Thursday, October 13, 2011

a few house photos

 In an order that doesn't really make sense: We planted a nopale cactus, and some succulents and took out the flowery plants. Kai made a really neat spice rack. We have a claw foot bath tub, and after two years with no bathtub, it is getting a lot of use...although still no shower curtain, so we take showers in the other bathroom, which has kind of an 80's feel (hence no photos).  And that is the view out our kitchen window...and a little peak onto our deck.

Once my studio, and our house are a bit more put together, I will post more photos.

This weekend we are meeting my mom and her friends in SF to stay at the Palace Hotel and hang out while they participate in the Nike Women's Marathon. We have reservations tomorrow night at the Park Tavern which looks fun, but if anyone has any other SF suggestions I would love to hear! There are so many awesome sounding restaurants, but pretty much all of them were already booked when we started calling around last week...sheesh!

My parents rented a house around the corner from us, and will be staying next week while we all catch up on some wine tasting and good wine drinking. I hate to admit it, but Kai and I have gotten hooked on Trader Joe's new box wine at about $10 a box. Every time we see my parents we drink really good wine, and then go through horrible withdrawals when we go back to drinking the cheap stuff. It is a double edged sword! Any suggestions on not super gross wine for a starving artist budget??

Have a happy almost weekend.


hilary said...

The house looks mad wonderful! I envy the views and a dedicated studio waterside.

Re: artist budget wines now thru Oct 24 BevMo is having a 5 cent sale so buy one get the second for 5 cents and they have some pretty sweet choices. (My I sound like an ad) Also at Whole Foods the Three Wishes which is 1.99 a bottle is doable in the white the red not so much.

Clare Elsaesser said...

Oooh, thanks for the heads up on the BevMo sale Hilary! Haven't tried the Three Wishes white, but you're right, the red is definitely kind of sketchy!

a girl and her bird said...

your new home looks lovely, i'm jealous of those views! Hope you have a great weekend :o)

R R said...

Your home looks great, Clare!
Have a nice time with your parents.
If you like mexican food you should go to Nopalito. True mexican food made with organic ingredients and great mezcal cocktails. Yum! Go for lunch, though, as it gets crazy during dinner.

Ceri said...

I can't wait to see more pictures! The spice rack is awesome!! Did you make it?

Clare Elsaesser said...

Thanks RR! Nopalito looks amazing...I wish I read your comment before we time!! And Kai made the spice rack Ceri. And even though we love our new house, it was majorly depressing to have to leave your shades behind, argh!

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

it's looking pretty beautiful and stylish at yours. love the water :)

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness your house looks awesome!! a tub like that has been on my wish list forever :)
good luck settin' up shop!