Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What happens in the vortex stays in the vortex.

What happens in the vortex stays in the vortex; but we will tell you all about it.

Diane just returned from Sedona Arizona and found inspiration in her distinctive surroundings. There were new textures and fresh colors everywhere like this army print Arizona Sycamore tree.

The colors outside are brought to the interiors; lots of earth tones and natural colors. The comforts of home are brought outdoors with open-air kitchens spaces and outdoor fireplaces creating living room settings in backyards.

The red rocks are formed by limestone and sandstone that has physically rusted due to iron oxide. A cooling effect is added by water features throughout to contrast the dry climate.

The houses are built to blend in with the surroundings. Even the shopping centers compliment the natural landscape.

Diane got shocked by her cell phone when she passed through a vortex.
Click the link to find out more about vortexes

They took a tour around the area in one of these breezy pink jeeps.

Montezuma’s castle is a multi-family dwelling built by the Sinaqua Indians over 700 years ago.
“Lucy, you got some splainin to do” Lucille balls old home…

Tlaquepaque (Diane’s new favorite word!) pronounced ta-la-ca-pa-kee is a romantic shopping center, as romantic as a shopping center can be. An old world feel with beautiful Spanish architecture of stucco buildings with red tile roofs. The courtyards have fountains and gardens. Love it there!!! Click the link to view their website.

This church was built into the rocks in the 50’s.

The house is being built by the doctor that invented the laser for Lasik surgery.

Travel is the best way to stay inspired by new places, people and events. We wish you the best on your summer travels!