Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Summer out.... Fall In

Well, I love summer
I also love fall.

In preparation for the onset of colder temperatures,
and the onset of our beloved
"cocktail dînatoire"
we decided to change out the very creaky and uncomfortable stools for some director's chairs.

A cocktail dînatoire is similar to tapas in Spain or a 5 à 7 here in Québec and a happy hour elsewhere. But it can be a little bit more elaborate than all that and spread out over the course of the evening as a meal would. In the fall and winter I love it.

Our problem was that the chairs around the island were not comfortable.
And since we spend a lot of evenings indoors during the colder months
I figured these director chairs would be of good value.
Of course a cocktail dînatoire usually involves somes standing and some sitting.....

We have to obviously invest in at two more chairs before the cold settles in....
But, I wanted to see how two felt before going for the magic 4.
Verdict.....LOVE it.

Oh and did I mention.....COMFY?
Well, I guess that would be stating the obvious. :)

And, I believe I mentioned some special visitors had passed through here in June?
Well, it is official.
Story is out.
I will be back with that later on in the week.

In the meantime..... hint?.....why of course.
Does that fireplace look familiar?


  1. I love the Director chairs. I have one in my studio but we also use with our vintage travel trailer when camping on the coast. Congratulations on the magazine!!!!! How exciting. xo

  2. oh yayyyy you are in a magazine!!! WOWSERS!!!!! congrats!!!!!! your new chairs look amazing Donna!!!!!! XOXOXO

  3. Yahoo! I'm seeing a huge congratulations is in order!! I love the director's chairs by the way. They look fabulous!

  4. Oh wow! You're home is published?? Can't wait to hear more on that. Love the director's chairs. Congratulations Donna!

  5. Congratulations on your professional entry to the world of interior design. Being published guarantees what we all have known, that you are truly a remarkable interior design talent. So happy for you and so proud to say ... "I've been a fan for ages!"

  6. WOW! Congratulations on being featured in a magazine and especially for being on the front cover!!! That is wonderful, I'm very excited for you!
    Your kitchen looks wonderful with those director chairs in it, I love it!

  7. Hi Donna, warm greetings from a fellow Anglo in Quebec. :) Congratulations on being featured on the front cover of a magazine! I love your kitchen. :)

  8. Congratulations on the feature in the magazine! So many people are going to dream about your house now!

  9. Donna!!! Congrats! I want to see a copy!!!! I love your adorable home. LOVE it!

  10. Well, I'm not surprised that your home is featured in a magazine. You know how fabulous I think it is. :-) And being featured on the cover is especially awesome. Congratulations, Donna! I love the bar stools. Director's chairs are timeless. xo


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