Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Brief Jaunt and a Giveaway

Who wants a vacation? I do!!!

Even just a brief jaunt will do. Although flying over to the Mediterranean sounds good right about now, but I would settle for a weekend away to another state! A quick trip to rejuvinate at a little bed and breakfast, or a cute hotel sounds perfect.
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I think I was born with the Travel Bug. It must be genetic. Going anywhere new and discovering new scenery, meeting new people, peeking into other lifestyles - it makes me feel sort of like a Private Investigator, but not private about it. A Public Investigator perhaps?

A place I am curious to explore is Turkey. It is a culture that I know really nothing about, and I am sure the scenery is gorgeous. And it has shops like Studiotto, full of lovely Meditteranean-colored wares. Baris has a lovely little Etsy store that I was immediately in love with when I found it. I love the mixture of the white with the bright pastels. It reminds me of a seaside stroll.
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I love each exquisite ceramic piece in this store. The rings, the brooches, the bowls, the cups - it's all so gorgeous and definitely increases my desire to travel! Baris was educated at both the Liceo Italiano and MS Fine Arts Universities, and there she learned all about various types of global art and developed this embracing of culture into her own style. Her one-of-a-kind work really is all about the lovely Meditteranean culture, and as you can see - she loves using white and shades of blue.

Along with the colors of the Meditteranean, Baris also enjoys decorative desserts, like Hansel & Gretel style treats. She also wouldn't turn down a slice of Chocolate Cherry Cake!

Baris is generously giving away her Gold Flower Brooch to one lucky winner. To enter, please leave a comment telling me where you would like to go for a weekend jaunt.

67 comments:

Jessica Marie said...

i could use a vacation as well :D or even just a three day weekend

Jaime said...

Fab giveaway! Stunning pieces.

My boyfriend and I are on a break...so I need a break from the usual weekend routine, so I am taking a little "stay-cation" type thing this weekend- my 2 best friends and I are going to Providence for the night! We are staying in a hotel, going to dinner and then dancing. While it's only 45 mins away, it's still a "vacation", a quick jaunt and break from reality :)

MYSAVIOR said...

my husband and I took a drive up to Vermont one year in the Autumn. I think I would love to do that with my 2 grandsons for a weekend.

Erin said...

Mmmm I'd love to go to Venice... but probably for more than a weekend jaunt. So for just a weekend, I'd definitely pick Fallingwater (Frank Loyd Wright). I have always wanted to go, and I bet it would be beautiful this time of year!

Renee said...

I would go to Mackinac Island for the weekend. But only in the summer. I don't want to get stuck there in the winter.

Liz said...

I'd love to go somewhere warm with a private beach! :)

Kaye Prince said...

Oh, that brooch is gorgeous! I would love to own it!

Funnily enough this weekend I'd actually like to jaunt to Houston for Quilt Market! In reality Alex and I are going to visit my Mum this weekend since it's combination Thanksgiving (Canadian) and my birthday.

Grissell said...

I would LOVE to head on over to tahoe without the kids LOL We live 3 hours away..
that would be fantastic!

LBB said...

What a neat shop! Lovely things! I'd love to visit Italy...but perhaps for longer than a brief jaunt! :)

SK said...

I completely empathize! I have been wanting to get away and surround myself in something new for the longest time...

I hope all is well with you Dionne!!

sophie said...

I would take my boyfriend on a real "goldilocks" style holiday, to a little place in the Yorkshire countryside. We would go somewhere where the beds were neither too big or too small, but just right. To somewhere where the weather wasn't too cold or too hot - but just right: a cool breeze rustling burnt orange leaves, chilly enough for scarves and holding hands.

We could talk about all of our worries over a pint in the local pub, where there's a fire crackling away the frosty breath of thet windy night outside. And when our chat turns to giggles, we can naughtily smuggle fish and chips in to the hotel room and sink into the bed to watch the final series of The Wire.

p.s. everything in baris' shop so much, thank you for sharing!

Jennee said...

i want to go somewhere warm. i'm not ready for cold weather!!!!!

Rhianne said...

I love the brooch! I'd like to go to the beach for weekend, I don't mind which one :)

Meghan said...

