Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mothers' Day

The story I share with you today begins about 15 years ago. I was at a party at a Hungarian friend's house.  Living so far from home, one gets to appreciate the chance to relax and chat away in the old mother tongue.  I call it switching my brain off.  As a plus, there is always awesome Hungarian food to gorge on too!

One-day-old Dominic and me in 2004. Photo by Andi Lilikoi Gaspar

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

All-Dessert Party!

Are you a dessert enthusiast? If you said yes, it is not surprising - most people are. Take my friend Melanie for example: she not only excels at consuming desserts, but is also a talented baker. In fact, she spends her birthday month baking a different delicacy almost every night. Luckily for her, none of the calorie laden sweetness seem to affect her figure.  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Waikiki Reshuffle

Last year I worked on a lovely penthouse apartment in Honolulu that somehow I never got to blog about.  (Maybe one day I will...) Then in January I got to do another penthouse, this time in Waikiki.  The view is just gorgeous!  There was a lot of furniture in the apartment, and after removing some, we reshuffled the remainder and added some accents.  The blue pillows really pulled the space together and added to the relaxing atmosphere. It all helps in getting people to sit, chill and enjoy the most important feature of this great property: the view. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fashion as Art

The pictures below are from a special exhibit titled Manus x Machina, Fashion in an Age of Technology, which was on diplay from May through early September at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. We went to see it in June and got to marvel at the exquisiteness of these couture garments that really are pieces of art. Just in case you did not get the chance to see them in real life, here are some of my photos:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

From Fence Panel to Headboard

It has been a while since I have posted any photos of our small apartment in Budapest. (If you don't remember it, click here.) We completed it a couple of years ago, but as with most places, there are still projects here and there. This past summer when I spent some weeks in Budapest, I got to do a few of them. 

One of these small projects was to create a headboard for the bed. The Ikea bed we purchased for the apartment had a frame, but no headboard, and I have been pondering different options to acquire/create one. During one of our trips to the hardware store (getting supplies for other projects, mostly for the garden), I saw a wooden fence panel that looked like the right size for my would-be headboard.  It only cost somewhere around $20.  I also picked up some semi-gloss off-white paint and with that I was ready for the project.