Tuesday, May 19, 2009

40 years, 3 kids, 3 grandkids = Trip to NYC!

Can it be possible that 40 years ago I walked down the aisle with my high school sweetheart, honeymooned at the Dunes Hotel in Lincoln City and came home two days later to see my brother off to the Marines and shortly thereafter to Viet Nam? Well the answer to that question is YES!! To celebrate, my husband booked a trip for us to NYC, so this Thursday, the 21st we will be on our way for 7 days in the Big Apple. We intend to take in several plays while there. We already have tickets for South Pacific and I am hoping to get tickets to West Side Story as well. So you're asking what does this have to do with interior design? Well, travel is such a great source of inspiration! Museums, architecture, fashion and different cultures just to name a few, are all sources of inspiration that can be translated in your home. Of course, we will be mixing pleasure with business when we take in the Architectural Digest Show that conveniently will be taking place while we are there! I look forward to sharing with you what inspires us when I return. In the meantime, have a chuckle at our wedding--circa 1969!!! See you soon.

P.S. Be sure to check out our new videoblog at homestylehappyhour.blogspot.com!!!
Here we are--Bride, Bridesmaids and Flower Girl!

From left--Charmain (Merz), Janis (Cappola), Moi, Julie (Murray) and Jeanne (Rintell)

Note the little daisy headpieces!

Cutting the cake in front of the accordian doors in the church hall. Note the very "pointy" bustline!

Our friends tricking out our '61 Chevrolet Impala for our exotic honeymoon destination--Lincoln City!

I think I'm due a trip to NYC!!! Cheers!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

High Times in High Point!

We have been back from Highpoint now for a week and JJ and I are still buzzing about all the cool things we saw and making plans for next years trip! I will sum up our week there for you--red eye flight to Highpoint, crash at hotel until next morning. Up early and hit the market every morning thereafter, seeing everything from fantastic antiques to the newest in furniture and accessory design. We had dinner and cocktails at the only Leed Platinum Hotel in the country called Proximity. Went briefly to the Metropolitan Home Magazine party and rubbed elbows with Barclay Butera. We flew home, exhausted and inspired! Below are a few photos of some of my favorite finds. Cheers!

I love these Belgian light fixtures from BoBo!

Your puppy will sleep like King Tut in this adorable bed!

Before your acupuncturist attempts those needles on you, he first learned on these guys (and gals). They are also the coolest of sculpture!

Love, love these as dining chairs.

I ordered this for me--ok, you can have one too, give me a call!