My Collage Project

My Collage Project

The new and improved cottage in the Hamptons is getting close to being finished. Now comes the fun part of decorating it! Last summer I worked on a collage project, hoping to end up with a few things we could hang on the walls. I normally tend to work in a realistic manner, which can get too tight at times. Collage frees me up to be able to work looser. I did an earlier post on this, but the time has come to frame these now. For these collages I used Arches watercolor…
The Video And A Few More Wedding Photos

The Video And A Few More Wedding Photos

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly six weeks since my daughter's wedding.  The planning, the work, and the details of creating Sean's dream wedding all lead up to that "one big day". If I don't say so myself, it all came together and turned out exactly how we had hoped it would! We created the beach wedding of Sean's dreams at her favorite place, Cape May, NJ. - which made it all worthwhile! Now we have our memories, photos and a video to remember it by. *** check out the video here: (It…
Stuffed Vegetarian Eggplant

Stuffed Vegetarian Eggplant

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to visit the farmer's markets. There are so many in the Hamptons and each one has an array of beautiful vegetables and fruits that is better than the next! This weekend I stopped at the Country Garden Market in Bridgehampton on our way back to the city. The most gorgeous purple eggplants and bundles of summer onions were right next to each other in the bins. So I decided to combine the two of them and make stuffed baked eggplant for dinner.…
Breezin’ Up / Hamptons is Ready for the Summer Season

Breezin’ Up / Hamptons is Ready for the Summer Season

July 4th weekend for Breezin' Up signals the real beginning of the summer season. Schools are finally out and everyone is anxious to get to the beach and enjoy the summer weather. Our stores offer clothing for the whole family that celebrate the town you visit or live in. When you put them on you are reminded of summer days at the beach all year long. This weekend I went to the Hamptons to do windows and to make sure the stores were stocked and prepared for the holiday weekend. Look who I…
6/6/15   The Wedding

6/6/15 The Wedding

6/6/15 All of the wedding planning and decoration making came together at last on June 6th, 2015. (see my earlier blog about making your own rustic wedding decor) The day started out cloudy with a rumbling in the air and a prediction of a thunderstorm sometime in the afternoon..or possibly evening.  (the wedding was scheduled to begin at 5:00 with drinks by the pool!) We were not too worried because there was nothing we could do about the weather. So we decided we may as well enjoy the wedding! At Congress Hall the bride…