Tag Archives: charming

Masseria Torre Coccaro:Savelletri Di Fasana

Posted in Hotel, Signage, Travel |

No I did not use the men's room this morning, but thought the sign was cute and that you might be tired of the triangular female version. Hate to leave this charming resort with its profusion of flowers and Aveda spa.

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The Pearl Laguna:Laguna Beach,CA

Posted in Decor, Out & About |

Rarely has a room of shell items been as charming as this. More pictures to follow as I am at the spa for the week. Hard work but everyone is so nice- even the 10 other guests.

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Pain Quotidien: Manhattan

I have eaten here many times, but never used the restroom until today.Really find these illustrative signs charming.

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William Hand Double Cabin Express Cruiser: CT River

Posted in My Life, Out & About |

It is hard to see how adorable this little head is. A long time since I spent an evening on the river and never on such a charming boat. Funnily enough I had kayaked by her a few days beforehand, not realizing who owned her, and was full of admiration. As relaxing as the ride up to Seldon Creek was, the ride back with an almost full moon playing hide and seek with the layers of scudding clouds was a real treat.

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Oyster Club: Mystic, CT

Posted in Commercial Space |

I love places that have WCs so no one has to wait in line unnecessarily. That's a seashell on the wodden sign and you can see a glimpse of the sea blue inside the restroom, oicking up the theme of this seaport town. This totally charming new addition to the Mystic restaurant scene boasts a chef fromChester's  River Tavern and a maitre d from Hartford's Firebox. They are a winning combination. Well worth a half hour drive to eat or simply to have a drink in the cozy bar or, when the warm weather holds, on the outdoor terrace.

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La Gamin: Brooklyn, NY

Here's a restroom sign I haven't seen before. Fits the character of this charming and popular eatery. I have twice had brunch in the back open courtyard and it is a treat both for the setting, with lots of plantings along the edges, as well as the food which is fresh and well proportioned. This morning we, my two sons and their brides, had a brand new waitress, so the service waas a bit confused, but with the sun and warm air pouring over us, who cared.

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Prune: Manhattan

Posted in Commercial Space |

On the other side of this charming door is the restaurant... no hall, no divider..straight into the tables of which there are only about 8. A bit disconcerting to be so close. My friend had raved about the place. It was good, but not worth the trek.

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Private Home: Chester, CT

Posted in Decor, My Life |

Another tardy entry, but my friend will be disappointed if I don't include it. She went to all kinds of trouble to clean up her bathroom for me to photograph and I must say on a chilly January night, this was a warm(the heat was up to 75 at least) and inviting place to pull down your pants. We have been getting together every Sunday to watch Dowton Abbey and it has been great fun having company for the series.(No, the ranunculus are not real, but who cares.)

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Private Home: Lyme, CT

Posted in Decor, My Life |

Simply elegant.  And the informal dinner for three in front of the fire was just delicious and what winter is all about.

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Talcott House: Westbrook, CT

Posted in My Life, Out & About, Signage |

A friend of mine runs this quirky and charming B&B.  You can get a sense of her aesthetic from this dainty sign perched next to the toilet in the powder room. It was my first walk on the beach in Westbrook. It was low tide when these amazing sand flats, which feel spongy underfoot, appear along the shore.  It was fantastic.  Our dogs got along great.  Had to take mine into the shower when I got home as he was full of salt water and sand.  Worth the trouble.

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