bits and pieces of Haute Design

I can more or less guarantee that todays guest need not an introduction for she is well known and loved throughout the blog world. Sarah’s blog, Haute Design, is one of the very first that I ever laid eyes on and to date is one of the few that I still follow from that time in my life. Her posts are always artfully written, eloquently executed and frequently showcases images I have not yet seen anywhere else (no easy feat in the world of blogging and pinterest). It’s been so lovely getting to know a little bit more about Sarah…

::A random fact::
Klassen is not my legal last name, but it is the name I assumed when my mother remarried.

::My go-to recipe::
I am not yet great in the kitchen, but am developing my skills, (I grew up in a family that loves great food) but one of my current favorite comfort dishes is Coq au Vin.

::I can’t live without::
I suppose that would be my Mac.

::Currently coveting::
A Reed Krakoff handbag. (No.1)

::My daily reads::
I typically log onto Twitter, and see what is new—it could be a link to a fabulous article published by the Times or Harvard, or maybe inspiration from one of my favorite bloggers (see sidebar for a list), what have you.

::On my playlist::
Most people would laugh if they saw my iTunes playlists. I have such a mix—from my favorite soundtracks composed by Hans Zimmer that are so powerful and beautiful, to Led Zepplin, to Brigitte Bardot, to gospel. This Summer, though, I look forward to playing a great deal of Hotel Costes, and enjoying transparent indoor/outdoor living…

::My favourite quote::
At the moment, this is my new favorite: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” —Aesop

::On my night stand::
A propped golden antique mirror with some favorite cards tucked into the corner, a very modern lamp, my favorite Henry Dean vase with a few favorite ribbons (tossed), and usually a cup of green tea (always half full, as I tend to fall asleep before finishing it) No books! I tuck the books that I am reading (or, hope to read) within a basket, close by.

::My favourite designer::
I believe I have far to many favorites to name—and my list continuously grows! In face, the original purpose of Haute Design was to share beautiful design, from many different designers, and to inspire those who stop by. (No.2)

::In my wishing well::
I do not have a bucket list. Instead, I look forward to seeing how things come about—whether that is new adventures, or how many children I will have one day, or… (No.3)

::My dream home::
A warmth throughout, spaces filled with objects that hold memories and are expressive (nothing stiff or overly calculated), with layers of life and living, and of course, a home that is filled with love and happiness that radiates. (No.4 & 5)

::My happy place::
When I am with loved ones and friends—whether we are enjoying sushi together on Fridays, brainstorming new ideas or traveling.

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