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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
A quiet afternoon her-on the ranch. Monday-pun day. Well I wrote this on Monday but here it is Wednesday, which does not rhyme. And I better quit while I’m behind… Has the pandemic anyone else a bit loopy… . . #rancholazaca #heron #terriblepuns
In design, and life, it is often the history surrounding a piece that intrigue me most. Whether an antique with provenance, a family heirloom or a memento from a trip past. So when @verandamag did a deep dive into the storied journey of blue and white ceramics I was intrigued. I am sure you, like me, have a few of these dotted around the house. Curious how the design traveled from southern China? Discover in my stories! Photography by @maxb.photo for @archdigest of @johnrosselli antiques in NYC.
This morning’s outing, across Meadowvale Road, toward the airport (hence the distant windsock) Santa Ynez. 9×12, oil on canvas. Started outdoors and finished in studio, as is is hotter than the hinges of hell here today…96 at this moment time for a dip. Y’all stay cool. And safe and well. . . . #pleinairpainting #pleinair #santaynezvalley #santaynez #francesschultzpaintings #francesschultzart #francesschultz
The thing I love about a bloody mary (and there are a lot of things) is you can stack an entire brunch on top of the boozy treat. And anything that allows for bacon and a beautiful presentation is all right in my book. This recipe by @halfbakedharvest is one of my favorites because of the unexpected addition of pineapple juice. Care to sip along with me? Find the recipe in my stories, cheers!