The Elephant in the Room

About that elephant.

Someone needs to mention it . . .
especially when it's the perfect touch of surprise & amusement
in this Hampton's guest room .
He does seem to be standing guard and quite ever ready
for the next group of arrivals.

He brought a big grin to my Monday . . .
and I just had to share him with you.

** You may remember these remarkable topiary elephants
from a previous post. More wondrous whimsy. **
Photography by Jean-Francois Jaussaud


Ralph Lauren Does 4D

Ralph has done it again. Something very beautiful and very special.
Billed as the world's first 4 Dimesional experience, it premiered in London and
New York on November 10.

Though I never post videos and
rarely even watch a video on another blog, I do hope you'll
take a look at this and . . . . . enjoy.

The Official Ralph Lauren 4D Experience - New York from Ralph Lauren on Vimeo.

Wonder how it was done . . . .
here's a fascinating piece on the technology
and the making of this bit of magic.

The Official Ralph Lauren 4D Experience – Behind The Scenes from Ralph Lauren on Vimeo.


Another Place Another Time :: Daisy & Cecil

We last visited one of Cecil Beaton's ever elegant ladies
whilst having a reflective moment moment here.

Today's grand dame, Daisy Fellowes, is captured lounging
on the deck of one of her yachts.

Don't you think the parasol is the perfect punctuation
for her chic ensemble ?

Digital Collage by me


Stacks of Pumpkins :: The White House

I adore pumpkins and . . . I adore stacks.
I've even written about my love
of stacks of books and luggage - here & here & here.

So, it will come as no surprise that I was delighted to find the White House
had covered the north lawn and portico with glorious stacks of gourds,
pumpkins and squash for their Halloween event.

So simple - so effective.

Of course, I'm trying to figure out the method for keeping all those
pumpkins standing so tall. I'm thinking . . . cut off top stems and treat
the entire stack like a big shish kabob. Your thoughts . . ?