Tag Archives: decor

Hotel Adlon:Berlin

Posted in Commercial Space, Decor |

Nicest restroom so far and nicest hotel public spacesI have seen in a long time. Stained glass ceiling in the center of the lobby echoed the popping of champagne corks and the bellhops, male and female, were dressed in grey jackets and slacks right out of a 1920's movie. All that was missing were silver trays with telegrams.

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Restaurant L&E: Chester, CT

So gay and irreverent. Notice the glimpse of red nipples just over the top of this chef's apron. Love the French attitude about both food and sexuality. My first visit since this restaurant ws renovated. Bravo both for decor and for food. Make a reservation soon. It is sure to be hard to get one as the word gets out.

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Quinnepiac Club: New Haven, CT

Posted in Decor, My Life, Out & About |

Sometimes the old club look is reassuring. Thankfully I got permission to park in the Citizen's Bank lot next door. Others at the Read To Grow Development Committee meeting had to keep running out to feed the meter. Not easy to park in downtown New Haven.

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Ocean House: Watch Hill,R.I.

Can't believe it has been 3 years since this dilapidated old hotel was given the multi-million dollar facelift and this is the first time I have been. A friend took me for lunch and though the meal was disappointing- he is a regular and has never experienced this- the setting was fabulous. how cute is this anteroom to the Ladies' room? Every detail of the Hotel is pleasing to the eye, luxurious, but simply stated. Can't wait to go back for my overnight on May 5. More to come then.

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We Care Spa, room 100: Hot Springs, CA

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So far, so good. The spa is lovlier than the online photos and I am living in splendor in a large room with a sunny, quiet outdoor lounging area where I can catch the morning sun and watch the evening sunset. I love the Mexican influence in my bathroom with the tiles and sort of wall separating the toilet from the tub. Plenty of room in here with a long shelf for all my stuff. Oh and the old shower space is now the closet. How do I know? They left the shower head in place!

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Fox Hopyard: East Haddam, CT

It takes a super thoughtful host to stock the restroom with fresh tulips, chocolates and Happy 60th Birthday towels for your private party. This is a surprisingly elegant golf club set in the middle of nowhere. Don't play golf, but hear it is a good course and the setting is great for dining on the porch in the summer when you don't care what the food is like. Otherwise, best to stick to a hamburger.

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Mercy Center: Madison, CT

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This might have been the best room in this house which is a spiritual retreat rental facility. The shoreline setting and well kept grounds, however, are pretty spectacular.I wonder if these shells were gathered on the beach out front? Maybe I will have a birthday celebration here... remains to be seen.

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Pennylane Pub: Old Saybrook, CT

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Happy Birthday Susanella! Not a lot on the menu for someone like me who is on a pre-cleanse diet- no dairy, no meat, no bread, you get the idea. Opted for the spinach salad sans bacon dressing. It was fresh and delicious. Maybe not quite as delicious as the portabello and asparagus pannini that the birthday girl enjoyed. What this print has to do with anything, I don't know and why there were two identical ones in the same restroom is a bigger mystery.

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Private Home: Old Lyme, CT

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I love the idea of accessories as wall hangings.  Nice color for a single woman's bathroom.  Makes me want to light a candle, draw a bubble bath and find some hadsome guy to do my nails.

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Private Home: Manhattan

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Rather late posting this photo, but I couldn't resist doing it. This bathroom is in my 97 year old aunt's apartment. She has been doing needlepoint for most of her adult life- gave it up a decade ago when her eyes became bad- and decided to do something artistic with the left over yarn. I hope one day to inhert this acrylic column and mix in my extra yarn. Yes, she taught me how to needlepoint too, but I have never made rugs as she did. Copies of Miro paintings no less!

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