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(So much work!)  Very sad day, indeed.   (We're trying not think about it!)
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*Volume No. 01 - Issue 03
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*apothecary : natural health & beauty
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     Sextantio - Le Grotte Della Civita
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A Night at the Museum: Luis Meléndez and Audrey Hepburn
April Airs and Bliss
Around the World with Arany Zoltan
art and rustic elegance
Art et Decoration
Art Feature – Wade Hoefer
art in the everyday Artful Living
Artisan Feature ~ Andrea Brugi (it)
Artisan Feature – Brocchi Workshop
Artist Feature:  Léon Bonvin, b.1834 Paris - d,1866 Mouden, France
artistic placement
Artist's Studio
Ceramic Artist: Marc Albert
For the Love of Italy
I Dolci
Is this what we might call...
Kiss Me Again
l&l collection no. 09
Luis Meléndez
Luis Meléndez at LACMA

Negative space...
Noa = movement and light
Paris is mad!
Saladino Style and Guiding Principle (Vermeer)
Take me there.  (travel photography)
Axel Vervoordt:
Axel Vervoordt
Axel Vervoordt - “Openduerdagen”
Axel Vervoordt – Bed and Bath
Axel Vervoordt kitchen
Axel Vervoordt, inside-out
chalet design by Axel Vervoordt
Of chalets and snowy mountain villages and such...
Bernard de Clerck (be)
Bernard De Clerck ~ Architect (be)
Bobby McAlpine:
The Home Within Us Goes To...
Bobby McAlpine – The Home Within Us
Darryl Carter ~ The Collected Home
Garnier (Brigitte and Alain):
A visit to Garnier Antiques and Architectural Interiors
John Saladino:
convivial contrast
Rose Tarlow – What's new.
Rose Tarlow and The Private House
Rose Tarlow Feature
Alfresco Dining/Outdoor Living:
alfresco, striped tablecloth
alfresco, sunflowers
Alfresco! Alfresco!
...And the livin' is easy
Arcadia – John Saladino
“Charmed, I'm sure.”
essentials, outdoor living
Fancy a swim?
grotto envy
Image for a gloomy day:
Inspiration File ~ Outdoor Living
inside out: outdoor living
Inspiration File:  Outdoor Living
in the olive grove
Missing my home away from home...
Morning Fare
Outdoor Living
outdoor living, Paris rooftop
Riviéra Maison – Outdoor Dining
romance by the sea
rustic landscape, Bernard Touillon
simple and serene
stone niche
The Garden Path...
the ultimate lap pool
vine-covered pergola
weekend schedule
Wine Country
wood arbor, grapevines
wood arch
Worth a Second Look
Architectural Elements/Facades:
A Christmas Gift
An Irish Christmas Blessing
Antique Market Finds - Last Minute Gifts
Auld Lang Syne
Busy, busy, busy.
December 31st, Reflection and Introspection
holiday climb
Holiday Glow
holiday kitchen
Holiday Menu Planning
Holiday or Hostess Gift Idea
Holiday Wrap and Decor
I'm dreaming...
In the new year and always
Joy to the Earth
Last-Minute Gift Idea
Linen Love
Love is All Around Us
Post-Holiday Essentials
shopping days...
the emporium
the emporium by l&l ~ gifts
the emporium:  Holiday
the emporium:  Gift Wrap Supplies
understated holiday décor
What we're up to this holiday season...
A visit to Garnier Antiques and Architectural Interiors
Back to Provence
Before and After - The 1927 Cottage We Call Home
breathing room
Chateau Domingue
Revisiting Château de Moissac (fr) - a little birthday indulgence...
Infinite possibilities...
Josephine Ryan
La Maison Du Bonheur as seen in Maisons Côté Sud (fr)
loft apartment, Firenze
Mimmi O'Connell's La Scuola
Simply Divine
The Inspired Home:  Interiors of Deep Beauty
The Simple Life
tub envy
Dining & Tabletop:
Natural Beauty
Nature's Art
Nature's Cathedral
tree tops, nature's art
Architectural Digest – Richard Shapiro in Malibu Inviting
a favorite kitchen
Before and After - The 1927 Cottage We Call Home
charming eat-in kitchen
Classic Kitchens
Classic Kitchens
concrete design, kitchen
country kitchen fireplace
Cottage Charm
File: Mellow Yellow
Functional art.
handmade tile backsplash, Belgian kitchen
Inspiration File ~ dining room & kitchen in a coverted mill
Kitchen Detail
Kitchen Kitchen
kitchen indoor-outdoor
La Cornue
La Cornue Kitchen
La Cornue! La Cornue!
