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Riverdog Yoga: Old Saybrook, CT

Sunday morning yoga was supposed to start at 8:30, but it was a little late today due to the post New Year catch up chatter. The decor seems to have an appropriate zen quality. I enjoy a variety of classes here and am especially fond of the occassional visits from the owner's 3 year old Korean daughter who knows me by name and loves to make stacks of the blocks from which she will not spare one for my use. I know she will outgrow this, but I hope not for another year.

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Private Home: North Salem, NY

Posted in Decor, My Life |

Went to my brother's country house to see my Austin,TX based neice and her family at a post-Thanksgiving brunch.Some bagels, smoked salmon and egg salad is alway welcome after a turkey feast! (There were healthy fruit and quinoi salad options.) I had forgotten how charming the house is and I especially like this ox halter cum mirror and the Saturday Evening Post cover framed on the opposite wall. A beautiful day and a hectic visit, but I got to read and do needlepoint in the car as I had help with the driving and it was a gorgeous, sunny day.

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Private Home: Lyme, CT

Posted in Decor, My Life, Out & About |

I was not at this home gathering decorating tips, though this is a cute sink arrangement and the owner is a decorator. I was there as a newly invited participant in a decade old group of drama lovers who gather every other month in someone's home to read through a play. The homeowner picks the play and assigns the roles, one of the "audience" members brings the dinner. Wondered how I finally managed an invite. When notice was made of the passing of a long time member and how he will be missed, I understood. Skull and Bones (Yale's secret society) has nothing on this group.

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Private Home: Branford, CT

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I think this wall paper is pretty sweet, but I am mostly amazed at the titles of the reading material. Most powder rooms that even offer such things veer towards catatlogs or magazines or small curiosity books. Not this one.If you can't see the titles, let me help you out: PEN America and Kenyon Review (literary magazines) Womens Letters Vanity Fair's Prominent Profiles I see some editing in my future.

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Il Riccio: New York, NY

Isn't this a cute idea for a small bathroom?Plus they had lovely porcelain tile signs about employees washing their hands and not flushing things down the toilet.Took an artist friend here for his birthday lunch.Delicious but pricey.You can check out his work at www.timalovejoy.com.

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Courthouse Center for the Arts: South Kingstown, RI

My friend Richard recently became the director of this little gem of an arts center and for his first big event he staged an elaborate reading of Pippin.I couldn't make the dressy fundraiser on Saturday night due to the October snow storm, but wnet for the closing Sunday matinee.It was as magical as all the vases of roses which seemed to adorn any available surface, including the sink in the restroom.

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Essence Salon: Old Saybrook, CT

My friend Frank has the best taste.  How lovely and zen is this bathroom. I visit it before and after every facial.One day I will use the shower.For now I just enjoy the fun rubber slippers and cosy terry robe and the hour of bliss on the padded bed, lights dim, music soft and Patty working her potions into my skin.I come out all sparkling like Cinderella's coach.Too bad I am back to being a wrinkly pumpkin the next day.

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Merrion Hotel: Dublin, Ireland

This was home for 3 nights in Ireland, both beginning and ending my stay. Both times I was upgraded to a suite. First in the new wing, then in the old. Though both bathrooms were like this- gorgeous!- I adored the second room.It was huge, overlooking the garden, with high ceiling, antique desk and full dressing room.Why leave? The hotel has a fantastic collection of Irish art.Also a smashing afternoon tea which I reserved by the fire and it turned out to be 70 degrees.Oh,well.Worse things happen. PS-President Obama stayed here.

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