Present and Past best-dressed at the Oscars

I have to warn you that I am a bit partial for the best past dressed at the Oscars, on the other hand I only chose the dresses I really liked at the 2014 Oscars, well maybe I have a bit of a problem in the impartiality domain

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Cate Blanchett is my number one favorite in Armani Privé.

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Sandra Bullock the stunning lady in blue in an Alexander McQueen gown.

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Jolie Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Haute Couture.

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Gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture, red is definitely the new black.

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Prada could not have chosen a better model than the majestic Lupita Nyong’o.

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Meryl Streep should always wear Lanvin, it fits her to a Tee.

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Sally Hawkins in Valentino, I have to admit I hesitated between Cate Blanchett’s Armani and Sally’s Valentino, they are so sumptuous.

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Kerry Washington and her baby both looked amazing in Jason Wu.

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The eternally beautiful Charleze Theron in Dior

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We really missed Jennifer Lopez this year, as a woman with a rather present Tookhes (butt in Hebrew) I always feel comforted by the elegance of Jennifer Lopez at the Oscars.  2006 Oscars. (Jean dress)

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Jennifer Lopez In Chanel Haute Couture 2001. ”La mode se démode” said Coco Chanel, this is why Chanel never goes out of style, we could wear this dress today.

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You are welcome to share your favorite Oscar’s dresses of all time, have a great week

Don’t forget Mother’s day next Sunday

Well not always…but we like to think so…

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. – Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle

My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one. ~Groucho Marx

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle

There is a lot to say about Mothers….

funny mothers day

Lazy Sunday in the country

I was in the countryside visiting some friends over the week-end, this is the view from my bedroom window, can you imagine it snowed during the night….

So this is what I did, I lazed around and read  Margaret Atwood’s book ”The Year of the Flood” It is a compelling book written in the true language of Shakespeare..I highly recommend it..

The Year of the Flood

You can get it at http://www.amazon.ca/

This table is right in front of my bed, and my favorite shoes are on it, they are so cute I just can’t leave them on the floor ….

It was a very Lazy Sunday morning, reading and now and then gazing at the beauty of nature…

My friend’s house is a boat house, so when you first open your eyes in the morning you are surrounded by water, it is very therapeutic…

This is Lake Memphremagog,  there is a Monster name Memphre who lives in this lake, except we only see her in the summer time, she is enormous, she is friendly and makes a lot of waves when she comes close by….

http://magogquebec.homestead.com

Memphre is some kind of a Sea serpent….

If you have a chance go and visit Memphremagog it is a gorgeous area located in the Province of Quebec….

Have a good Sunday evening…and thanks for visiting, I do appreciate it, don’t forget to send us your home and garden pictures, we will publish them in our column ”inspiration Home tour”

Be happy, enjoy the moment, it could be worst

Enjoy your life seize the happy moments and look foward to a great sunny day….

Step 2: Be uplifted by this inspiring corgi cross stitch.
Step 1: Print this picture and hang it over your desk.
I told you it could be worst….
Step 3: Feel pretty.
Step 4: Imagine you are this penguin.
Would you like to be this Penguin…hummm I certainly would…
Step 7: And this dog with a goat will fight for you as well.
Praise your friends…
Step 8: Be happy that you aren't one of these people.
How lucky can you be….
See you are definitely not a cat with a rabbit brain….
What can I tell you, a bad sense of fashion….not you…
What’s up with the new look…
Don’t ever think it could be you…..
Have a very Happy day…..

Anderson cooper’s loft and his childhood home


This is Anderson Cooper’s loft, and it is for sale, visiting Cooper’s loft I have to admit it looks exactly like him,
very Spartan and extremely Zen….
Photo LAWRENCE SCHWARTZWALD
THIS JUST IN: Anderson Cooper hired an architect who should preserve many of his historic home's features when he moves in.
This is the image that I have of Anderson Cooper, his home looks exactly like him on this photo, much more than on his CNN segment the Ridiculist…
Dramatic Foyer
I find he has a very serious home, good architecture but simple and orderly to the point of being sterile…
Modern Minimalist Pieces Mix With Ethnic Touches
I don’t see any magazines or books anywhere, maybe these are the Real Estate pictures and they have gotten rid of all personal things….
Slanted, Tinted Windows Offer City Views and Privacy
It is beautiful, but does he live here….
A Sleek Chef's Kitchen
Does he cook in this kitchen….
Simple, Soothing Bedroom
How can it be so clean…I am a little jealous, my room could never look this good….
New and Old Charm in the Bathroom
Everything must in drawers or he has moved out….
Spacious Bedroom
It does feel like a Hotel room, as Cooper travels all the time, 
he probably feels more at home with a bedroom like this….
A Den Perfect For a Fireside Chat
Unbelievable Outdoor Spaces
Super Terrace….
Via http://habituallychic.blogspot.com and from Wendy Goodman’s book  and Anderson Cooper

 The World of Gloria Vanderbilt at http://www.amazon.com/

This is a cardboard cut out of Anderson Cooper with his mom Gloria Vanderbilt…
This is where Cooper grew up, it seems there is a century between his childhood home and his New York loft…Gloria Vanderbilt says “decorating is autobiography”, I suppose Cooper is very different from his mom…. Our children often are  not the way we were and it is a good thing as long as we all remember were we come from and Cooper does….

