Editor’s note: Today I am wearing a blouse from BCBG, pants from Ann Taylor, Hermes scarf, and shoes from Miu Miu.
Happy Wednesday! The day before the big Thanksgiving day!! This week is a great time to reflect on our blessings and to appreciate the family we are with. This is my 58th Thanksgiving....and the table has changed dramatically over the years. I have lost my father, all of my grandparents, my brother, my stepfather, his parents, my aunt Jan , and uncle Blair. But as time has gone by I now have my nieces and my twins...and their boyfriend/girlfriend that join us. Mother and I are the constant at the table and we are going strong. I thank God for every morning and count my blessings. I am thankful for :
My twins Riley & Harrison
My cousin Shelley who is like my sister
My best friend Beast
My animals ( I love bringing Lacie Rue to work!)
My nieces Lexi & Ingrid by my brother
My aunt, uncle, and my 3 cousins by them
My friends in my personal and professional life
My clients ( who become my friends)
My business of 16 years
My assistant Mackenzie
Being cancer free for almost a year. One down... 4 more to go!!!
I hope all of my readers have a wonderful and blessed day with their loved ones. We will be watching the Macy’s parade in the morning....having mimosa and Bloody Marys at 11:30....Then lunch at Rivercrest Country Club at 12:30. I eat shrimp and smoked salmon off of the beautiful buffet ...a fact that drives my best friend Beast crazy!! My day... my choice!!!!
Today’s article comes from the newest Architectural Digest. I will start covering articles that include Christmas next week... but today I wanted to cover this incredible home in Merida, Mexico . The home is a happy explosion of color which would put anyone in a great mood. Artist Jorge Pardo bought the property that was crumbling down and turned it into a stunning home and his studio. Enjoy this gorgeous home....have a marvelous Thanksgiving....count your blessings.....and I will be back on Monday!
This dining room is amazing!!! The draperies are made of Chinese-made lace that was bought locally and layered to create this almost rainbow effect. The contrast of the colored lace and the incredible turquoise doors...that almost look like a Mondrian painting....is outstanding. Note the legs on the dining tables that are pushed up to one another. So cool that the legs don’t match!
Artist Jorge Pardo in his tropical garden.
The pool brought right up to the edge of the house truly makes the outside come in. Can you imagine the view from inside???
To get to various sections of the house... you have to walk through the garden. These colorful stairs designed by Pardo lead to the bedrooms. How romantic!
The kitchen is complete with a commercial refrigerator and a HUGE range. There is a lot of cooking going on in this amazing room!!! Pardo designed the cabinets and the floor—-which was done on the computer and meant to be like an abstract painting. This artist truly lives his work!!! The pendants were also designed by him and hang in random groupings. This room feels like a party in itself!! Such a happy section of the kitchen to enjoy the fabulous sunlight!
The original stone cuts of the facade of the home suggest that it dates back to the 17th century. He was required to keep the 20 foot tall ceilings. He created these fantastic doors to soar to the height of the ceilings and show off the drama of it all.
This is one of the coolest aspects of the house to me. This wall is a rendering of a William de Kooning painting that he had digitized and blown up. Wow oh WOW!!! The seating is enough for 16 people to enjoy being together . What a fabulous party house!!!
The master bedroom has more of his laser cut lights and he created a similar rainbow effect on the draperies using different color ways of the same print sewn together. I think I would sleep with these draperies open so the sun would awaken me in the morning. SO FINE!!!!!!
I love this!
My dinner last night was bacon wrapped filets from Roy Pop and broccoli.