The Happy Blues

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A Beauteous Blue Day in California

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One of House Beautiful Magazine’s most popular contributing editors, Lisa Cregan has a brand new book out about decorating with the colour BLUE.

Despite it’s diminutive stature (just 5″ x 7″)  the book is brimming with ideas in which to incorporate this most popular of colours into any room in your home, and proves that good things do indeed come in small packages.

(Available on Amazon)

 

.Slim Paley photo of a page in the book

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The cover wrap removes and unfolds to become this fun colour chip chart

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Dries Van Noten

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photo Don Farrall

Aquamarine & tourmaline cabochon bracelet by Sidney Garber

Paraiba Tourmaline & Diamond bracelet by Henry J. Sillam

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CND Anchor Blue

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Crystal Renn

Versace dress

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Estee Lauder Pure Colour nail polish #015

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This tranquil, exceptionally private destination on a small island  in Fiji,  was developed, ironically, by the creator of “Red Bull”

Go figure.

This is perfect for me…it’s like “Survivor” without the yucky survivor part.

This could finally be my chance to be the last remaining person on the island!  (I used to be a Federal Agent you know. Only Survivor nerds are going to get that 🙂 )

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Just watching this video is like taking a mini vacation;

Go ahead, treat yourself and click here- you deserve it!;

Laucala

 

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What I would take if I were going to Laucala;

Bottega Veneta “Palm Beach” Limited Edition bag

I could eat this colour

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Mikael Jansson

Me, poolside in Laucala Daria Werbowy in Salvatore Ferragamo

OPI “Yodel Me On My Cell”

 

Rug by Lachlan Allen

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Even oil tankers can be beautiful

Australian photographer Anne Penman Sweet lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of N.S.W.

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Hermes Bleus D’Ailleurs Porcelain

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Joe Nye


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Please pass the calamari

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“Storm in a Tea Cup” by John Lumbus

Turn the handle and the golden boat rides the mechanical waves, above, the stormy clouds reveal a shining bolt of lightening.

 

What more does one need really?!

 

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31 Comments

  1. Slim,
    I love the color blue and it’s definitely something I need more of in my life! You’ve given me some great ideas…can a sixty-something wear blue nail polish? 🙂
    Karen

  2. I have ALWAYS been a fan of blue. Blue jeans, blue drinks, blue t’s, blue paint, blue water, blue skies, singing the blues, blue eyes crying in the rain …love it all. You’d be blue too xoL

  3. LOVE this post! Oh Fiji……Memories……I honeymooned there with my husband. The resort we stayed at had a small private island a short boat ride away and we were able to spend the day there, just the two of us – no Federal Agents, no red Speedos.

    My husband actually just painted our bedroom walls Peacock Blue! We love it and are looking for ways to add more blue accents throughout our home. Thanks for the tip on the Lisa Cregan book, on my way to Amazon now!

  4. I adore blue clothing, as my closet will testify, but don’t like it in interior decor. At all. I think it always looks like colonial blue from the 80’s. Anyway, you’ve got impeccable taste SP! I look forward to every post…

  5. I’m probably the only one of your fans whose not “a fan” of blue. Turquoise yes (I paint in turquoise ALL the time) but just can’t grasp the “porcelain” blue. Maybe it’s because of overused it in the 80’s?
    Still a great post Slimmy!

  6. Although Blue is not my fav., I tend to lean to the warmer, comforting colors, I really loved every photo on this post Slim. The blue book will be on my new list. The blue handbag also (though maybe only in my dreams) !! The fashion shots dreamy.
    A dreamy post thanks ox

  7. Gorgeously gorgeous! Blue is my favorite color (goes with my eyes) and every picture was wonderful. I did wonder what the model in the Versace was doing, though :-).

    When do we buy our tickets??

  8. Hands down, Slim, your best post (pictures) ever!
    So soothing which is what I need after listening to world news.
    Thanks for the mini-vacation and seeing that world is still
    full of beauty.

  9. Oh, how I look forward to your site everyday! I’m tempted to even try blue nail polish! I smile, smile, and delight in your pictures and themes. Happiness abounds………..Thank you!

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