Weekend Inspiration – Tulips – Park Avenue, New York City

I can tell Spring is really here despite the cold (actually freezing) mornings and the rain. My allergies are on a different level this year.  I do not approve. It’s Easter weekend.  When I was very young this meant a new Easter outfit.  We’re talking the full enchilada – dress, shoes, gloves, and a HAT!!!  … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Tulips – Park Avenue, New York City

Three Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement Ideas From Martha Stewart

I cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week!  Where has this year gone? I am loving the autumn color explosion at the flower stands in my neighborhood.   I want to incorporate some of those colors into interesting Thanksgiving floral arrangements. I thought, “What Would Martha Do?” Lo and behold I found the ones below on her … Continue reading Three Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement Ideas From Martha Stewart

Castello Di Fumone – Design Inspiration, An Imprisoned Pope, and Drowned Non Virgins.

Over the summer my friend Annie invited me to spend the weekend at her in-laws.  They live in Fiuggi.  It’s only an hour south of Rome but at least a good ten degrees cooler. I happened to visit during Fiuggi’s sagra.  It was outstanding.  When a large group of people started to do the Electric … Continue reading Castello Di Fumone – Design Inspiration, An Imprisoned Pope, and Drowned Non Virgins.

Weekend Inspiration – Bee Gees – “Jive Talkin'”

I was channel surfing the other day and watched a documentary about the Bee Gees on the History (!) Channel. They were closely associated with the disco era because of the huge success of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. However, in reality they were not disco artists. I’m always fascinated by what inspires creative people.  … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Bee Gees – “Jive Talkin’”