Here I sit in the most fabtastic airport, DIA, where the girls are pretty and the WiFi is free. I’m headed to Las Vegas for Blogworld Expo 2010 … Vegas Baby! Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, my flight is delayed my flight by a few hours. Like any responsible blonde mommy blogger, I headed to the nearest bar and am diligently writing….
Sadly, DIA is a Pepsi sphere and there isn’t a Diet Coke to be seen so I made my usual stop at the news shop the most important travel necessities, skittles and water. I usually like to grab a magazine like Runner’s World but today I was stopped short as I perused the rack. There, right in front of me, was the most beautiful picture of Rob Lowe! I snatched up the magazine and actually giggled when I realized that it was a copy of Architectural Digest. What? I’m not exactly a regular reader of this particular genre of magazine. I’d love to be someone who could dress a room and match colors but I was not blessed with a decorators sense of anything. In my experience, architecture is best left to the professionals.
As you know, I’m a total dork when it comes to digging deep for more information on anything that strikes me as curious or interesting. So, of course, I found out that this People & Places edition of Architectural Digest, will serve as the last under the direction of the magazine’s editor in chief since 1971, Paige Rense Noland. What a gift she has given her successor by transitioning with Rob Lowe! Out with a BANG!
I’m sure celebrities are not a rarity on the covers of this particular publication, but Rob Lowe spoke to me. Those eyes made me want to take an interest in my home. You know, gather some ideas, glean some inspirations? I’m almost 40, I’m aging, my children are old enough to wipe their own bottoms (although, Lord knows when they’ll be coordinated enough to hit the water and remember to flush) – the timing for this cover is perfect!
I picked up the magazine because I wanted to touch Rob Lowe but I’ll actually read it because the pictures are fantastic and it’s oddly interesting to read about the people that live in these sparkly clean dwellings. Suddenly I’m hypnotized by a fresh and vibrant home library and a couch that just screams “Come on in, put your feet up and read a good book.” Of course, a space that clean and quiet would be a dream but I prefer a little proof that life exists in my decor…. the only things missing from these photos are the granola bar wrapper on the floor, and a sciences book with yesterdays math homework crammed into, propped open by a lone sock……
I’m sure it was just an oversight. Perhaps it will be something for Ms. Paige’s successor to consider?
What’s your favorite room in your home? What makes it “speak” to you?