Saturday, March 13, 2010

What's Haute?

What's Haute?  We are not!  When most of us think of Spring Break, we think of warm sunny skies... Florida, Mexico... but we are stepping out of our norm and enjoying the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.

Skiing over sun bathing is definitely okay with me this year and a new experience for our kids.  After the first day at Angel Fire (near Taos), we are in good shape but a bit sore.  Based on how my knees are feeling right about now, I plan to slip away tomorrow to see if I can find a cozy lodge and sip a toddy in front of the gorgeous fireplace.  I hope it looks like this...               
Love the overscale chandeliers
Or this...

I suppose we can create the same ambiance in our own homes.  Think back a month or two when it was quite chilly and you desperately wanted to redo the surround of your hum drum fireplace surround. 

Here are some ideas to inspire you to "get" a haute new look on yours:

Stacked stone is rustic yet traditional

Clean lines and check out the log storage... stunning!

Ahh... classic

Glass tile... can't go wrong

Wish me luck for the rest of the trip- my son will be doing this tomorrow!

Until next time,


Images via: Angle Fire Resort, Google Images, Southern Living, Mike Connell:)


  1. Hi Traci-
    Your blog looks great! I love the posts, and am looking forward to reading more! Your off to a great start! I'll get you added to my blogroll too! Meghan

  2. Thanks Meghan! So much to do and so little time! I appreciate you adding me to your blogroll and I'll do the same when I get there:)


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