What a great giveaway. For a weekend jaunt, I would LOVE to go to Galena, IL - it's a cute little historic town and filled with wonderful shops and restaurants. There are so many B&B's to choose from. My husband and I went one year over Christmas and just adored it:)

olivia rae said...

omg, its gorgeous!! i spent last summer in greece and i am completely obsessed with it... would love to go back today!

Michelle said...

I'm waiting for the day I get to go to Montreal again. Love.

Hilary Leister said...

A weekend jaunt...

ven though I've been there way too many times, I'd like to go to NYC again... it never gets old :)

Kotori said...

Oh anywhere, anywhere as long as it was just me and the hubs... no kids. Just sleeping late and lazing around just the two of us. Although, you're right... Turkey would be very nice!

Love this brooch - such gorgeous things in her shop!

The Novelista Barista said...

im going to cali in 2 weeks! so that counts kinda right!!!? :)

Hello, darling said...

I love the ring and the bowls! I've missed you. Oh and by the way,

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amber said...

oh dear, how beautiful. people constantly amaze me at the gorgeous things they make...

i would like a weekend away in Noosa... walking through the national park with a little swim at Tea Tree Bay, and another dip at Noosa Beach, followed by a Massimo's icecream (lychee sorbet and meringue creaminess icecream please!) Actually, could we make it more than a weekend?

Phoenix said...

I'd like to go back to Kauaii and hike the Nepali Coast, and let the air and the ocean and the trees and the trail calm me down.

Yup. Really need that today. Like, asap.

Kristin said...

That gold brooch is stunning. I'm swooning!

Dionne - we're going on week 4 with the twins (who have now entered the "fussy just because stage." A trip ANYWHERE sounds good.

;)

Ashley said...

I would love to go visit my parents who live in Wylie Texas for a weekend jaunt. I live in Illinois and only see them a few times a year.

Maki said...

They are beautiful!!

Jus like Ashley, I would love to go visit my rents in Tokyo and she my mom and take care of her.. and eat all the good food!!!

xoxo

Little Miss Tiara said...

omg Dionne, the artwork in this post is specially beautiful with all those dashed details! Ah, I love details. I'm a total sucker of them! :S

and btw, I'm in need of an escape to somewhere calm and tranquil. An island in north Java sounds like a perfect place, so be it. Karimun Jawa islands ;)

Taider Totes said...

I would love to go to the mountains to see gorgeous Fall colors, or maybe to the beach for a relaxing time. Anywhere is good for me, I would just like to go somewhere.

Kristin said...

I'm with you. Mama needs a getaway! We have a home decor store that stocks a ton of pieces from Turkey. I have a bowl that I'm in love with!

Truly Smitten said...

love giveaways! sweet ring too! And thanks for the tip about adding plums to marinara sauce - that sounds so good!

marian said...

I would love to go on a trip to detroit I have some friends there that I have not seen in a long time...We would catch up on old times have a lovely meal. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.Marian

mtzeenla@yahoo.com

Lily said...

i would like to go to florence italy for a weekend getaway, even though it would not be plausible at all.

TopHat said...

If we had the means and money, my husband and I would love to go to Italy- probably Sicily! His grandfather is Italian.

hrfarley at gmail dot com

JuliaA said...

funny that a number of people are saying italy--rome was my first thought. but i was also just watching the latest episode of mad men, so.

closer to home, i'd love to visit my closest friend in manhattan for the weekend, or for longer!

Pamela said...

Hi!! I'm back from NY...loved it. It was the perfect getaway for me! :)

Dionne said...

Amber! You might not see this, but I am from Noosa! I was born in Sydney but grew up in Noosa and lived there until I was 21!!!!

sweetwilliam said...

A weekend away has to be somewhere off the beaten track but full of lovely little diversions, cute shops and strange attractions (like the worlds biggest Wellington boot). It would have to involve a sister or group of friends and at least one stay in a log cabin or beachhouse. Have a lovely time away Dionne!

kei'sblog said...

Great piece! I would love to go to Italy!

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fındıkfaresi said...

You should come to Turkey, even if you have before, you can find much more places each would give you different experiences!
Me? I guess my first choice would be Alanya now. Or Amasra maybe:)
By the way, I love Barış's works!

the Lost Earring said...

