I like celebrities.
Not so much the Miley Cyrusi of the world,
but actors + musicians who I admire as true Artists.
Especially this guy — Donald Fagen:
Buy this CD.
You might know him as the lead guy for Steely Dan.
I like to call him “my musical genius”.
Look! He’s got a book coming out on October 22nd!
I’m so excited! Don’t worry — I’ll be reviewing it!
(Okay — whose eyes just glazed over? Show of hands!)
But enough about Donald Fagen; I rather like these two, as well:
In fact, Mr. Baldwin + I were quite the “item” at one time.
Here we are together in Santa Monica, California,
just before he left me for a much younger gal:
HA! I, personally, see nothing wrong
with amusing oneself with the celebrity!
SO, imagine my excitement when I opened Elle Décor magazine
+ saw that Cheryl Crowe has the same Pottery Barn rug that I do!
Why didn’t I think to put on a pair of sparkly pants
+ pose for a photo op on one of my dining chairs, like Cheryl?
HA — GOOD X’s.
Anyway, all bad jokes aside, look behind Cheryl’s couch.
I have loved those cabinets forever.
They’re in the Robert Redford’s Sundance catalog.
I longed for them for years until one day, my friend, Alan,
suggested that I use my old retail store’s postal sorter in my house —
that it was kind of the same thing!
And so I did!
Why didn’t I think of that?
I’ve had that cupboard since the late 80’s,
+ it’s been in every retail space I’ve had since then,
+ it’s been in storage when I didn’t have a shop.
Isn’t it tragic that I never once thought of using it inside my house?
Here’s Alan now! — with me + Chloe the Dachshund
in front of Alan’s late great Chicago store, Patina
Don’t you think it’s a great idea
to have a friend come past the house on occasion
+ make a few design suggestions?
He or she has a fresh eye to see things you hadn’t!
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But back to Robert Redford’s Sundance catalog:
Definitely, he’s another celebrity
who I admire a lot!
I get a Sundance catalog in my mailbox every other week, it seems —
even more now that Christmas is on the horizon.
It’s pretty yummy.
I had a look-see online this a.m.,
+ I just picked the first thing I saw that I wanted:
Bethany Iron Bed
Bethany seems to be just a tad over budget,
but it has inspired me to think about painting our IKEA iron bed red!
What do you think?