I think I’ve mentioned that I’m originally from Maine. I spent much of my youth in New Hampshire. Two beautiful states, filled with gorgeous trees, wonderful people and my favorite coastlines. But cold, cold,cold winters. So this amazing NC weather will never get old for me. Warm, sunny days that allow us to have big pots of pansies out on the porch all winter long (well, not our porch, we have deer, but let’s not ruin the mood). I soak it up and am ever grateful to be here.
Find of the Week– I went to Ecko, over on Glenwood Ave., in Raleigh. Neal is the top dog over there and he’s very knowledgeable about his products and a dapper dresser. I was looking at kitchen chairs in particular for a lovely client. You all know how hard it is to find great kitchen chairs. They’ve got to take some abuse, but we want them to be stylish too. And we don’t want to spend a ton on them because it’s nice to change them out every now and then. Sorry, but I don’t want the same chairs for a lifetime, I want to have a little fun with that part of the room. Ecko has some great choices in metal finishes and leather. These two are my favs from last week’s visit: