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January 2016

Interiors

What’s Your Style? :: Traditional

  Traditional style decor is classic, a throwback to old and making it like new again. Having grown up in the South, I have memories of each of my grandmothers’ homes with traditional styled parlor-like or sitting rooms for company. Some of these sitting rooms were your typical living room space while others doubled as a living room and quasi-dining room area. My mind immediately goes to memories of fringed curtains with tassel tiebacks. Pillows on sofas were also fringed with…

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Creative's Spotlight The Business of Being Creative

Elsie de Wolfe

  “I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life” Elsie de Wolfe (born Ella Anderson de Wolfe, married name Lady Mendl, December 20, 1865 – July 12, 1950), was an American actress, hostess, tastemaker, and a pioneer in interior design.  De Wolfe was reared and educated in New York City and Scotland, where at an early age she was introduced to London society, even being presented at Queen Victoria’s court.  When she eventually eturned…

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Dana's Musings

Happy 2016!

Wishing you and yours a Happy 2016! January 1st marks a new year for many across the world. It’s the beginning of a new month and a new calendar year. Around this time many find themselves making new resolutions and promises to themselves about goals that they hope to achieve in the upcoming year. Goals can range from losing weight, starting a new relationship (or leaving one), finding a new job, moving to a new city, or traveling to new…

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Art + Culture

Hotline Bling

In October of 2015, Canadian rapper, Drake released a video for his “Hotline Bling” single. The single was released back in the summer and it was in heavy rotation on my playlist right along with a lot of the world. The fall video release brought a resurgence of the song and it had many of the pop culture news outlets talking about Drake’s “dad moves” and turtleneck sweater featured in the video. Even Saturday Night Live did a parody of…

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Creative's Spotlight The Business of Being Creative

Frank Lloyd Wright

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Feature Image Source: Wikipedia.org The first installment of the “Creative’s Spotlight” features the person who introduced me to the beauty of architecture and design, Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright. As a young co-ed, my college roommate and I religiously…

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