Bookwalter Winery-TriCities

Just got back from a sunshine filled road trip to the Tricities. Stopped at Bookwalter Winery for some wine tasting and jazz music.

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My talented friend Kamie came along for support and laughter. We purchased a fab bottle of Foreshadow Merlot. Absolutely loved the bottle, the packaging, the hip label, the food offerings, the music and being away from home ever-so-briefly. It was beautiful and warm for early evening February. Crazy to think we were sitting outside in February.

Glamorous Nights in LA

Maison 140 is a lovely little boutique hotel in Beverly Hils. The interior is designed by Kelly Wearstler.

Sister Extraordinaire and I almost stayed here so we had to at least have a libation at the Bar Noir.

Notice the small change in front with the sculptures flanking the door. Top photo has a statue and this photo is a sphere. Part of the redesign.

Their signature French Kiss. Mmmmm... so yummy

We were happy to have stopped here. (T-remember how annoying that lady was in the bar? Look where your thumb is. A bit of a poke in the mouth was definately needed).

I requested that my camera take a trip to the bathroom as I knew it would be lovely as well. When you're on the road and always using public restrooms this was such a nice treat to have somewhere clean and beautiful to go.

Love the tile set vertically.

Just a pretty vignette. The mirror above is a version of what I have in my sweet salon. It makes a smashing impression. I just bought an inexpensive gold mirror and painted it a high gloss black. Below you see 2 of the rooms in the Hotel. Mine would be the yellow room and Sister Extraordiniare would probably choose the spicey orange room.

Loved the wall papered ceiling-clever.

A version of the stool above is also in the lobby of the Viceroy and Jonathan Adler sells them in his Melrose store.

It's all in the details...

Seattle Night Life

We have to go out on the town occasionally to continue our journey for inspiration. This night it was a club called The High Dive in Seattle. We went to see a friend of our cousin-Robert Francis.

We began our evening with dinner and drinks at the very hip Bastille Cafe and Bar in Ballard.

Then moved to the High Dive in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. We ran into our brother and nephew coming to see Robert Francis as well! A huge suprise that just made our evening.

"Sisters 3"

The bonus of the evening was the first band The Republics. The audience loved this band. They were so natural and spontaneous. They did a great Christmas number that was a ton of fun.

Other highlights and laughter:

The visual highlights of the High Dive. Hmmm... What kind of inspiration should we take away from this? Something for everyone I suppose...

How about this? The curtained bathroom stalls:

And finally...

The PCC shopping bag turned into an evening hand bag.