Beauuuuuuutiful Bahamas...

I hope everyone was ok with that small PINK plane trip... "Here we are at a place called Fernandez Bay Village here on Cat Island which is extremely isolated and there isn't much to do but sit in the sun and relax. The resort has a telephone, but the desk phone is the only one in the compound. There are no televisions and American mobile phones don't work here.Cat Island is 40 miles long and two miles wide and it's home to only 1,000 people."

Let's hop in our jeep with our FAB tour guide Paul of Kitchen and Residential Design... Drive safely and slow so we can take in all the beauty! Paul says "Cat Island, The Bahamas is one of my favorite places on earth." Be prepared look at this view ALL WEEKEND LONG... I know it's tough... but someone has to do it... why not let it be us! Paul says, "The waters of the Bahamas defy description and the pace of life is something that has to be experienced to be believed." I hope you have your beach entire... Here is some of the beautiful vegetation... Seagrape and Stick Wall...
Poinciana...
Mangrove...
Lone Pine...
Look at this scenery... GORGEOUS... Limestone Cliffs...
Inhabitants of the island the "Leezard"...
Don't be alarm if one of these beautiful hermit crabs should crawl upon your towel... they are harmless...Enjoy the hammocks... this guy appears to be loving life... who can blame him... let's find a lovely spot of our own to lounge too...
"Fernandez Bay consists of a string of thatched roofed, stone cottages that sit along a secluded beach. There's a club house in the center of the compound where everybody eats meals together. There's a bar and a gift shop attached to the club house and each of them works on the honor system, no lie." Here is the Club House...
Casual dining attire...Not sure about these heels in the sand... hmmmm... either bag would be fine...aaaaah... RELIEF... flat sandals were packed too..."Every bedroom in every villa faces the sea and to slip into crisp sheets at the end of a long day is heaven. Falling asleep to the sound of the gentle lapping of the waves is sublime." Here is a painting of the stone cottage where we will be staying...
Now that we are settled in... I'm going to wiggle my toes in that gorgeous water...Don't forget to check in with Beverly and her PINK SATURDAY participants today too... you wouldn't want to miss out on all the FAB PINK posts of the day!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to Paul and all his "quoted words" of enchantment! You don't have to ask moi twice to hang out on Cat Island... LOVING it!

A Colourful Life...

I am hooked on a HAPPY, CHEERFUL life filled with colour...

This 8" x 10" acrylic on archival paper painting by Fifi is available... email me if you are interested.

Loving FUN decor... purple sofas... checkered floors... lime green and turquoise pillows while wearing HOT pink couture! What colours makes you happy?

See what others are HOOKED on this Friday over at Julia's and see who is setting goals for a BEAUTIFUL LIFE.

Speaking of BEAUTIFUL... join me tomorrow for a trip to an island in the Bahamas... grab your bikinis and suntan oil!

Sorry to put COMMENT MODERATION on my comments... BUT yesterday some lovely person left potential virus messages all over my blog in several older posts... I would hate for any of you WONDERFUL commenting people to get a virus from my blog. Please leave comments and I will put them up as quickly as possible!

Royal Day in the Castle...

Welcome to the castle...

This morning I have some danish...
and cafe creme for you... while you enjoy looking at some estate jewelry... feel free to try some on...
sorry... none of it is for purchase...
when you are ready... the table is set up...the chef has created a couple dishes for you to choose from... chicken arugula meatballs with capellini...or roasted pork tenderloin tangy-sweet dried cherries and caramelized shallots... excellent wines are available for both dishes...

dessert today is a super-moist carrot cake...
Yessssss... there are some lovely accommodations if you wish to stay longer...

while you enjoy your stay... visit the library... it is filled with some wonderful books...

and works of art by Fifi Flowers... like this 6" x 9" acrylic on archival paper... it is available via Fifiby's Art Auction... if you are interested in "Flowers in an Orange Pot"... place a bid in the comment section below... bidding begins at 15.00... please increase bids by 1.00. Auction ends 2/27/09 @ 12:00 noon EST.
For those of you ready to venture on... there are MANY lovely Tablescape Thursday girls to visit!!! ENJOY your day!

WINNER OF THE FIFIBY'S ART AUCTION

~CC Catherine

Photos via Victoria (Hearst Magazines) January 2003

WOW... Wordless is RIGHT...

If 41.1 million dollars doesn't leave you WORDLESS on this Wednesday... I don't know what will... that is exactly what this painting sold for on Monday...Once part of Yves Saint Laurent's Collection... imagine owning it and sitting in front of it... YOU (sorta) can...Fifi decided to recreate her favorite artist Henri Matisse's famous 1911 painting "Les Coucous, Tapis Bleu et Rose"...

Anyone interested in owning this Fifi reproduction painting... 7"x 9" acrylic on archival paper... if soooooo let the AUCTION begin... opening bid 15.00 please increase by 1.00 at least (much less than 41.1 million)... leave your bid in comments... Auction closes 2/26/09 @ 10:00 am EST. A SURPRISE will arrive along with the painting to the lucky WINNER! Whoever wins it... frame it similar to Yves and snap a photo with it... FUN!

WINNER OF THIS FIFIBY'S ART AUCTION:

ROOM SERVICE ~ DECORATING 101

Don't forget Tablescape Thursday tomorrow... JEWELS & YUMMY DROOLS!!!

Fifi has painted many reproductions of Henri Matisse... see them HERE.

Top 5 Tuesday...

According to InStyle magazine... these were the 5 Top Dresses at The Oscars...Kate Winslet...
Natalie Portman...
Anne Hathaway...
Marisa Tomei...
Sarah Jessica Parker...
Do you agree with InStyle? If not, what were your top 5 favorite dresses? My favorite of these 5 is SJP's dress... I loved her dress!

Take Out Your Ballots... time to Vote!

Looking for TWO chairs to complete My NEW Chair Collection... Here are two chairs already in the collection...Here are photos of chairs I have received that will be picked by YOU! The top two chairs with the most votes will be painted by Fifi (moi)...
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#1... #2...
#3...
#4...
#5...
#6...
#7...
#8...
#9...
#10...
The owners of the winning chairs will be receiving a set of frameable notecards of the NEW Collection... AND ONE lucky person who votes and leaves a comment will be put in an additional drawing and will receive a set as well... Soooooo HURRY UP and VOTE!
Simply put the number of the chair YOU like BEST! Voting Ends 2/24/09 @ 10:00am EST

UPDATE... NEWSFLASH... CHAIRS #2 (Maya) and #8 (Janet) are the WINNERS!!! And LUCKY commenting WINNER is ~CC Catherine!!! EMAIL addresses please!!!

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