Everybody loves the elegance of Sherle Wagner. But if you don’t live in Dallas, Houston, LA, New York City or Miami – you may not have the luxury of walking through a Sherle Wagner showroom on a whim. That’s where I come in…. to take you on a visual tour through the Dallas showroom; it is too good not to share. Sherle Wagner incorporates extraordinary beauty into the utilitarian fixtures of household life, making mundane towel bars, basins, bathtubs, plumbing fixtures more appealing with precious metals, Italian marble, and polished stone. [Read more...]
Today’s recipe is easy and delicious – one to remember when you have the grill going anyway (the panini press works great for this too). It was inspired by a memorable meal at Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali’s Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles. We sat at the burrata bar and watched the magic happen with all things burrata and all salads. Best seat in the house. So, what I will show you is not an exact science, just what I saw – give it a try next time you fire up the grill: [Read more...]
You may recall my previous posts on The Dangers of Too Much Sitting, where we discussed the many health issues that arise from the amount of sitting and sedentary lifestyle so common with today’s technology, and how to reverse the domino effects of sitting… and If Sitting Is the New Smoking, where we explored some of the great minds throughout history who swore by the standing desks, and looked into a few resources for standing desks. I received numerous comments, messages and personal emails with questions and concerns. Many people, of all ages, were almost embarrassed to admit that even though they exercise, they were experiencing the symptoms of sedentary living- because they work long hours in front of a computer. Some wrote of aesthetic concerns, unwilling to trade a desk they were perfectly happy with for an expensive eyesore… which I could fully appreciate. Many people already have a desk, are heavily invested in a desk they love, only do traditional or french or antique desks, are working at their kitchen table, don’t have the budget for new furniture, etc. All valid points of view… [Read more...]
Francophiles: You need this book.
Design and architecture enthusiasts, francophiles, lovers of gorgeous books…. get ready for an incredible book that will publish tomorrow. Tell every French Culture Vulture you know. It is dreamy. I was already a Jean-Louis Deniot fan… but wow, his style has even more range than I realized. If I showed you everything I liked, Rizzoli would not be happy with me. Every page of JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT: Interiors is visually stunning, with 250 photographs by Xavier Bejot. Diane Dorrans Saeks will transport you into these wondrous rooms with her elegant prose. 288 pages of design heaven, it is the first ever book devoted to Deniot’s work. This is the kind of book that you want to make an entire day of. [Read more...]