Friday, August 31, 2012


The 2012 Atlanta Symphony Associates' Decorators' Show House and Gardens is one spectacular house!  Some of the most talented designers in the business created this masterpiece, and I look forward to posting on each of these artists over the next several weeks. ENJOY!

Barbara Heath and Tim Green

Barbara Westbrook

Bill Musso, Todd Falconbury, Lauren Dott, Lauren Sardo, and Emily Koch

Bryan Alan Kirkland

Carole Weaks

Caroline Tolleson

Cheryl Womack and Alison Womack Jowers

Christy Dillard and Heidi Pierce

Courtney Giles Decker

Kent Drotor and Jessica Brummett

Kent Drotor and Jessica Brummett

Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio

Ed Castro and Hannah Seaton

James T. Farmer

Jimmy Stanton

John Fernandez and Jennifer True

John Oetgen

Kellie Griffin

Kelly Hansen

Maria McLaurin Nutt

Mary Palmer Dorgan

Matthew Quinn, Mary Kathryn Timoney, Laurie Lehrich, Patricia Danzig, and Kelly Carlisle

Melanie Millner

Melanie Turner

Stan Topol

Tish Mills

William S. Murphy

Desogn Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio

To read more about this home visit the current issue of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles here.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012


If you have been following my blog for long, you know that I admire the work of Victoria Hagan, and this space overlooking Central Park once again showcases the talent Hagan possesses.  The glamourous aerie is full of silver leaf, lacquer, art, white and black.  ENJOY!

To read more about this gorgeous home, pick up a copy of the Sept-Oct issue of Veranda magazine.

Architecture by Timothy Bryant and Photography by Melanie Acevedo
See you soon,

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Thank you so mcuh for all of your thoughts and prayers. Happy to be getting back to normal.  Hopefully the wind and water will be out of here in a couple of days! Uncertainty is the the worst part. Florida's neighbors got the brunt of this hurricane, including my home state of Alabama, and my thoughts are with all of them.

While I get a post ready, and catch up around here, I wanted to share this hilarious youtube video! ENJOY!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012


If any of you have ever been near a hurricane, you know the pictures do not capture the intensity.  So much for the beaches.

Below are a few pictures and videos I shot this morning.  I am not a good photographer or videographer, so forgive these images.  It has gotten a lot more windy since these were taken, and I will post more as I get them.

I am sending prayers to all of those in harm's way.

See on YouTube here.
See you soon,
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Since I usually post a recipe on Sundays and love to read menus for ideas, I decided to post about the fabulous meal we shared  the night before Angela left for her last (I hope) year in college.  My sister treated us to dinner at Angela's choice of restaurants, which was Restaurant Paradis in Rosemary Beach, on scenic 30-A.  Our meals were divine.  Thank you, Carol! Please forgive the phone photographs. 

We are expecting Tropical Storm Issac/Hurricane Issac here, so I will be back when I can.  ENJOY!
Update: We are under mandatory evacuation.  Packed and ready, but waiting.
Update: For the time being I am moving up the street to my sisters for higher ground.  We are expecting to lose power, so I will look forward to being back soon.
Update:  We are out of the danger zone.  Rain and wind, but our neighbors to the west are getting the worst.  

Angela ordered...

Stuffed Shrimp Paradis

Grilled jumbo wild shrimp, crabmeat and pancetta wrapped.  Served with smoked cheddar corn soufflé  and red curry sauce.

Pistacio Crème Brulee

My sister ordered...

Paradis Grouper

Line caught grouper grilled and served over a sautéed lobster orzo and fennel, roasted Patty Pan squash and finished with a classic beurre blanc.

Strawberry Shortcake

Biscuit with white balsamic strawberries.

I ordered...


Pesto encrusted snapper with Mediterranean gnocchi, kalamata olives and arugula with a roasted garlic and sun dried tomato beurre blanc.

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Flourless chocolate cake layered with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache, with mixed berry compote.


our super-fabulous server, Tommy!

See you soon,

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Thursday, August 23, 2012


For the next week, my posts will be sporadic to say the least.  Angela will be going back to school Friday, so I will be spending the next couple of days enjoying girl time with her and time on the road. I am also taking my computer to the Apple store there because the port system is messed up.  I hope they don't have to keep it!

I will be excited to get back to an organized schedule, which is a must for me! See you soon, full force!

It is no secret that I love tabletops and vignettes, and I love creating and imagining what can be put together to catch the eye.  These are some of my favorite choices from my Pinterest board.  ENJOY!

See you soon,

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