Dress Your Table With Summer Ceramics

_____________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY There is a beautiful movement in design combining natural organic elements with sleek simplicity and geometric proportions. Pictured here is a perfect example of this 21st century aesthetic, the “Hypar Pavilion” – a superbly sculptural park/restaurant called Lincoln, at Lincoln Center. It’s one of my favorite under the radar spots to dine Continue Reading

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June 11, 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

Be Jeweled!

_______________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY This is the lovely Nuruosmaniye Mosque in Istanbul. It fairly glows, it’s white marble walls punctuated with paned windows, allowing sunlight into the sanctuary. Nuruosmaniye means “the light of Osman”, named so after the sultan who completed the building in 1755. This 18th century mosque is considered a masterpiece of Baroque Ottoman Continue Reading

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May 07, 2016 by maison

Lovely in Lace

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April 22, 2016 by maison

Join Us April 24

____________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY The rose garden at the Santa Barbara Mission, pictured above, is a beautiful, beloved place for picnics, weddings and walks. Another glorious rose garden of sorts, is that at La Sumida Nursery on Patterson. La Sumida is a Santa Barbara tradition, and I’ve known the business my entire life yet somehow I Continue Reading

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April 17, 2016 by maison

Summer Styles…

__________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY I’m crazy for basketry, it’s a practical artistic tradition I love; all the more so with the jaunty tassels and tufts shown above! Considering African arts, I can’t help but think of the incredible inspiration the sculptural arts, in particular were, for many European artists early in the 20th century.  Matisse, Picasso, Continue Reading

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April 12, 2016 by maison

Baroque Pearls – Jewels of The Sea

________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY There is something beguiling about an empty stairwell; an invitation, an air of intrigue – what’s beyond that corner, who is up in those rooms above? Glancing at these stairs I can’t help but imagine a 17th century contessa, draped in silk, lace and baroque pearls climbing the stairs to the “primo piano” to Continue Reading

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April 02, 2016 by maison

Spring Wisdom

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March 26, 2016 by maison

Spring Dressing

_______________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY There is nothing that will stop me in my tracks or compel me to head into unknown neighborhoods like a wonderful bakery. Pictured left are a few of the sweet treats from one of my favorite pâtisseries in the world. Located in “la nouvelle ville” in Marrakech, Patisserie Al Jawda is the Continue Reading

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March 25, 2016 by maison