hello monday + waterfront homes

Great things are in the making friends!! Things have been busy busy around here. I can’t believe Summer is nearly over. I still have to make time to go for that bike ride I keep meaning to go on. I did however organize and weed through my closet and (ahem) kinda PACK *shock* for upcoming trip to Vegas! I think the secret is a pre-packed overnight carry-on.

I also need catch up with many of you.

Picked up a boat load of design mags at my local Borders store-closing sale 🙁  this weekend. I may or may not have gone overboard and bought too many. But I am absolutely LOVING all the super gorgeous homes that they are are packed with. Take these two private resort-like homes featured in latest issue of Architectural Digest.

PS: Have you read British shelter mag house and garden? Cant wait to show you the bright bold and global rooms that I am loving!

Fine Art Glass

You will be tempted to touch.

This past weekend we were in Aspen. I love Aspen in the summer almost as much as I love it in winters. Walking through downtown Aspen is always filled with cultural and culinary treats. I could spend days in the art galleries there. This one in particular. Pismo Fine Art Glass. This gallery exhibits sculptural glass art from various designers. Each piece is so unique and intricate. I am curious to visit a studio and experience the process behind this level of skill, patience and imagination. I was told that the Denver gallery exhibits an even larger collection. I know what I am doing for half a day when I’m in Denver for Thanksgiving.

Pismo Art Glass

Pismo Art Gallery

Pismo Art Gallery

Pismo Art Gallery

Pismo Art Glass

Pismo Art Glass

Pismo Art Glass

Pismo Art Glass

Pismo Art Gallery

Pismo Art Glass

This last one is by Dale Chihuly. I find his work fascinating. Some of his work appears to come straight out of a modern day Alice in wonderland set. Some of the pieces don’t even look like glass. And the wonderful use of colors bought to life by light. Here are some of his installations.

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly

If you are in Colorado, close to Denver, Beaver Creek, Vail or Aspen, take some time to visit the Pismo Art Gallery. Even the best pictures don’t hold a candle to seeing these fragile pieces in person.