House Beautiful

I love so  many things about these rooms. Let’s start with the first photo, OMG, that couch!  It’s so pretty, unusual, and comfy looking.  The gorgeous, rustic, wooden coffee table is a show stopper and the wood burning fireplace is definitely the cherry on top.  As for the second photo, it looks like the best of both worlds, that sexy fireplace easily makes this an all-weather-conditions room/porch.  Can you image how much fun it would be to chill out there in a rain storm, with wine and plenty of wood?  Winning.


I found these lovely rooms on the blog of a talented interior designer I stumbled upon at random.  You can find her blog here.

Italy – Through My Eyes.

These photos were taken by me on my travels thru Italy.  My 3 week stay started in Bologna with my farthest traveling point south being Napoli.  I was also fortunate enough to make a trip the gorgeous Almafi Coast.  I shot thousands of photos, if you’d like me to share more please let me know.  I have made 2 trips back since these photos were taken.  For my third trip, and my honeymoon, I visited the beautiful island of Sicily.

Italy and California are two of my favorite places to visit and no matter where I go in this wide world I think they’ll always be in my top 2.

What about you?  What was/is one of your favorite trips?  Do you have a dream destination in mind?

Personally, lately, I’ve been dying to visit the South of France.


I want to be there. I have been to Italy 3 times and I can’t get enough.  I would love to live there one day, if even for a short stay…so beautiful.

I don’t know where this photo was taken or remember where I found it, but it reminds me so much of Tuscany.  I will be posting photos from my Italian trips soon.