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Friday, March 6, 2009

Away From It All

I Vant To Be Alone.......

So what about this for starters ?

Ahhhhh...... Al Fresco.

This is exactly what I was hoping for ......

but I spy more than one chair at that table.

And I said , " I Vant To Be Alone ! "

As much as we design bloggers are always in search of the Chic, or the

‘Fine & and Fabulous.'

There is something to be said of a week ( or 48 hours ) spent away from all of our trappings.

And they are trappings.

I would love to be washing up at this sink, with the little mirror hung on the rugged wall,
or tree trunk, or whatever it is .

It is beautiful, all the textures are beautiful.

The lighting is just the way an early morning sun would be.

I am certain that there would no electricity,
which means I would be living by beautiful golden candle light
from dusk till dawn. YUM

Now, If only I could really paint !!!

Likoma Island /lee-koh-ma/ is a small island in Lake Malawi in East Africa, not too far off the coast of Mozambique.
"No running water, no electricity, no mosquitoes, no malaria. Take the boat on Tuesday nights."

Curious ?
Photographs by Harf Zimmerman

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Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....


  1. I occasionally escape by myself all alone to a sublime little inn right on the coast where the room hangs out over the beach nad the seabreezes blows the curtains into the room all night long. And, they have room service. I sit by the window and eat honeydew melon.

  2. wow. no mosquitos!!!! funny to advertise that but I'm ready to go!

  3. sometimes there's nothing better than escaping our trappings...great blog!!!

  4. pamela-

    honeydew - my fave !!

    i have a place to get away from it all ogunguit maine.

    maybe i will post about it.


  5. Renee, your posts always gets me in such a great mood! LOVE the pictures... And wouldn't it be great to have your own private mini island... Sigh... I'm definitly dreaming of a relaxing vacation.. And 48 hours would be a great start!

    Dagny xx

  6. BEAUTIFUL place... looks quite remote!
    ENJOY your weekend!

  7. How wonderful to be away from it all!!!!

  8. Anonymous16:25

    I'm coming with you.



Thanks for participating!!

About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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