As Seen in Veranda Magazine – Outdoor Lighting
______________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY There is something so enchanting about dining al fresco, surrounded by trees, flowers and the open sky. This is easy to do in Santa Barbara, even if that means wearing a down sweater and UGG boots for an evening supper.! Not long ago I met a friend for dinner near her apartment Continue Reading
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New Chandeliers For Your Home
___________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY The tree canopies in the forests of the Sierra Nevada create a similar affect of the lanterns above. The sunlight filters through a myriad of limbs and branches – casting shadows all around; falling upon the berries and wildflowers, on the forest floor covered with pine needles and cones. Our annual road Continue Reading
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One Silk Scarf, Eight Different Ways
__________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY The scarf above would be a great accessory to wear to a luncheon in Montecito or on a private patio in Morocco. The lovely arrangement pictured here, beckons to be enjoyed! There is something so classic, versatile and enduring about white furniture. Here in the interior courtyard of Riad Dixneuf La Ksour, Continue Reading
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The Allure of Lace
___________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Pictured here is a window at the inimatable Astier de Villatte on Rue Saint Honore in Paris. The boutique is located in an 18th century building, in a shop once occupied by “Le Singe Violet” – The Purple Monkey – as Singerie was very chic and in vogue then. Today the stunning Continue Reading
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Rincon Beach House
__________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Indicative of many beach side communities is the palm tree. Is there anything that says summer and sunshine and balmy breezes more than an Arecaceae – as called by the botanists? What’s most phenomenal is that there are so many types – 2600 species, living within a greater geographical range than you might imagine. Continue Reading
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Baroque Pearls For Your Inner Goddess
_____________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY I’ve been fascinated with Greek and Roman art and antiquity my entire life – I’m quite sure a very early visit to Ludington Court at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art started it all. I have fond childhood memories of the museum where my mother was a docent for many years. Years Continue Reading
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Salut and Chin Chin
________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Speaking of French Finds, this is one of them for sure — “Le Jardin du Quai” in L’Isle sur la Sorgue. A multi storied, vine clad villa with ice blue shutters stands amidst a verdant garden with dining tables all about – it could not have been more quintessentially provencal – utterly Continue Reading
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________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Lago di Como brings to mind images of grand villas rising from the lake, parasol pines spreading their canopies above verdant gardens and red tiled roofs everywhere. Pictured here is the dreamy Villa del Balbianello, exquisite enough for James Bond in Casino Royale. We had taken a vacation in Switzerland, the last Continue Reading
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Bring The Inside Out!
____________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY I love the earthy and elegant muted tans, blush and nudes of the textiles above – a palette echoed in many of the dresses featured in “Manus x Machina” (Hand and Machine), the Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Like many, I (mistakenly) believed that Haute Couture Continue Reading
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Fun, French Fashion Jewelry
____________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY I love the earthy tones of the necklaces above, the colors mirrored in this image of the magical enclave of Les Baux-de-Provence in the south of France. This ancient town clings to a towering peak, surrounding a citadel and castle with views for miles and miles. Inhabited since 6000BC Les Baux is Continue Reading
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