Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sinterklaas


Sinterklaas arrived in the Netherlands a week ago, as always, by ship, all the way from Spain. Once on land,
along with all his faithful Zwarte Piet's, he made a procession on his horse, Americo, through the streets of Amsterdam (in the pouring rain)!
Since then, he has been filling all the good children's shoes with chocolate letters, small toys and pepernoten - which are like tiny ginger nut biscuits.
The BIG event, however is Pakjesavond, on the 5th of December, when all good children get the toy they have been dreaming about all year long, and all the bad children get put into the sack of Sinterklaas and are taken back to Madrid with him until they learn how to behave.
Luckily Kai has been a very good boy, as he put his tiny shoe out last night and Sinterklaas left him a tiny wooden racing car!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Glamour in Hollywood!

LOVE this video!

Kelly Wearstler is so inspirational. Her style and colour choices are amazing.
I bought her new book - "HUE" a few months ago and it is really fabulous. She mixes elements from different eras, countries and styles and what I love most, is her use of colour. Her style has always inspired me. I discovered Kelly when I was doing the decor for Glasshouse and I must say that a lot of her attention to detail rubbed off on me, such as the studs on the leather armchairs and the gorgeous Glasshouse green that we used on our velvet ottoman in the reception area and on various details throughout.
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