Monday, 6 February 2012

One word with Brooke of Velvet and Linen

Good morning, an exciting Superbowl, don't you think? I am not even a football fan but it was thrilling to see the Giants claim victory! Both amazing teams though. I am really happy and excited to be here with a brand new series, entitled One Word to take the place of my Behind the blogger. Its another fun, interactive and interesting way to get to know your favorite bloggers. Today I am thrilled to present Brooke from Velvet and Linen, it is only appropriate I "christen"  this series with Brooke as my first guest because incidentally Brooke's fabulous blog was the first blog I ever read, and trust me that is way before I even knew I was reading "a blog". It wasn't until many months later, that I even realized what a blog was. All I knew was I would visit her site and all of these magical pictures would appear, and there was seemingly a never ending supply, then when I would click on other little pictures...voila! I would be transported to even more special sites where more magical pictures awaited me. Boy I have come a long way since then!

And that my friends...... is how I started off in blogland, so thanks Brooke for making Velvet and Linen such a beautiful place to visit that I kept wanting to go back (and still do)! Brooke has been at this for awhile now and in addition to her beautiful blog, she and her architect husband Steve run a very successful design firm out of California though their work takes them all over. In addition you would have to be living under a rock to not have seen or heard about their beautiful new book, Patina Style that she and Steve recently wrote. Its a favorite of mine and I have since given a few out as gifts. Highly recommend! So without further adieu here is Brooke in one word......

Brooke from Velvet and Linen

One quality I love in people is loyalty.

If my house could only be furnished in one color it would definitely have to be white.

One luxury I cannot live without pets.

If I had to have one designer decorate my entire house with zero input from me it would have to be greet lefevre.

If I had to choose coffee or tea it would be: tea (i don't drink coffee).
Sunday in bed

One place I have been that I would love to go back to belgium.

One place I am longing to visit is _provence.

One talent I wish I had was to draw.

I think most people would agree I am very funny.

If I could change one quality about myself it would be: impatience. 

One career I could see myself having would be gardener.

If food is therapy, when stressed I indulge in chocolate psychotherapy.
(This blog for dessert)

One of my favorite brands for clothing is james perse.

If my life were a book, the title would be Patina Style.

My favorite flower is English rose.

I would love to have coffee and a chat session with this famous person: steve jobs.

A favorite TV  the middle (it's my life. my kids tell my that i'm patricia heaton).

Hollywood is a fairy tale.

Tuscany or Provence? Provence.

The next presidential election will be what it will be.

The one best thing about blogging is the friendships.

A guilty pleasure for me is acupuncture.

A clothing designer I think that has great style Jil Sander.

My strongest quality would have to be hard worker.

The best restaurant I have ever been to was the ivy.

Most overrated actor/actress is Nicholas Cage.

If my life were a documentary, I could see this actress playing me: sandra bullock (i'd like a romantic comedy, please. and can ryan reynolds play steve?).

One thing I like about my appearance is: my rear. I don't view it very often, but i'm told it's still pretty good.

One thing I can honestly say I love about myself is my honesty.

Town or country: country.

One person I admire steve.

Pick a decade to live in, any decade now.

My favorite room of my house is my office.

If I were an animal I would be a....malti-poo like bebe. she has it made.

A book I would recommend to everyone would be Atlas Shrugged.

If I were planning a huge family reunion, this is where I would want to have it Patina Farm.

One thing I wish everyone could be more of empathetic.


                                                       In one word life is a gift.

Love it Brooke! Thank you so much for helping me to launch this new series. Loved getting to know you better and found myself agreeing with so much of what you have said. And, hey we subscribe to the same "therapist", good ol' chocolate psychotherapy (works like a charm)!
Hope you all enjoyed this and click here to visit the beautiful Velvet and Linen. If you aren't already familiar with her blog, trust me its one you want to know about! Wishing you all a wonderful day.

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