19 September 2011

Another Blog

Thank you dear readers for following my adventures and musings on Italy, food, museums and decor. My life has changed so much since my husband went off to Afghanistan. He has now safely returned but life isn't the same. I have started a new blog for my new adventure. I am trying to start a foundation to help families of the deployed military in Afghanistan and Iraq. I want to offer these families free babysitting for when these fathers and mothers are in harms way and then for one month after they return.
Who is with me? Who is willing to help out these families that give so much? Join me on this new adventure at http://respite4weary.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you there!

14 September 2011

Aloha House II

Holy Toledo! I've been AWOL a long time! So sorry about that. Life has been crazy. However, I do have some more Aloha House photos for you! Thanks for hanging in there with me! Enjoy -

Casually formal living room
Guest bathroom with beautiful Asian antiques highlighted by a soft lavender color
Pool with wonderful landscaping and waterfall
Can you see the family of mosaic honu (turtles)?

A dream kitchen with 2 sinks that both have a garbage disposal (why more people don't do this boggles the mind!)

The dinning area with great lighting and flooring. Just around the corner is the family room and beyond that is the guest bedroom with every comfort imaginable. Cynthia really has such an eye for both elegant design and function.
 She is really so gifted some of the other homes she has done have the most wonderful feeling -warm, inviting and inspired. I love the way she combines antiques, modern items and warm inviting colors and lines. Hopefully, we will be seeing a lot more from her!