Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It doesn't seem possible but today is the first day of spring. The temperatures are cold and there is snow on the ground, so it certainly doesn't feel like spring. It's been a long winter and I'm looking forward to a little color and for my garden to start doing it's thing! Here are a few of my favorite early bloomers.
grape hyacinths and snow drops
fruit tree blossoms
azalea and vinca
Monday, March 18, 2013
This renovated Italian farmhouse was recently featured in Architectural Digest I admire the artfully designed combination of old and new. The renovation was designed by the Owner/Architect Benedikt Bolza for his rather large family of five children. Apparently they do a lot of entertaining ...lots of wonderful cozy built-in seating areas.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
This must be Paradise! The Dillingham Ranch on the north shore of Oahu is on the market, currently listed by Christie's Real Estate. This luxury equestrian property of 2700 acres spans from the ocean to the mountain ridge, where it borders the Mokoleia Forest Reserve. The fully restored "Big House" features a 3000sf great room and a 700sf commercial kitchen. Wow!!