Welcome to Daffodil Cottage

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...

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The Grand Reveal!

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,...

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A Trip Down Whiskey Lane

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...

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Beauty and the Brunch

Beauty and the Brunch

Back in the 1950’s, my mother purchased these beautiful dishes for my Auntie Anne. Auntie Anne was a true mentor of mine … an artistic lady with...

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Traveling in Style

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...

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The Accidental Designer

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...

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Sip, Sip Hooray!

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...

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How Much is That Doggie?

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 –...

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The Classic Rich Lady Look

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 ......

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Enjoy the Little Things

Enjoy the Little Things

I am captivated by the great work of certain designers who skillfully transform tiny spaces into fully functional kitchens. They make the task...

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Trays for Days!

Trays for Days!

Those who know me well are surely familiar with my tray obsession. I never entertain without presenting a tray full of finger food. I use them to...

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Ready, Set, Shop!

Ready, Set, Shop!

You’ll see lots of these “cold shoulder” looks again this spring and summer. Do you like them? I think they’re great! They are flattering on women...

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Everlasting Love

Everlasting Love

  It's been about 10 years since I designed these cocktail rings; yet even after all these years, I'm quite sure they could still turn a few...

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The Incomparable Bill Blass

The Incomparable Bill Blass

Bill Blass: one of my all-time favorites! A superb designer that knew how to make women (including Barbie!) look ravishing. …And could that boy ever...

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