Editor's Note: Today I am wearing dress from Joie and flats from Vince Camuto.
As I was late getting dressed this morning and accomplishing many phone calls and task in my robe I looked around my room and decided that I would write my blog on some of my favorite things. My home is my nest and is filled with things that make me happy and make my heart sing! My art work, my photos, and my collections are passions of my and remind me of different stages in my life. I have spend a lifetime collecting what I have and makes my home a wonderful place to rest at night and get dressed in the morning. Since I always tailor my jobs to my clients taste I thought it would be fun to show you what is my personal taste. Happy Tuesday everyone!
I adore Herend and Jay Strongwater--I also love Doree pieces and Limoges. The tiny piece of majolica on the bottom left was a gift from my dear friend Mary Louise. On this dresser are two of my favorite pictures of my Daddy!
More of my collection of Herend and Jay Strongwater along with my precious twins! The frame needle point in the background is from the 1800's.
I adore crystal of all kinds. Cut crystal catches the light so beautiful! My Herend mixed in with the crystal makes me happy!
I have family pictures every place there is a surface for pictures. I love being surrounded by my family and all the memories! I also collect Honey boxes--You can say that I have a box fetish!
The majolica in this China cabinet is from my great-grandmother. I love antique anything with history!
I have a thing about colored wine glasses! These pink ones are going to Palm Springs.
There are several things in this picture that are my favorites. I love grouping art and plates together on a wall and I adore silver tea surfaces!
I know that most homes have spotlights from the ceiling for art but I still like the lights that hang on the painting themselves.
They spotlight so beautifully!
I have a passion for antiques. This secretary has special meaning to me since it belong to my great-grandparents! On the secretary there is an opaline box, a pair of Opera glasses that belonged to my great-grandmother, and some antique pictures in leather frames! All treasures of mine.
I love it when I can find a series of art that I can find to go on a wall. These ladies adorn my dressing room and I love waking up to them everyday! The wallpaper from Lee Jofa makes my heart soar every morning!
I have an orchid obsession! Here my orchids are mixed with some of my favorite pictures and my beloved Rodin statue.
This custom "attitude lamp" has always been one of my favorites! I love his little buckets--they actually come off!
This is a strange fetish of mine I love a tiny chair in a bathroom. It gives a certain attitude! The book on the chair was giving to me by my daughter Riley for my birthday. I have a major shoe fetish. I will not divulge how many shoes I own!
My dressing table with some of my favorite jewelry that I wear everyday. I love tiny containers to put my jewelry in!
And of course my four-legged friends are some of my big time favorites!! Here is my cat Poppy Genua!
My precious dog Lacie Rue! Riley wanted to name her Rue Cambon after the first Chanel store in Paris. My son Harrison put a nix on that so we comprised and got the Rue in her name!
Friends are the fabric of life! Here I am with my dear friend Mary Louise.
Two of my dear friends Elizabeth who I call "Beast"--who I have been friends with since we were 12 and Janet who has been my client for over 20 years!
Of course my twins are one of my most favorite things! Here I am with Riley in New York.
My mommy--my all time best friend!
With Elizabeth and Riley on Elizabeth's terrace. New York is one of my favorite cities!
The other twin Harrison with his girlfriend Hannah taken on the balcony of River Crest. River Crest Country Club has also been one of my favorite things in my entire life.
Paris is one of my favorite cities!
I love Audrey Hepburn anything! What a classy lady!
Steel Magnolia Tip #47: When your world seems to be crumbling count your blessing and realize how bless you are. Turn your problem into an opportunity!
Found these two quotes this morning when I couldn't sleep at 2:30 this morning and I thought they were great!
Dinner last night was Cod fixed with lemon butter, Brussels sprouts, and my favorite Asparagus soup! Yummy!
Love this Gino Vannelli song that I got to hear in person at Tulane. Music is also one of my favorite things. I have it on no matter where I am during the day and night!