Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bagel Etc.


If you know me you know that I like good food and a cozy atmosphere...and I would settle for that!

But this place has more I've been going for about 14 years and the coffee is always good the decor is charming and the food is hot and delicious every time. It's worth making it your favorite breakfast place.

4320, Saint Laurent, corner Marie-Anne, Montreal; 514-845-9462
Hours: Daily 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unusual Kitchen Islands

You don't have to have a kitchen Island built in.

Be creative

Up cycle

Even an airline cart can be turned into a kitchen island if you have very little space.

I love this old butcher's block a kitchen island.

nibs john derian's butcher's block via absolutely beautiful things
What are your kitchen islands like?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dash and Albert

I love this carpet by Dash and Albert notice the new banner on the right hand side of my blog from Layla Grace for more cute carpets.

Also  Layla Grayce is offering 15% off all Aden & Anais products with coupon code ADEN15 valid through 01/31!

Art Art I want you...Mariel Clayton

This is edgy! Very Edgy ART! I can't even show most of the pictures of Mariel Clayton's photography on my blog but it is a must see social commentary using Barbies!

I chose some of the least provocative installments because I had to give you a taste of it so you can go and see for yourself. It is so beautifully done, nothing is missed, every photograph tells a clear story. Gorgeous I love it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

I love Salmon & Teal

This was a vintage salmon and teal party found on what used to be Birthday Girl but is now Cake and Events Blog. I love the colors and the fluffy cakes.



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vanities and Consoles

I love vanities they are a private place.

They are so feminine and glamorous.

You know how I love ruffles.

I love that bench!

The vanity is a place for contemplation,

and a place for creativity...

and self exploration.

I love consoles too they are a public places...

for self expression...

and practical too!

They can be anything you want them to be...

like a bar...

or a place to add a lot of chutzpa!

Stylist Brian Andriola via Chutzpa

They can be any color, shape or size...

and store anything you want them to.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Art art I want you...The Civil Wars

Usually on Wednesday "Art day for me" I post some visual art but TODAY I am posting my latest "song crush".

On Christmas day I showed my sister this video on you tube and she sent me a link to their website for a FREE live CD!!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Michael Quinn was featured on Design Sponge and I just fell in love with his quirky designs. My family knows to give me all of their castoffs and I really resonated with his comment on Design Sponge: "...I started off with a lot of my family's castoffs, but that tendency to shelter has come to include a huge variety of things, animals, even people.  Many people have called this place home over the years, if only for a short while, and I think the place absorbs and reflects those energies.  By and large this apartment has become something of a refugee camp for Things That No One Else Wants. I am one of those people who thinks if you love something, you can find a way to incorporate it into the mix; if something speaks to me, there is always room in my inn."

Pictures credited to Michelle Talan on Design*Sponge

Pictures credited to Michelle Talan on Design*Sponge

Pictures credited to Michelle Talan on Design*Sponge

Have a look at how he makes that work and for more go to links under pictures. I couldn't have this much stuff myself because I dust way too often but I still love it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Mix of covers by Matt and Kate AWESOME!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Parisian Rental

This Parisian Rental is a perfect example of how to fit everything you love in an orderly way and the choice of neutrals keeps it feeling uncluttered.

It's not my ideal because I like more space and I'm like a bull in a China Shop so I would probably knock things over and that would make me feel very claustrophobic but it doesn't make it any less beautiful.