Come Sunday, I’ll be proud to join Americans across the country — and those overseas — in celebrating Independence Day.
I love how the colors of the American flag show up everywhere around the holiday, whether it’s a bunch of red, white and blue helium-filled balloons reaching up to the sky or a strawberry shortcake topped with blueberries and sweet cream.
I discussed wedding gifts in this spot a couple of weeks ago, but it’s still June — the traditional month for brides and grooms — and there is always more to say.
Many who are preparing to walk the aisle have been busy selecting the color scheme for bridesmaid dresses, flowers and the wedding reception or dinner, from the tablecloths to the napkins to the parting gifts for guests.
Over the years, my staff and I have been fortunate enough to create interiors for hotel resorts on many islands, including Oahu and Maui in Hawaii, as well as the Caribbean’s St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Dominica, Anguilla and St. Martin.
The recent Academy Awards presentation found me flipping channels. The Oscars certainly didn’t captivate me, and I tried to find something fun or fanciful or interesting or historical to watch instead.