Say Goodbye to Summer

I finally got outside to fertilize the azaleas and put my last “discount plant” finds in the ground. Of course, that meant bulbs, watering and chips too. After a couple hours racing around, I realized I’d pretty much failed “being in the moment”. I tried. Got a lot done though.
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Sensual Party Down

Life is lived through our senses. Some of us are primarily visual, others auditory, and others utilize several senses together. Through our senses we can take comfort in everyday life.
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Paola Prints Goes to Washington

We leave Sunday morning. I’ve been working diligently on finding a wholesale venue in DC and we just might have it. Wish us luck! I grew up in Washington and moved to CT after college. Haven’t been back much and miss it a lot. We’re actually staying in the house I grew up in- ought to be interesting.
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Calma

It’s come to my attention that others don’t always share my obsession for intense color. Is this what the Italians always meant when they said “Calma!” to me? Cool your jets. Palma is a newer pillow whose coloration was a nod to this observation.
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Shady Plans

The locally grown dahlia tubers I planted this year have been thriving. I just don’t know how Amanda manages to deliver such huge flowers- they’re awesome. The sunflowers are on their way to flowering- just behind the dahlias and even taller than the five and a half foot dahlias.
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Living Local

Let me be clear. There’d be no Paola Pillows if not for Mother Nature dishing up incredible flowers I get to shoot and share with you. I love this job!
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The Day of Reckoning

Is coming. Summer is marching ahead. The foliage is overly green and heavy. The blue hydrangeas are incredibly beautiful –filled out and heavy hanging, colors changing by the day. Transient blooms are fading as vines take over the garden.
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PremiereVision Redeux

This is the second year I’ve attended PremiereVision New York, a two-day event held on one of the Piers. It’s completely enclosed, so you’d never know the water was on both sides. It’s billed as the “global textile event for North American fashion professionals.”
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