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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

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18 comments:

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Back at ya! Fireworks and spritzers to you, as well!

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Happy 4th.

sherri said...

to you, too! hope you guys have a blast (pun intended)~!

Three Owls said...

Have a great day!

David said...

Enjoy your holiday Raina!

Teri said...

Happy 4th!!!!

Put your margarita maker to good use!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Hi Raina, Happy Independence Day! I hope you guys get to see the fireworks. Ours got cancelled because of the rains we had the last couple of days. But there is always hamburgers, watermelon and pie and ice cream!!!

I love that ceiling and how it was used in such a casual setting. I usually see those elaborate tray ceilings only in 'fancier' homes. :)

susieq said...

Happy 4th. Wave your sparklers!

ChrisToronto said...

WOW, love the color! Happy birthday USA, from one of your Canadian friends.

nkp said...

Now that's what I call one patriotic room! Fantastic!

Happy 4th to my favorite Denver crew!

my favorite and my best said...

happy 4th to you!!! i spy a togo...

ita darling. said...

If I am not mistaken, I believe that is a picture of the St. Cecilia hotel in Austin, TX. Hmm, I am going to go research!

ita darling. said...

awww. hell yah. my memory does not fail.. the whole shebang is pretty amazeballs.. check out suite number 5 and the bungalow pics- love the turquoise tile floor! On my list to stay there on one of our weekend trips to austin...

ita darling. said...

oh yeah.. http://www.hotelsaintcecilia.com

Raina Cox said...

Ita Darling - That hotel is BONKERS, isn't it?

ita darling. said...

yes- did you see the write up about Hotelier Liz Lambert in the Travel T in the NYT a few weeks ago? She is a local personality in Austin- definitely a taste maker, and apparently she figures out ways to swing these hotels with a LOT of financing, some big ideas and very very little personal capital.

and check out her new project in san antonio :
http://www.havanasanantonio.com/

susan(ita)

ita darling. said...

don't know where the pretty pictures are but here are the words about starting these hotels..

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C06E1D8163FF930A15756C0A9669D8B63&scp=1&sq=liz+lambert&st=nyt

Raina Cox said...

Ita Darling - Thanks so much for both of those links, Susan! I didn't know anything about the woman behind the scene(s).

P.S. I drives me nuts that when NYT archives an article, they dump the photos.