One of my favorite things...

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One of the most important parts of a home to me is ambience. Not only for when you have guests over, but after a long day at work it's important to come home and unwind. One of the best and easiest ways is some soft music and a great scented candle. My FAVORITE is from Tocca and is named ' Cleopatra' ( I love just the name! ). Now, never mind the history lesson where it's actually historically pronounced 'Cle-OP-tra' - it just smells GREAT. From the website -they describe it better than I ever could

"A blend of cucumber and grapefruit emits a light and clean, yet luxuriously exotic scent for the bathroom, underscoring Cleopatra’s indulgence for her milk baths."

Now, did they even have cucumbers ( or grapefruit for that matter) in ancient Egypt? I really doubt it -but just check it out sometime and forget these formalities. I promise you you won't regret it ( and now you know what to get me if you ever need a gift idea! ). Plus these last forever! They say 60 hours -but I think they last more like 70.
Check out the website too if you ever get a chance. Their marketing director must be tres chic - gorgeous photography, slick styling and LOVE that robins egg blue!
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Traveling: San Francisco

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I'm leaving on a trip to Madrid in a few weeks and the plans have me remembering some of the other trips I've taken. Last spring I went to San Fransisco and just LOVED it -have you been? Not only is the scenery breathtaking -but it has some of the best architecture this side of the Atlantic. Here are a few of my favorites! You have to check it out sometime if you haven'tbeen! Nob Hill had some great apartment buildings - check out this crazy white one with all the rounded bays! I wonder what it's like inside...imagine the views!

Check out this CRAZY venetian fantasy of a house! Who lives there, Romeo or Juliet?

This staircase was just really charming and glamorous I thought - from a great neighborhood near the legion of honor - Cliffwalk ( where Robin Williams lives! )

This is a GREAT art-deco sky-scraper. I'd love to work in there!

And the most touristy for last....but it is amazing!
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