Category Archives: Style

Friday Things: The Summer Travel Edition

Offroading in the Idaho desert

Every time I return from a trip I think “I’ve got to find a way to do this more often.” Not because my everyday life is so tedious, but because traveling helps me make the most of my day-to-day world.  I always return more focused on what I want to do and less burdened by [...]

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European Travel Wardrobe Revisited

Chatting with local women about their traditional costumes - Lenzburg, Switzerland

There’s nothing like two weeks on the road to turn doing the laundry into an absolute pleasure. Not that I didn’t have a wonderful time abroad, but it’s great to be home with a closet full of clean clothes. I have lots to share from my travels, but thought I’d start with a follow-up post [...]

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Packing List: 12 Easy Pieces for Europe Travel

12 Easy Pieces for Summer Europe Travel

I’ve been busy setting up camp these past few months but now it’s time to set out on another expedition.  I’m headed to  Switzerland and Germany to do a little novel research and see our son Will who has been working in Stuttgart for the past six months. Inspired by the packing posts from Sue at [...]

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Remodelista and Gardenista Design Contests

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As I’ve been putting this new house together, the home renovation site Remodelista has been my go-to source for design inspiration and resources and I’m certain that Gardenista will be just as instrumental when it comes time to renovate my garden.  (Can’t wait to “dig in” come fall once the days are cooler and there’s [...]

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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014

White-on-white library - Geoffrey De Sousa

All that’s gold glitters and shimmers (matte is in!) at this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase.  Held in a grand 1907 brick mansion in Presidio Heights, this showcase house offers the chance to see some of the best Bay Area designers showcasing their best work. The show runs through May 26–go to www.decoratorshowcase.org for tickets.  [...]

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Moving On: Carpet & Paint

Benjamin Moore Paint Chips

The next five weeks will be a blur of projects and packing but I’ll try to take a moment every Monday to capture the process. Today we made our final pre-closing visit to the house to meet with the painter and carpet seller to get bids for projects best tackled before we move in.  After [...]

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Friday Things: The Snail Edition

Snail as hitchhiker

On my way to meet a walking buddy this morning I noticed an unexpected hitchhiker on my car hood.  A good sized snail was stuck mid-slime trail on the other side of the windshield. I’d missed it in the early morning fog, otherwise I would have flicked it to safety before I took off. As [...]

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Pillow Talk with Brian Dittmar

Pillow Talk by Brian Dittmar for McRosky Mattress Company

San Francisco’s McRosky Mattress Company has been promising a good night’s sleep to their customers for 115 years.  Recently, they asked designer Brian Dittmar to create an eye-opening bedscape for their Market Street store window. “With Twitter and other tech innovators nearby, they wanted something that would attract the younger crowd that’s rejuvenating this area [...]

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Jackson Hole Highlights

Closeup - American Black Bear - Carl Rungius

While I was in Jackson Hole last weekend, I had a few hours between wedding events to check out some new-to-me sights. First up—the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  This hillside museum features American and European wildlife paintings and sculpture–the kind of art you might find covering the walls in National Park Lodges or Sun [...]

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Oscar Fashions 2014

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There are so many awards shows now it’s hard to keep up with all the fashion statements.  But I figure celebrity stylists save their best for last, so I paid extra attention to who wore what on last night’s Oscar telecast. Here are some of my favorites: The Blue Belles Sandra Bullock (Alexander McQueen) in [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

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