Tag Archives: pied a terre

Garden Therapy

I HAVEN’T POSTED in a few days because I got home from Spain and was hit with a bad case of ‘What now?’ I walked into my lovely Prospect Heights pied-a-terre, now fully furnished, decorated, and organized, and had nothing … Continue reading

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Feng Shui Problem Resolved

MY SISTER ASKED ME A COGENT QUESTION THIS EVENING: “So how did you solve your feng shui problem in the bedroom?” Oh, that! I guess I owe her, and y’all, an explanation. Taking to heart the sage advice of MazeDancer, … Continue reading

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Color Quandary

OK, IT’S NOT A LIFE-ALTERING DECISION, but I’m surprisingly perplexed about what to do re the paint color for my bedroom walls. Me, the expert who successfully chose colors sight unseen for the living room and bathroom, below, when my … Continue reading

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Hanging Pictures Salon-Style

UPDATE, 4/29/13: I’ve recently added more art and moved the pictures closer together on my salon-style wall, above. It’s much more successful now, I think, with less air between them. PRODUCTIVE WEEK SO FAR, settling in to my Prospect Heights … Continue reading

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No vember

WHEN I WAS ABOUT 9, my uncle taught me this ditty: No birds No bees No flowers No trees No wonder…November. I still find it amusing, even though it’s not true. The goldfinches are still at the thistle feeder. I … Continue reading

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Raking Leaves is a A Fool’s Errand

THAT PHRASE POPPED INTO MY HEAD TODAY as I raked leaves. It’s an impossible task, because every night’s breezes bring a fresh layer. Yesterday I observed my next-door neighbor raking, raking, raking, making huge piles for the town pick-up. Today, … Continue reading

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Prospect Heights 1BR $2100/mo.

NOTE: This is NOT my new pied-a-terre, and the apartment is no longer available. This post is for voyeuristic and informational purposes only. MY COUCH-SURFING DAYS WILL SOON BE OVER. I’m on the verge of signing a lease for a … Continue reading

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