According to my family, I need more testosterone in my blog.So for those who feel this way, I’m presenting D.A.D’s Garage.There was an interesting article in Vanity Fair which showcases Ralph Lauren’s famous car collection and the amazing garage he’s designed to house his many vehicles.This man can not have a regular garage when you have such a special car collection.It simply won’t do.
My family is actually starting to enjoy the salads – who knew?...
Pecan Apple Salad – photo Whole Living
Ingredients (serves 4)
100 g pecans
salad mix (such as radicchio, arugula and frisee)
And for the dressing...
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 orange, zest and juice
coarse salt & pepper
Slice the apples. Toast pecan quickly on a pan over medium heat until fragrant for a few minutes. Wash and dry the salad mix of your choice. Zest and juice washed orange. Mix dressing ingredients. Toss and dress the salad.
This is an interesting commercial from Karl Lagerfeld starring Keira Knightley for his Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Perfume. He's certainly become very theatrical and is really getting into film in a big way as well as fashion design. Maybe he's bored.
However, after a recent look at the Jimmy Choo site, I fell in love with a number of items.My favourites are shown below.I’m going to have to take a look at my budget and find a way to squeeze a lot of money out for everything I fell in love with.
I'm off to my nearest Jimmy Choo store to load up on all my favourites. I really don't need a house anyway. It's they're 15 year anniversary so maybe there will be some great discounts. I can dream can't I?
Philip Mitchell’s bathroom is the inspiration for my bathroom makeover. The images below are from his apartment, but check out his site.Another great Canadian designer. For more views check out the video from Canadian House & Home which showcases the apartment.
It’s important to remember that he is not professionally trained...
And yet, look what he’s accomplished.
Vicente Wolf founded Vicente Wolf Associates in New York City in 1988. He has been singled out as one of America's most influential interior designers by Elle Decor, Interior Design, House Beautiful, and Veranda. In addition to a large number of private homes, Wolf has designed hotels, restaurants, and products including furniture, fabrics, carpets, and tableware. His previous books are Learning to See: Bringing the World Around You into Your Home and Crossing Boundaries: A Global Vision of Design.
Casuarina – Inspired by the island breezes of her home in the Bahamas
Spider Lilly – A lovely smelling island flower. This is my favourite and I can’t get enough of it.
Crabtree and Evelyn distribute her products here in Canada, but there aren’t that many stores around anymore. I guess I’ll have to resort to ordering online for now. Sigh. I wish there was some way I could let you smell this through the internet. Until there is a way, I can only recommend this product to you.
Cupboards and fridge are stocked and I'm ready for the next thing... Get the right gear:
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Apparently I’m going to need fitness clothing for the new strength training and cardiovascular exercise. Might as well look the part.I’m going to need items for those rainy weather days too.My dog will love this, but I’m a fair weather kind of girl.
I could use a virtual vacation for the body and soul right about now...
This place fits the bill perfectly.Care to join me?
Amanyara is a Sanskrit word for "peaceful place" which seems to melt into their surroundings. It's located at the outer edge of an eighteen-thousand acre nature preserve, and the villas and lodging pavilions are designed to fit into the natural landscape.
I grew up on the beach and this room speaks to me on so many levels.I would love to come to work everyday and sit down at my computer in a room like this.I simply love the stripes and the soothing colour palette.And that hint of robin’s egg blue?One of my greatest joys was finding a robins nest with the little blue eggs in it when I was a child.Sarah Richardson the designer of this room even incorporates a small print of a robins nest. It so takes me back.
Cupboards are cleared out and bare – time for the next step...
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Block out at least an hour for grocery shopping.This shopping list is scaring me a bit though. Fresh fruits and vegetables, check, extra virgin olive oil, check, organic lean proteins, hmmmm – check.Here is the list if you’re interested.