Nick Olsen in Veranda

The three photos above are in the July/August Veranda.  I mentioned in my post yesterday that there's a feature in Veranda of a NYC apartment done by Grant K. Gibson.  Well, that was just wrong.  And, as I typed that, I knew it was Nick Olsen.  I've learned recently that when I'm tired, my typing fingers don't always have a good connection with my brain.  So, just want to say that the feature is Nick Olsen, and it's amazing.  These photos don't even show my favorites.  Seriously, if you haven't seen this issue, it's incredible.

This map shows why I was tired and made the giant mistake yesterday.  We drove our daughter to camp over the weekend.  We drove from Dallas to North Michigan which was 1300ish miles each way.  Clearly, my husband and I haven't come to terms with our age.  We are living in the past to believe this would not be a big deal.  Now we know, and are exhausted from the lesson.  However, it really was nice to see so much of Michigan.  I hadn't been before, and it's absolutely beautiful.  As Dallas is very hot and basically unbearable, the cooler temperatures were quite refreshing.

Please be sure to come back tomorrow to see my One Room Challenge progress!

Blue and White Monday

If you are new to The Pink Pagoda, you won't remember the interior design magazine discussion we had.  It was interesting.  There were several readers who agreed that Veranda just wasn't all that exciting anymore.  Have you seen the August issue?  There's so much I like.  I've picked it up and looked through it at least five or six times since I got it Friday.  I'm sharing blue and white from the issue, but there's much more to enjoy.  My favorite feature is of a New York apartment that Nick Olsen did.  That alone is worth buying the magazine.  I'm traveling at the moment, so please forgive my lame iPhone photos.  

So, is this issue looking intriguing?  I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Happy Monday!