Friday, March 25, 2011

A Very Happy Birthday To Me



Hello world.... oh, and Happy Birthday to me!

Yes, it's true, March 25th is the day of my birth.  As you can see, I'm only three...  still a bit young and naive about the world, but hey - I'm gettin' there!  Haha...  Yes, today is my birthday and I'm another year older and wiser.  I've got the day off from work and right now I'm about to go for breakfast with the love.  Later I'll lay out by the pool and do some gardening - perhaps succulent planters.  And hey, I just might go get myself a cupcake from the delicious Clarabelle's Cupcakes (a post on that later)!  Anyway, most of the day remains to be seen, but one thing is for damn sure...


Tonight.... tun tun tun..... THAI!  That's right....  I eat it allllll the time, but believe it or not I can never get enough.  And so Thai is what I choose for my birthday dinner.  Now I must decide between the two contending restaurants.  Heh.


Okay, ciao!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Delicious Dining Rooms and Nooks Part II


Didn't get enough eye candy in the Delicious Dining Rooms and Nooks Part I??  I hear ya.... So here's round two!  I've rounded up a bunch more beautiful, glamorous, eclectic, funky and all around SEXY dining rooms for your viewing pleasure....

It's amazing what you can do when you break the rules of dining room convention, for example mis-matching chairs and tables, creating funky eclectic vignette centerpieces, hanging an art wall gallery for coziness or just adding some color!  The possibilities are endless, so if your dining room/nook isn't making you swoon - scroll on, get inspired, get in there and get creative! 

Enjoy!


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(All images via a Google image search or where otherwise cited in the image file name)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Moroccan Dream!


Elle Decor is one of my favorite home design and decor magazines because it never fails to provide a breathtaking plethora of images from gorgeous, well-designed homes from around the globe.  In fact, my subscription to Elle Decor just ran out a few months ago, but these images reminded me why I should renew it, and I did - just this morning!  22 issues for $13.95, woot!  Anyway, back to the topic at hand.... THIS AMAZING HOME IN MOROCCO!

By now you should know that I absolutely adore Moorish architecture and Moroccan/Middle Eastern decor, style, design, etc.  I find it sexy, I find it classic, I find it bohemian.... it's bohemian rhapsody!  Hehe...  Anyway, in short, I love it!  So imagine my gasps, my oohs and ahhs, and my whimpers of longing when I came across these stunning images from a recent issue of Elle Decor!  The article is titled "A Jewel of a Home in Morocco" and it features the Marrakech home of fashion designer Liza Bruce and her husband, artist Nicholas Alvis Vega.  The couple own several homes across the world and are described in the article as living the life of "high-style nomads."  Sounds sexy to me.  Good for them, they clearly have great taste.

Anyway, need I gaggle on much more about this home?  Just take a look.... get inspired... heck, I'm definitely inspired!


 Go ahead and gasp at the interiors....
Magnificent bathroom (on the right).... the color and mirror art pattern in the traditional 8-pointed Moroccan star shape are absolutely to die for!
Every single room is packed with beauty, color and an eclectic worldly feel... so cozy!
And now, drool over the exterior!!....
A cactus looking quite awesome against all that crisp white marvelous architecture  :)
Holy cow... I want to double swoon over this cactus garden patio with the pink tables/stools and Suzani throws!
Now, for the grand finale.... coffee on this large patio every morning?  YES PLEASE!  Apart from the awesome cactus planters and awesome floor lounge....what a view... how dreamy...

(All images sourced from Elle Decor magazine via their website)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Stoneface Creations: Garden Planters


If you're into succulents in cacti, gardening, or just awesome garden planters and decor in general get ready to FLIP OUT!  That is if you haven't already after the sight of the first picture in this blog post, HA!  These beauties are by a company called Stoneface Creations and I want one oh so bad!

I must admit, I saw these a long time ago when my succulent and cacti obsession first began.  I immediately came across them in an image search and loved them.  However, like many other things I love, it got buried in a bajillion draft posts and I forgot about it until the other day...  You see, I caused a craze in my family when I got into succulents and cacti.  Not only because my mother, my grandmother and my cousin are thrilled that I have the same green thumb and passion for the garden as they do, but because my fascination for succulents and cacti seems to have inspired them to pay more attention to the ones they already had growing in their gardens and the plethora that exist beyond that.  Succulents and cacti really are fascinating and diverse.  

Anyway, my aunt (mother's sister) has always felt as though she did not inherit that so-called "green thumb," but when I got into gardening I encouraged her to do so as well.  I let her know that although she had killed plants in the past, perhaps she should give it another go with succulents and cacti due to the fact that they require little attention after being planted properly and are pretty hard to kill (well, for the most part).  Well guess what?  I was right!  Soon after giving it a shot she fell in love and discovered she too had a green thumb and a passion for gardening!  YAY!  I inspired!  So, getting on to the point... her and my cousin came across these planter heads the other day and have gone absolutely nuts for them!!  My aunt already ordered two, so hopefully I can share pictures with you when she receives them and fills them with succulents.  Exciting!

Visit Stoneface Creations for more images and information, or contact them at: 

Enjoy these great images from their website, they all make for such unique and striking garden planters and decor!



Could she be any more GORGEOUS!?  This is my absolute favorite, I love that blooming Echeveria!
I love the way the man and woman are positioned together in this image, cute!
AWESOME!!!!  Love those Burro's Tail dreads! hehe :)

(All images via Stoneface Creations website)
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