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Beautiful Blogger Award


A big thank you to Catherine creator of The Shiny Pebble for bestowing upon us our very first award – The Beautiful Blogger!  We are honored to be in such great company and in order to accept this award, we must share seven things about ourselves… so here goes:

1.  We grew up in a 16th century chateau in the Belgian countryside – but have since lost most of our princess tendencies (we hope!)

Cynthia and Carolyn by the Moat

Cynthia and Carolyn by the Moat

2.  We’re mirror-image twins and we both broke our legs on a school ski trip in 6th grade – same day, same mountain, opposite legs.

3.  We graduated college in the last recession and instead of tending bar in New York City, we escaped to Paris where we baked chocolate chip cookies at The General Store and worked in an art gallery on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.

4.  Our guilty pleasures are fine wine, great cheeses, fresh baguettes, chocolate (Belgian, of course!) and beautiful flowers.

Simply Delicious!

Simply Delicious!

5.  Some people think we’re addicted to shoes and purses – we would say we’re mildly passionate.

Mariah Carey's Closet

Mariah Carey's Closet

5.  Our favorite way to spend a winter’s day is playing board games with our boys by the fire.

6.  One of us is a Tigger, the other is an Eeyore (though she would prefer to be considered a Wise Owl!)

Tigger and Eeyore - Friends for Life

Tigger and Eeyore - BFF's

7.  We both left corporate careers in New York (one in banking, the other in PR) to run our mother’s business, and we are forever grateful to our husbands for supporting us in our dreams!

To all the beautiful bloggers out there, this award is for you!

P.S.  Don’t miss The Shiny Pebble today – Catherine’s Design Challenge featuring Christine Fluegge from Greige!

Photos from yours truly, Wine Beginner, The Los Angeles Times and NSC Blog

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  • Reply Donald April 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Congrats on the BB Award! btw- I’m an identical twin too and love it!!!

  • Reply christina romann April 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    To Diane and two of the loveliest young ladies. You get better with each passing season.
    Our projects are never complete without appointing your florals in our spaces.

    Continued success and Congratulations!



    • Reply carolyn April 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      Christina – it’s your beautiful interiors that make our florals fabulous!

  • Reply The Zhush April 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Love that photo! And…the broken leg thing is just freaky! Since I have a split personality, its no wonder I think you both are fab!

  • Reply The Shiny Pebble April 29, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Loved to learn about you two. How fab was that to grow up in a chateau?!!! And how bizzarre with the twinkie incidents !!! And no wonder I love your blog. I A-D-O-R-E Belgium: the food, the chocolate, the beer and Brugges… Not a big fan of the Belgian decor trend going on in America right now though… Thank you so much for playing along. You totally deserved this award.

  • Reply Marija April 30, 2010 at 7:45 am

    What a perfect post to get to know you! So happy I landed here 🙂 And mirror twins? That’s so cool! Marija

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