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Posted on December 11th, 2014 by paularath

MARSALA is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015. Why should we care? A few years ago we didn’t. It was something you could ignore unless you were knee-deep in a profession such as interior design, furnishings, textile design or makeup. Now, however, the Pantone Color of the Year rocks. It has spawned numerous collaborations
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Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by paularath

I know there are a lot of choices for holiday shopping this weekend, and I would like to mention a really worthy way to spend your time and gift budget: Holiday Fayre. Here’s the critical info on it: Date: Saturday, December 6 Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Cupola Theatre at the Honolulu Design
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Posted on November 30th, 2014 by paularath

The photo above was taken early in the morning as Jerry and I walked around Lake Manapouri. A little duck family was just heading out on the lake. This was our favorite moment in Te Anau, a tiny lake front town where we visited the Glowworm Caves with a guide from Real Journeys. I hope
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Posted on November 29th, 2014 by paularath

I love fjords. Or fiords, as it’s spelled in New Zealand. Ever since my summer in Norway in 1967, staying in my friend Erik Holtedahl’s holiday home on a fjord, I have been drawn to fjords. So it’s been a dream of mine to visit a fjord in New Zealand. We chose Doubtful Sound because
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Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by paularath

Ah spring! Unpredictable and sometimes frustrating, but fraught with creativity. Sadly, our flight on a fixed-wing plane over Milford Sound was cancelled today due to rain. However we are staying in a lovely B & B with lots of space and we decided to turn it into a painting studio. Mind you, we have stayed
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