Out & About

Traditional Home Showhouse Tour

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Last week I was invited to the opening event for the Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse event and was so excited to attend!  I love to read about the Showhouses all over the country but never get a chance to visit due to distance, so I was really happy to hear Traditional Home was hosting a showhouse out here in Wine Country, one I could actually attend!

traditional home showhouse

I arrived a little late but I was able to take some pictures of the spaces before the sun went down.  When you enter you are greeted by century old hound dog statue from France.  I asked what his name was because of course every good statue of a dog requires a name.  He didn’t have one, so I dubbed him Beauregard.  It fits doesn’t it? 

beauregard beagle

 

Inside are several spaces from formal to casual decorated by both renowned and upcoming interior designers with a fresh take on Napa style.  The formal dining room featured shades of emerald green and indigo, taking a cue from the peacock on a pedestal.  This room had really great combination of color and texture, the console and lantern sconces are my favorite.  Room design by Lucas Studio Interior Design.

napa showhouse dining room

napa showhouse dining room console

 

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Coronado Charm

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

We spent last weekend in San Diego, stopping by several of our favorite places while in town.  We visit the area at least once a year since we have family and friends that live there and it’s one of our most favorite places to relax and soak up some So Cal sunshine.

One of the most charming places to stop is just outside downtown San Diego, the small city of Coronado with its famous Hotel del Coronado.

san diego palm trees

 

To get to Coronado Island, you take the bridge and along the way you get a great view of the downtown San Diego skyline.

downtown san diego view

 

The Hotel Del is a beautiful Victorian structure that draws visitors from around the world.

hotel del coronado from beach

hotel del  coronado entrance

hotel del coronado

 

 

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