Thursday, April 29, 2010


As you know I love a tunic. What could be better for summer than this preppy white eyelet tunic....

I also love this straw clutch

And my favorite item - this belted sheath dress.

To view more of the latest looks from Talbots, check out Red Chair Confessions.

My Drawing Room

Here are a few photos of the drawing room of my Georgia home. As you can see it is much more formal than my country abode in Alabama.

The walls are a pale green, the drapery is pale gold, the sofas are red and the rug includes all of these colors. (A grown-up pink and green color scheme!)

I adore the built-ins and the coffered ceiling.

Most of the furniture is from Ethan Allan, I think that their seating is just so comfortable and I love that I can customize the fabrics.

As you can see I am obsessed with mercury/antiqued glass and moss balls. (Thanks to my spring swop partner who added to my moss collection).

The family room opens onto my breakfast room and kitchen - the perfect layout for a family.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


My name is Milly...

... I am a 3 month old Cavapoo...

... I weigh 8 pounds and don't shed...

... I love to eat...

... anything...

... I am (mostly) potty trained...

... I am very quiet and snuggly....

... I love to chase balls...

... Mmmmm...I love to chew on rawhide sticks...

... I love to lick, and I follow my Mummy around like a lost puppy...

... I love to chase leaves...

... I am afraid of the vacuum cleaner...

... I can go up the stairs...

... but ...

... I can't go down...

... And ... that's how I got here!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

We are big fans of the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club hotel. We have visited 3 years in a row.

We love it because ...

it is on the beach

the resort is GORGEOUS

it is a great place to hunt for sharks teeth

lots of Lilly Pulitzer in the shops


golf, tennis, swimming pool - this resort has it all

it is on the beach!!!!

I love to take a book and curl up on one of the sofas in the gorgeous club room.

The Ponte Vedra is a WASP's paradise!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lilly Pulitzer Gianna Caftan

One piece of clothing that Lilly Pulitzer is known for is the long, loose caftan.

It is the perfect coverup over a swimsuit. Still sexy, with long slits up the side, not too loose so that your figure isn't swallowed up but with the kind of coverage that modest girls like myself appreciate. I'll leave the teeny bikinis and barely there coverups to my teenage daughter and her friends thank you very much.

I picked this little number up when I was in Florida recently.

It is the Gianna Caftan by Lilly Pulitzer.

I had considered buying a long cover up for years but never did. I have to tell you, I love this, and will definitely buy more. I feel so Elizabeth Taylorish in the 70's lounging about in my caftan - and it goes so well with my glam new pink and green sandals!

Friday, April 23, 2010

BCBG Granger Sandals

Hi Blog friends.

I haven't had much to share lately. Just been too busy playing with Milly to shop.

But...I did buy two pairs of these sandals. They are so comfortable, and tres stylish.

I have them in white...
and I loved them so much that I also bought them in pink/green

I got mine at Macy's but I have found them online at both Zappos and Nordstrom.

Due to the Volcano (I never thought I would blog that line!!!!) my trip to London was cancelled, so instead we went to Florida, and I wore both pairs of sandals a lot.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Boots No7

Have you discovered the Boots range at Target yet?

It is an English skin-care and make-up brand, and I love it so much that even though I moved to the US in 1994 I still use it. I used to stock up when I went home, or have friends and family bring me products, but now I can get it at Target - yeah!

Some of my favorites are...

Boots Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask 

Product Image Boots Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask

Product Image Boots No7 Intensive Moisture Face Mask

Product Image Boots No7 Glycolic Peel Kit
The prices are very low, and the products are very gentle - I find most skin-care products too harsh for my skin, but I love these.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bermuda Styles

My husband lives in these microfiber shorts in the summer.
They are fast drying, which is perfect for a summer spent on the water.

Blue DoradoBlue PalmettosNavy LobstersStone LobstersSea Green SharksRed Crab

but he prefers the plain ones
Colony Blue
Stone SolidSeafoam Shorts
Khaki Shorts

They also have skirts and shorts for women.

Lime Green MarlinPalmetto BlueBlue Palmetto - TTSeahorse - TT

Bermuda Styles are perfect for the beach, boating, swimming and then for cocktails and dinner.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Patio Furniture

I have Classico wrought iron furniture at both of my homes.

Not only is it one of the most stylish collections of wrought iron furniture on the market but all the chairs that I own rock, which makes them unbelievably comfortable.

These are photos from the OW Lee website

I actually have the Spring base chairs because we like to linger over our meals and these are more comfortable.

The range includes a fabulous double chaise but we have single ones - everywhere! It's the perfect place to read.

The bronze pieces that we have at our Georgia home are over 10 years old and still look as good as new, which is why when it came time to order furniture for the porches and terraces of our Alabama home we purchased the same thing, although this time we went for a more traditional black finish.

There is a very extensive fabric range so you will be sure to find something to fit your taste.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Barley Twist

I love barley twist lamp bases - they are just so English!

Try this one from Gracious Home
English Barley Twist Lamp
Or....this one from Lamps Plus

Raschella Barley Twist Buffet Table Lamp

Or.... this one from Lamp Works

The Barley Twist lamp - It's a classic.