Thursday, May 31, 2012
School is officially out and that means that our own little genie has moved back in full-time. Yes, things have decidedly lightened up for the solstice -- meals have grown greener and shed flesh, roller skates have become a permanent fixture, and taking it one day and one board game at a time has translated into our MO. Communiques may get spottier for a time around here, slowing to a summer trickle. But fret not, fair Nerophytes, Nero's going nowhere fast.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Nero was simply strolling by, lost in deep reverie
When suddenly this ikat brat stopped me dead in my tracks
What comely curves, what mystery
Verily, a thing of colored beauty is a joy for all to see
Friday, May 25, 2012
Ever since Nero first watched Amanda Peet wrinkle her nose in the quirky, gender-bending sitcom Jack and Jill, I've had a thing for her bubbly down to earth charms. Fast forward a decade or so and Peet's boho Hollywood home double-dutched from the pages of Domino straight into a little padlocked file cabinet in Nero's heart. Flipping through the June issue of Vogue, I was delighted to stumble across yet another little spread on Peet's pad. Though the images focus mainly on the garden, it's plain to see that a couple kids in, the crib -- and its charismatic chatelaine -- still look as lovable as ever.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
In a straight-laced foil to Kindergarten graduation, the end of year pool party, and that white noise buzz of "school's out suckahs -- not!" that keeps playing in a loop in Nero's weary head, the June issue of Elle Decor is looking very grown up indeed. Perhaps too much so, in fact. Nero would sum up the mixed metaphor of its parts as Gracious Grandeur meets Almost Amish, with a groovy Pit Stop in Marfa swathed in Santa Fe Style. Or something to that jumbled effect. Thankfully, the "What's Hot!" selection leaves nothing to be desired and is, as promised, thoroughly smokin'.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Nero's counting down -- doing a daily tick-tock tally
Only 9 days to go until school sets us free
Then 14 more to follow and we're decamping to Italy
Do beware, for all this counting finds Nero feeling jumpy
I'm getting armed and yes, quite dangerous
But surely some of you are getting antsy too -- troubled by the delicious tick
of trying to shake off the promise of an endless summer
until it actually begins.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It is undoubtedly gauche to write about another blogger's post before the proverbial paint has yet to dry over in their space. But today's gorgeous piece by The Style Saloniste, detailing designer Jonathan Rachman's mind-blowingly moody, modern cabinet of curiosities for the 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, nearly had Nero in tears. Surely therein resides a gent after my own heart. So I urge you, fair readers, to stop by the Salon to be schooled.
There are times when Nero's mind can only think
in terms of pink.
If a shock factor is what you're after,
try a dab of Schiap.
when done right.
Nero's never met a stud she could resist.
These spearheads get a hot wax stamp of approval.
Slithering snakes, neon hand candy at its best.
Grab your goody bag here.
Grab your goody bag here.
- Of Summer Slowing and Skates
- Of an Ikat Attack
- Of Spoke Stoked and a Day Off
- On Peet's Retreat
- Of Summer Decor-ade Decoded
- Awakening to Arabesque
- Meditations on Finery
- Of French, Clinched
- It's Friday Folks...
- Of Siesta and Sun
- Of a Saloniste stroke of Showcase Chic
- Of Rotten Apples and an Ax
- Friday Free Associations
- Lonny Looks Comely
- Of Simple Summer Shifts
- Anyone Else Feeling Frondly?
- On Blasting Off
- Batch Pad Photo Fest
- Grand Romantic Gesture or Delusion of Grandeur?
- On Carnage and Some Serious Set Design
- Notes on the Roman Fashion Passion
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