Blazing sun, lots of humidity and we are planning a winter wonderland at Linda's house in Nova Scotia - a trip that will take us 11 hours in total to complete on Saturday! Once there, and hopefully in a cooler climate, we'll go about decorating the house, a tree, twisting her kids' arms into putting on wool and cashmere...all in the name of showing how they spend their very special holidays together. Of course, everyday life has been throwing in its share of challenges these last few weeks: trips to Boston with Oscar to help him better manage his pain; our trusty van that we use for photo shoots has been in and out of the shop for weeks with $2500.00 dollars in repairs; a broken water heater, crashed computer and demanding (although lovely) clients wanting every minute of my time. Hey, it really does sound like the holiday season, doesn't it? We have so much to do in the next month and a half - shooting, writing, designing - lots of things to pull together, evaluate and edit down!
Today alone, I worked on:
Ordering colorful ornaments, meeting with a cookie and cupcake designer, taking Oscar to acupuncture, shooting a story for HGTV, decorating a tree for our five designer tree section and gathering props to bring with me to Linda's house - just in case. It is a lot and it is overwhelming. But, it is also fun and grand and so rewarding. Stay tuned for a preview of HOLIDAY in the coming weeks and also our Gardening magazine for February. You will get an exclusive and colorful preview here and it is all even better than you can imagine...
** A few modern vintage items I've collected all summer to jazz up Linda's color palette. Let's see what she lets me get away with!!??
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