Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm back from Europe - with a book giveaway!!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be able to post on a regular basis again! The trip was absolutely amazing and I promise to share pictures of my boyfriend and my 9 week journey - but first I have to do some photo organizing. I thought I'd welcome everyone back with a book giveaway, Mark Montano's "Big-Ass Book of Home Decor." You can see samples of the book in my review post from May. To enter the giveaway just leave a comment telling me your favorite place (city, country, etc.) you've ever traveled, and why if you wish. Or you can email me your favorite place. The giveaway will be closed next Tuesday at 12am EST. Good luck!

And now, to warm up a bit - I thought I'd just publish some good old Decorology-style eye-candy. It's great to be back!



via Apartment Therapy


What do you think of the open backs of these upholstered dining chairs


I like the "living" room feel of this bathroom.
via House Beautiful
Love the pink flowers and eucalyptus on the window sill
via NiKreationS


via Chico Deco

via House to Home

40 comments:

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

Welcome back!!

My favorite place I've ever traveled was Australia, so gorgeous!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Italy! The food, people, art, landscape. Love it.

Great giveaway! Thanks!

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

Welcome home. I already own the Big Ass book and it is a lot of fun although a lot of DIY as well.

Looking forward to regular posts again.

SPLENDEROSA said...

Oh my gosh, those chairs have to be Dan Marty? And, my favorite place on Earth is the Amalfi Coast of Italy, nothing even comes close for me. I love the people, their sense of family & fun, entertaining, but it is the high cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the peace that comes over me when there is just so satisfying. Cannot wait to see your pics, darling. Welcome home.

Riviera Boardwalk said...

My favorite place to experience was San Francisco. If you have ever visited there then you do not have to say anything else.

love, love, love you,
nancy

leviheart said...

Welcome Back!
My favorite cities are Jerusalem, Israel and Rome, Italy. I love the feeling of walking on streets that are centuries old, the sites and smells. Looking forward to seeing photos from your travels...
Donna
leviheart@aol.com

Alison said...

welcome back! My favorite place Ive ever traveled was orange county,ca ... liked it so much I moved here! :)

Maggie Rose said...

Welcome home!

I was in Paris for three days ten years ago and am DYING to go back. What's not to love? The food was amazing, the music, the fashion, the architecture, the history... just amazing.

Laura Trevey said...

It sounds like you had an amazing trip!!

xo Laura

NewLightRedesign said...

My favorite travel spot is Bocas Del Toro Panama. Definitely not for everyone but I loved it!

Heather K said...

Welcome Home!!
I cant wait to see your pictures. I lived in Ramstein Germany for 3 years. My favorite place to visit was Munich Germany.

Adele van de Ven said...

Glad you are back, have been craving some decorology updates!

My favourite place in the world is Sienna, Italy. A truly beautiful city with so many tales to tell! The history is amazing and if you walk on those cobbled stones it takes you right back into time!

Ashley said...

Welcome back!

One of my favorite places in the world is Santorini, Greece. The black sand beaches, sunsets and the DONKEYS make it all so relaxing and truly a breath of fresh air...especially compared to smoggy LA!

Cathie said...

Welcome back Ashley!

hawaii- sooo relaxing and you can't find good Japnese/Hawaiian food in NYC.

Liesel said...

Welcome back! And an awesome giveaway to boot! I haven't been very many interesting places but I would love love love to go to Mt. Kilimanjaro!

emcSquared said...

I always choose a European destination when I travel for my own pleasure. A couple of years ago, I visited Italy for the first time, particularly, Florence. What an amazing city. Art is everywhere! Florentines live with amazing Renaissance art everyday of their lives. Welcome home! I look forward to your posts!

Beth said...

My very favorite place is the Coast of Maine. You can see it here: http://bethstakeonlife.blogspot.com/2010/08/wordless-wednesday-august-11th.html

AmandaSue said...

My favorite place would be Clearwater, FL its beautiful there, the water is a sparkling blue, the sand is so soft and white, it feels like paradise!

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kimma said...

So glad you had a great time on your break, you've been missed.
My favourite holiday was to Hawaii... because that's where we conceived our son. :o)

AmyeToTheRescue! said...

