Happy New Year – 2nd Annual Parade of Tulips

img_8177Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a great start!!

It’s always fun to look back over the past year to see what you tried, accomplished, where you traveled, who you saw and milestones that were celebrated. But, today I’d like to look back at 2016 via the tulips that caught my eye along my travels or that I brought home to enjoy. As with last year, today’s post coincides with the Parade of Roses, so I’m doing my own Parade…of Tulips. Unless otherwise noted, the tulips are pictured at my home.img_8251 img_8258 img_8317Highland Park Village, Dallas, TXimg_8369The Lovliest, Dallas, TXimg_8377Blueprint, Dallas, TXimg_8412 img_8515 img_8737 dsc_0251Bunny Williams’ Trade Secrets, Sharon, CTimg_0029Hudson Grace, Brentwood Country Mart, Los Angelos, CAimg_9096artwork by Jeanne McKay Hartmann at Nest Inspired Home, Rye, NYimg_9597Look back on your 2016 to decide what you want more of in 2017! I’ll definitely be looking for more tulips and more travels. And, remember no matter where you are….bloom where you are planted!

May this be your best year yet!

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Dallas Favorites: The Latest at Blueprint

IMG_8389My list of favorite places in Dallas is long…but Blueprint is near the very top! I only had about 20 minutes the day I ran by, but it was so worth it. The ladies are always so welcoming and the art and styling never disappoints.

The minute you walk through the door, you are transported. Here’s what’s in store now!IMG_8376 IMG_8377 IMG_8378 IMG_8379 IMG_8380 IMG_8381 IMG_8383 IMG_8385 IMG_8386 IMG_8387 IMG_8388 IMG_8391If you see something you like, give Blueprint a call and ask for Ann. Tell her you saw it here! And, even better, if you find yourself in Dallas, be sure and stop by!

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Dallas, Art & Connections

I just returned from Dallas last night…what a crazy, snowy weekend there! Only to fly back into New York during a snowstorm. So happy to be waking up at home today!

However, one of the benefits of being in Dallas over the weekend, was attending an art show at favorite shop, Blueprint, featuring 4 amazing artists!!

 artist, Stephanie Shank
 artist, Stephanie Shank
 artist, Eliza Thomas
 artist, Eliza Thomas

All of the art was exceptional, but I was really there to meet artist, Cathy Lancaster. Over 10 years ago, I bought one of her early works and it has continued to be one of my very favorite paintings. She lives in Memphis and though we had connected and stayed in contact over the years, we had never met. I knew that since she and I would both be in Dallas at the same time, that this was an opportunity that I could not miss.
Cathy Lancaster’s painting at my house

 I love her current works, which have a slightly lighter palette.

Cathy and me
Cathy Lancaster and her art

This seems like such a renaissance moment in our society. I find that I am drawn to art, to artists and other creatives. What a treat to meet someone who created art that lives in my home. There is a special connection there.

If any of these paintings speak to you, please contact Blueprint in Dallas and they can definitely help you out!

Here’s to all of of the creative souls out there. You make the world a better, more beautiful place!