Friday, January 15, 2021

Eclectic Mix

Melissa Morgan

 In this entry, a large collection of Goya etchings mix with a dramatic pair of antique blue and white ginger jars. Lots of texture with the exposed brick wall and tile floors. If you hang a collection of art with minimal space in between, visually it becomes one large pice of art.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Blue and White Bedroom

Trellis Home Design

 This is a pretty blue and white master suite with Thibaut Bamboo Lattice wallpaper at the entrance, a fabulous brass palm lamp, and a Chinese lantern ceiling fixture. It looks like a soft blue grasscloth on the bedroom walls. It's hard to beat the soothing and calming effect of a blue and white bedroom.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Blue and White

Alessandra Branca

A lovely blue and white room by Alessandra Branca with a modern Ming coffee table, a blue and white Chinese garden stool, wicker, blue velvet, and a wonderful large framed photograph by Italian photographer Massimo Listri. I really like the button tufted back on the wicker settee. I also love that tray.

Alessandra almost always uses lampshades in colors, most often her signature red. Here in blue. It always strikes me as more suited to a child's room - I am more of a purist with white or ivory personally, unless it is wicker or raffia or the like. Just a personal preference. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Upscale Cocktails Made Easy


 I ordered the Bartesian over the weekend and am awaiting shipment. In the event you have not heard of it, it has been called the "Keurig for cocktails." You fill the 5 glass vessels with your own spirits, insert a pod, and in twenty seconds you have the cocktail of your choice. No artificial flavorings, no corn syrup. Great reviews. The screen even tells you the type of glass to use.

With the pandemic, the Bartesian got hotter than hot over the summer and there was a two month waitlist for it.

I love cocktails, but having to keep all the ingredients on hand and the time required and cleanup, not so much. I am beyond excited about this and am choosing all my pods. Fortunately, they have a great selection including all my faves. And they have seasonal pods for Halloween, Christmas, etc. 

I just decided on my pods to start and ordered Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Sazerac, JalapeƱo Lime Shrub, Spicy Margarita, and Boulevardier.

Any other Bartesians out there? I'd love to hear your favorites. And I just got notice it has shipped!