January 11, 2013

On My Radar Screen

Happy Friday!!! I don't know about you all but I am ready for a quiet, relaxing weekend! This week has been busing with planning many adventures for the upcoming spring but right this weekend I plan to spend a lot of time in my warm and cozy home!

For Christmas, our three children gave us this incredible portrait of our home by artist, Laura Trevey (Laura is also the blogger behind the gorgeous Bright, Bold and Beautiful). Isn't it amazing? It was so sweet that the kids all got together and worked with Laura to commission this watercolor. I took it to Kinko's yesterday and had it digitally scanned before I took it to the framing store. Even though my blog is about wandering far and wide, we all know that, ulitmately, there is no place like home, so I wanted to share this with you! Thank you Caroline, Christopher and Carter...and thank you, Laura, for painting such a beautiful representation of our home.
Here are few travel links that are hitting up on my radar screen this week:
I can't wait to check out this new book of vintage hotel labels from the collection of Gaston Louis Vuitton - available in March.

Another book going on my "to read" list is The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan takes us to Belle Epoque Paris and into the studio of Edgar Degas (thanks to Nichole at Obvious State, previously known as Little Brown Pen, for this recommendation)
From the New York Tiimes - 46 Places to Go in 2013
 Through one of my favorite blogs, Sarah Tolzmann's Note to Self, I discovered the gorgeous travel photos of Peggy Wong. These photos are stunning..I could spend hours on her blog, On Blue Pool Road dreaming of where I would like to go next.

Have you seen the online show EX-PATS via the Reserve Channel? Each episode, hosted by Savannah Buffet (Jimmy Buffet's daughter) features people who have left behind their life and careers to move abroad and pursue their dreams. I may just be watching this on my iPad this weekend (along with the Season Premiere of Girls and the latest Downton Abbey!)

Okay, I am off to make a nice cup of tea, relax and read my latest book (I just started Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis...anyone else reading it?) Have a beautiful weekend!!


My Crafty Home Life said...

I love Laura. I don't know if you noticed that she did my home that I use for my header. Your home is beautiful and your kids are so thoughtful. What a lovely gift.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I did see you picture on your header! But I didn't realize it was be Laura until after I received my painting! My 23 year old found her on etsy, not realizing I follow Bright,Bold & Beautiful...what a coincidence!!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Your home portrait is beautiful! And I can tell that your house is, too! I also want a weekend at home. Just hanging out with family, eating some comfort food, reading and watching some good TV. Sounds perfect!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Thanks, Jennifer!!

January weekends are perfect for all those things! Enjoy!!!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

PS...sorry about my typing...iPads are annoying! Have a great weekend!!!

Pamela RG said...

You have a beautiful house Sandy, So sweet of your kids to give you a Portrait of your house as a gift. Have a relaxing weekend.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Thanks Pamela! Enjoy your weekend too!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW! Now that is a fabulous watercolour! Sandy, your home if spectacular, and this style home is so dear to my heart. Living in Massachusetts for many years, these are the types of homes I would constantly see. Here where I live, these homes are also very popular, but mixed in with such a lovely variety of classic styles. ENJOY!

Oh, and thank you so much for coming to visit me yesterday! Anita

The enchanted home said...

The portrait is GORGEOUS! Helps if you have a beautiful home, which you certainly do! Very thoughtful gift from your kids. Thanks for the book recommendations.....only one I know and that is on my nightstand next in line is The Painted girls. Looks fantastic! Just finished Gone Girl which I thought was really good, and totally held my attention. Anyway, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Sandy, what a wonderful portrait of your home and an incredibly thoughtful gift from your children!

I love this book suggestion, I know have it on my list. I have about 33 books next to the bed for my winter reading, but I have been sidetracked this week with work, life and home projects.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, Elizabeth

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