Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms

Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms

Let’s take a peek at some stunning rooms, shall we? After a few weeks of feasting on tasty food that went straight to my hips and pondering food for thought, I thought I’d induldge in another of my loves, a feast for the eyes! Yeah, there’s a theme here. My friend over at featured a virtual Dream Home to kick off the new year and define her taste at this point in time. It was very fun and she has great taste, go ! I might try to put together my dream house next week when my brain returns from vacation.

Meanwhile, I am going to get myself back into my design phase of blogging (oh, yeah, that!) by gawking at some lovely & jaw dropping rooms. Just for a fun escape from all of my holiday boxes now strewn all over the house (and to keep the feasting going)! Enjoy some beauty, just don’t drool on the keyboard. That is so messy.

Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms
Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms
Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms
Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms
Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms
Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms
Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms
Sweet Escape: Stunning Rooms
Speaking of Dream Homes, did you know you enter can win one? Yep, it would be quite a dreamy place to live! Go to for details! Contest is on now so don’t miss out! This is really generous of me to share this because I am limiting my own chances of winning.
All of these photos are from
Designers Alexa Hamilton (green room, plaid dining room, golden living room & entry), Mario Buatta (pink bedroom), Victoria Hagan (top kitchen), Countess Angelika Bolza (bottom bedroom), top image dining room of the Palazzo Pucci, Italy, Mariette Himes Gomez (bottom kitchen).

The Best Things

The Best Things

“Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.”–Voltaire’s Dictionnaire Philosophique (1764)

Literally translated as “The best is the enemy of good.”

I have read many interpretations of what this saying means. Many of which make sense (not striving for unattainable perfection or being content with what is good in our life–great thoughts). The way I interpret it is a bit different, but it is food for thought as I am contemplating my new year.

So often in life we are doing good things. Wonderful things! Fun things. Important things. But in being distracted by the good, we miss out on what are really the BEST things. The enemy of what is best for us in our life or schedule is often something really good. That is what makes juggling our life and day so difficult. We know what is really bad for us, those things are usually pretty obvious, but can we discern between the good and the best? Do I need to say no to some of the good stuff in order to have time for the best?

Edited to add: I am thinking, for one example, BEST would be to spend time with my husband in the evening. There are lots of GOOD things I do all day that often make me too tired, distracted or busy in the evening to spend time with him. This is where I think I could grow in the year 2008. Not filling up my days with so many GOOD things (friends, work that I love, cleaning, volunteering, creating, blogging) that I miss out on the BEST things. Not perfection, but things I treasure the most. There are good things in life and best things in life. The best ones for me are often neglected in a sea of good things.

Just thinking.

The Best Things

Images via Architectural Digest from the book:

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