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Instagram 7 Aug 2020

Can you believe His Grace, aka Francis of Assisi (ahem omitting the “Saint” but only because would ruin his rakish reputation) took this amazing photo?! What you cannot see is his shoe and Perrier bottle, which did not make the cut, but that’s how close he was. Been luring him in for days he says. My pocket guide to spirit animals says when hummingbird appears “You need to be very flexible with the twists and turns your life will take in the next days. Put more emotional sweetness in your life—you need it. You’re going through some very heart opening kinds of experiences, and you’ll naturally draw more love into your life.. Openly express the love you have and feel for those important in your life…” Thank you for those words @drstevenfarmer and thank you for the photo @tomdittmer

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Instagram 5 Aug 2020

Reposted from @flowermagazine and I loved this #tulipiere from @juliskaofficial so much that I splurged on one for us last summer and am growing cone flowers to put in it this summer. It hasn’t all quite yet come together, but I’m happy for this inspiration in the meantime. photo @davidhillegasphoto interior design @heatherchadduck

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Instagram 3 Aug 2020

Corny but could not resist the moonrise during dinner last night. . . . #rancholazaca #moonrise #fullmoon (almost!) #losolivos #santaynezvalley #instagood #nocturne #sanrafaelmountains

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Instagram 3 Aug 2020

The dahlias are coming! We seem now to have a cast of thousands of Cafe au Laits, among my favorites though we have branched out. The containers here are a pair of hinged metal “cages” that hold test tubes of various sizes and the whole contraption can be arraign a circle or a serpentine or whatever, but the point is they arrange themselves and you don’t have to think about it. I like that. ️ . . #dahlias #cafeaulaitdahlias #ranchlazaca #homesweethome #summerflowers #sundayvibes

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Instagram 1 Aug 2020

I did not want to be left behind the posting of glamorous selfies, of which One has scads, but this may be my favorite. The warthog keeps me grounded and humble, reminds me not to get too caught up in appearances, because what’s more empowering for a woman than that? (Well I can think of a few things but roll with me here) I challenge us all to empower ourselves and support empowering others. Two organizations dear to my heart are @empowersafrica that supports not only wildlife conservation but income generating activities, education and healthcare for women and girls; and @ibumovement supporting women artisans around the world and conveying beautiful handcrafted clothes, jewelry and accessories. I challenge you to take a minute now to donate to or advocate now for a cause or close to your heart, and I salute and love you for it. And let us know if you do! And thank you! Photography @laurenpretorius #blackandwhitechallenge #blackandwhiteselfie #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen

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Instagram 27 Jul 2020

Love this #carolinablue butler’s pantry in Nashville designed by @beckyboyle and gracing the pages of @southernliving. Those wonderful walls decoupaged in botanical prints have me reaching for the Mod Podge (YES it is still a thing). See the rest of this lovely traditional-for-today in the link in my bio. P.S. The actual trim and cabinet color is called Spinach White by @sherwinwilliams. Go figure.

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Instagram 27 Jul 2020

Making brown furniture modern: @gilschafer could write the book. Wait… he did… tap my link in bio to see. There is an airy spareness to this room that renders it calming and un-clutttered, but the warmth and patina of the antique tester bed, side tables, desk, and chest give the room coziness, soul, and story. Plus, the color is so ahhh. I’d love to wake up here, wouldn’t you? See the June/July issue of @housebeautiful magazine for the entire house, which is all about a new house with an old soul. Photo @ericpiasecki

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Instagram 25 Jul 2020

This gorgeous shot of Lady Liberty sent me by a friend coming up the East River this morning. And even though I call New York my second home, catching sight of her thrills me every time. I might just take time tonight to paint her ️ A stirring sight and enduring symbol, she stands for freedom, above politics, and may we all aspire to uphold her. . . . #statueofliberty #ladyliberty #eastriver #iwanttopaintit #manhattan

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Instagram 24 Jul 2020

Don’t know what I love more, her or the hydrangeas, or the fact that the watering can is bigger around than her waist, and I’m guessing she is carrying it full of water to keep the wind from blowing her away. As I sit here eating french fries. I just love the whole thing. And the french fries. Image via @marieclaireau Photography by Corrie Bond

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Instagram 23 Jul 2020

I do love a greenhouse that has multiple personalities, and i stumbled onto this lovely creation by Christian Liagre on Heather Clawson’s habitually lovely site @HabituallyChic. You know Heather surely, but if not you are in for a constant stream of treats. Christian Liaigre’s work speaks for itself as well. Tour this charming Toronto greenhouse-poolhouse-folly in my stories…⁠ ⁠ Design @liaigre_official

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Instagram 19 Jul 2020

A lovely,safe dinner with inner circle friends. So good to gather, and such a privilege. Don’t we know it. . #dinneralfresco #grateful #thankyou #afewfriendsfordinner

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Instagram 16 Jul 2020

If ever there were a time for creative wellness, it is now. You with us?! Discover the beauty and power of your own creative voice, and join us for this first-time-ever, very small, safely distanced iPad painting workshop at Rancho La Zaca. We invite you to join us for a very small, safely distanced, iPad painting workshop at Rancho La Zaca this August 20 to 22. Explore your creativity, spark joy, and learn an invaluable lifelong creative skill. Hosted by me and taught by LA-based professional artist and adorable person @anneward.art, this 2-day artistic sojourn will feed your spirit, nurture your soul, and make your heart sing. Stop by my the link in my bio for more information or DM me with your email! by @anneward.art