Sunday, November 29, 2009

Table for Two or More

If you are planning a party, create a dining table around the party's theme.  Use a little imagination and inexpensive items bought from the craft store or dollar store.  To inspire you, here are some eye-catching tables that local designers created for the Atlanta DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) 2009 event.

"Elegant Evening" designed by Habachy Designs for Moattar, Ltd.

"Picnic Anyone" designed by Kravet Inc.

"Wagon-ho!" designed by Corey McIntosh of McIntosh Interiors


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Doggie Travel Tips

My dog Paisley took her first plane trip today so I thought these travel tips might be useful for those traveling during the holidays with a pooch.
  • Get a travel bag that meets airline specifications and make sure that the mesh is strong enough to hold up to little paws wanting to get out to be next to you.  Paisley managed to make a hole in her carrier. Remember that your dog can't get out of the carrier while on the plane.
  • Talk to your vet about sedation.  My vet at Buckhead Animal Clinic recommended something safe for Paisley.  Consider asking for a stronger dosage if your dog has an anxious personality.
  • Travel early in the morning so that you can feed your dog once you arrive at your destination.  No food or water at least 8 - 10 hours before the flight.  Make sure that they go before you leave your house.  There aren't places to go at the airport.
  • Don't take your pet out of the carrier in the airport.  They might not like to go back into it when it's time to board the plane.
  • Once you arrive, give your dog a healthy dose of love.

Happy travels!

What's Your Favorite? Here Are Mine.

  • Actor - Jack Lemmon
  • Artist - Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Book - American Heritage Dictionary
  • Chair - Hepplewhite Wheel Back Chair and Mies Van Der Rohe's Barcelona Chair
  • City - Florence, Italy
  • Color - Purple
  • Flower - Camellia
  • Guilty Pleasure - Anything Chocolate (Love Mrs. Cathy's brownies with nuts!)
  • Hotel - Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, India
  • Lamp - My iron chandelier with little birds perched on it
  • Memory - Home-cooked vegetable meals with my grandma in her kitchen, fondly called Floy's Rollin' Kitchen
  • Movie - Some Like Like It Hot
  • Retaurant - Galatoire's in New Orleans
  • Singers - Brad Paisley, Elton John and Nat King Cole
  • Sport - New Orleans Saints Football - GEAUX SAINTS!
  • Time of Day - 5 o'clock cocktails with friends
  • Wine - Albarino white wine from Spain
I'd love to hear about some of your favorites.  Email me.