Teresa of Splendid Sass
So, how did you end up blogging?
I was looking through one of my design magazines and saw the link to Habitually Chic. I started reading Heather’s blog and the blogs of others and decided to try the blogging thing myself. Well, two years later, here I am!
A few things I love about fall are....................
Everything. I love the weather, the clothes, the festivals, and the sports!
You get to spend a month at the perfect beach house on the beach, will it be Malibu or Nantucket? Well, either would be perfect, but Nantucket would most likely be my first choice. I love the quaintness of this area.
Two weeks first class all the way, is it London or Paris? Both places are on my list of places to visit, but I would love to go to Paris to see the art, food, and antiques. I would love to go to the Louvre.
My daughter speaks French, and has been to Paris, so I think I would invite her to go.
If I were 18 again I would....... eat healthier foods and take better care of my skin.
Otherwise, I wouldn’t change a thing. Life experiences make us who we are, and I am happy with my life and my family.
What would be on your plate for your ultimate dream dinner and dessert?
Filet of beef with a wine reduction, lobster tail, asparagus, and garlic mashed potatoes. For dessert, I would order tiramisu.
Tell us as little or much as you want to about your family?
I have two lovely sisters, and two beautiful children. My son is married to a beautiful woman, and my daughter is in her fourth year of college.
I am so proud of them, and can’t wait to be a Grammy one day!
Worst habit? Best trait?
My worst habits are drinking too much coffee and talking too much.
My best trait is my love for people.
Favorite design trend?
My favorite design trend is a more neutral palette and the rustic textures.
One golden rule/advice for decorating that you would pass on.
Decorate with the colors, furnishings, art, and keepsakes that are special to you. You home should showcase who you are.
Designer icon....Bobby McAlpine
You get to have lunch with anyone in the entire world, could be from Hollywood, a famous author or playwright, a politician, rock star, a cooking guru, religious leader, anyone…who are the lucky two to sit at your table? Anderson Cooper. I love his drive and dedication to his life, family, and career.
A perfect day would start with Croissants, fruit, and coffee on the terrace and end with dinner and wine at a fabulous bistro.
If we could only live in one season year round, which would you choose and why?
Winter. It puts a skip in my step, and I love the fresh cold air. I also love the holiday season, especially Christmas.
Describe your favorite outfit.
My favorite outfit would be a heavy cotton cable knit sweater with wool pants or jeans and knee high boots.
Tell me about a dream vacation for you and your family……
I have always wanted to go to Italy. The architecture and art is amazing, and the food is perfect!
Favorite movie or book that you could read or watch over and over? Oh goodness, I guess it would have to be a tossup between You've got Mail or The Holiday! I also love The Great Gatsby.
3 qualities that I think fairly describe me are.
Optimistic, dedicated, and driven.
Comedy or dramas?
Definitely comedy! I am a chick flick kind of girl! Bring on the laughter and the tears.
A book that I have read in the last few years that I really really loved....................
Julia Child’s “My Life in France” was a charming book. I read a lot of textbooks in my MLA program.
In my next life I will be a designer early on.
One thing I absolutely cannot live without is..........coffee and my iPhone.
If I have learned one thing in life, it is.................... Do what you love. It always takes you to where you should be!
And now a little recap on the all the things Teresa loves!
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