Reupholstery and Wine

A while ago I bought two late 1960’s/early 1970’s Queen Anne chairs at auction. Their shape is fabulous but their fabric is…slightly hideous. We recently bought a rather large vintage velvet sofa that’s a fairly pretty apricot color from an antique store and that piece can be mostly left alone. But, the chairs need help….

Nothing Special

…Now, there is a particularly unique American problem I’d like to discuss. It’s at the heart of the current political climate and it’s hard to write about or talk about without making someone very upset. We’re a fairly new country, here in the US. When you compare this country to many others it’s almost frightening…

…”Those Sort” of Neighbors

Yesterday when I wrote about my new neighborhood I used the phrase, “those sort of neighbors”. I didn’t mean that in a derogatory way so I think I need to clarify. What I meant was that there are two sorts of people. There are the people who were born into a “background” and those who…

Neighbors

Today it was a treat when I was invited in to see my next-door neighbor’s house. And I was intrigued to discover that his great great grandfather was the one who built it. The house belonged to his family’s estate and was being sold decades ago when he gave his wife a tour of the…

Dionysus

Last night, after chatting with my husband over a (decaf) espresso from one of our favorite coffee shops, I told him again how much I love aquamarines. And he agreed that they are indeed very lovely… I think he’s in shock that I no longer want a sapphire though. I’ve been planning on using that…

Aquamarines

My love for aquamarines started back in June of 1999. Every year of my childhood and adolescence we took a trip as a family to visit my grandparents on both my mother and father’s sides. As a child I’d often buy coloring books for the journey and then magazines as I grew older. One of…

Heritage (a long, rambling post)

It still grieves me to think of what happened with my blog and on Instagram. The way people tried to steal or imitate parts of my style and identity without giving me any credit for the inspiration was totally sickening. The way people twisted their truths and lives to resemble me so they could “compete”…

Favorites

I do love beautiful things. Currently, my signature “pretty things” have been the Louis Vuitton Noé, Chanel No. 22, Houbigant Orangers En Fleurs (recommended to me this spring by a stunning soul and a real friend who is sadly now deceased), pink lipsticks, and aquamarines. Now, I’m also strongly considering adding one more top-handle handbag…

Starting Over

I’ve been advised to start this blog over. Instead of dissecting perfume as my primary focus I’ll muse about whatever comes to mind. Occasionally I may discuss fragrance but mostly I’ll just write about my random thoughts. First, did you know I adore the English? Ha! I bet, if you’ve read this blog before or…