Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Hacienda Luncheon

 After going to the church,our field trip continued by a FABULOUS treat: Diane invited our group out to her hacienda for lunch. What an incredibly gorgeous home she has created!Her eye for design is impeccable,as is her taste in antiques. Her home should be featured in Architectural Digest! Truly.
                                 Entryway room
                             Small entryway kitchen
                            Tiny details like this....
                             ...were everywhere
                      Party room,open to the outdoors and the view
 Party room kitchen!Look at that bowl of guacamole awaiting us!!!
                            Marguerite center
                     What a gorgeous view,almost like Tuscany
             Exposed beams are part of the charming decor
              Stairs off the back patio...
                 ...leading to an outdoor 3 bed guest room!
                      So shabby chic and Mexican cool
                  This water feature goes all around the back yard

               Jane doing her "yoga poses in public places" thing

            Her head chef that day,working very hard for us
                 Diane herself,working just as hard
 My Mom had a plate just like this from a trip to Mexico.How I wish I still had it!
 There is a HUGE dining room for parties,receptions,etc.
 Diane spoke a bit about the origins of the house,her work,her goals,etc. What a dynamic lady she is!
                Outdoor grill and pizza oven!
 What a beautiful vignette,withthe sulight streaming through the ox eye window

 Her storage room,complete with chandelier! I WANT ONE TOO!
                           Still life,√† la Diane
                   She collects vintage birdcages

                              Mexican colors
                                Gorgeous mirrors
                             Look at the bathtub colors!!!

Even a copper one in another bathroom

Huge door leading out to the gardens and animals

Adios!We all had just a woonderful time here.Gracias,Diane!


  1. Oh to be able to live in such splendor, in such an enchanting city! Lucky girl, Sue for making this dream happen for YOU!!!!
    XO Gina

  2. Beautiful decor and what fabulous colors. Inviting for a rich palette. What a fantastic retreat that must have been...