Attention bohemian fashionistas!

Intrepid bargain hunter, Jo Anne Lauzer of Vancouver, B.C.’s Secondhand Savvy discovered Bohemia Gallery, yet another fantastic source for fashionistas who want to make a statement–whether at Burning Man, a costume party or just everyday zany. Celebrate your bohemian side!

Bohemia Gallery
3243 Main Street (at 16th)
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 874-2781

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Looking forward, not back

“Mad Men” graphic designer and artist Milton Glaser on his craft:

“When I’m finished with a job, I’m finished with it. And it just sort of goes into the storage room, and I’m on to the next… Truthfully, I’m more interested in what I’m going to do than what I’ve already done.”

By the way: Mad Men’s seventh and final season begins Sunday April 13.

Contemporary art exhibits in Olympia Valentine’s weekend

Olympia artist Becky Knold’s latest contemporary works “Atmosphere, Land and Water” will be on display Feb. 14 through March 16 at Salon Refu, 114 N. Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501. Gallery hours are Thurs. through Sunday noon to 6 PM.

Mrs. Knold’s works, along with other talented locals, will also be featured in the Arts Olympiasponsored exhibit and sale “Art from the Heart” Feb. 14 through 16 at the State Capitol Museum Coach House, 211 W. 21st Ave. in Olympia.

Folk artist Rebecca Trimble

Discovered wonderful “new” artist (new to me, anyway) Rebecca Trimble, whose work appears on the cover of this month’s (Sept. 2013) Country Pleasures magazine. Ms. Trimble’s work features charming country themes and has a Grandma Moses folk art vibe (although Ms. T is young, beautiful and educated). Love her Tuscan scenes, too.

Rebecca Trimble cover Country Pleasures magazine Sept. 2013
Rebecca Trimble cover Country Pleasures magazine Sept. 2013

End of summer reading…

Tried Ephron’s Wallflower at the Orgy,” a collection of interviews of mostly dead celebrities (they were alive when she interviewed them–hee hee) and couldn’t get into it, probably because I’m not an insanely well-connected, fabulously wealthy Jewish New Yorker who hobnobs with the elite­ and dines and shops at all the finest places.

However, I am enjoying Robert Edsel’s brilliantly researched and compelling “Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis,” and am looking forward to the Clooney-Damon film “Monuments Men,” based on Edsel’s previous book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” due for theatrical release Dec. 18.

Raphael's La Madonna del Cardellino-Uffizi  Gallery, Florence
Raphael’s La Madonna del Cardellino-Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Arty women

My Italian artist-friend Dee Andreini, who lives on an orchard-vineyard estate in beautiful Occidental, California, creates dreamy romantic paintings reminiscent of Thomas Kincaid, only better in my opinion. Many of her themes celebrate California’s lush wine country and natural beauty. Dee is hosting two shows at her art studio, 1990 Facendini Lane, Sebastopol, California, June 1-2  & June 8-9  (Sat-Sun) from 10 to 5.  See samples of Dee’s works here.

Dee Andreini
Dee Andreini painting

Olympia, Washington based artist Rebecca “Becky” Knold, whom I recently discovered through my husband’s association with her talented writer-husband John, creates amazing designs that capture true joie de vivre. She calls it “contemporary art with soul,” and I’m proud to say I now own one of Becky’s sculptures, a zany bohemian “madcap.”  Visit Becky’s website for details.

Becky Knold sculpture
Becky Knold sculpture