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Our Home Featured in French Country Style ! AGAIN!!! 3 years in a row!

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Yikes!  What an exciting week! Fifi O’Neill , the founder and editor in chief of this magazine/book,(and many others!  “google” her!)  saw our house and my friend Renee’s house
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Monterey Colonial garden update! Big difference!!!

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Hi there!  I have had a lot of requests for more updates on the Monterey Colonial our daughter purchased a few years ago here in Montecito! The previous posts
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Slipcovers!! One of my most favorite things!!

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Since Monday was the first day of Spring;  out came the slipcovers!!! I posted this a few years ago;  and many people asked me to post it again! What
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By request! A reprise of my favorite surprise!

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One of my readers wrote me today that she was thinking of how “dashing” my father was in my little film we found of my parent’s wedding in 1934!
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Marcel Vertes

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Some people have requested that I republish a few of my blog posts! I decided to start with this one!! I hope you enjoy! In 1961, my very talented
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A blogpost from Brooke at Velvet and Linen about me!

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This was a post a few years ago by Brooke Giannetti at Velvet and linen! an evening with penelope bianchi and lars bolander… Having never attended school for interior
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A lifelong collection of a "Happy Bird"!!!

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I was minding my own business, (yes working!)  looking for furniture for clients in my favorite antique store in our area;  and this bird;  this happy little bird caught
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Garden update on the Monterey Colonial in Montecito!

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The gardens have  been worked on extensively for the past few  months! Huge improvements!!! Not too much has changed in the front; Things are starting to bloom! The real
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My friend Ellie in Paris is having a sale in Los Angeles!

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Don’t forget to click on the title of the post!!! Ellie is my friend who lives in Paris! She used to live in Santa Barbara;  and she had the
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My definition of “luxury”!

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luxury   noun (pl) -ries  1. indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living 2. (sometimes pl) something that is considered an indulgence rather than a necessity 3. something pleasant and satisfying: the luxury of independence This definition works for me! Now;  I will tell you what this means to me!  And I suspect it will
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