Year End Favorites

2021 has come to a tumultuous end and many of us are ready to move on to the next chapter. As a blogger it will be interesting to learn what intriguing facets the new year will hold.  Recently I went through photos that didn’t make it into posts, but thoroughly enjoyed reviewing.2021 has come to a tumultuous end and many of us are ready to move on to the next chapter. As a blogger it will be interesting to learn what intriguing facets the new year will hold.  Recently, I went through photos that didn’t make it into posts, but thoroughly enjoyed reviewing and felt the need to share…. enjoy.

The Governors Palace in Williamsburg was the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia. It was home to governors until the capital was moved to Richmond in 1780.

We took a quick trip to Williamsburg on December 11th to see the colonial decorations and to shop the Cheese Shop on Merchants Square. The shop makes the best “house dressing” to go with turkey or ham sandwiches, their wines are superb as are the cheese selections.


Visiting the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich this summer in Belize. Cerros is an archeological site not engulfed by jungle, and is constructed near a turquoise sea and the blue sky.

My adorable 2 1/2 year old nephew sitting in the Captain’s seat on his first flight this fall.

Holidays at the National Harbor in the Waterfront District has a nightly tree show. The 54-foot tree is part of a breathtaking light-show at sunset. The Awakening is a 72 foot statue that depicts a giant embedded in the sand along the Potomac.


Life continues to move at a cautious pace, let’s welcome this upcoming year with great health and happiness!!!
Kathleen


An Artful Holiday

Leafing through photos from a Christmas in France, I came across the gorgeous French Baroque style from the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy near Melun. The art and architecture shouts the holiday spirit with the glitz and glamour.

How many of us are in the midst of holiday preparations? Sneaking time into the day [even while at work] to jot down ideas or sketching notes to manage the weeks leading up to the new year. Lately, I don’t want to do anything I don’t to, even when bombarded with invitations, it’s time for early nights to shake off the stress of the day. When was the last time you brewed a pot of hot cocoa with a touch of seasonal spirit, and then curled up with your favorite blanket to watch holiday classics?

This season, I’m looking to create a stylish, yet laid-back tradition of keeping Christmas low-key, relaxed, and cozy. There’s to be no fuss, it’s all about less is more!

Enjoy the festivities,
Kathleen