Daily Covet: #iPad Covers

I don’t have an iPad, but these cute iPad covers make me want to get one.  I work from home and prefer working on my MacBook instead.

I’ve never really longed for an iPad, but after seeing these cute cases, I might be coveting the device that’s all the rage too.  They give me that sortof vintage circus feeling like the walls of the Le Cirque at Bellagio itself.

There is something soothing about the colors, and both prints are brimming with whimsy.

I bet you can’t guess which is my favorite?!

Paris In Color Coffee Table Book

Paris in Color, amazon.com $11.87

It’s out, it’s out.  I need to get a copy of this NOW!

Read more here from a pre-release post

 

Daily Covet: Bathrooms you’d love to live in

The bathroom in our basement is a hot mess.

Guests who see it for the first time always exclaim, “It must be so nice to have that big Whirlpool tub!”

First of all, we NEVER use it. It’s two floors away from our bedroom. Secondly, aren’t Whirlpool tubs kindof 80’s, like having an outdoor, free-standing jacuzzi in your back yard?

Moving on.  The tile, which covers much of the walls around the infamous Whirlpool tub, is a sortof pink-ish, beige-ish color with a sea green wash to some of the trim tile.  I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be Southwestern or Tuscan…

It’s a great-sized bathroom, but the space is wasted as it really functions as the “powder room” because there is no guestroom down there either.

The vanity is oak, and kountry with a “k.”  Think craft fairs and wooden shelves full of knickknacks and gimcracks.  Sock dolls and wooden hearts hanging on rope.  To add insult to injury, the pulls are brass.  Not cool brass – like flowery, also kountry brass.

Above the ugly vanity is a mirror that I put up because I had no other place for it.  That I like, but it does not match in any way, shape or form the “disco” sconces that hang on either side of it.  I can’t fully explain these enough, so I must include this picture…

Throw in scuffed up, pale vanilla walls and cream-colored toilet and countertops, and you’ve got yourself one fugly bathroom.

I think I’d prefer it look a little something like this… because if it did, you wouldn’t get me out of it!

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Daily Covet: Tote your favorite city

Tote your favorite city… and don’t get lost in it either, for that matter, when you carry this earth-friendly map tote from well, maptote on myhabit.com.

At 14″ x 15.5″, these are roomy enough for the beach, the farmer’s market or just to and from work.  Of course my fave is the Paris one, but there are other ones too, like the weekend getaway trio with Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the Hamptons on them.

I love them so much that I want them all.  One for $22 or three for $30.  You do the math.

Paris in the Springtime

I’m so needing a vacation right now, and so is my husband, who works too hard.

There’s no place I’d rather be than in Paris.  I love Paris.

I was there in 2004 with my mom, and we stayed at this boutique hotel near the Louvre, called the Normandy Hotel.  It was literally around the corner from the wing, in which Napoleon III’s apartment stands.

It was also a stone’s throw from the Place Vendome, the Opéra and the shops on the Rue de Rivoli.  We could take a pretty good hike to the Champs Élysées or an even braver hike to the Marais – my favorite neighborhood. What could be better than Paris in the Springtime with the one you love?  Right.  Nothing.