Busy, busy, busy.

Cozy fire, holiday prep, image via Côte Maison as seen on

You may not hear from us every day, but we've been busy!...  

Chandelier Detail, holiday prep, image via Côte Maison, edited by lb for

Linen and Candlesticks, holiday prep, image via Côte Maison, edited by lb for

Pears and cozy fire, holiday prep via Côte Maison, edited by lb for

Pears, plates and chair by cozy fire, holiday prep via Côte Maison, edited by lb for

Tomorrow we'll be posting our Holiday Giveaway Announcement (we think you're going to love the prize!) We've also been busy sourcing great gifts, decorations and gift wrap supplies and adding images and ideas that inspire us. This and other ever-expanding content can always be found on l&l just below the latest posts.

We like the idea that you can visit the bottom half of l&l every day and always unearth something sources, new finds, the latest inspiring quote or song...the list goes on.  It's also where we house quick links to everything: the l&l archives, popular posts you may have missed or worth a re-visit, products and services we recommend and links to inspiring bloggers and sources around the world.  

If you haven't already, be sure to check out our list of "Holiday Quick Links" including a link to our Holiday Playlist and many ideas sure to get you in the holiday spirit.  Speaking of which, I'm turning up the music and signing off now to do some more decorating myself ...with a brief stopover at our wine cabinet for a little sustenance.


linen & lavender

P.S.  Want a sneak peek at our Holiday Giveaway Prize?  
Go here to read all about it:  {2012 Holiday Giveaway}    
. . .
visit our new site:


Sopa Azul said...

Beautiful photos as always. :o)

Acquired Objects said...

I hope you're enjoying your decorating and that wine! I always love your images they're so calming!

Happy Holidays!

Ainosofia said...

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment.
We are now hosting our 2nd Annual
All email subscribers receive one entry.
In addition, you'll receive an additional entry for each comment you leave.
Your comment can be any length to qualify.
Leave your name and location to be eligible.
Always nice to hear from you! ~LeAnn and Alex

a few of our favorite things

a few of our favorite things
click image to view all items

Italia! per sempre

Be Love.

l&l collection no. 11

l&l collection no. 12 - It speaks to me.

. . . . . . .


.Subscribe to receive our news and exclusive content by email,, click image to go to subscription form or go here:

composition ii

Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio

Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio
Giovanni Signorini (Firenze)

.Visit our new site:

This = Love

Search l&l:


At our house:

At our house:
{Cast iron deer plaque used as wall hook} 9.5"x8.5"x3.5" - $29.

Might I suggest?...

Might I suggest?...
Caprese salad is traditionally made with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese –burrata cheese takes it to a whole new level...

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature
There is something at once familiar and mysterious...

Appennino by Giambologna

Appennino by Giambologna
Between 1568 and 1586 Bernardo Buontalenti built a great palace at Pratolino...

John Saladino Feature

John Saladino Feature
"Every home should be a sanctuary...

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box'll be greeted by a peaceful storehouse of colors and textures —Feng Shui Heaven!

The Heart of the Home

The Heart of the Home
In art and design, we refer to negative and positive space...

Dream Weavers - Rumi

Dream Weavers - Rumi
I found my dreams but the moon took me away...

Wind and Water

Wind and Water
A balanced living environment generates well-being and a balanced life...

"It's a mystery."

"It's a mystery."
Even when all indicators seem in opposition to what I want...

Rose Tarlow, The Private House

Rose Tarlow, The Private House
...interspersed with enchanting memories of her childhood home "Windrift" and inspiration garnered from the green fields of Ireland to antiquing jaunts in the heart of Paris.

l&l life