Friday, June 29, 2012

Here's to a 'campy' fourth

Beach house in Hampton's, Courtesy Australia Vogue Living

 Next week, the family and I are going to a lake house in upstate New York for the Fourth.  So far up North, it's almost Canada.  I'm looking forward to a more laid back life for a week.  We've got a pontoon boat for fun rides on the lake and maybe some attempts at fishing.  We are equipped with smores' fixins and sunscreen.  It's going to be just like Moonrise Kingdom...

Moonrise Kingdom
We'll have spotty non-existent cell service and Internet connection during the week.  Don't worry, I've got ya'll queued up with fabulous posts for the week.  But you're going to have to come directly to the blog to read them (so you facebook readers that are used to me posting each day to the fb site...head on over directly to the blog here). 

Here's wishing everyone a fantabulous fourth of July holiday.

Pssst....a secret--I'm going to be a Guest Blogger on House of Turquoise next week so keep your eyes peeled on HOT! 

House of Turquoise

It's been one campy summer at Vivid Hue Home! Check out some of the other nods to Camp here:

Welcome to the Lake

Camp Wandawega

Land of Nod Goes to Camp

Relaxing Adirondack Style

Hey, we're on pinterest too!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dransfield and Ross Escape

John Dransfield and Greggory Ross (of the fabulous Dransfield and Ross home furnishings company) have settled into a wonderful retreat in the posh area of Somerset, New Jersey.  Their home is featured in the June/July 2012 issue of Lonny.  Originally, this started as an escape from their NYC and Hamptons home, but as the couple continued to furnish with warm accents and surroundings, they found themselves spending more and more time here.  Who could blame them? 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Calling Mr. Grey

Matt Bomer

Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer
Alexander Skarsgard

Christian Bale
Ian Somerhalder
Chris Hemsworth

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill
Unknown "Christian in Jeans"

Robert Pattinson

Tom Welling

Simon Baker

Ryan Gosling
William Levy

Ian Somerhalder

What do these fine young men have in common?  By now I'm sure you've guessed it.  Their names have all been shouted out into the webesphere as potential mates in casting Mr. Christian Grey for '50 Shades of Grey.'  Recall the elaborate conversation I had with my sister about this very topic here.  Well clearly, this topic is going no where!  Even actors are nominating themselves to play Christian. 

In fact, recent reports say Ian Somerhalder has embarked on a publicity campaign to get himself considered for the role.  Recently he tweeted to Bret Easton Ellis (who is rumored to possibly be directing): 

“@BretEastonEllis -Id so love to be ChristianGrey w/you&Angelina Jolie. Ive only waited 10 years to do a movie w/u.Im grown up now-no worries,” he tweeted to Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction, a film Ian starred in.

Bret, who has made it clear he really wants to write the movie adaptation, replied to Ian, explaining that he doesn’t think Angelina Jolie is involved in the production. He said he’s glad Ian is as excited as he is about the film."  From The Hollywood Life.  Read more here

Where's Anastasia in all of this? we really care? 

Promise to return to home decor tomorrow.  I just couldn't resist. 

Laters Baby!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Not the Donna Martin I Remember

What do these items have in common?

Fireworks Ring

La Cadeaux Orange Blossom Plate

Elf Ring

Light House Tea Lantern

White Porcelain Dog

Blue Ship Beam Bottle

They are all collections from InvenTORI (see here).  You may have never heard of this online shop.  But I'll bet you've heard of Tori Spelling.  Yes, Donna Martin sure has graduated.  And she has embarked on a world of ediTorials that are actually quite brilliant.  ediTorial is a blog by Tori that covers subjects such as Style, Dwell, Craft (DIY), and more! 

Check it out.  Here's a snippet of what you'll find on the blog:

Courtesy of Tori Spelling

Kelly Wearstler from Tori Spelling Blog

Courtesy of Tori Spelling

Monday, June 25, 2012

Meet Ditte Isager

I'm sitting at home on a day with severe thunderstorms and torrential down pours. In fact, I am positive Dorothy just flew by in her country dwelling with that green wicked lady trailing behind. Oh wait. Maybe that was my neighbor. Only I actually really like my neighbor. Oh sh*t. I bet that means my kids raided my avocado beauty masque again. 

I decided to be a good mama today and keep my five year old home instead of dropping him off at his outdoor YMCA camp. My decision was made just after the house lights went out and a stream of lightening directed my path to the bathroom to scold the kids. (For raiding my masque, remember?)  
Of course, as karma (or Murphy's Law or second-guessing-mommy-choices) would have it, as soon as I announced to the dude that he was spending a day with mom, he forwarded the memo on to his little sister that she was still going to school. Because her school is indoors. School actually being daycare but it makes my three year old feel bigger when we call it "school." Only now that summer is here and other kids are going to camp, she asks me incessantly when her camp begins. But I am a working mom. On most days. 
Today I'm waiting at home for a repair man to show up at my house anytime between a 36 hour window of time.  Because I don't have anything else to do but wait for them.  And watch Hoda and Kathy Lee drink wine on their morning show.  And I can't even drink wine to kill the time with them.  What kind of mom would do that in front of their five year old kid?  Plus it's only ten in the morning.  So there's that.  Because I actually drink in front of the kids but just not at ten in the morning.  I mean I don't even believe it's five o'clock *somewhere* yet. (IS it?) Oh, how do regular stay at home moms do it?

So while I'm already exhausted from this morning doing this stay-at-home mom thing...and waiting for the repair man to show up...what is the point of this whole post anyway?...(see what happens when i have time to devote to writing?) Well I wanted to share the beautiful work of Danish photographer Ditte Isager! 

{Photos Courtesy of Ditte Isager and Nordic Design  and Let Me Be Inspired}
Ditte was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and has been working in NYC since 2006. Her work is very raw and natural and beautiful. She specializes in shooting interiors, lifestyles, travels and personalities. Her clients have included Martha Stewart and Gordan Ramsey and she's been featured in House Beautiful, Elle and more!  Her style is very simple and Nordic. She loves photography because she says every day brings a new story.

And I of all people can relate to that! 
Until later...I believe that repair man is knocking at my door.