Saturday, April 16, 2011

Outdoor dining oasis

Loving Garden Designer Judy Kameon's outdoor dining area in Los Angeles. Many of the Designer's works are featured in the Spring Design Issue of The NY Times Style Magazine. Wishing I was in the picture and not in cold, windy, rainy NYC!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Things I'm Loving Right Now

The Coral red on my nails
The Gardenia perfume from Miss Kubelik I picked up at The Society Inc while in Sydney
This caramel colored leather jacket from Vince
And just about anything from John Robshaw!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Latte in Paddington

Ahhh, Sydney, how I love thee! I thought I had found my perfect place in NYC's West Village, that is, until I visited Sydney. While I loved the city as a whole, Paddington left me wanting more! Paddington, like the city as a whole, is mostly comprised of townhouses, like the ones pictured above. From the street, they leave much to the imagination....behind these facades you will most likely find a beautiful garden and possibly a pool, similar to the pic below.

I was very surprised how modern the city was - especially the interiors, which were mostly very fresh feeling with white walls, minimal architecture, and lots of glass - real no-fuss living, taking advantage of the ability to live inside and out.

I really loved how Sydney seems to come alive on a sunny day.....not only are the homes made for al fresco living, so it seems are the shops and restaurants. Below is the courtyard of Jackie's restaurant in Paddington - I love how the courtyard dining area is shared with it's sushi bar neighbor to the left.

 courtyard @ Jackie's


Sushi Bar neighbor

I love how everywhere in Sydney opens up to the outdoors with big sliding glass doors that seem to disappear when opened entirely. Just imagine....perfectly blue sky, birds chirping, sitting in this courtyard and sipping on the BEST latte....Ahhhh Sydney, take me back!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A girl with a passport

G'day blogger friends! I'm sorry for being MIA for so long. I've just returned from an adventure from the land-downunder - Australia and New Zealandand - and can't wait to tell you share my experiences with you! For now, I'll settle in and recover from my jet-lag, but I'll be back soon to tell you all about it!

Hope you're having a great Sunday!