to do now, is put together a paypal account for donations. I’ll let you know when that happens, in case you want to help with the cause. I want one in each color to match my moods and outfits. All available at The Family Love Tree.
The combined efforts of designer Betty Burgess and architect Stanley Dixon are nothing short of a magical lesson in restraint. Dixon was hired by Atlanta based developer John Mears and given free reign to design the future home of major league baseball player, Derek Lowe. What he created was simple, substantial and classic. A home with with incredible symmetry and meticulous editing. Burgess, the Atlanta based designer, was entrusted by the Lowes to complete the project in a miraculous 2 months (that’s some crazy), she clearly met her challenge and did it well. The home was featured in the August 2010 issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
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Friday already? I feel like I was literally just here, don’t you? Maybe it was the Wednesday-American -Funday that split the week…Nonetheless, I am glad it’s here. To cap things off, here is some excitement for your viewing pleasure.
Folklore is an independent online shop curated by Danielle Reid and her husband Rob. They source a collection of environmentally mindful goods that include furniture, lighting, homewares and accessories . This shop is filled with gorgeous pieces, both vintage and new, and in addition to believing in environmental responsibility, they also donate 15% of profits to a different charity every year.
All images via Folklore.
I got a lot of love to give.
This sometimes poses a problem, like when I give my love to a $665 Elizabeth and James blazer trimmed in feathers. In this case, my love isn’t enough, money is the only way to win over the object of my affection. As I try to muster excuses to blow cash on something so…unnecessary and gorgeous, I simultaneously snuff the happy voices and get back to my reality, which currently does not include a $600 article of clothing. But, oh a girl can dream.
Buy it here. Jealous.
Today’s color inspiration comes straight out of the American Flag, simple as that.
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