Linen Love
Living well...
Piazzale Galileo kitchen
stone floor, kitchen
stone sink, garden greens
Sunday and a new perspective...
The 100 Best Kitchens and Dining Rooms...
The Heart of the Home
Timeless Rustic
village view
reading loft, favorite books
Reading Niche
Reading Nook
writing desk, “A Life Worth Breathing”
unusual light fixture
a natural glow afternoon
At Home With White
Balanced Living
black cupboard, white plaster walls
bordered linen panels
Bringing Italy Home
by the sea
California Romantica
casual offsets formal
chair fancy
design, deconstructed
drama by design
finish artisan: Massimo Prestini
Flower Power
French Home and Essentially French
from the pages of French Home...
embracing the past
grand and great room
grand clock and crystal chandelier
Italian Style
Italian Style
Linen, naturally.
lived in and loved
living room comfort
living room, chandelier
living room, leather settee
living room, linen sofas
moody ambiance
More Italian Country Living
neutral + nature green
Parisian rustic chic
peaceful ambiance
perfect harmony
portraits and perspectives
screening room style secluded studio
Simple Home – They wrote the book...
simple home essentials
still life drama
studio inspiration
sun room, Lloyd Loom
sun-washed color palette
Swedish? Check.
The grays have it!
The Natural Home
The Soul of a House
This = Love
unique settee, wide plank floors
velvet and iron
vignettes and textures
winter wear
wood chair
yin and yang
zen esthetic
zen living
iron stairway and lantern
of country life
Salvaged Wood Spiral Staircase
Salvaged Wood Spiral Staircase (Part II)
sculpted stairway stairway
stone stairway carved bench, iron and glass doors
Windows, Iron & Glass Doors:
Gothic Window
Antiques & Vintage Finds:
about a chair
Antiek Amber, Head Over Heels for
antique and vintage finds
antique console
Antique Dealers
Antique Hardware
antique pump and stone sink
Authentic Provence
A visit to Garnier Antiques and Architectural Interiors
Bruxelles Antiques and Au Coin de la Reine
Chateau Domingue
Inessa Stewart's Antiques
Jayson Home and Garden
Kitchen Detail
Maison de Provence
Rolling Greens
Tara Shaw
“Baby It's Cold Outside”
Inspiration File ~ dining room ~ Sweden
linen & lavender
Linen Love
Linen, naturally.
Loodylady's Passion
Two Maisons
{Around the World}...
{Around the World} - Our latest discovery...
A concert on the beach: Amadou and Mariam - Santa Monica, California
Capri - Italy
Charmed, I'm sure. - Dordogne, France
Castello del Nero - Tavernelle val di Pesa, Italy (Chianti Wine Region) 
For the Love of Italy-Rural Pleasures and Hotel Estates
La Bastide de Brurangère, Provence, Vaucluse, near Avignon
La Grande Maison - Chanteuges, France
La Maison du Bailli entrance - Normandy, France
La Mas Fougairolles - Languedoc, France
La Saison Douce - Saint Rémy de Provence, France
Le Chaufourg - Périgord, Dordogne, France
Le Logis de Puygaty - Angoulême, France
Le Mas de Theyrargues - Rivières de Theyrargues between Barjac and Uzès
Les Rosées - Mougins, France
L'Hacienda Uayamon - Campeche, Mexico
Boutique Hotel - Les Rosées - Mougins, France
Boutique Hotel, designer: Jocelyne Sibuet
Chateau de Gignac - France
Chateau de Ker Nelly - Brittany, France
French Country Hideaways  Hôtel des Tailles - Montagne au Perche, France
Kenwood Inn and Spa - Sonoma Wine Country, California
La Bastide de Marie, Ménerbes - France
La Grande Bégude - Luberon, Provence, France
Paris is mad! - France
Santa Barbara Day Trip, Part I - California
Scenic Route - Scotland, France, Italy, California, New England (Driving Tours)
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita - Matera, Italy
Sublime - Campeche, Mexico
Take me there.
The English Garden
Villa San Michele - Florence, Italy
Viva Santa Lucia! - Ortigia, Italy
Where I went today...

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