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The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch's The Scream is to be sold at auction in New York

We have been without internet in our house for 2 days now.

TWO DAYS.

I don’t know why, but OMG. Seriously. I mean it’s one thing if you’re on holiday and have no service, but the unimaginable INDIGNITY of no service in your own home-WELL, let me tell ya… the entire household is in an uproar. While the mystery of the downed service remains unsolved, I hate to suggest things are getting testy but, at one point, even my bill paying skills have come under suspicion (FYI-it isn’t that)

So, right now I’m sitting in my parent’s kitchen hijacking their internet (apparently they pay their bills :))

The upside of the situation is as I don’t have access to my photo files, it affords the perfect opportunity for me to have a little ‘brag moment’ and share this ;

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Needless to say I was both honoured and excited to participate in this blogging article for HouseBeautiful.com.

It wasn’t easy to narrow my ‘Blog Crush’ down to just one blog (story of my life) but that was our mission should we choose to accept.

I hope you have as much fun as I did discovering some new design blogs here!

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Link to story HERE

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Wishing everyone a lovely, cozy weekend. I know it’s very cold in many parts of the country.

I’ll be back as soon as the Internet Gods allow. In the meantime, I’m at the mercy of my iPhone ( I love you iPhone)

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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)

 

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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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Red & White Stripes II

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Samburu Warriors dancing in Africa

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How about that Superbowl?!  And never have I seen so many great examples of the colour combination Turquoise and Teal, than directly after I posted it on the weekend.  Good Lord.  Expect a Turquoise & Teal part II in the future, with all the goodies that came my way.

It actually reminded me that the same thing happened when I posted about ‘Red & White Stripes’ back in July of last year.

So as the days linger ever so slightly longer

and we begin to tire a little of wintery hues

As red roses bloom romantically on the horizon (don’t forget- Valentine’s Day is this Monday!)

I offer up a collection of Red & White Stripes for 2011

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Via The Sip Shoppe (link & info below)


Houseboats of The Nile

Not that I’m even vaguely suggesting holiday plans including Egypt anytime soon, but I did find more Egyptian Houseboats to fall in looove with.

Where’s my Graham Greene novel and Gin Fizz??

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Happiness

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Roger Davies

Coastal Living

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Slim Aarons?

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Korsi Wallpaper

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Camilla Akrans

Sonia Rykiel knitwear, Kenneth Jay Lane necklace, Hermes cuff.  But forget all that- I’ll just take the bra!

(second thought- actually you can throw the cuff in too)

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via Tumblr

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Lovely memories…Younger Son enjoying a “Ting” (probably his 6th of the day :) )

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Speaking of that bra…

Chair available at BBItalia

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Elle Decor

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World of Interiors

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Where are those credits…

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World of Interiors

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I love a good earthy red striped linen, don’t you?

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Photo David Tsay via House Beautiful

My son’s bedroom at the beach

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Would you buy blinds from this person??

The mean French lady I bought the vintage wooden blinds from in the Marches aux Puces, Paris  (ha- gotcha back Mean Lady!)

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Manolo Blahnik’s house

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I’m definitely making a stop at The Sip Shoppe the next time I’m in Napa Valley !

“This new retail sipping experience features Swanson’s sweet wines, salon selections and other special wines served in a unique tasting environment. Appointments are recommended and average Sip costs are $15-$25.”

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The balconies of a beautiful building…somewhere.  Please bare with me- I’ve locked myself out of my new laptop that contains a few of the credits for this post.

Anyone know what to do when you’ve forgotten the entry password to a Mac ?  Will this involve another shame-faced trip to the “Genius Bar”?  :(

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Via House Beautiful March 2011

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House Beautiful March 2011

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Buoy-thingy in Chicago (never let it be said I’m not always on the look-out for my blog :) )

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Yohji Yamamoto

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Florals & Stripes

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Jean Paul Gaultier 2011

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And for Dessert;

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Australian Vogue Living

“Chandigarh” dessert plate by Mottahedah

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via Sip Shoppe



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“Ultimate Berry Pie” from Trader Joe’s

I started and ended today with pie, as my husband  pointed out to me tonight.  I’m not proud of it, but there you go. I do believe it touches on 3 of the food groups.

I was going to save it for a “Friday Favourites” but, what the hell. Get one- they are soooo good. only $6.95 – you can’t bake a pie for that!

Medium-sized piece, 23 seconds in the microwave, followed by heavy whipping cream drizzled poured around the edges (but never on top).

PS. Coincidently , I had included The White Stripes music on last year’s ‘Red & White Stripes”.

The band broke up last week.  We’ll miss you White Stripes :(

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Turquoise Tuesday

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Greece

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Are you familiar with the saying “Took the wind right out of my sails”??  Ya- well, that’s exactly what just happened to me.  Major.  I was going along my merry little way (I’m not a fast person), compiling this post about my very favourite summertime colour, when what do I discover?  HELLLO There is an entire blog devoted exclusively to the colour Turquoise.  You heard me.  What’s that you say? You already knew??  Thanks for telling moi.  It’s a really nice blog too. What  EVER. I’m not going to share the link with you until the end of my post, because I don’t want you running off like that.  You have to look at my pictures first.

Stop it!  Get back here- I saw you peeking!

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India

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Bora Bora

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(For more photos from Bora Bora click here  Yes, it Really IS This Colour)

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The Blue Lagoon

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The new Madeleine Castaing Book (Queen of mixing it up and the leopard print)  Release date October 2010

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The Havisu Falls at the bottom of The Grand Canyon

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via House Beautiful

 

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Matteo Thun for Water Jewels for Vitra

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The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

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House Beautiful


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WISH LIST ALERT!!

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Tamara Comolli Jewelry  (Click here)

 

Long time readers already know I’m a major major fan of Tamara Comolli’s  jewelry- it’s flipping gorgeous!  Look at these tasty morsels.  Are you familiar with Paraiba Tourmalines? They are the one of the brightest stones I have ever seen- ranging from bluey-greeny-turquoisy-heavenly. Truly, the MOST DIVINE colour you could ever imagine for summer. A friend of mine has a pair of Paraiba earrings and they are cuh-razy beautiful.  I almost can’t like her when she wears them.

 

Nars Burn It Blue duo eye-shadow

Hey- Maybe if I wear this eye shadow…I’ll get the Paraiba effect.

(Is that the saddest thing I’ve ever said?)

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Coles Bay, Tasmania

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Tamara Comolli Turquoise bracelets

Another friend  has one of these bracelets- I’ve never seen turquoise look this chic. It’s BIG- I wish I had a photo of it on her wrist . So gorgeous with a bit of a tan!

Tamara Comolli the jewelry designer

(here actually, you can see the size of the bracelets)

If you happen to be in South Hampton, visit Tamara’s shop!

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St. Thomas, Grenadine Islands

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Bodum Carafe

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Nars Blue Lagoon, Zoya Robyn, Sephora Electric Blue, O.P.I. Room For Blues

(via All Laquered Up, MTVstyle)

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Tetris sofa by Ligne Rose

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Ippolita ring

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Not a page turner, but rather the perfect kind of book to read a chapter at a time.

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Hmmm….let’s say this is from Martha Stewart. Cause if it was and I didn’t credit it properly, That could be scary.

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OK, NOW YOU CAN LOOK;

House of Turquoise.com  Click Here

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Where she gets all the turquoise interiors photos  to post that often I don’t know…cause this post took me about 7 years.

Night All

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Talk Soon!

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