Monday, July 19, 2010

A Late Payment of Gratitude!

Frances Russell
This is embarrassingly long overdue! But I must send out the biggest thank you to one of my favorite bloggers and designers, Frances Russell, AKA, "M.A. the 2nd" of the unique and absolutely gorgeous blog, Beautiful Interiors of the 18th Century. Some while back she awarded my blog the Happy 101 award. I could not have been more flattered, especially since her blog is one of my favorites!  It's the epitome of what I call "classic pretty." 

"Marie Antoinette" ~ the film by Sophia Coppola

She muses on the beautiful interiors of 18th Century France, in all its glory and elegance. As many of you know, I'm a huge francophile, but one needn't be to appreciate the refined beauty of her site, complete with magical snow! The whole thing has the feel of a winter's walk at Versailles. Stop by for your dose of roses, champagne and cupcakes.

In keeping with the tradition of the Happy 101 Award, I will pass this honor on to my top 10 favorite blogs (not in any particular order--and I'm telling you, whittling this list down was like Sophie's Choice hard!):

4.    La Dolfina
5.    The Zhush 
6.    Hamptontoes
10.  Pure Style Home

And a super big shout out to one of my favorite graphic designers/design aficionados, Jessica at The Love List. Thanks, Jess, for taking on the redesign my blog. (Okay, so maybe I cheated with an 11th ;-)


  1. Wow! Thank you so much Alexandra!!
    You are a sweetheart!! I know what you mean about blogging this summer... it's kinda slow. I'm so happy you are busy. That's a good thing, a very good thing.
    Since you are in SoCal, are you near UCLA at all? Our son starts at the end of Sept. and we'll be coming down to visit a lot. Would love to get together one day :)

  2. Oh my gosh!!!! Thank you so much!!!!I am so flattered!!!!



  3. Thank you so much for including me with this great group of bloggers. I really appreciate it. Beth of Chinoiserie Chic

  4. Dear Alexandra ... thank-you so very much for writing such a beautiful piece about my blog. I feel very honoured and humbled. I adore your blog and your work and I would so love to have been able to meet you in LA. However, we will definitely be back soon and I would be so excited to meet you in person. Take care and have a lovely week-end. Once again, many thanks for your kind comments.
    Best wishes

  5. Oh wow! Thank you so much! Blushing at the moment!xx


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