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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October 16, 2016 by maison

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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August 20, 2016 by maison
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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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July 29, 2016 by maison

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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July 22, 2016 by maison

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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July 08, 2016 by maison

Riviera Living

________________________________________ 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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July 05, 2016 by maison

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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June 22, 2016 by maison

Easy Breezy For Beach And Beyond

_______________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY We are blessed with so many splendid beaches in California. Up and down the coast there are a myriad of coves and expanses; small beaches and large.  Pictured here is Dillon Beach in Marin County located near the mouth of Tomales Bay.  Tomales Bay is home to a thriving oyster industry – Continue Reading

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May 21, 2016 by maison

Treasures From Turkey

___________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Prevalent throughout the Harem at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul are the exquisite tiles – these are certainly treasures from Turkey too.  While it’s a considerable investment to tile walls or floors, one can capture the beauty of these patterns in a very different medium with the pillows above. Typically, tile patterns are Continue Reading

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January 24, 2016 by maison