inspiration of the day - Appreciation

"Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."
Margaret Cousins - 1905-1996, Writer

inspiration of the day - Believe in yourself

"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you."

Oscar Wilde
1854-1900, Writer and Poet

Photographer Koray Parlak for Marie Claire Turkey December 2011

Inspiration of the day - Gratitude

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."

Brian Tracy - Author of No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline

Color me pretty

Karlie Kloss for Vogue Germany. Captured by Alexi Lubomirski,

Tati's travels - The Old Wild West - Cold Spring Tavern

This incredible piece of history is located just Northwest of Santa Barbara,  Cold Spring Tavern an Old Stage Stop. The photo below explains more about this Old western stop. Enjoy the pictures.

This is the life!!!
Dancing Pub
Out door BBQ


Thousands of motorcyclers hang out here every weekend

Tati's Travels Spanish Influence in Santa Barbara

Hanging out in Santa Barbara
We had lunch at this great little restaurant, Sur La Table, which is located in this charming patio corridor. The overgrown vines have become part of the magnificent old buildings. The old Spanish influence in the architecture throughout Santa Barbara is just beautiful.

my husband giving some pointers to Benjamin Franklin on the Bill of Rights

I am a sucker for old stoves and this I'd just die to have.

These are real turtles

I am calling you babe!! 
The English Antique Telephone Booth

Looking Forward -inspiration of the day-

"Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change."
Tom Clancy Author

Cheerfulness -inspiration of the day-

"The cheerful live longest in years, and afterward in our regards. Cheerfulness is the offshoot of goodness."
Christian Nestell Bovee
1820-1904, Author

Dior Couture by Patrick Demarchelier book

December 2011 by Rizzoli,  is the Dior Couture by Patrick Demarchelier's book.  This book is a portfolio of over one hundred iconic gowns from the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture, including dresses designed by Dior himself and those of his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, and John Galliano. Each of these portraits was shot by fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier

Tati's Travels

Tati's Travels

Santa Barbara - 2 hours north of Los Angeles California

Our favorite B&B Secret Garden, we visited recently with Dominique, the French Inn Keeper who prepares the most amazing Mmmmmm Yummy Breakfast!!! Not only is the place inviting, but it is so relaxing. Some of the rooms have an outdoor deck with a hot tub where you can unwind with a glass of wine after you have explored the beauty of Santa Barbara or the beach.

My hubby waiting for me:) OK, I took the picture

Common room

Dining room

one of the rooms
Every room is different

Our room, view from the garden

Outdoor eating tables, everybody eats breakfast here
Love the bathtub with the lavender, It reminds me of my own old claw-foot tub which is bursting with flowers at home
Here I am relaxing and chatting with Dominique just outside the kitchen

Back deck overlooking the breakfast garden