In light of recent events going on internationally, I thought that today, a collection of inspirational quotes would be fitting for our spirits. . . Love one another, life is so short.


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.”

–Mark Twain

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

-Roald Dahl

“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.”

-Anne Frank

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

–Maya Angelou

“Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.”

-Martin Luther King



. . . overcast, and the ground, laden with mist and raindrops, winters full furry has hit our city, and despite secretly hoping that it would last as long as possible [before the heat of summer abounds]…  I am lovingly embracing the luxury of cashmere with soft leather elbow patches, tights, knee-high socks, leather boots and throw blankets so soft, it’s a taste of heaven.  Soft candlelight on rainy afternoons and the stillness of dark, early mornings . . .

There is no doubt, this is my favorite time of year.  No matter the chaos, take a moment to be truly grateful for all that you have and everything that makes you smile. I am feeling so grateful, life is beautiful. And life is short.  Live it to the fullest, enjoying every beautiful moment that you possibly can. xo

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
— Lewis Carroll


I held a Jewel in my fingers —
And went to sleep —
The day was warm,
I said “‘Twill keep” —

I woke — and chid my honest fingers,
The Gem was gone –all beauty too
And now, a remembrance
Tis all I own — broken pieces, all alone

Emily Dickinson


Time seems to be flying by at lightening speed, but after the champagne & sparklers and plans & dreams, and especially after a few days away with family and some play, it’s back to business and so lovely to be working FIVE weddings this week!!  I hope that you had a beautiful holiday.  I can not wait to see what this new year will bring . . .

It is nearly unimaginable how we could have already arrived at this, the very first post of the new year.   Wrapping up what has been, in so many ways, an extraordinary year…  And while the past weeks and months [especially the last few] are, at this moment, but a blur, filled with times of joy, love, sadly –some heartbreak, but still — impossibly beautiful moments. And on New Years Eve, before the champagne and midnight kisses, I took a moment to be truly reflective and thankful for all that I have and all that 2015 is going to bring. God is good.

“i know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream”

-van gogh


Wishing you — whatever dreams that are yours for the new year, for tonight and forever, moments of adventure and magic, love and more beauty than your heart could possibly contain . . .

xo Katy

There is a magical place, where true sophistication and beauty abounds, poetry is written, couture fashion is created and for many – dreams become reality. It is like no place on earth.  It was once suggested, that one can not know true sophistication without spending some time in Paris. . . Although it was put a bit more bluntly… “Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.” -Honoré de Balzac.  Now, of course I don’t believe that, but I will say… You can’t escape its beauty or its past, and yet what’s so wonderful about Paris is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it creates this juxtaposition of style that is gorgeously unique.   And while the city can be overly romanticized by us Americans (guilty,) there is still no question… it is a breathtaking place, frozen in time, capturing the essence of glamour and romance.

I spent some time there years ago, but don’t think that I fully took it all in, perhaps, that is why I write about it so often… Paris and I have some unfinished business!  So, for today – Tuesday, take a walk with me…. leave any stressful thoughts on a shelf and lets enjoy some time in the magical city of lights.





“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.”

-Ernest Hemingway










We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

Maya Angelou

As I step out this year, ready to make it an unforgettable one, I’m stoping to take in all of the beauty around me, often taken for granted. To stop, pause…. even while looking though my closet and getting dressed. Romance. Beauty. Life. Love. It’s all around us, all the time.


Magic and merriment, mistletoe, beloved friends and family, warm nights by the fire and love, LOVE, love are a few things that I wish for you this holiday season.  May discouragement and saddness be left behind

And the rest be stardust  . . .


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