My friend Spence makes the most gorgeous macarons.
They are as delicious as they are pretty.
She made these for my study club’s annual luncheon.
Which was at my house this year. What a friend!
The purple are made with a lavender filling; the pink are strawberry; the yellow are lemon basil; the white (my absolute fav) are clover honey.
Have you ever?
Oh, and catch a glimpse of her “perfect” cheese straws to the upper left.
Here is the long table (actually three six-foot tables pushed together,)
set with my grandmother’s china, Sunnyvale.
Purple hobnail glasses give a lady-like vintage touch.
One of my favorite recent projects has been helping my young adult daughter with her very first apartment.
I am loving these Chris-Spitz look-alikes from Overstock:
Can you tell which, above, is the
Christopher Spitzmiller Aurora Double Gourd Marbleized Lamp
and which is from Overstock.com ($144.99 per pair)?
The color designer followed these rules:
The new sushi restaurant in Rosemary Beach, Florida, sports “PURE” glass counters.
The PURE countertop type is so new that it isn’t to be found anywhere on Google.
And, the only fabricating company that I know of installing this product is
in northwest Florida.
A quick check to the staff at Aqua Sushi confirmed that they all “love it.”
It just looks so fresh and clean.
I am going to say this new product is a keeper.
(A similar product that I have been keeping an eye on is called Nano,
but I am hearing that PURE is a better product).
Bossy granite is what I try to steer clients away from.
Bossy granite = lots of color and/or movement.
“Bossy” elements dictate every other design decision.
Even though granite was all the rage for the last 15 years (after the Corian trend played out),
More and more people are asking, “what can I use besides granite?”
Suzy, the owner of Z-Tile, where I first saw PURE, is Green-Certified. She says that PURE is
considered a very environmentally-friendly product.
I predict we’ll be seeing a lot more of PURE.
Still waiting for spring. It is still very cool and rainy here in Alabama.
I have a trio of Yoshino cherry trees in front of my house.
They are at peak, but need a little sunshine to set them off.
A Viburnum is just behind the pictured cherry.
Its lime-colored globes (which will later turn white)
are gorgeous in back of the pastel pink cherry.
The spring colors of nature.