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Happy Holidays!

“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Stunning Holiday Atmosphere

“Christmas waves a magic wand around the world, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
– N. Peale

Stunning lighting outside of the Naples Theatre.

Elegant decor outside of the Waterside Mall in Naples, Florida.

Gorgeous,  traditional holiday decor in a family home in Naples, Florida.

More on Our Kohler Experience

After having our Breakfast delivered to the room, we were off to start the day with “Yoga on the Lake”.  Floor to ceiling windows revealed a gorgeous view of the Bay, allowing nature to enhance the experience.  After, we treated ourselves to a little shopping at The Yoga Shop.

We then headed to The Club House, shown above of The Straights Golf Course, which is the flag ship course at Whistling Straights.  The course borrows from the ancient seaside links courses of the United Kingdom and Ireland.  It features 3 km. of shoreline on Lake Michigan, with three stone bridges.  The course is now home to the PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open and the Ryder Cup.

The day was slightly over cast, so we opted for 9 holes!  We then headed to meet some friends at the Horse and Plow for some savory Wisconsin Cheese.

And then back to our room to end the day. How can one plan to leave such a room, when you arrive to such a beautiful setting!  Our room at The American Club, shown above was a true “home away from home” experience.  Gracious turn down service paired with a robe and slippers offered a perfect way to end the day.

The American Club Resort Hotel in Kohler, Wisconsin

Upon arrival at The American Club we were greeted with graceful hospitality and delighted to see that the grounds were in full bloom.  We found ourselves surrounded by glorious colour and a magnificent fragrance in the air.

The American Club is a place where charm meets old-world elegance.  It once provided housing, meals, as well as recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing.  Today the luxurious decor creates a singular experience room by room.

Coming Soon…A Boutique Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan

photo: Rex Larsen | The Grand Rapids Press

The Fox Jewelers Building on Monroe Center is being renovated into a boutique hotel by the owner of the CityFlats hotel.  The hotel will be LEEDS certified, just as the Cityflats hotels is.  No two rooms will be alike, which is one of my favourite features of the Cityflats Hotel in Holland.

Here are some more photos of my recent visit to the Cityflats hotel, to get you as enthusiastic about the project as I am!

The walk in shower in our room was simplistic, featuring a fabulous rain head.  The provided bath products were energizing and all natural.

These bathroom features shown above may inspire you to get started on that bathroom makeover that you have been longing for…

This room made great use of the hot accent colour, turquoise.  The inserts of glass concealed the lights and created a very soft, relaxed atmosphere.

Cork flooring was used throughout the room, paired with a desk/dresser constructed of Bamboo.

Golfing in Muskoka

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting a friends cottage in Muskoka.  While there we golfed at Taboo, which is shown above.  The sun was shining and the wind was gentle, a perfect day.  “The harder you work, the luckier you get” – Gary Player.

The following day we headed to the Muskoka Bay Club.  I must say, this is the most gorgeous course that I have ever experienced.  Before leaving we had lunch at the Cliffside Grill.  I will be returning here sooner than later, imagine how stunning it will be in the Fall!

Happy Fourth of July!

The Macy’s July 4th fireworks display originally made its debut on the Hudson River in 1958 before becoming an East River tradition in 1976.  This year, Macy’s will once again stage a glorious pyrotechnic show over the Hudson River.  Hope you enjoyed the Long Weekend!

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Moving Marimekko | Behind the Scenes

This video by Jeremiah Tesolin (music by Neva Tesolin) shows the life and beauty found behind the scenes at Marimekko.  Jeremiah quotes Architect Benjamin Thompson, “Marimekko is the movement of colour in space”.  To read the post by Jeremiah, please click here >>

Niagara Falls • Enjoy the View!

A view from the American Falls.  Friday evenings, fireworks may be viewed from many of the Hotels on the Canadian side.  Sip a glass of local wine and enjoy the view!