Farrow and Ball’s 2013 colours & some media

If you are having any thoughts about repainting in 2014, be sure to take a gander at the gorgeous new colours from Farrow and Ball.  I’m posting all about them over at the TBB blog today.

Click on the picture below to read.

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Photo courtesy of Farrow and Ball

And for some other exciting news, I was one of the Ottawa area decorators/designers mentioned in an Ottawa Citizen Style article on how to deck your halls.

Click on the picture below to read it and see some of my pictures.

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BrazenWoman

My first post is live at BrazenWoman today. I’d love it if you’d drop over to read all about the first steps to a Room Makeover, just click on the logo below.  And while you’re there, be sure to check out all the great posts now on the site.

 

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Vacation time

This will be my last post for awhile as I’m off to the cottage for a couple of weeks, and there is limited internet there.  I’ve been trying to update all my past posts so please be patient while I slowly but surely get them up to snuff, so frankly a little tired of blogging right now and looking forward to the break.

We will still be posting over at The TBBs, Wine, Dine and Design, so be sure to check it out and follow us 6 gals along! We will certainly keep you entertained.

Have a great couple of weeks and enjoy the summer!

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Under the Pines concert, power outage and getting published!

Well, what a weekend.  We spent the entire weekend with no power or running water.   After a huge storm and reports of a twister or micro-burst (not too sure what it officially was or will be classified as) very near to our cottage on Friday afternoon, we still did not have our power back on when we left on Sunday night.  Many cottages and homes in the area were damaged by falling trees, so we were rather thankful that it was just a power outage we were dealing with.  Really hoping everything gets fixed up soon for all those still toughing it out there.

The weekend started out great with some good friends coming down to spend it with us.  They arrived just as the power went out and managed to tough it out with us for the entire weekend.  So happy we had our BBQ as we did all our meals on it, even boiled water for tea.

We had tickets to Coronation Hall’s Under the Pines Music Festival opening night and 100 Mile Dinner, catered by Cafe 349. And like troopers the show went on, albeit with a couple of generators.  Musicians and talented singers and a fabulous and delicious dinner, which was sourced within 100 miles.

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The venue, Coronation Hall was built as a dance hall in the 1930’s and named to celebrate King George VI’s coronation.  Coronation Hall has been the site of many dances, wedding receptions and was a central part of the community.  It was closed in the 1960’s when business was slow and then used for storage and forgotten.  In early 2003, Coronation Hall was bought by the Graham family who wanted to process apples into ciders.  By 2008 Cider Mills was opened and became the Pontiac’s first licensed winery, making Bristol Light Cider. Jams, jellies and baked goods are also made here and equally delicious! It now includes a tea room and gift shop and runs tours, tastings, orchard visits and high tea.  Be sure to stop by if you are in the area and pick up a tasty treat.

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The menu which as I mentioned was catered by Cafe 349.  The TBBs enjoyed dinner here in June.

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And look!  Lavender Ridge’s Brise was one of the wines on sale for the evening.

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What a magical evening (sorry for the blurry picture but this was the best one of the lot).  This is Under the Pines’ second year (after a very successful first year) and it runs all week, so if you are in the area be sure to see a concert or two.

Also some wonderful excitement for me as my Ottawa Citizen article was printed up in the Saturday paper.  Very thrilling for a small business owner to have such great media coverage!

Click on the photo to read the entire article.

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All in all, a really fabulous, exciting and interesting weekend!  Hope you had a great one as well!

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My Ottawa Citizen interview all about Cottage Decorating

So excited to share my interview with Lisa Evans for the Ottawa Citizen.   A few weeks ago, Lisa (great name, btw) asked me for some tips on cottage decorating and how to incorporate local art and nature into your cottage decor.  Today, this appeared in the Ottawa Citizen online.  I’ll let you know when it’s set to publish in the Citizen.

Click on the image below to read the article in it’s entirety.

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Thanks so much Lisa for making me sound so good!

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