thanks for the love

happy thanksgiving lovely friends! i am over-flowing with gratitude for so many things this year, and the connections i've made through the blogging community are certainly on the list. i hope you're enjoying the holiday with much love surrounding you.
{photo by the wonderful fernando graphicos}


the selby

todd selby brings quirky creative fun & startling awareness of his subjects into the art of photography. he shows vibrant moods of interesting artist folk in their creative spaces. . . .and the inspiration that springs forth is insatiable.
his site is here
and here are just a few of my faves from it:



takashimaya of new york has some very fantastic items available ~ refined japanese style and ecclectic lovely french style come together in one shop. . . . . enjoy!


dawning of a new era

we had a huge election night party at our house ~ full of the excitement of many very good & very hopeful people. we laughed, cheered, cried, hugged, danced, & drank no less than 15 bottles of champagne.
it feels like dark clouds have parted & america is all shiny & new. and having the privilege of calling barack obama our next president is a new beginning, not an end point. we can become more involved than ever and help his new administration accomplish the herculean task of fixing all the mess we are currently in. it's something i look very forward to. and i'm so elated that my daughter gets to have obama and all he stands for for the first 4 {maybe even 8} years of her life.
i am the most proud to be an american that i've ever been.

{top photo taken by jenni, bottles by me}


halloween sweets

hello darling blogging friends! i suppose it's no surprise that i've been quite absent lately. it won't stay this way forever, i promise, but just until i get the space & inspiration back to blog regularly. which i feel is going to be soon. very soon. but for now i want to share with you my little halloween peach. . . . .
yes, alesia was a peach for halloween. i suppose that's no surprise either, but i couldn't resist. i hope you had a festive & fun all hallow's eve, and i look forward to slowly getting back involved in the blogiverse and seeing what you've all been up to. happy november too ~ i can't believe it's november already! xxoo!