Is anyone else out there sick of hearing about Miley Cyrus and the tounge that got away? And her talent that was never there? Me too.
It is way more fun to discuss the new idea I have for the blog.
I would love to start and keep up with a little segment where I fawn and gush over homes I love. I would prefer that these people that I highlight be folks I know but I am sure there will be an internet/magazine find that I love so much that I have to share it as well.
|Aunt Gigi, Me, BFF Slash, Nana, BFF Heat and Aunt Birdie in Paris 2008|
|Mama, Nana, Aunt Gigi and Aunt Birdie at the Arc de Triomphe 2008|
|Nana and I at my bridal shower 2009|
|Mama, Me and Nana at my Breakfast at Tiffany's shower 2009|
|Nana, Me, Peanut, Mama and Aunt Birdie in New Orleans 2013|
The ladies in our family love them some Paris and we like to find ways to pay homage to our favorite city, see pillow below. There isn't one room in my house where you won't find at least one reference to the City of Lights.
How sick is that mirror? Nana made it herself!!!
Bringing the beach indoors.
And here she is in my sister's home. My mother made this awesome headboard out of an old door for my sister. You can see Nana in the Virgin Marys', southwestern pillows and the crosses on the wall. Also, in the yellow wall color.
One of the many things I am happy that she has taught me is to collect art on my travels. Nana's house is covered in art that she has collected over the years. From Italy, France, China, Mexico, Costa Rica, New York, New Orleans, etc. Her life is hanging right there on her walls. I have taken to doing this as well. I will have to show y'all my collection one day. But is about 1/10 the size of Nana's collection, but that's ok. She has about 50 years on me.
Lessons I am happy to have learned from my Nana:
1. Art is what makes life beautiful.
2. Don't forget the beauty nature has to offer. You can walk outside and find a million beautiful things in the trees, on the ground and in the air.
3. Buy, pick up, dig out of the trash, create and surround yourself with the things you love. Don't worry about convention.
4. Your home is never finsihed. It should keep changing, growing and evolving with you.
5. ALWAYS BE FABULOUS.