Fleur de Passion
Eau de Fleur de la Passion – for Her, A cloud of precious flowers, amber-scented and woody- top notes of Mimosa and Orange Blossom. This fragrance has center notes of Tuberose, Cyclamen and Jasmine and base notes of Vetiver, Ambergris and White Musk. Delicious!
I love this fragrance as it is so feminine. On cold bitter days like today it transports me to another time. I feel as if I am walking in a flower garden on the first, warm spring day, my long, sheer skirt swirling around my sun-warmed skin…
Spring The Four Seasons
The EAUX de PLAISIR are Eaux de Cologne obtained by mixing high quality essential oils with the care, passion and experience acquired over two centuries devoted to creating perfumes.
They are contained in precious bottles and elegant boxes with old-fashioned designs. Fragrances can change moods, uplift spirits and make you feel romantic.
After all, Coco Chanel is said to have quipped, “A woman should wear perfume wherever she wants to be kissed.”
A Beautiful and Unique product – Serve our exquisite Wild Hibiscus Flowers as a garnish in Champagne at your next special occasion, celebration or dinner party!
Also good as an excuse to crack open some bubbly, the little flower sits in the bottom of the glass, all the bubbles stream off and subtly unfurl the flower, at the end of the drink you can eat the flower it has a delicious raspberry & rhubarb flavor.
WILD HIBISCUS ROYALE
This drink was first served at the legendary Dorchestor Hotel, London in 2006; a Swanky hang out for the rich & famous where it remains the most popular Champagne cocktail on the menu.
Wild Hibiscus Flower Garnish
¼ oz natural rose water
2/3 oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup
Muddle mint in the champagne flute & discard (squash some leaves around inside the glass)
Place Wild Hibiscus Flower in bottom of glass & stand upright
Add rose water & some bruised torn mint pieces
Top with Champagne
Lastly, pour in the Hibiscus syrup which will graduate from crimson at the bottom to light pink at the top
Tip:pour syrup in first for a layered effect
The flower will sit in the bottom of the champagne flute and slowly open up over 3-4 minutes.
Decadent, divine & oh so classy, a new classic is born!
All colors shown from the Benjamin Moore Collection
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We recently did a master bath renovation and a very interesting question was raised when we were deciding on what to do with the tile step outside the built-in tub. We were re-doing the floor and had some tile work to do in the adjoining shower, so it was a feasible option to remove the step altogether. We just needed to answer the question…would it be the right thing to do?
Since the client is disabled and generally only uses the shower it was in her best interest to remove the step so she had more room in the bathroom. Even if she did use the tub wouldn’t it be safer to sit on the edge to get in than it would be to maneuver a small, potentially slick, tile step? Really, no matter whom we are dealing with whether children or adults aren’t we all better off sitting on the edge to enter the tub instead of taking our lives in our hands to climb a cumbersome and potentially dangerous step? Adding on the fact that they are not always attractive and take up valuable space it does give you something to think about if you have this style of tub in your bath.
We recently completed a master bath renovation for a client. The design challenge we faced on this project was that the homeowner was physically disabled. Her greatest concern was incorporating elements that would insure her safety in the shower, but she did not want to sacrifice style. We were able to give her both. Using the guidelines supplied by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 we replaced the existing slippery linoleum that she kept covered with a rug with ADA approved tile on the floor, both inside and outside the shower. This provided a stable nonslip base, yet maintained a sense of style since we were able to choose the color and look we wanted.
The threshold of the shower entrance was also lowered closer to the ADA recommendations for easy access. Since grab bars were a necessity for safety we chose a simple neutral tone for them so they would disappear in the shower.
Dual shower heads, one handheld, also insured comfort and accessibility. Rows of accent tiles in copper and celadon on the walls set off the fresh design and a seamless glass shower surround makes the client feel like she is in a beautiful spa all the while maintaining a sense of security due to the custom details added.
We’ll cover the final steps of this make-over in another blog and how to update without undertaking a total renovation.
A client contacted us in January of this year to ask for help renovating their master bath. They wanted to upgrade their bath to the level of style in the rest of their home. They purchased this 1990’s ranch four years ago and immediately remodeled the kitchen. They also added new window treatments and furniture in other areas of the home.
They opted to leave the bathrooms alone because they were in excellent shape and had neutral appeal that worked at the time. But, after living in the home for a number of years our clients realized they wanted a more up to date style in the bath but didn’t want to spend the money on a complete remodel.
Our next few blogs will highlight the decisions that were made and a look behind the scenes at some simple fixes you can also do to make your bath look like a million bucks without breaking the bank.
Haven’t we all heard how artists love to paint in a north facing room because of its special light? Is that a myth or is there a scientific reason?
Each direction on the compass has its own light value, intensity and effect on an interior. North facing rooms sit in a light that has the least change throughout the day. This is the main reason an artist would prefer this direction. They could leave their work they created in the morning and come back to the same basic light and unchanged colors in the afternoon. Northern rooms can tend to be the darkest in the house, but painting them in a bright white won’t necessarily help either. White and creams can take on a dingy, gray, depressing look rather than a bright happy one. A better choice would be a warmer color in a light shade. Using the Light Reflectance Value (LRV) rating on color chip can help as a starter. Paint companies list the LRV of each color in the index of their fan decks or on the backs of each chip in the deck. Find a color on the warm side of the color wheel with a LRV greater than 60%. Your northern rooms may never see the sunlight unless there are windows with light coming from another direction and therefore can have a colder feel. A light warmer color would balance the light out, especially if the windows are smaller or shaded by trees, bushes or an overhang. Beware of yellows though. Yellow can be as intense as many whites and their LRV is misleading compared to other colors.
Kitchen and family rooms are great in an eastern exposure with their fresh, new day feel from the sun rising. Because the sun is at such a low point in the horizon the light is warm and glowy yet fresh. Colors can look their best in these rooms.
The southernly exposed rooms obviously have the opposite problems of a northern room. The light is strong and white to bright yellow. These are the rooms where fading of furniture and other surfaces (as well as in the west) has to be taken into consideration. Southern rooms are where paint colors can wash out in this stronger light and look pale or pastel. In the spectrum of color and its relation to heat which is measured in Kelvins, the hottest flame is white to bluish white. This is the same with the midday sun and so- its affect on colors.
Finally, a western exposure brings an entirely different light to a room with the setting of the sun. It takes on the warm yellow to orange glow of the sun and paints the walls along with the color you choose. The sun can be intense depending on the part of the country and the time of the year.
Two other factors that affect interior color are the kind of interior lighting you choose and the time of the year. We’ll touch on the lighting in another blog but just know that the winter light is a cooler more distant light and summer light is more yellow and warm.