23 November 2014

The Sayulita Cure.


My friends in Buffalo, I feel your pain and I hope you will soon recover from the ravages of this apocalyptic weather. While never experiencing such catastrophic storm as the ones you are enduring, I once lived in sub-arctic northern Vermont where some winters we had to build snow tunnels to get to and from our homes, and we skiied from home to home checking in on each other.  We too lived on a large lake, and endured the massive snowfalls, the eternal melting and refreezing, icicles like daggers hanging from eaves. I too would wake up to a world of grey, greyer and greyest. Even the light coming into the windows drained the very walls and rugs of any color. That is when I would begin my annual downward spiral and begin to crave the warmth and vibrancy of southern climes once again. 

Here, then, I offer a little respite for you. Come with me to the magical little village of Sayulita, Mexico, on the Pacific coast and at least feast on these sights for a few moments before facing your huge, snow-packed dilemmas. My little gift for you. And if you would like to come to Sayulita when you have dug yourselves out, I know the perfect little place for you to stay. 

Dream for just a moment with me now! Winter really will end. 


you've seen enough of this I know!

walking out from Casa Gala, the beach early morn facing northward

the beach early morn facing south towards to village

the colorful little stores of the village

sun-dappled flags of every hue!

local dog taking it easy on easy street

horses come down from the gentle hills to spend a day at the beach

surfing, anyone?

another funny little fella!

at home we are lucky to find a daisy at Safeway...these flowers grow everywhere!

magical sunset on the Pacific

the Mexican love for transhumance in a mask

and another....

the village crest painted on the wall of the little school across the street

....the Escuelas de Tiempo Completo...

setting the table for our tamale feast made
and delivered by Maria a local cuisiniere!

Sayulita Flowers painted by yours truly on an earlier visit to Casa Gala

the view from our room at Casa Gala, built by my brother and sister-in-law

the bench that greeted us every morning with coffee

artifacts from Old Mexico..

the delightful pool with fountain and palampa where we floated many hours away..
grab a bag and let's go shopping in the village!!

beautiful sparkling Mexican glass and pottery ware

color and pattern everywhere!

of course, Our Lady of Guadalupe is surrounded by angels and pink glowing light...

while Frida Khalo peeks from the corner..

a gorgeous corazón with silver

take a shopping break at this makeshift bar on the beach!

grilled chicken on a stick for lunch?

the pretty little church on the playa...

the beautiful selection of local produce...

or maybe a fully roasted chicken for Sunday lunch?

the adorable sign at the local launderia!

children in their school uniforms happily leaving the school day...


buying an after school snack from one of the carts...


hmmm...maybe a sunset ride on horseback today?

this is Casa Gala, you can stay here too! mention Chic Provence when you contact Thia...
photo by my brilliant husband Chris Golson...who gets pictures like this??
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And if you can't quite make it to Sayulita this winter, you might want to plan on Springtime in Provence with me! Check out the details and reserve now... while I still have a few spaces!

another not-to-be-missed event,
my Chic Provence Design Tour
in unequalled luxury, cuisine

and incredible shopping...all
with a seasoned interior designer (moi)
and other like-minded souls!!


Download brochure here





that's me, happily contemplating 
meeting you
in Provence in 
spring 2015!




         








30 October 2014

All Hallow's Eve.....

Vintage masks from Italian carnivales, these are creepy enough to feature on the spookiest of all holidays...Hallowe'en!!  Hope yours is thrilling not chilling!



















my Chic Provence Design Tour
in unequalled luxury, cuisine

and incredible shopping...all
with a seasoned interior designer (moi)
and other like-minded souls!!


Download brochure here




that's me, happily contemplating 
meeting you
in Provence in 
spring 2015!




         









20 October 2014

Quoi de neuf?...


...you might well ask (what's new?) since you haven't heard in a while... it's simple really...just very very busy working with two lovely clients and doing a lot of traveling back and forth to see my Mom across the continent...then, ahem, spending my recovery times binge-watching Gran Hotel and drooling over auction items and dreaming about Provence in the spring (you are coming with me, aren't you? I still have a few spaces open, waiting for you!!)

I'll be posting some of my design work here in the near future, as soon as things get to the stage where we can actually take photos...so excited about both projects!

Hoping all is going well for you as we swing into the new season...Fall here in the northern hemisphere, and Spring in the southern...(where we are headed in a couple of weeks with pals in Argentina! quite excited to see where my mother and father once lived in that romantic time after the war!)


this stunning clock from the late 18th C was up for auction in Paris
last week... I did not get it, although I can now bid from my
home here in California as I am registered with the 

Druout Auction site so I don't have to miss any of the action!
You can register too! who needs to "go" to Paris hahahaha!

Javier, Julio, Alicia and Diego, my new best friends on Netflix!
called the "Downton Abbey of Spain" this series, Gran Hotel,  

is set in northern Spain in 1904 and is addictive! lots of 
intrigue, romance and class distinction. The clothes, the setting and the 
gorgeous hairstyles alone are worth tracking this one down if you haven't already!



another not-to-be-missed event,
my Chic Provence Design Tour
in unequalled luxury, cuisine

and incredible shopping...all
with a seasoned interior designer (moi)
and other like-minded souls!!


Download brochure here




If you have any questions at all, 
I'd love to chat!

email kitatkitgolson.com 

or call me +1-650-302-6883
pacific time zone


this is your year for Provence, cherie!!
bisous!


Kit

that's me, happily contemplating 
meeting you
in Provence in 
spring 2015!





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