Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Fall Hauntings



It's October 31st
and we woke up to some
SNOW FLURRIES
here this morning!

Could not believe it.



Shot of the cupola here this week.



Wishing you 
a fun Halloween.
May your day be filled
with more treats
than tricks!


Hiding from these today! Could devour all of them!



Beautiful colors here this week. 



Don't Forget the Scarecrow

Monday, October 27, 2014

Europe to Celebrate and the Christmas Book is out!

Rome

Venice

Bologna
Rimini on the Adriatic Sea
San Marino



A blurry but gorgeous Budapest

Nightfall in Zagreb



Hello friends!

I just returned from a wonderful
trip celebrating our 25th anniversary!

Had such a wonderful time seeing old friends
who live abroad and meeting new ones too.
We were gone for two weeks
and visited Italy, San Marino, 
Croatia, and Hungary.

Oh my heavens --- so much 
gorgeous architecture and history...
I am still on a high from all the visual inspiration.

Ok, now on to the next subject....

B  I  G    N  E  W  S 

While I was gone,
my friend and fellow blogger
artist/designer/writer/photographer --
the super talented

unveiled her holiday book
Creatively Christmas!



Last December
 you may remember 
 that I mentioned that someone came by
 and had spent the day shooting our holiday decor
here at the Polohouse
but --- 
it was a secret 
so I was not allowed 
to share who it was at that time.

It was mega-blogger Jen Rizzo!

Jen in action last December. 

She featured our home in her new book,
and since I was out of the country 
when the book came out
I have YET TO SEE IT!

(I missed her unveiling party too. So sad about that, Jen!)





So I am popping in my car 
this morning
to go  buy a copy of the book
which is available at:

Barnes and Noble

Costco


and shops and boutiques
listed in detail on Jen's blog.


(I did get to see the proofs online
but I cannot wait to see it in hard copy.)

Congrats to Jen for this huge 
and amazing accomplishment!
So thrilled for you. 

Will post tomorrow with photos 
and more on this. 
Ok, I am off to the book store.

Ciao!

xoxox~
Alison
:) 


UPDATE: I am unable to get my hands
on a copy of the book! Cannot find it anywhere!
Hoping to get a copy on Saturday from Jen Rizzo
so until then --- stay tuned! :)


Here's to the next 25 years, honey!    :)

Rome at night