On My Radar Screen

Happy Friday!!! I don't know about you all but I am ready for a quiet, relaxing weekend! This week has been busing with planning many adventures for the upcoming spring but right this weekend I plan to spend a lot of time in my warm and cozy home!

For Christmas, our three children gave us this incredible portrait of our home by artist, Laura Trevey (Laura is also the blogger behind the gorgeous Bright, Bold and Beautiful). Isn't it amazing? It was so sweet that the kids all got together and worked with Laura to commission this watercolor. I took it to Kinko's yesterday and had it digitally scanned before I took it to the framing store. Even though my blog is about wandering far and wide, we all know that, ulitmately, there is no place like home, so I wanted to share this with you! Thank you Caroline, Christopher and Carter...and thank you, Laura, for painting such a beautiful representation of our home.
Here are few travel links that are hitting up on my radar screen this week:
I can't wait to check out this new book of vintage hotel labels from the collection of Gaston Louis Vuitton - available in March.

Another book going on my "to read" list is The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan takes us to Belle Epoque Paris and into the studio of Edgar Degas (thanks to Nichole at Obvious State, previously known as Little Brown Pen, for this recommendation)

From the New York Tiimes - 46 Places to Go in 2013
 Through one of my favorite blogs, Sarah Tolzmann's Note to Self, I discovered the gorgeous travel photos of Peggy Wong. These photos are stunning..I could spend hours on her blog, On Blue Pool Road dreaming of where I would like to go next.

Have you seen the online show EX-PATS via the Reserve Channel? Each episode, hosted by Savannah Buffet (Jimmy Buffet's daughter) features people who have left behind their life and careers to move abroad and pursue their dreams. I may just be watching this on my iPad this weekend (along with the Season Premiere of Girls and the latest Downton Abbey!)

Okay, I am off to make a nice cup of tea, relax and read my latest book (I just started Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis...anyone else reading it?) Have a beautiful weekend!!