As of late I've been contemplating on 'what a home is' and why having a home is so important to me. To some a home is a place to put your feet up, hang your hat. For others the home is a place of minimalism. Some consider a home to be shelter, a roof over their head. I agree. Shelter is very important but does shelter make a home?
As a child studio apartments and other people's homes were my home. When my parent was finally able to purchase a house I got two rooms to do with what I choose. I was very meticulous about my color scheme, peach and mint green, and all the furnishing had to be bleached wood. Ha ha. I'm really glad my design taste has evolved. Even still my two rooms weren't enough. I always felt that the walls of my space begged for more.
Home is a place where I can fully be myself, where I can imagine, where I create. My home has to be stylish, comfortable, and orderly. I create beauty in my home. The interior dressings are not the only thing that make my home a work of art, they are accompanied by the laughter of quality friends and adored family, eclectic music or a good book, a complex glass of wine and a moment of inspiration. My home is an evolving museum of life. So I ask, what is a home to you?
Florence is a city of beauty, character and inspiration. Around every corner there is something to be found. What amazed me about Florence was the artistry embedded in the very frame of the city. One of the moments I loved the most was the impromptu opera performance in the square by a talented woman in black. The food in Firenze is exquisite and there is no such thing as bad table wine. Oh how I miss Italy!
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This Italian beauty comes to us from a family winery in the Abruzzo region. It's slightly dry with smooth, soft notes. The finish has a slight edge to it. This is a great wine for a cheese assortment and cured meats.
It's always fun discovering new art, artist, and designers. Edmonds Art Festival brought forth a wealth of undiscovered creatives. From handcrafted soaps to elegant woodwork it was a lovely day for exploring the artistic culture of Edmonds, Washington.
This glorious steel owl by Abraxas Crow Company hovered graciously over the festival. I would have to say Gunter's up bring in Alaska has something to do with the perfection of his work.http://www.abraxascrow.com/
Sofa - Antoinette Sofa, Urban Outfitter Home
End Tables - Wilmington End Table in Oak, Amish Outlet Store
Pillows - Delinda Boutique
Lamps - Regina Andrew Silver Plated Stacked Ball Lamp
Rug - Pottery Barn Sisal rug
Art - Dana Lynch abstract
With the warm weather on its way its time to get reacquainted with the crisp libations of white wines. Summer parties are on there way and it might fun to know a few fun facts about some of our favorite wines.
- This crisp white wine is actually produced from a red grape.
- Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio refer to the same grape, just different languages. (Can you guess?)
- The first to cultivate this varietal in the US is a little know state famous for it's Pinot Noir (close relative of Pinot Grigio)... The Beaver State.