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BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO





My sister knows what I like and boy did I like!!! If you are ever in San Juan Capistrano you must visit "WHIM FURNITURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN". These photos are just of the entrance. Upon entering the building you can tour through room upon room of beautifully decorated spaces. I was truly inspired! The staff was friendly (and not just because I am Canadian) and I just had to make a small purchase just to see how lovely they packaged up my treasure. (When you own a store, you find these things very interesting!)

THE RITZ-CARLTON

I always have my eyes open for vintage chandeliers for the store, but I don't think this one will fit in my suitcase! WOW, it's beautiful!

This is the view from our table at lunch. If you look closely you can see the surfers. Gee, I hope it isn't raining at home!

This is a sample of one of the many bouquets that lined the halls of The Ritz. These roses sit in 3.5' clear vases so that the bouquets are at the perfect height for enjoying their scent.


Welcome to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point California! During my recent visit to see my sister and her family, I was treated to lunch at "THE RITZ"! Upon entering the drive of this fine establishment, we were met by a handsome young man who parked our car! (Something that usually happens when I go to work each day!) Another tanned body opened the grand doors to the hotel. This photo is what you would see upon entering. We are headed straight down to the end and to the left for lunch!


 

THE RITZ-CARLTON

I always have my eyes open for vintage chandeliers for the store, but I don't think this one will fit in my suitcase! WOW, it's beautiful!

This is the view from our table at lunch. If you look closely you can see the surfers. Gee, I hope it isn't raining at home!

This is a sample of one of the many bouquets that lined the halls of The Ritz. These roses sit in 3.5' clear vases so that the bouquets are at the perfect height for enjoying their scent.


Welcome to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point California! During my recent visit to see my sister and her family, I was treated to lunch at "THE RITZ"! Upon entering the drive of this fine establishment, we were met by a handsome young man who parked our car! (Something that usually happens when I go to work each day!) Another tanned body opened the grand doors to the hotel. This photo is what you would see upon entering. We are headed straight down to the end and to the left for lunch!


 

LOVE DOVES


This little love bug was nesting in my sister's planter box outside her kitchen window. She (the dove, not my sister) would sit on her eggs dutifully until the father of her children would arrive in a swoop and they would carefully change positions so that the mommy could go and find food and stretch her legs. It was really something exciting to watch the dance of these two dove's as they shared the load of parenthood. Soon, three babies appeared and the dance continued day and night to keep their newborns safe and well fed. The beauty of mother nature!

LOVE DOVES


This little love bug was nesting in my sister's planter box outside her kitchen window. She (the dove, not my sister) would sit on her eggs dutifully until the father of her children would arrive in a swoop and they would carefully change positions so that the mommy could go and find food and stretch her legs. It was really something exciting to watch the dance of these two dove's as they shared the load of parenthood. Soon, three babies appeared and the dance continued day and night to keep their newborns safe and well fed. The beauty of mother nature!

FRENCH COUNTRY ANTIQUES










A trip to the south of France anyone? (Well Vancouver really!) I was delightfully transported while I previewed the 12th exclusive showing of fine antique furniture and accessories from the south of France. The lovely ladies from FRENCH COUNTRY ANTIQUES travelled to France, Bruges and Antwerp to bring home this inspiring collection for us to enjoy, experience and take home! Their sale runs throughtout the month of April. To learn more visit http://www.frenchcountryantiques.org/



FRENCH COUNTRY ANTIQUES










A trip to the south of France anyone? (Well Vancouver really!) I was delightfully transported while I previewed the 12th exclusive showing of fine antique furniture and accessories from the south of France. The lovely ladies from FRENCH COUNTRY ANTIQUES travelled to France, Bruges and Antwerp to bring home this inspiring collection for us to enjoy, experience and take home! Their sale runs throughtout the month of April. To learn more visit http://www.frenchcountryantiques.org/



BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA

Spring Break took our family to Osoyoos, Canada's only desert. I would love to say we were there to enjoy wine, sun and water sports, but the truth is...what got us out of town was HOCKEY! My son had a hockey tournament in Osoyoos. Something about a road trip is exciting no matter where you are headed! I was all excited that there may be some treasure hunting to be had, but much to my disappointment the only antique store I found on the internet is now a florist! However, what I did discover is that family time is priceless, hockey parents are good people, 5 hockey teams in one hotel is too many and that we live in a beautiful country! This photo is along the side of the road, a scenic spot guaranteed to show us mountain goats in their natural habitat. Do you see any goats in this picture? Well, we still enjoyed the view!

BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA

Spring Break took our family to Osoyoos, Canada's only desert. I would love to say we were there to enjoy wine, sun and water sports, but the truth is...what got us out of town was HOCKEY! My son had a hockey tournament in Osoyoos. Something about a road trip is exciting no matter where you are headed! I was all excited that there may be some treasure hunting to be had, but much to my disappointment the only antique store I found on the internet is now a florist! However, what I did discover is that family time is priceless, hockey parents are good people, 5 hockey teams in one hotel is too many and that we live in a beautiful country! This photo is along the side of the road, a scenic spot guaranteed to show us mountain goats in their natural habitat. Do you see any goats in this picture? Well, we still enjoyed the view!

PILLOW TALK


Love was my inspiration for PILLOW TALK Sweet Dreams Little One. A collection of 30 special little love notes for your children. I created these cards because one evening I was treated to a special little note from my son, tucked under my pillow. It truly made my heart swell with love. What an amazing feeling to feel at the end of a busy day. My thought is that everyone should be this lucky to end their day with this inner glow, especailly children. Each night leave a special love note on your child's pillow. These cards are convenient and personal, encouraging communication and connection for parents with busy lifestyles. PILLOW TALK Sweet Dreams Little One...providing love and encouragement at the end of the day.


PILLOW TALK Sweet Dreams Little One comes in a reusable cream linen bag and can be purchased through The Passionate Home website. Stay tuned for more collections For Her, For Him, The Lunch Box Collection and Live you Passion Cards!




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