Love your site!
Oooh. So hard to pick a favorite place. I have been so fortunate to have many favorites. I will say Bali. The beautiful land of happy smiling faces.

Babs Blog said...

So glad you are back!

Monica said...

Welcome back & great giveaway!
One of my favorite countries is definitely Brazil! I went there on my honeymoon and can't wait to go back :)
aragao_monica(at)yahoo.com

VICTORIA said...

I love your post!It sounds like you had so much fun on your trip!! I'm in the mood for fall! Love the color choices especially in the Bedrooms.looks so fresh and Airy feeling. Great find.incredible blog.thanks so inspiring.

Laurie said...

My favorite place was Virgin Gorda, BVI. We went there for our honeymoon. The beaches and tuna fish sandwiches were the best. I look forward to going again.

Interior designing said...

I liked the very first pic the most. especially, the flowers mounted on wall.

Julia said...

I haven't been many places, but my favorite so far is Corolla, NC. I'm going back next week!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Welcome back!!! I am very very partial to he Amalfi coast in Italy. I would love to win the book.

Anonymous said...

Love your web site, Love your photos, and was excited to see you were travelling Europe. It all looks fab.
My favourite Country for design ideas is Morocco.The white wash walls and Blue with pure light is amazing. Using the ideas - it does not have to look fake, as there are also amazing fabric designs too to use.

-Miss Money Penny

Anonymous said...

my favorite place is the Aran Islands where my grandparents are from

too busy this summer to get there - amazing place unlike any other
Susan

Anonymous said...

My favorite place is abroad would be Paris. At home in the US I love the east coast.



Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Yay welcome home! My favorite spot of most recent history is Marfa Texas. My husband and I share the same birthday, year and everything :) Instead of an obnoxious 40th bash, we decided to hibernate to Marfa in December 2007. Stayed at the El Paisano where Elizabeth Taylor stayed while filming Giant, visited the Judd Institute and hiked in Big Bend State and National parks. My favorite spot on earth :) The last wild Western outpost...


Julia

Anonymous said...

Prague, Czech Republic! From the moment I arrived, I was mesmerized. What a beautiful old city. Early one morning I crossed one of the bridges over the Vltava river and a flock of swans flew in formation under the bridge. My heart nearly stopped at the beauty of it all.

I was exploring through Old Town and heard music coming through the open doors of a church. I followed the sound and found an American high school choir singing Glory Bound to a nearly full church of workers who were apparently at lunch and stopped to enjoy the concert.

Ah, memories!
Joanne

Anonymous said...

Hi!
My favorite place I ever travelled to was St. Juan de Luz, south of France - stunning beaches, hills, and unique blend of French culture and Basque country/Spaniard life. Just fabulous and so beautiful.

Toulouse is also another French gem that I will always remember.

Welcome back!
Adriana

Anonymous said...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa must be the most awesome destination. Relaxed, friendly and laid back city with stunning people and food!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, ashley!
I went ona 6 week journey with my boyfriend this last summer, and my favorite of all places have to be denmark and, more specifically, Frederikshavn (to the north). The city is tiny, and there you can find the most gigant ice creams you'll ever see. The bikes in fron of the houses make the perfect picture, and danish people are just too beautiful :)
i adore your blog!
hej hej! (bye bye in danish)

-livia

Krissy ♥ said...

I haven't done a lot of traveling in my time, but I think my favourite place I've ever been was British Columbia in Canada. It's absolutely beautiful there.

Frangipani Decor said...

Welcome home!

Rome is my all-time favorite city. There was something about being surrounded by all that history, the food, those gorgeous people that makes me keep wanting to go back.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ashley - I lived in Paris for 3 months, and trust me, I didn't get enough and am still hungry for more..

Thanks for the giveaway entry : )

Adriana

angeltreats said...

Welcome back! I've been following your travels and am very jealous. Especially that you went to Austria, I've always wanted to go there.

My favourite city is definitely Barcelona. I've been twice, the second time on my honeymoon, and it's just so fantastic. It has everything. And I could happily live in the Boqueria food market munching on fresh pineapple all day long!

sara said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to see pictures.

My fave place is Barbados. It has a beautiful culture, beautiful people, delicious food and it's sunny almost every day.

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