How about Croatia :) Although a weekend wouldn't be long enough.

PS I have the travel bug too and I completely relate about being an "investigator" hee hee :) Even in my own little town I'm an investigator, explorer, sometimes a journalist too! My fiance loves this. Maybe it's a Sagittarius thing?

Crystal Carrington said...

Id love a weekend jaunt in NYC, when it's snowing, but not too close to xmas because of the hustle and bustle and the tourists !!
x_carrington_x@yahoo.co.uk

simplesong said...

i love a weekend jaunt anywhere! but if i had to choose i'd choose warm + beach. cute post, as always!

Carol said...

I could totally go for a weekend jaunt to somewhere warm right about now! Just one last dose of sun before winter hits here in Seattle!

Egater said...

I would drive to Ristna, beautiful seaside on Hiiumaa, moste beautiful island on the world :)
egateris at gmail dot com

Linda K said...

I need another trip to Las Vegas

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Hilary Leister said...

Your friend gets to be on The Office!! Oh my gosh... does he have any connections for me haha!?

Mel said...

I could use a weekend jaunt to Lake Tahoe... unfortunately it's more than a weekend's drive to get there and back!

Elsie said...

For a weekend, I'd love to go back to a cottage in Charm, Ohio...the countryside is beautiful, and we watched the shooting star meteors from our little yard beside the lake, with a cozy campfire and hot chocolate...so peaceful!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

iheartkiwi said...

kiwi has always wanted to go to turkey! we are still trying to figure out our honeymoon plans...

india or south africa are at the top of our list! not exactly weekend jaunts but they are definitely the next trip i've got on my mind!

what beautiful jewelry! i love the exotic feel.

Jenna said...

I am sure that TURKEY is amazing. I was in Bulgaria for a month a few years back {just next to Turkey} the cultures are similiar altho very different at the same time. {those dishes are so so pretty}

I too am a travel phene, so to speak. Ever since my month long getaway to Europe I have been wanting to go EVERYWHERE.

My guy & I totally need a weekend away. I am thinking Portland, we have been once before and fell in LOVE.

Lindsey said...

I would go to Vermont. I have the strongest urge to see the leaves change at this time of year. I think I could do just findin New England...as long as I still lived by the sea.

Amber said...

I live in a Chicago suburb, so I would go in to CHicago for a weekend jaunt! Maybe see a play or just take in the lovely parks and restaurants.

Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna said...

oh i love everything about his post!! i would love to take a weekend jaunt to madison, WI to visit my brother. Its such a wonderful town and a great place to frolic around as a college kid!

loving the brooch!
xo-

janil said...

I'd love to go to London... I love it...

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Lovely giveaway!!!

elaine said...

I would love to go back to the mountains-I swear the air seems cleaner and fresher when your're in the mountains!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Caroline said...

I would love to gaunt off to Paris, my husband and I went there on our honeymoon and haven't been able to get back since, we miss it.

design4less@yahoo.com

Kat C. said...

My idea of a fast and fun giveaway is the beach! lots of sun sand and surf :)

katch05 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

So many places to go...but just for the weekend...maybe Acadia...
jswandrn @ gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

I could really use a vacation, but I would be thrilled with a weekend jaunt to Montreal, Quebec Canada. The city is just full of life and culture, and everybody is so friendly. I would stay at the lovely La Terre Nostra bed and breakfast.

heidig@gmail.com

amanda said...

I'd love to go to the mountains... they are only a 3 hr drive away, so it is completely reasonable.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

I would love to visit the Smithsonian again. It's a 6 hour drive, but so worth it! :)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd like to go to Chi-Town for a weekend jaunt -- it's just a three hour drive away :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

roxxyroller said...

If I had the choice to go anywhere just for a weekend jaunt, I would choose Hawaii! (But then again I think that weekend would turn into two weeks!!) LOL

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Ľubaša said...

I would like to go somewhere for city tour... e.g. to Vienna or Krakow. Thanks.
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

roro said...

I live in Nyc and I'd love a free weekend to go up to the Poconos:)



Thanks for doing this!

-Rossi
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Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments! This giveaway is now closed.

kim said...

wow you have an amzing blog. You're so talented, i absoulutely love your drawings :)
i lov the one of the dresses . they're amazing!