Friday, 30 September 2011

Princess Watch

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at the Royal Marsden Hospital today to open a new specialist children’s cancer treatment ward.



Feeling Festive


I am an absolute sucker for a christmas album so you can imagine my delight when I found out She & Him have one coming out at the end of October!
For the last few yeasrs Chris Isaak has ruled the Christmas airwaves but I feel a coup coming on.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Peeping In - Midwood

This historic home from 1888 sits on the Hudson River in New York.  It's owner has 12 grandchildren and this home is a haven for the large family. 

Ths property covers 87 acres of Columbia County






 There is special arts-and-crafts center for the grandchildren on the second floor. An adjoining playroom features a tiny stage - how I wish we could see it.  Imagine having a home large enough to have a craft room!

 On the second-floor landing, a floor-to-ceiling bulletin board serves as a changing autobiography of the house. It is overflowing with family art, photos, outlines of original plays, and notes from almost everyone in the clan.

 This is the stunning enterance to the property.


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Princess Watch - Topshopping


It's always nice to see evidence that Kate is as nice as she looks.  This is completely irrelevent but fun all the same...
On Monday evening, Kate was spotted at her local Topshop store, making some quick purchases just before the store closed. Thrown over her arm as she waited patiently in line was a smart polka-dot skirt in teal, a cobalt-blue boucle jacket with velvet trim and a delicate pair of gold-effect leaf earrings that cost just $10 and change.  Kate browsed the store for a half-hour before joining the line to pay for her $170 worth of items.
“She was low-key and casual – she seemed so normal,” the Topshop staffer who served her said.  “She was really chilled out despite some customers in the queue behind her saying, ‘Oh my God it’s her’ and pointing – she didn’t seem fazed by it all and she was really sweet.”
Despite the commotion, no one approached Kate, who gave the store no prior warning that she would be coming in.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Issue 4

 There's nothing better than getting the mail and finding something that isn't a bill - especially when it's my Caravan magazine!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Love Me Some Grammar Humour

Princess Watch - Kate in Collette Dinnigan

It's been a while between Kate sightings but yesterday she stepped out at the wedding of good friends Thomas Sutton and Harriet Colthurst. 
William arrived early to fulfil his duties as an usher and later (in time for the ceremony), Kate was accompanied by her friend Louise Aubrey-Fletcher.

what are your thoughts on the Collette Dinnigan number?

Caravan Love

They may not exactly be my style but they are still fabulous.




I'm missing Lorelai and can't wait to get her back. We visited her at the house yesterday and so far she is surviving the build well.

Summer Hair





Saturday, 24 September 2011

Peeping In - Meg Again


A while ago I posted some pics of Meg Ryan's beautiful Martha's Vineyard home and yesterday I found more images that I hadn't seen before.  I wish she'd confined all her renovating to her house - rather than her face!







Friday, 23 September 2011

Concrete Rocks

Images from Dutch interior magazine 101 woonidee├źnThis home is a former brewery in the Gotland countryside and the bathroom in particular is making me salivate...



Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Peeping In.... Kerri Russell

I adore everything about Kerri Russell.  She is an actress that I love to watch, an unassuming celebrity that flys under the radar.  She fell in love and married Shane Dreary, a builder, and they now have a son, and more importantly for this blog - a Brooklyn Brownstone that dates back to the 1860's.  I am thrilled that along with the most glorious hair ever to grace the screen, she has superb taste in interiors.  Together with Shane she has transformed her home and it is gorgeous.






By a Whisker

Our architect has been playing around with our stairwell and got the new drawings to us yesterday - just in time too as the foundations have been started today and apparently when you move a wall a bit it affects the placing of the base - go figure.
Hate to think what kind of drama could have ensued had they already started.