10 June 2010

North of the Border


Though An Aesthete's Lament has gone silent—am uncertain if this is a complete cessation or merely what a friend calls "a productive hiatus"—I felt I must come back for just a moment.

Some time ago the magazine Canadian House & Home kindly asked me to present a list, with comments, of 10 rooms that set my heart racing. I don't know if you've seen the slideshow but do visit the magazine's website if you have a moment.

Just click here.

36 comments:

Regina Joi said...

Your absence is forgotten, Teachers always need sabbaticals away from the acolytes, but your voice is needed NOW more than ever in these dark days.

Little Augury your SOUL SISTER has had a heavy burden, but now her twin is back in the room...SHUSH, everyone listen and learn!!!!

DS said...

Thank you for the visit.

Mrs. Blandings said...

What a nice surprise. Clicking over now.

columnist said...

Be still my heart....

I'm thrilled to hear that you will make cameo appearances....

24 Corners said...

A delightful morning surprise, welcome back...if only for a moment. Off to visit Canada...

Silentstoryteller said...

Oh you are missed so much!

Barbara said...

Saw your blog title with an entry
and just had to read it for myself.
Welcome,
BarbaraG

balsamfir said...

Just be unpredictable.

little augury said...

see, we can not do without YOU, your soul sista, I have often thought of YOU and HOBAC as my cosmic blogging parents (though I think you may be somewhat younger in the real world-but who wants to live there all the time)

Square with Flair said...

Keeping up with posts can be overwhelming. Don't leave us, just cut back to something manageable! You are desperately needed in a world drowning in mediocrity.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

An email with a post from you in my inbox was the best one I have gotten in weeks! Will go click over...thanks for the teaser.

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Wonderful to see you in my Inbox today and I'm heading over to see your picks!! All best. Barbara

Misha Jameson said...

Ooh, my heart did pound to see your name in my inbox. Thank you for resurfacing, however briefly.

home before dark said...

A lovely norsel. (As a board-game playing Aesthete you'll appreciate this word. Made up by my lawyer father-in-law at the scrabble table. Swore it was the meaning of a small morsel.) We'll gladly chomp on whatever bones you throw our way.

Empress of The Eye said...

Always good to hear from you...such a nice surprise!

Square with Flair said...

I am going crazy. I want to refer to previous posts and they've all vanished. Bring them back!

Where else can I find interesting new perspectives on Bunny Mellon, Deeda Blair, and Pauline de Rothschild?

Javier Carvajal said...

What a nice surprise¡¡
Just think we all need you.
Your advice, your good taste, your company.

Congratulations

Anonymous said...

A lovely treat, Aesthete - Thank you!!
Liz Forshaw

magnaverde said...

Yes, there's no need to define terms re your absence--cessation VS caesura--since one word would only make us sad all over again, and the other would just put the pressure back on you. All that matters is that, even if it's only for a moment, we're all together again. Leave it at that.

I love the rooms, four of them new to me. Who knew that orchid could look so good?

mary said...

Please do not leave again. Nothing stimulates my mind for further investigation as your posts do. Welcome back. Mary

Visual Vamp said...

Hey!
Glad I keep you on my blog roll!
xo xo

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

I am glad you are back, I missed you.

Regards,
Albert de Castro

Off the List said...

& what a return!

Rebecca said...

AAL, Thanks for the visit. I have been missing you. I love the diversity of these rooms. Who else would include a log cabin of sorts? Did I read that you will still be cooking?

allysonkirk said...

Thank you for reappearing. Your blogs, whenever they appear, will command my full attention.

JohnT said...

A most welcome suprise appearance! One of my most favorite house visits was to the Noailles home in Fontainebleau, but I have never seen this jewel box room. Many thanks.

victoria thorne said...

...my heart leaps up...

delighted to catch even a glimpse; don't be long gone, again?

that said, any norsel (how perfect a word!) from you is the sweetest...

Rose C'est La Vie said...

Well there you go! Or there you came back, dear Aesthete. No pressure.. just when you feel like it. Notice that nobody took you down from their blog recommendations! I adored the slideshow.

Reggie Darling said...

Oh joy and rapture to see a post from you, dear Aesthete!

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I love the Blair's Palm Beach loggia. Come back soon. ;)

Karena said...

So glad to see your post and the slideshow was excellent.

Karena
Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Please come back when you can. I really miss your blog.

katiedid said...

An Aesthete's Lament has a permanent place on my blog roll. I am so very glad to see you back, even if it is brief...I look forward to more!

Anonymous said...

yes, the slideshow was the stuff of dreams...

Anonymous said...

Hi! What a lovely surprise.... Hope you are resting well. Thanks for the new post. We have missed you!

Herry said...

Wonderful to find that you are scribbling again. And your back-numbers are back too! Do please leave them up even if you decide to take another breather.