coffee + cre8tive [mar 20 06]

Happy Spring!

This year, Spring actually falls on the 20th of March (today), although here in the northeast we're experiencing a bit of a frosty welcome.

Over the weekend, we spent time in the new Barneys in Boston, which I affectionately refer to as the new fashion museum, it's simply exquisite! Browsing through the designer collections, envisioning myself dining in this blouse, wearing those shoes... it was a real magical escape. You must know the feeling, when clothes call your name and visions of evening gowns dance in your head. Afterwards, we popped over to Prudential Center, and finally, Newbury Street with hopes of catching some more Spring fever, and we certainly did -- stores were stocked with springy new merchandise. We wrapped up our day with a glass of California 2002 cabernet sauvignon and fine north african cuisine at The Jewel of Newbury. Mouldi, the owner, treated us to a special private tour of his 5 star boutique hotel with 18th and 19th century antiques, just upstairs from the restaurant. You can tour it online here. However, the experience simply isn't the same as in person, it put me in awe. If you're ever in Boston, you should consider either dining or resting your head at this very fine establishment. The food, the wine, the ambiance - tres chic!

Today I'm inspired by the beautiful paper goods at Dewey Howard Designs. You simply must visit their website. So many pretty things, including the website itself. Do you need to send a sweet note to someone you love?

Spring has sprung!

(Both photos from Dewey Howard Designs)