Best of 2011 {Tasty Tuesday}

Tasty Tuesday is a bit of a misnomer.  While originally intended to be food related the series is really my excuse to feature anything that’s truly delicious {and describable with food related adjectives}. That’s why this is one of my favorite Tasty Tuesday posts of 2011 – it combined two of my greatest loves: drool-worthy kitchens and yummy fashion.

I do hope you enjoy this second helping!

Tasty Tuesday {Fashionable Interiors}

This week’s taste treat is runway inspired. I’m not sure which influence came first, the kitchen or the fashion, but regardless I’m salivating over the punches of color  in this Cologne apartment that are also echoed in the JCrew’s fall styling.

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You can’t be afraid to get a little spicy if you want to pull this style off  – in your home or your wardrobe. But those who dare and do it well are cookin’ up something I’m dying to sample. I think I’ll have to start with what’s in my closet rather than my kitchen, but going bold is definitely being added to my to-do list.
What about you luvies? Do you prefer bright color in your house or on you?
Bonus: my runner-up favorite Tasty Tuesday posts are here and here!
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Ta Ta 2011 + Holiday Snapshots

It’s hard to believe 2012 is only days away. This week I’m trying to extend the final few hours of 2011 as much as I can. It was a pretty decent year after all – respect should be paid.  That’s why I’ll be bringing you the year’s best posts – in homage to what was before we look ahead.
But before we dive into 2011’s greatest hits, here are a few sneak peaks into our first San Francisco holiday – in case you were curious…

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It involved thoughtful gift giving, lots of home cookin’, Frenchie puppy sitting and lovely sunset walks {I‘m loving CA in December!}. It truly was a holiday to remember.
I hope you enjoyed special times with loved ones this weekend my dears – and that you’re ready to kick 2012 off in style! I know I am!!

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

And all through the house…every creature was whirring  – even the mouse! 
But at least all the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, in the hopes that at some point I’ll come up for air!
Well luvies, I’m off. Unplugging to enjoy a few days of loft life holiday bliss in my adopted city. And I must say, I am feeling quite overjoyed about that.
It’ll be even better once all the presents are wrapped.
Do enjoy your holidays. Next week will include a giveaway winner {I’ve extended our final shopping spree of the year!} and a countdown of the top posts of 2011!
Till then, cheers to precious moments spent with those we hold most dear.

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