I’ve been wanting to show you this home for quite some time now. It’s a tropical getaway in Brazil for the Fernandes Family and was designed by Thiago Bernardes of Rio De Janeiro. This rustic beach house is located in a remote area and the only way for the family to get there is by boat or helicopter.
I love California-based designer Tim Clark’s work and I’m always pleased with his modern but casual style. He is known for his stunning arrangements and his easy beach elegance. Tim Clark was also the designer for Coastal Living’s 2010 Ultimate Beach House. You can see my post on that home by clicking here.
I over the moon excited that soon Coastal Living will unveil their 2011 Ultimate Beach House in East Beach, which is located in the beautiful Norfolk, Virginia. The home is being decorated by interior designer, Phoebe Howard, who has an impressive list of publications that she has been chronicled in. I am inspired by her work and look forward to seeing what she has planned. Here are some lovely samples of her projects. Be sure to visit her website and blog for more inspiration.
This is the time of the year that I like to start getting my summer outfits together. I usually take a few trips in the summer and like to have simple, casual go-to items handy when packing. If I don’t get certain things when they appear online during the spring, they are gone like hotcakes! J.Crew has a special going on now…..no shipping charges on all women’s swimsuits. Horray!
I have been wanting to share with my readers for months now what I used last spring to help get my body into some kind of shape before the Summer of 2010. Anyone who has seen Gweneth Paltrow knows that she looks amazing…and it’s because of her trainer and friend Tracy Anderson. I trust what Gweneth has to say about who she trains with and saw the difference it made for her. I decided last spring to order Tracy Anderson’s videos and day after day I plopped in the video and went to work! In no time at all, I started to see my legs take a nice curvy shape! The shape I’ve always wanted them to have since I was a teenager! My calves and thighs got stronger and soon I was able to go back to running (a passion of mine for years).
NOTE: I broke my pelvis training to run in a marathon one year prior and was not able to run at all.
I kept up with the videos and moved on to the next video, as I got strong enough to complete the exercises. Within weeks I was able to hit the pavement again and run! I have to say I owe it to prayer and Tracy Anderson videos for making my body leaner and stronger! This isn’t a sales pitch….it worked for me and my husband even noticed the difference it made in my life!
Tracy has another series of videos out that I found out through GOOP called Metamorphosis and guess what? I ordering them today! It’s a 90 day program, which is perfect timing to get my butt into shape before summer! Who’s with me!