Archive for April, 2011
First of all, I want to say a huge thank you for all of your comments on my new haircut. You really know how to lift a girl right out of a funk! Because of you, I’ve been walking around with an extra strut in my step. Thank you so much!
Speaking of walking – today is all about the Royal couple walking down the aisle. I hope you will be indulging in the fairytale of today. Since I had to pre-schedule this post due to the fact that I’m traveling, I’m going to devote it to Will and Kate through the years.
Cheers to Will and Kate!! Happy Royal Wedding Day!!
Today, Graham and I are off to Maryland to indulge in some East coast prep time. We are off to one of Graham’s college friend’s wedding. Friday night will be the rehearsal dinner and Saturday the wedding. The rehearsal invitation came complete with a little crab illustration – you know the motif made my heart pitter patter. Seersucker? Don’t mind if I do!!
I’ve been in a tiny funk lately. There is no real reason to be in one as my life is very blessed. But funks happen, you know? Feeling sick of the dull drums, I did something that I feel is a very female move, I went for a drastic haircut. I decided not to chop the length of my hair but rather go for bangs. Knowing full well that if I hated it, I could put the bangs back in a bobby pin and move on.
It was a little scary because the last time I had bangs, I looked like this.
But, I’m actually not one to get scared about hair cut changes. Once, in highschool, I said “surprise me” to my hairstylist. The next thing I knew he was cutting it so short he needed to get out men’s sheers for the bottom. Lesson learned on that one.
Here is the new look…
I’ve got to say I’m liking the change. If nothing else for the change in and of itself. I’m feeling refreshed and am back at it again!
Today’s post is for my In-Laws who are South African. I think that one of the most beautiful styles of homes is the Cape Dutch style, which is a popular style in South Africa’s wine country. Stellenbosch is one of my favorite places to visit and Graham and I have often wondered what it would be like to build a Cape Dutch style home in California. Designer Patrick Printy did just that when he renovated his Sonoma County home. The final look came out stunning and I really love how he mixed California style decor with a few homages to South Africa through out. If he had designed the place with an African theme throughout the home, I think it would have felt forced and out of place. This, to me, feels like the perfect mix between the two places, like a nice Cab/Merlot blend.
A color I’ve been very into lately is green. A pastel green can be perfect for spring. I thought I’d do a little round up where green paint really brings life to rooms.
Going green for wall color reminds me of the guest room I decorated…
(All photos by Coastal Living, except final photo by me).
Happy Friday! Graham and I are off to the beach for the weekend to spend the holiday with our families. Can’t wait to watch the little ones fill their baskets with eggs. Hope you all have a very happy Easter!!
Her smaller pieces are really affordable and look great in a grouping. I love how Liz put them up in her bedroom…
Check out Michelle’s work here.