1.19.2015

Pretty Things and a Cupcake Tour

 Carolyn got some new, cushy pillows (in Robert Allen United Vines and David Hicks cut velvet) for her classic sofa.  

So, Carolyn toss out these little hard pillows…ok?


I like the little, solid colored, flat welt.  Liana, the pillow master made them.  And speaking of Liana...

How darling is this chair that she just had recovered?  Great pillow, too.  Even though she is in Southern California, we like to catch up on the telephone…about 20% business and 80% our own decor and personal stuff.

I totally want to copy this for someone or me.


I wish Liana and I were neighbors.  She used to deliver pillows to my door in Newport Beach and when my daughter found out she said…"your pillow pusher makes home deliveries!"


My friends Debbie, Jen and I went on a walking SF Cupcake Tour on Saturday.  It included five stops around the Marina and Pacific Heights.  Very fun/decadent. We started at Kara's Cakes (ok), then Susie Cakes (better)...
 

Next was Caffe´ Dolci (the best)...with a chocolate ganache cupcake with vanilla gelato center and your choice of gelato topping (I got the strawberry which was super strawberry-ish).

 

Then, we went to this cream puff place...which by then I was flying high on sugar and took it to-go (my husband likes them).
The tour ended at La Boulange on Union Street...which was a dud as they were out of most things.  The tour was a once in a life-time treat.  Next time, I would just split the Caffé Dolci dessert with someone.

But TODAY, Howard and I started a high fiber, low sugar, no processed food, low-fat, no white flour, no potatoes, no alcohol, lots of water...the usual common sense miserable diet.  Sort of strict for 10 days and then modified.  I am apologizing in advance if I am mean to anyone.


 I took this photo the other day at a stop light on my way home.
It's a whole new year!  

22 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes are not helping thing around here, lol! They look wonderful. I will pretend they are not real.
    I love the chairs and pillows!
    Happy Monday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  2. Lovely pillows and chair. Good luck with your diet. I just came back from my daily run, such nice weather.

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  3. Great chairs! The pillows are awesome....
    Good luck with that "DIET"......IT SOUNDS AWFUL!

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  4. What a fun day! I love the pillows Liana made for me, she is definitely the Pillow Master. Darling chair and the pillows for the sofa give it a whole new look. Happy Monday,
    Kathysue

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  5. The blue pillows on the sofa are just gorgeous! What a great combo of textures. Love it. And the chair is so sweet, I love it with that pillow. And, thank goodness I'm not a cupcake person, this post would have killed me!! ;-)

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  6. What a difference a few pillows makes!!! Great fabric choices. I love Liana's chair and the pillows. She is as talented as you and I wish you were both my neighbor! Cupcake tour is something right up my alley, my mouth
    was watering. Good luck with your diet! Be strong!
    xo Gail

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  7. Beautiful pillows, yummy cupcakes and a gorgeous chair??? Now this is the way to start the week! Have a great one - xo

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  8. That reupholstered chair looks amazing, I really like the modern form. That was one decadent walk I'd like to try them all! Thank you for sharing that beautiful shot of the sky. New year, new beginnings new hope. Best of luck with the diet.

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  9. I didn't realize Susie Cakes was up in the bay area. I've never had the others but Susie Cakes are better than Sprinkles as far as I'm concerned. I'll have to check out the bakeries you've shared. I can't imagine you being unkind to anyone!:-)
    Karen

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  10. Love that chair and the pillows look beautiful....Thank God you were able to eat those yummy cupcakes before you started the diet...

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  11. That chair is amazeballs and a cupcake tour?? Nice!

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  12. That chair....holy hell it is fabulous! That diet....holy hell.......

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  13. YOU could never be mean to anyone....even if you are "hangry!" I love Liana's chair and pillow. The nail head trim and the cool table next to it....lovely indeed!

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  14. Good luck with your diet. It's really a pretty post. And the cupcakes look so yummy.
    Fulham upholstery cleaners

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  15. Ha! Love that you go on a cupcake tour before starting the diet!! Gorgeous chair (and pillow)!!

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  16. HI Mary Ann,
    Love, love the chair transformation! I wish that Liana lived near me as well!!
    How fun to go on the Cupcake Tour!! I don't envy your new diet plan even though it is something I am sure I should do as well!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  17. oh my gosh. I just got back from Susie's with cupcakes for our birthday dinner tonight. My youngest is 20 and I feel so sentimental. Sigh. When did our boys grow up Mary Ann? Anyway I loooooove these cupcakes. Oh and the chair looks fabulous too.
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  18. I'm dying over those pillows and that chair... oh my! that tour looked delish!! xo

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  19. So many great pillows and love the chair and side table - great styling!! Wishing I had one of those cupcakes right now…

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  20. Love that color combo and those cupcakes looks yummy!

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  21. I know you wish you were on that cupcake tour right now! Love what you did as always!!

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  22. Awesome couch Mary Ann! I think I might need one of these that we can place to our some condominiums for sale in Singapore I believe including this kind f sofa set will absolutely attract new buyers and renters of the place. Thanks for sharing

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