Category Archives: travel

An Afternoon at Bergdorf Goodmans

The way Audrey Hepburn  adores a visit to Tiffany's is how I  feel about a visit to Bergdorf Goodman's.    Gazing at the spectacular window displays gives me an immediate  adrenaline rush!  I get so inspired  by what I see, my love for fashion takes hold of me all over again.  Upon the revolving doors…
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Moving Objects

Being in a car either as the driver or passenger I have seen some interesting moving objects and cargo I couldn't resist taking a picture of.  Being we were all "moving" the pictures are candid, interesting, and to the point! Driving Home from Phoenix Driving on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles Driving in Tucson to Deliver…
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Palm Springs: The Inside Scoop on a great boutique hotel, Shops, and Sites

The Avalon Hotel:  Two Thumbs Up!! Formerly the Viceroy,  a  gem conveniently  nestled in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the historic Avalon Hotel Palm Springs rests at the foot of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains on four acres of fragrant, beautifully manicured gardens. Its Spanish architecture punctuated by a series of secluded, private villas, calls…
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The Details of Mid Century Modern Architecture in Palm Springs

My last blog I showed you some of the highlights of midcentury architecture.   This blog I wanted to follow up with the details.  I need to reiterate how simple the detail is but how dramatic it is.  Clean lines and definetly using  natures light to wow us!   I would have to say with…
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Drooling over Mid Century Architecture in Palm Springs

I am a fan of Mid Century Architecture, Design, Art, Furniture and Decor. A recent trip to Palm Springs left me drooling with Mid Century Eye candy everywhere.  I found the motherlode in the Las Palmas neighborhood. It was crazy hot during my visit, temps reaching 114, so opted not to get out of my…
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Where the Wild Things are

Point Lobos! Located on the Monterey Peninsula heading towards Big Sur on Highway 1. One of the most beautiful parks in the world!  Trails are breathtaking of rugged coast and what you see when you look down off a jagged cliff! What you see on the horizon- What you see in the deep thicket of…
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Inspiration from the Lush Life in Carmel

Beautiful flowers, gardens, landscapes, cacti, succulents, ect  all take my breath away everytime I visit Carmel.  I get  inspired when I see all this and it  always motivates me to dress better with my wardrobe, improve my own home and garden  and "lush" up my life! Fleur Dress by Zara, Burgundy Fringe Necklace by Eddie Borgo During my last trip to…
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Its a Dogs Day Everyday in Carmel!

Carmel by the Sea, California is truly a special place.137  It is a cottage town that I would define charming, sophisticated, rustic, artistic, lush, wealthy, friendly, and lets not forget the Spectacular  Sea!191 I have been visiting Carmel since I was a little girl, having lived in the Bay Area the visit was only an hour and a half away.   We would always bring our dogs on the visit because then and now Carmel is the most dog friendly city in the Nation. 216 Dogs are everywhere!  I am a dog lover so to be surrounded by dogs in shops, on sidewalks, seated with their owners at cafes and to see them run and play on the beach brings me so much joy and happiness.  The freedom they have is something I envy and desire. Watching them play, and run moves me into playmode too!  I don't think I am alone with this feeling.195 215 Below are highlights of a Dog's World in Carmel by the Sea!!!!! The Ocean/Beach 340 248 242 217 251 235 058 227 065 208 203 241 244 033 Dogs Life in The Town Dogs are greeted everywhere, and they seem to all be well behaved.  I have never seen a dog fight or bad behavior in all my visits to Carmel 153Transportation needed! 136 This is the most elegant dog.  I call this dog the Deco Dog!  A graceful giant that stays with her owner everyday at her Art Gallery. 298 303 A regal Irish Setter enjoying his days with his owner at Fourtanes Jewelry Store. 309 I enjoyed browsing and had my eye on a $55,000 ring!  On a side note I will never be a hand model! I am okay with that.IMG_3431 Hello Fluffy! 288 Lloyds Shoe Store has been around since I was 8 years old! Wow I couldn't believe it was still here on Ocean Avenue. Of course I walked in!!! SHOES!!!! 282 Time for a Trim 179 I see both of you!!  Taken at Carmel Mission 409 This is the owner's dog of Gallery Plein Aire.  He is smiling in case you wondered. 316   317 The owner Cyndra Bradford is an extremely talented artist and on my last visit to Carmel I purchased one of her paintings.  This beautiful oil is so rich and I love that blue eye!  Cyndra took in the horse from neglect and brought him back to life. 004 I wanted to visit her Gallery again and say hi.  I was fortunate to watch her start a painting and in 2 hours see her progress.  So impressed and envious of her talents! 319 326 I feel that joy again  just sharing these pictures and a little taste of Carmel. Stay tuned for next post on  the Lush Life Carmel has to offer!

Palm Springs- The Parker WOW!!!!

Quick trip and so much to digest so to speak.  I haven't visited Palm Springs in 15 years and I forgot how much I loved it.  Let me rephrase that I think I love it more than when I first visited.  My appreciation for Mid Century Modern Architecture and Interiors has increased triple fold since…
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Vegas: Part 2 – Ten things that bug me about it.

Last week I embellished on all that I enjoyed about Vegas and this week I am flipping it to the not so loving it about Vegas. On a positive side  I do want to go back and see and do more there but in 72 hours which was the extent of my visit you can't…
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Vegas: Part One: Top Ten things that made me Smile

After spending 72 hours in Sin City I have concluded a few thoughts.  There are good aspects, bad and most definitely ugly. This blog is all about the good, Part 2 in the near future will reveal what I didn't love so much. I was fortunate to travel with a friend who was so easy…
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The Phoenician, Three Dinner Dresses, and another Birthday

October in my opinion has the most beautiful weather of the year!  For those who live in Tucson, the 1.5 hour drive to Scottsdale/Phoenix is effortless and a wonderful getaway with a different vibe, great restaurants, shopping, sites. and incredible resorts during this season.  My favorite resort is the Phoenician Hotel.  It is so gorgeous…
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