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

Amsterdam Guide

Earlier today I began to long for a bit of adventure, a change of pace that was needed to a picturesque city bolstered in history. So, I grabbed the laptop to expand my knowledge regarding the capital city of the Netherlands [Amsterdam], where I’ll be traveling in a few weeks. I’m compiling an itinerary to art galleries, museums, and restaurants. Rembrandt House Museum has been added and I’m working on passes to Anne Frank House. The culinary landscape will be a huge highlight as we sample Gouda cheese and pastries. I’ve examined maps and see neighborhoods are compact and pedestrian-friendly, so walking will be the preferred mode of transport.

Travel safely,
Kathleen