2010 Year In Review…My Favorites

Happy 2011 blog friends!  I hit the New Year running and I’m still trying to catch up from the holidays.  I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and feedback for my humble little blog.

I recently posted a cute “Blog Meter” from WordPress that shares interesting statistics about where my readers are coming from and how they find me.  While I value the feedback, I realized that the posts that are the most popular don’t necessarily reflect how I feel MY 2010 went.  I’ve enjoyed blogging and feel my voice becoming stronger with each post.  I take the most joy in posts that represent original content and my unique point of view.  I appreciate that this platform can give fellow bloggers, potential clients, family, and friends a peek inside my creative mind.

As a true 2010 In Review, I thought it would be fun to recap with you my favorite posts of the year…

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/cartier-in-america-delivers/ I LOVED the Cartier exhibit.  I saw the exhibit over a year ago and I still think about how amazing it was.  Watching “The King’s Speech” I was reminded of the stunning pieces that the Duke of Windsor purchased for Wallis Simpson.

Perhaps my favorite achievement with this post…it was the first time that Monika of Splendid Willow commented and I treasure her blog friendship.  Oh, how excited I was to know that someone in the world I wasn’t related to was actually reading and enjoying my posts!


From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/bulgari-ad-concept-bringing-it-to-life/

While http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/ad-inspiration/ was my most popular post of the year (and ever thanks to some sort of a scandal in Europe over Bulgari ads in September), I had such fun bringing this inspiration to life with a fictional room for a glamourous woman I dreamed up in my head.  Looking back, very Black Swan!

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/alameda-point-antiques-and-collectibles-faire/

March was my first trip to the Alameda Flea Market and what fun!  I enjoyed my first visit mostly because my favorite treasure hunting partner was by my side (mom) and the weather was a hint of spring.  Great local venue.

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/texas-spring-antiques-week-2010-part-2-things-i-wanted-to-buy/

I still want to buy this daybed.  This was a wonderful French Day Bed that I saw during Round Top Antiques week.  I was also honored that week back in April with a Beautiful Blogger award from Splendid Willow.  Such an honor!

“The grand show is eternal.

It is always sunrise somewhere;

the dew is never dried all at once;

a shower is forever falling;

vapor is ever rising.

Eternal sunrise,

eternal dawn and gloaming,

on sea and continents and islands,

each in its turn,

as the round earth rolls.”

-John Muir

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/spring-has-sprung/

I highlighted Point Reyes and the San Francisco Decorator Showcase House for this posting back in May.  One of my favorites was the Hall of Wisdom and Enlightenment by Coup d’Etat.  I just found a great piece for a client at Coup d’Etat today.  Serendipity.

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/100th-post-filoli-garden-tour/

My 100th post, featuring a visit to Filoli Gardens.  I love this tree.  To have such a thing of beauty in my own backyard…one can dream!  So much to savor about Filoli…the gardens, those Goyard trunks, vintage kitchen, handsome library and bar…I could go on and on.  Mostly, someone special introduced me to Filoli and that I will never forget.

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/july-cooking-club-with-barefoot-contessa/

My beloved cooking club!  I began featuring this amazing group of women back in June.  This theme “Cooking With Barefoot Contessa Recipes” was a standout.  Everything was delicious.  Most of all the fellowship – amazing.

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/old-spanish-days-fiesta-parade-in-santa-barbara/

August is my birth month, a time of summer fun, and trips to my beloved Santa Barbara for Fiesta Days!  This parade is one of the highlights of my summer.  I just love the colors, costumes, and energy.

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/my-new-bed-revealed/

Yay!  My new bedroom began to take shape with the delivery of my campaign bed.  Very exciting time for me.  The room is now completely transformed.  Stay tuned for more updates on this front in 2011.

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From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/an-evening-with-serdar/

Another highlight of 2010…my trip to Istanbul with Veranda Magazine.  I had dreamed of this night for months in advance, a dinner at Serdar Gurgun’s residence.  Such a magical evening.  It was everything I imagined and more.

My friend and guide for this visit, Janset, and recently launched her own jewelry website. http://www.jansetbilgin.com I am honored to be linked with her page.  Please take a look at her beautiful and unique jewelry.  I hope to show some of her jewelry here in San Francisco in 2011.

From http://karimcintoshdesign.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/cukurcuma-district-in-istanbul/ In November I was STILL dreaming about and reflecting upon my magical tour of Istanbul.  I just adore this picture of this interior designer and his dog, “Peanut”.

I hope you enjoyed a trip down memory lane for 2010…a few of my favorite moments in blog land.  Looking forward to sharing more with you in 2011!

Cheers,

Kari

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