Kindle Fans! Food Fans! Hidden in France Fans! Hidden in Paris Fans! Feng Shui By Fishgirl Fans! Author Corine Gantz is giving away free downloadable copies of her Hidden in Paris Cookbook through Sunday April 15th. I just got mine and it is yummy. I’ll be reviewing this after I try some recipes in my own kitchen so stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can read my interview with Corine here. Bon Apetit!
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I was recently interviewed by author/blogger Corine Ganz about the nature of feng shui on her blog Hidden in France. During the interview Corine coaxed me to reveal my 5 Top Feng Shui Tips for Romance so do be sure to go read the entire post here. And see if you can find one “feng shui no-no” in Corine’s bedroom above–be sure to post your comments. Thanks, Corine for making my day brighter!
Here where Feng Shui By Fishgirl is headquartered, it’s freezing rain and very overcast today. So I’m looking for inspiration and color. Creativity can take my breath away. When I see something beautiful that also happens to enhance feng shui, I get a really happy feeling inside. This photo does that for me today. I might change my mind tomorrow, but today this is it. I know, I know, I’m always advocating headboards for good feng shui, right? That still holds true. But this painted wall takes the place of a headboard because
* It’s designed to lift your gaze –and the ch’i energy–upward which balances the bed and gives a headboard effect.
* It’s got an incredibly lovely scene of auspicious apple blossoms and birds and the sun—all great ch’i enhancers.
*The colors are lovely and especially so if this bedroom is located in the Love & Relationship area.
*There are two matching lamps bedside (always good in feng shui terms).
*The overhead light is covered with a round (yin!) paper lantern…very soft and a good solution to the feng shui problem of hardware over the bed.
What a beautiful day in LA yesterday. After a fabulous hike in the hills —it’s always mind blowing how close truly wild natural places are to this metropolis!—with friends Corine and Isabelle, we went to do a Topanga Canyon hangout at Cafe Mimosa. (I’ll be posting separately about this cafe in a few days). After lunch we continued on to the beach and up Sunset Ave a short distance to the Self Realization Lake Shrine pictured here. Some of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes are buried here at this peaceful retreat founded on the beliefs of Yogananda. There’s a lake with gigantic koi in it and ducks and a swan and turtles, too. A little slice of solitude in the hustle and bustle that is Malibu. Open to the public and free of charge, this place of peace is a favorite place for me and will be for you, too, if you are in LA and take the time to check it out. The feng shui here is most auspicious and I feel my Qi renewed when I left.
This picture that I found at one of my favorite blogs Hidden in France today made me smile. If shabby chic is your style, you can easily recreate this look. Get a baggy slipcover for your sofa and cover some pillows with assorted floral and toile fabric patterns that you can find online. Scour the fleamarkets and junktique shops for old paintings of floral arrangements like they used here. I happen to have one –just one–that I found up in Petaluma years ago with a bff. This romantic country look works beautifully in the Love & Relationship area. The colors white, pink, red activate that area as do blooms of roses and peonies. Soft curvy furniture also works. And to keep it from being too sweet, you’ve got the metal contemporary floor lamp. I would also splurge on a better coffee table. What would you do?