Have you ever had a macaron? Those petite, colorful sandwich cookies that the French pioneered?
I must confess, until a couple of weeks ago, the closest I had come to a macaron was watching Serena and Blair (Gossip Girl people!) nibbling on them while most likely complaining about having too many clothes to choose from in their closet, too many boys to choose from in their life, and too much money to buy macarons. Ok that's probably not true..but you get my point.
My Mom and I stumbled on this French pastry shop- Le Macaron (apropriate, no?)- on our way to lunch in St. Pete. I was thrilled and could not wait to sink my teeth into one of those adorable cookies. Walking back after lunch we passed gelato shops and ice cream shops, but I did not even glance in their direction. I had only one thing on my mind.
I must say they did not disappoint! Mom and I only tried one flavor each (we were quite full after our lunch..)- I think Mom tried the guava (is that right, Mom?) and I had the salted caramel. So tasty!
"How dare she deprive me of some of the bluest waters in the world!" you might say.
And to that I would respond, "Fret not, my friend! I have only included photos of the city or the streets of Nassau. No unsaturated oceans in this post!"
Seriously though, real talk for a minute (stay with me Shawner!): there's something about stripping a photo of its color that, in my opinion, really offers the best window into "seeing" the photograph. You're taking away all of the distractions and chaos (very good and beautiful chaos nonetheless) that saturated colors can create and forcing yourself to observe the bones of the image. The composition, the lines, the light, the shadows, the architecture. All of these things are significantly more visible in a shot that lacks color (or is greatly unsaturated).
Enjoy the photos- look at them for more than 1 second. See if you can pick up on some of the things I was referring to.
Oh, and stay tuned for COLOR comin' at ya next week. :)
Interior design is not my forte. I have no earthly idea how to mix ikat with gingham and florals with polka dots. Or how to arrange the living room furniture to balance a cozy conversation area with adequate traffic flow.
Lucky for me, my mom is an expert at this! Any design question I have I defer straight to her.
But alas, I still so enjoy admiring a well designed room. Over spring break I visited the Vinoy Renaissance Resort [key word: "visited", not "stayed at"] and man their lobby absolutely kills it!
Here are some of my favorites:
I had to seriously suppress my desire to smuggle this chair out the lobby doors.
Unfortunately it was a little large to fit in my purse.
Note to self: next time bring a bigger purse.
What do you think? Would you be brave enough to showcase this colorful, modern style in your home?