Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas on the Potomac

 Last eve, the Colonel and I attended the premier opening for the Christmas on the Potomac attraction at the Gaylord at the National Harbor. It was a spectacular evening complete with fireworks, lighting of the holiday tree and a chance to visit the ice displays which are based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss.  The temperature within the ice arena was a chilly 9 degrees; parkas are issued for warmth.  Should you visit, best to take along a pair of gloves as there are no pockets on the parkas to keep your fingers warm. 

Unique decor on the tables at the cocktail reception

M&M's on the table ...simple yet festive
Colorful ice formations

The Cat in the Hat, of course

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Tired of purchasing bottles of Pellegrino only to finish them off in minutes, the Colonel purchased for me the Sodastream. No more bottles to be fill the trash.  I use filtered water from the refrigerator and the BPA-free bottles.  Worth every penny.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Soul of a House

A truly lovely book, Chris Madden's The Soul of a House: Decorating with Warmth, Style, and Comfort  reveals the details of her well-appointed carriage home in New York and family home in Vermont.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl...

Recently viewed, The Calendar Girls is a most enjoyable movie based on a true story and set in the UK.