Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Great ideas

Martha Stewart's summer home in Maine has some great ideas that I hope to incorporate in some way into Lucky Stars. Her home is the former Ford estate Skylands and is near Bar Harbor about and hour from Belfast. She seems to always have ideas to include a crowd - seating-reading etc. That certainly would work with our crowds.

I love the idea of stools in the kitchen - I am always working and I love the company so a various array of stools would be great - of course a whole new kitchen would be great too- gotta start somewhere.

Love the large jars on the windowsill - filled with sea glass and shells - right now I have milk bottles on the sill and some junk - like the smooth lines of similar jars.

How cool is this idea for my entry foyer - she uses a 72 inch table and skirted it - I would like to measure my foyer to see what would work but love the ideas of the stools and love the myriad of books to scatter on the table - you could drag the stools to other rooms for extra seating - look fabulous.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Dinner in North East

Valentine's Dinner at a new place called Granville Moore's- what an experience! The restaurant is know for Belgian beer and fabulous mussels. It is highly rated in Washingtonian Magazine's cheap eats edition. So we thought we would try it! It was quite an evening

George and Molly discussing their urban experience.

The plaque on the front door explains how the townhouse was formally a doctor's office and residence - hence the restaurant's name.

The bar 2 doors away- becomes the waiting room for the restaurant.

Bill, George and Molly yuck it up.

The Pug Bar - you have to have a place to drink when you have an hour and 45 minute wait to eat!

The doctor's original sign!

Unfortunately the restaurant had a special menu for Valentine's day so the fabulous french fries we were dying to try were not available - as well a number of things on the menu- What we did eat was great- Blue Cheese Mussels! delish! Filet mignon of Bison- fabulous- chocolate mousse -out of this world- but we will be back - for the fries and the extensive array of mussels!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lunch with an old friend....

Had a great lunch with my old friend Tamara- she is a talented decorator who owns a interior design studio called Interior Makeovers. She uses the clients own furniture and some of her well chosen items to create a new look in 24 hours!!! Check out her website at:


We had a great time catching up and hopefully won't wait another 10 years to see each other - I already asked her to visit at the house in Maine this summer- I need her expertise up there!!!!