Allen and Company in Sun Valley, by Terry

Sun Valley is know for it’s world class winter skiing. But no other place in the world compares to our Sun Valley summers. There is so much to do with art fairs, symphonies, concerts, hiking, biking, and spectacular fly fishing. BUT every year the Allen and Company Conference brings business and tech moguls to our valley. Thank You Herb Allen! One of my favorite CNN news anchors is here, Erin Burnett… I understand she’s engaged to Citigroup executive David Rubulotta. Congratulations Erin. I have my fingers crossed she will make her way into Ketchum and have a little shopping moment in my store Bellissimo and I can congratulate her personally. So many people I would love to meet AND so many wonderful people I have met over the 30 years of this conference. Here are some of our visitors this year!

I Love Summer Weekends In Sun Valley…by Terry


Mike’s favorite tee shirt for the weekends…
my favorite because I know when he has it
on it’s a free easy day at home!!!


This is what the weekend is about for me.
Digging around in the garden…


Eating dinner at Cristinas Restaurant…


Fixing my archways of roses…


Mike biking on his favorite trail…


Pruning my fruit trees…


Riding my scooter to Christina’s Restaurant
and around town. HAPPY WEEKEND!
Terry

Daisy Hill, A Starring Role In My Summer Movie…by Terry

Napkin rings by Deborah Rhodes and Kim Seybert. Napkins by Patricia Spratt, Placemats by Dransfield and Ross, melamine dinnerware by Le Cadeaux and of course the star of the movie the beautiful Daisy Hill. Doesn’t this sound like a movie with all the credits scrolling by? Having a great dinner party is somewhat like making a small movie. The cast of characters are your guests and the scene is set with colorful and rich place settings on a stage you’ve created for dinner. So here’s to a great summer of small productions at your home.

Not everyone can live in a ski resort…

Not everyone can live in a ski resort as beautiful as Sun Valley. I moved here 37 years ago, I actually had never skied and on top of that as a lark I told my parents, “I was moving to Idaho”. Being from west Los Angeles, I really had no idea where Idaho was. Never really knew ski resorts like this even existed. I was all about the beach. So 37 years later, I still live in Sun Valley and I love how much everyone who comes here in the winter loves to ski. In my store Bellissimo I have the most wonderful ski dishes, cups, platters, everything you need for that wonderful home you are going to buy when you too move to a ski resort like I did.

These beautiful plates by Chehoma are made in France and shipped directly to us. They go in the dishwasher, food looks fabulous on them, they are inexpensive and they are a must for anyone who loves to ski. So when you buy these wonderful plates from me of course, make a great dinner for yourself, be sure to call Taylor’d Events for gorgeous flowers  208-721-0165 for your table and oh I almost forgot, of course you bought your fabulous new home from my husband Mike Murphy at McCann Deach and Fenton. 208-720-3323!!  I love my family!

I Couldn’t Sleep Last Night…

We just turned the lights off in the bedroom, really, I thought I would be able to sleep. Then I started thinking about painting our bedroom a very creamy, marshmellowy white, then. I started to think about… ADDING molding. I have always loved molding in rooms. They always remind me of New York or Europe, somewhere wonderful. So then, what is on my mind, but of course, what kind of molding. This sets me off so much I need to come into my office where I am now writing my blog, hoping it gets me to some conclusion about what kind of molding I am going to need, oh yes… And I need a rug! New Rug. I found the greatest new company in New York if you want something different and wonderful. It is called “Woven” and it is right near the Design building. 969 Third Ave. www.wovennewyork.com They have fab rugs and Mike and I are going to order one. It is now 12:14 and there is no way am I going to able to sleep for a while, so let’s have some fun. I am going to pick some photos of great molding and IF ANY ONE IS OUT THERE LET ME KNOW WHICH ONE YOU LIKE!!!!

It is now one o’clock in the morning and I am almost running out of steam, but the good news is, I think I know what I want to do, I have found some great ideas and I think I am going to go before I start thinking about the kitchen!

Good night everyone!!!

I’ve Alway Wanted a Pool…

Everyone and I mean everyone that has ever known me knows I have aways wanted a pool. When I was growing up there was a pool next door and I longed to be in it all the time. I loved every pool sound there was, splashing, kids playing Marco Polo, grown ups cooking by the pools, glasses clinking………..and now I am the grown up and going to be first time grandparent, and I want that pool. Isn’t it funny how sounds and smells from your childhood play such an important part of who you are as an adult. When we built our house twenty years ago, in the back of my head I always thought about the pool I would put in the back garden. One day I would play with my grandchildren in the pool, have great floats and all our friends would come for barbeques and life would be, well perfect. I gratefully have that precious grandbaby on the way, although I would love to have that pool, ten fingers, ten toes would be perfect.