Thursday, March 31, 2011

happy weekending!

Boston-bound this weekend, and although the weather is supposed to be less than perfect, looking forward to taking a brisk walk down memory lane while spending time with some very special people. I love all of the history and charm this city exudes and can't wait to visit all the old favorite haunts (and perhaps a few new spots as well!). Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend full of good friends and fun...

Painting of Boston: Phyllis Chase Fine Art.

Stay tuned for bright new posts next week...xx

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

colour me happy.

So I am really into bold/colorful contemporary art right now (post to come), and totally fell in love with this fantastic painting I came across on the blog, vivaamore. It's entitled, "You can lead a horse to water" and I can't help but smile when I see it. Would love to own a bright piece like this one day. Hope it brightens up your week a little!

'You can lead a horse to water'
Image via Mimi + Meg.

Monday, March 28, 2011

spring has sprung: good taste wish list

With the daffodils peeking through and the Cherry Blossoms already in bloom, it's safe to say that I have a serious case of Spring fever!  Not to mention, I'm going crazy over all the amazing Spring lines that keep popping is a little wish list of bright finds that are making me stir-crazy for sunny weather!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

[interior] infatuation: madeline weinrib

Photo courtesy of The New York Times 

Bold prints and Ikat are nothing new; however, I will always be mesmerized by both. There's something about vibrant color layered and interpretted into lively patterns that will always make me happy. Pucci, Lilly Pulitzer, Diane von Furstenberg, and the likes have all lent a bold whimsy to their designs through delicious, color-drenched prints, while still reflecting their daring visions tastefully. Artist and designer, Madeline Weinrib, added herself to the list when she started designing carpets in 1998. As the grand-daughter of ABC Carpet & Home founder, Max Weinrib, its safe to say that Madeline is practically interior design royalty on her own, but it's her modern take on traditional prints that gave her a coveted spot on the 'must have' lists. At her 6th floor atelier at ABC Carpet & Home, Weinrib reinterprets the traditional with prints inspired by her travels abroad, and transforms them into fabulous pillows and rugs, unique furniture pieces, and accessories ranging from evening bags to table linens. I think its safe to say that if I had my way, I would probably cover my entire home (and self!) in Madeline's creations - here's a peek at just a few of her amazing designs... 

Photo courtesy of Madeline Weinrib

Pillows courtesy of Madeline Weinrib. Collage by In Good Taste.

Rugs courtesy of Madeline Weinrib. Collage by In Good Taste.

Photo via jpmdesign via House & Home

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor

Photo courtesy of Madeline Weinrib

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor via Living Livlier

Gwyneth Paltrow's Living Room (with Madeline Weinrib chair).
Photo via

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor via Living Livlier

Friday, March 11, 2011

champagne wishes + caviar dreams...

I've always had an affinity for champagne, but after coming across these 2011 Moet & Chandon ads starring Scarlett Johansson, my love for the bubbly instantly went straight to my head.  There is nothing more simple, yet elegantly delightful than a sparkly glass of champagne...unless of course, you pair it with a dime-sized indulgence of caviar.  For your next cocktail gathering, consider serving the celebratory drink with equally exquisite Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Dilled Creme Fraiche and Caviar (they sound complicated, but they're really very simple).  Bon Appetit [tres chic]!

Image courtesy of Food & Wine. Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck.

GOOD TASTE TIP: Not in the mood to light the stove?  Whip up the creme fraiche the night before and layer the smoked salmon and caviar* atop simple black bread, toasted french bread (sliced thinly) or small, substantial crackers.  For a less extravagant night in, serve this delicious hors d'oeuvre paired with a nice Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio. 

*Caviar may be replaced with a simple sprig of dill for those less-inclined to this delicacy.
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