Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Fun Stuff…Dinner at Maryann’s

 
I have tried to do a post for days and can't seem to get inspired. I am struggling with Windows 8 and a new computer.  There is so much going on that it is hard to hone in on anything specific to write about.  There is a lot happening in Tahoe,and I have several ongoing projects that I need to photograph. I meant to tell you about my trip  to Southern California to the Dovetail Showroom and so much else. If you want to really find out what I am up to follow me on Instagram.  I do manage to get some pictures posted there. What I do want to tell you about is my recent visit with Maryanne (of Classic Casual Home)  at her darling Russian Hill apartment .

First off ...yes Maryann is everything you all imagine her to be and more.  She entertains beautifully and effortlessly.  When I visited she had just returned from a trip to New York where she visited Annie of Most Lovely Things.  You can read about that visit here http://www.classiccasualhome.com/2014/10/modern-cottage-style-in-connecticut.html  She invited a few friends over (all who were delightful).  She served this delicious soup
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-vegetable-soup-recipe2.html, in these beautiful bowls.


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This little vignette has the most magnificent view of the bay during the day
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Her apartment has panormic views of not only the entire bay

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But the charming ...cable car route as well …

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She has managed to take her classic casual beach look and turn it into classic San Francisco.

Everywhere there are lovely vignettes.


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I want to live here, wake up to this...



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Have morning coffee here

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 Ready to move in?

Pictures do not come close to doing this charming apartment justice. I was in awe of Maryann's style.  I am only offering a sneak  peek because someone needs to publish it soon!!  I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed Maryann's wonderful hospitality but even more fortunate to call her my friend.

I am off to Paso for the weekend.  Next week in addition to my real job we begin work on Berries and Branches, the annual Christmas tour of homes that benefits our local hospital.  If you are local you can still by your tickets here http://www.svmhfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=196.  I will be posting teasers on Instagram so be sure to follow along.  I have the pleasure of working with the wonderful designer Jackie Hubbard from Carmel again this year.  We will be decking out the dining room, kitchen, and family room of a lovely home in Markham Ranch.  I hope you will come out and join us!!

15 comments:

  1. can we have a blogger conference here? i'll bring the wine! mary Anns home is so welcoming and beautiful, what views!!
    enjoy paso cindy
    xo
    debra

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  2. Cindy I adore Mary Ann and how she has made San Francisco her home! So glad you had time with her at her fab place!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  3. San Francisco is my favorite vacation spot. I miss those cable cars. Great shopping too. Looking forward to seeing your projects. They are always inspiring!

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  4. Lovely home and what great views!
    Happy Halloween to you and Beau!

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  5. Maryann's home is beautiful! What a wonderful view. I love your blog and look forward to your posts.

    Kathy

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  6. I just love you, Cindy!!! You make me sound way cooler than I am! GIANT SMILE. What a good friend you are!

    I'm in Weybridge now about to go into London with friends...we'll talk when I get back!

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  7. Hi Cindy. Lucky you! Your trip to the city by the bay looked wonderful. Thanks for a peek into Mary Ann's lovely apartment.

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  8. What a great city home! Loved the paintings in the kitchen.

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  9. Lucky you...it sounds like you had a great time. Isn't it amazing how blogland brings friends together!

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  10. Cindy,
    I love Mary Ann's style and am so impressed that she turned their little apartment into such a cozy and inviting space in such a short time. Truly a talented lady. How fun that you two were able to meet and enjoy a wonderful meal.
    xo
    Karen

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  11. Hi Cindy, thanks for sharing your visit with Mary Ann. I'm always amazed how fast she works her decorating magic, her home already has that special Mary Ann look. You sound nice and busy, I can't wait to see the photos from your Home Tour. Wish I was closer I'd love to go.
    xo
    Leslie

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  12. Cindy,
    I have been following you on Instagram, but somehow I missed that you were at Mary Ann's! What a treat! Dinner looks beautiful and so perfect for the season. I love to see little peeks into her gorgeous apartment. Every detail is just right, I can see why you two are friends! I hope I get to meet you one day Cindy!
    xo
    annie

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  13. I always love hearing when bloggers you admire are as amazing in "real life" as you'd think from their blogs. I loved all of the peeks at spots in MaryAnn's apartment that I hadn't seen before. She's got amazing style!

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  14. Hi Cindy,
    I am lucky enough to know Mary Ann and you are so right, she is everything you can imagine and more! She helped me with my living room redo and we were instantly fast friends. I absolutely love her style and like you, would die to live in that apartment. She is a very special lady! How fun to be able to have dinner there and see her beautiful home in person! xo Gail

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  15. Cyndi, so fun to see Mary Ann's home through your eyes, she is a very talented, warm and welcoming lady. One to be admired for sure!!
    Kathsyue

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