Saturday, June 25, 2011

New at VU Design Studio

Happy Weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

William Ernest Henley

Here is the ghost of a summer 
that lived for us, 
Here is a promise of 
summer to be. 

Happy First Day of Summer!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Million Dollar Decorators

Do I seriously swing my hair like that at the end of the clip....
I need a makeover!!! Ouch!!!
Click on the link below and check it out.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day

  "Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad."
-- Anne Geddes 

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Have you heard about Pinterest???
It's a virtual pinboard and  
I love it and so will you.
Very inspiring.
Check it out here

Happy Friday!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

9 Things about VU

I love drinking coffee...anytime and anywhere.

Jewelry, Beads and Stuff
I really love making jewelry, shopping for beads and
thinking of new things to make. 

I love to bake and secretly I know I should have gone
to pastry school.

The Beach
I love the beach and being near the water.

I am a magazine junkie!!!

Perfume, Makeup and Girl Stuff
I am a perfume and make up junkie and I have way too many body lotions, creams, lipsticks
and potions for my own good...but I love each and every bottle
and yes....I use everything!!! Thank goodness I have two bathrooms....
 each spilling over with goodies.

The Kitchen
My kitchen is my favorite room to spend time.

I just discovered fennel and love it thinly shaved on pizza or
in a salad.

I am a horrible speller. Thanks goodness for spell check.

Happy Monday!!!

Do what you love!!

A friend posted this on Facebook and I thought I would share it.
Not sure where she got it but I love every word.
Very inspiring. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Marcel Proust

"Let us be grateful 
to the people
 who make us happy;
they are the charming
who make our
 souls blossom." 

Happy Weekend!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011


"Who is staring at
the sea
is already
a little"
Paul Carvel

P is for Peonies

Oh how I love peonies....

Happy Tuesday!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes,
 and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. 
 A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief
 that all's right with the world.  

Wishing you a wonderful Summer Weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A French Picnic for Early Summer

There is nothing more fun than a picnic on the beach. I found this great article
at on how the no one understands the concept of a picnic better than the French. I don't particularly agree but the article inspired me and got me thinking about how much I 
wanted to have a picnic at the beach. After all.... it's on my
 Summer to do list. 

A French Picnic for Early Summer 

Perhaps no one understands the concept of le pique-nique better than the French. It can be as simple or elaborate as you like — a crunchy baguette, good cheese, good friends, and a bottle of wine is all you need to watch the afternoon shadows elongate over the banks of the Seine in the summer. But no matter where you are this June, you can capture a bit of Parisian joie de vivre in a basket with our favorite traditional French picnic dishes. Perfect for sharing among four, this seasonal menu can be cooked a day or two in advance, chilled, and easily transported to the nearest or most far-flung patch of early summer grass. Spread out a colorful blanket, pour enough chilled rosé for everyone, and pass the paté!


A loaf of fresh French bread
Duck paté
Cornichon pickles
Dijon mustard, such as Maille
A selection of French cheeses
Aioli with young vegetables
Punitions (French shortbread cookies)
Fresh strawberries