A DAYBED FOR A LAZY SUNDAY

Oh the luxury of a daybed, my mother use to have one, it looked and felt so mysterious to me, I use to try it, it was always for me some kind of a secret moment where I would dream of fairy tales, countries far far away  and of course I was the Princess and the Prince was totally mine…no competition…

Via Pinterest and http://zestynest.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-love-beds.html

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These beds are so inviting, who can resist….

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Which one is your favorite….

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I think this Louis XV daybed has to be the precursor of the Queen size bed lengthwise….daybed for 2…

White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt cake recipe

You can lie down on this pink daybed and eat your cake too…
This is a white chocolate raspberry bundt cake and if you would like the recipe go to http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/

Via Pinterest and http://zestynest.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-love-beds.html

A contemporary daybed in the country, who could ask for anything more for a Lazy Sunday…..

I know it is your Lazy Sunday too, but don’t be shy, I would be delighted if you become a member of decogirlmontreal…

TODAY’S IDEAS, ORGANIZE YOUR OFFICE MAKE IT WORK

Don’t wait till next year do it now, organize your office so that you can work with a clear mind. This is a self impose pep talk, but if the shoe fits, go ahead and do it…
So far I have 2 good reasons not to have done this first thing this morning…
1-I decided to meditate for 10 minutes,
2-during meditation, I suddenly thought I have to get to the Gym, which I did for an hour…
Then, I took a self portrait of myself in Gym clothes with my
I phone 4…It is a before Gym Photo, hopefully there will be an After Gym Photo….

 

I discovered I am a bit of a bulging at the seams contortionist, hopefully in a few months these bulges will be gone….hummmm……
Anyhow back to the Office with a few tricks and ideas
Before
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Basically this is what my desk looks like most of the time, but I feel so much holier when it looks like this…
After
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 Hopefully by next week my office will get  back to this serene look…
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An Office pretty organized in Lavander…at http://www.fashionstationery.com.au/#/Philosophy/0
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On-the-Go Filing
Wow, I could not figure out what this was, but I finally read it is a Dish Drainer, I like this idea for your immediate files, I might try this…
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Recycle Those Paint Cans
Paint cans as in and out paper containers…
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tin cans to pencil holders
You can use magazine pages to cover these tomato cans…..
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If you have a closet and you want an organized office, you could just use this closet as an office…

 

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A black and white office Zen and contemporary, with a Panton Vitra chair..(one of my favorite)
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You can find a copy of the Panton chair in Montreal at Léo Victor Design for 199.00

Via http://www.housetohome.co.uk/home-office/picture/home-office-with-bookcase
Home office with bookcase | Home office ideas | Home office | Livingetc | IMAGE | Housetohome.co.uk

Best bookshelves to organize your Office are still the Billy from (Ikea)… If you have a window, I suggest you put your desk right in front of it, it is a good distraction after a few hours of work, a bit of distraction is good for your soul and inspiration….

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A nice small armoire is so useful, you can always line the door with a nice piece of fabric to hide what is stored in it….

Coté Maison/Photo Richard Alcock
Believe it or not this office is mainly Ikea starting with the Oak like stratified parquet Toundra  floor,
The Stockholm console (Ikea), a newspaper box Estetisk (Ikea ) The wall board slate paint is Estetisk (Ikea) 2 Oak Wall racks Estetisk (Ikea) and the Tjusig hook holder (Ikea)…

Via http://www.housetohome.co.uk/room

Streamline a smart den | 5 clever ideas for home offices | home office ideas | decorating inspiration | housetohome

Blue has a calming effect, but if you have a tendency to fall asleep, you are better off with red, more stimulating…. You can use a Kitchen counter as your desk top…they sell them at Home Depot…

Via http://www.housetohome.co.uk/room

A personal touch is good for your soul and reminds you that you are a human earthling….

If you want to share your ideas of how to organize your home office with us, we would be delighted…Just go to submit and share your photos deco on top of my Home page….

Sunday, Sunday, Lazy Sunday

Finally January 1st 2012, and it is Sunday….
The last few days I have dedicated a bit of time to reading 2 books, ”Les médias Sociaux 201” by Michelle Blanc a Quebec Social Medias Guru (maybe I should read 101)

http://www.michelleblanc.com/

 and a book on Meditation ”Where ever you are, you are here” by Jon Kabat-Zinn…
From the Mind and Life Institute, the study of relationship between Science and Buddhism…The 14Th Dalaï Lama is their Honorary Chairman

Jon Zabat-Zinn

This is my humble opinion:  They seem to be totally at the opposite pole of one another but they do have a similarity” It is all about  being in the Present” I have to admit that Twitter is not about the past not about the future but about the Present…So breath in and breath out….. take a few minutes for enjoying the Present….It is not an easy task but you can do it……
 


Have a Happy Sunday and hopefully a Lazy one….