Dans le jardin…
Here’s what’s been going on chez nous this week…
When we did our major landscape renovation over 8 years ago, we were told that the design would require minimal upkeep. But several of the plants that the designer installed weren’t suited to our climate, and we’ve had constant issues with the drip irrigation. Over the years we’d intermittently (and haphazardly) replaced some of the plants that had died off. But once we realized that the irrigation system would need overhauling, I quit replanting anything and just cleared out the dead stuff. Add to that the construction damage from the kitchen renovation project earlier this year, and our outdoor space was looking pretty pitiful.
We finally found a landscape designer that I felt good about. She really seems to know her plants and I loved her ideas from the get-go. We didn’t need to tweak any of the “hardscaping,” just fix the irrigation and lighting systems, and re-plant. It should be finished in a few days, and I’ll share more photos. Yes, there’s a lot of lavender. We love it, and it does well in our sunnier spots.
Cashmere, 20% Off
Just in time for cooler weather, Black is offering 20% off this week only on over 330 of their cashmere items. (Code CASHMERE20 ) I have a couple of their cashmere scarves and some other accessories, and find the quality is excellent. Above, a two-tone blue cashmere shawl.
I’m thinking about picking up one of these cashmere berets for cold weather travel. The cashmere socks are also tempting (and would make a nice holiday gift). This promotion is good through October 28.
Once this landscaping project is wrapped up, I’ll be able to focus on my December trip to Paris, and planning my itinerary. Lovely Diane from Paris Shopping Tour is working on another excursion for me, can’t wait to see what she comes up with! You can read about my prior excursion with Paris Shopping Tour HERE and HERE.
I’ll be meeting up with Tish and Josephine, and hopefully a few more blogger friends. I’m also starting to look at exhibitions that might be worth visiting. (If you know of any, I’m always open to recommendations!)
Speaking of travel, Lo & Sons is having a fall sale on selected items, including some styles of my favorite travel bag, the Pearl.
Now, I just need to figure out my Halloween costume…