Welcome to Daffodil Cottage

I can't remember a time when I didn't dream about owning a lakefront cottage. That dream became reality last year when we purchased Daffodil Cottage in the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal, Canada. To put it mildly, it's been challenging. We bought the proverbial "DUMP-in-a-great-location". We have spent the better…

The Grand Reveal!

I would like to personally commend and celebrate those of you who have endured a full year of extreme home renovations. I have just been through it, and would especially like to thank my husband, Andy, who put up with many of my "renovation/decorating meltdowns" over the past 12 months.…

A Trip Down Whiskey Lane

Good friends don't let friends leave the house looking schlumpy! That's why I'm sharing a FANTASTIC insider fashion tip with you: Whiskey Lane women's clothing and accessories. I had the great pleasure of meeting the owner (and stylist extraordinaire) Sarah Wehr, @shopwhiskeylane, at a recent charity fundraising event. Sarah is…

Traveling in Style

Please enjoy these summer traveling tips from Jane Ravvin. Jane is a fashion journalist / stylist / expert; and I’m happy to say—a dear friend! We have been partners in (fashion) crime since our college days in the early ‘80s. For more about Jane, please visit her website: www.stylebyjane.com It's easy…

The Accidental Designer

I stumbled across the following feature story on OneKingsLane.com that I am excited to share with you. It reaffirms what I’ve always believed: GREAT things happen when you follow your dreams! For many years, Interior Designer Timothy Corrigan was just another DIY-er with a glue gun and a dream. While…

Sip, Sip Hooray!

On the next sunny day, head to your favorite patio and try something new! This "Pink Bikini" is a sweet and refreshing cocktail that could easily become your new summer go-to. If you prefer your drinks a little on the fancy side, you’re going to love this one. But fair warning: it…

How Much is That Doggie?

J. Crew is one of my favorite brands—a “danger zone” for me because I can barely stop myself from buying! I love to lounge around in boxers – especially with the kind of summery, hot weather we’ve been having this week in California. I ordered these “Sailor Dogs” boxers online.…

The Classic Rich Lady Look

I love GOLD -- and I'm so glad it's back! I created these two bold gold necklaces in 2012. You can never go wrong with a thick gold chain ... it always add glamour and luxury. The bottom necklace is called the "Valesca" -- the name came from a random list of…
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