Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Life, Lately

Has it really been that long since my last post? I guess the subject line probably should read "work, lately" instead. Yes, work has been's been one business trip after another and back to back meetings and conferences to run to. Anyhow, I am hoping I get to stay in town more in the next couple of weeks. 

I have been using Chanel Coco Eau De Parfum since my early twenties. A few years ago I also picked up Mademoiselle. A 3.4oz bottle last forever, so it's been years since I needed to buy a new Coco EDP. Little did I know that a couple of years ago Chanel changed the Coco packaging from the classic glass bottle to an edgier and bolder tall square bottle with a giant black cap. I don't like it. I searched everywhere but couldn't find the Coco EDP in the classic glass bottle. A few days ago when I came home from a business trip, Anthony surprised me with this - he finally found it at a local perfume store which luckily for me still carried some old stock. 

Some things are meant to be together, like Chanel perfume and pearls - aren't they beautiful photographed together? 

This past weekend I went to a thrift store close to the body shop where I had my car serviced. I saw four of these beauties and immediately searched them online to see if they were worth picking up. 

These peachy pink cocktail/wine glasses were made by Luminarc in France. I can't say I've ever seen an identical set anywhere else, not with such thick and substantial stems. 

They are new additions to my bar cart, just in time for the upcoming holiday entertaining. 

I also rearranged the hallway bombe chest a bit by adding a white porcelain vase (from HomeSense) over the Elements of Style book. 

I think this is just about as much red colour as I can handle in my house. 

Now let's take it outside. You know in my decor world, one thing always leads to another. The wall lights above our new carriage house style garage doors all of sudden seemed so insignificant. The bronze finish also doesn't go with the wrought iron hardware. 

So I've been in search of a much bigger carriage house style wall lantern to replace the old ones, and finally narrowed down to this option, see the mockup picture below - it almost doubles in height. I also like the three-light lantern from Woodside Hills collection by Murray Feiss. What do you think?

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