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Duck Fat Tater Tots and some pretty photos of Big Sur

I promised myself i’d give you original content. But then i also promised my body that i wouldn’t force Duck Fat Tater Tots into it.  Unfortuntely that was before I met Nashville:

Indeed.  Tater tots, fried in Duck Fat, as if there is any other way.  Otherwise known ‘my appetizer before i got a wedge salad drowning in blue cheese dressing and pork loin drenched in bourbon syrup’.  And there wasn’t one, not two but THREE dipping sauces – we all know that my ketchup owns my condiment heart, but i can dabble in bernaise and anything with mayo as well.

I’m flexible like that.

I’m in Nashville, hanging out with HGTV’s Taniya Nayek and 6500 men (and 500 women) from Sherwin Williams.  And I’m having fun, yes i am. 

This guys name is Phillip Morris.  

I mean, PHILIP MORRIS!!!! I’m sure he gets good tables at restaurants, but unfortunate letters in the mail. P.S. he’s not THE Philip Morris, in case you didn’t figure that out.  I guess there is also a guy on twitter who’s name is ‘SherwinWilliams’ and under his bio it says ‘i’m not the paint company. i am a man’.  And this makes me laugh. 

Behind me in that pic you can see the new line of paint palettes from the Sherwin Williams/HGTV partnership. And the color palettes are awesome.  More info on them later – stay tuned.

Meanwhile i thought i’d show you some old work of mine – to keep it original, but still design oriented while i’m away. These were all shot by David Tsay for Coastal Living,  and to be clear, i didn’t design the rooms – just styled them.


This was in Big Sur, but i forget the name of the design firm.  I just put the stuff on the bench and made the bed etc.  I’m very good at putting stuff on benches and am strangely bad at making beds – which is why i’m not a bed stylist. And in case you think i’m kidding, yes there are bed stylists out there (Official shout out to Steven Whitehead, the best and chicest best stylist in the world).  

Pretty bathroom, with awesome herringbone painted tiles.  I want to ask the designer if they were painted and fired before installation or if they are painted afterwards because if the second option is possible, then i’m dying to know what kind of paint can possibly stick to tile in a bathroom. And if you know this answer, please give it to me and then i will give you a digital kiss, without tongue, of course.

And lastly an extremely pretty house, designed NOT by me, but yes styled by me.  All for Coastal living.  All in Big Sur, all shots taken by the amazing David Tsay. 

Off to Honky Tonk bars.  Last night we ate at the Patterson House (awesome, soooo pretty, too, thank you all for the suggestion) and the night before at Merchants on broadway.  Tonight we are headed downtown to the honky tonk bars to line dance, scoot my bootie and pretend to drink malt liquor, otherwise known as ‘hair spray that you put down your throat instead of on your head’.  I prefer the latter. 


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