Thursday, December 11, 2008


The color gurus have just released the big news for 2009...bright, vibrant, sunny yellow is the expected star color of the year. Yeah for such an uplifting, cheerful and hopeful color! Mimosa (shown above) is Pantone's rendering of the perfect shade.

True to form, flowers and event decor are just following the fashion world, as yellow was huge in the spring collections that just previewed.

And for flowers? How about sleek tulips and calla lilies; "Tresor", "Kerio", and (my favorite), "Congo" roses; full, blowsy ranunculus; fabulously exotic yellow cymbidium orchids, and the sunniest of all flowers...daffodills and narcissus in the spring? I can't wait for all bright color this coming season!

More details here. (Collage: upper left Ranunculus from Fiore Blossoms, chair and living room from Domino, Books, middle row flowers Martha Stewart, yellow dress from Carolina Herrera, and bottom bouquet from Rosenow Floral. Cute tie? Who knows).

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Another excuse for not blogging lately

I've been a little bombarded by e-mails from the parents/grandparents requesting the annual Christmas List for each person in our family. But I have a few bones to pick on this subject.

1. For some reason, I have been put in charge of creating these lists for every member of my immediate family. Even my literate and particular 32 year-old husband.

2. For some reason, the lists go almost completely disregarded, by one particular side of the family in particular. My list in particular. Husband's list (see item #1), not so much.

So this year, I'm considering sending this one out with just one item...because I'm feeling a bit sassy about the whole program. I'm fairly certain that with this price tag, I won't get lucky.

A breathable teepee. Yep, breathable.
But in all seriousness, I've been traveling for the last two weeks solid (heaven by the way!), and will get back in the blogging swing of it TOMORROW! Big news about the color forecast for 2009...any predictions?