23 January 2014

The Art of Stylish Living with Andrea from The Glam Pad

OOH, how I just love small world stories…And I could collaborate with others on style and things of beauty all day long!  Today on the blog, I am bringing you both! 

Please meet my friend, Andrea from the Glam Pad!  Andrea and I first met almost 10 years ago when we worked on a Texas Ballet Theater committee together in Dallas (and we happen to be from the same small West Texas town…although, I am MANY years older!).  Our paths have recently crossed again in this crazy world of blogging.  I love Andrea's blog and she has fantastic taste so I thought it would be fun to take a peak into her style.


Name: Andrea 
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Occupation:  Public Relations Professional and Interior Design Blogger

Traditional Home example of a Bermuda-style home

My home is …  

A waterfront, Bermuda-style home in Coral Gables, Florida (Miami). We have been in the midst of a complete gut-renovation for a year and a half, but we are finally nearing completion. Pictures coming soon! 


         Describe your style in 3 words…  

          Hollywood Regency meets Palm Beach Chic.

        Who or what inspires you most…  

         I am inspired by my parents and grandparents (I have
         one living Grandmother remaining). I was blessed 
         with strong, resourceful, hard-working, virtuous role
         models growing up, and their integrity and values are
         strongly ingrained in my foundation. 

 A luxury you cannot live without…

Turner Classic Movies. I am convinced that I was 
 born in the wrong generation, and I am obsessed                        
 with old movies from the 1930s – 1960s.


Who would be on your dream dinner party list… 

That’s a tough one to narrow down… Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemmingway, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Coco Chanel, Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, George Washington, Nancy and Ronald Regan, Henry Ford, and Dorothy Draper.  

One thing you have always wanted to do… 

I have always wished I could speak another language fluently. I took French through college, and now I am trying to learn Spanish.

Favorite flower…  

It’s a toss-up between roses and peonies. I love them both, especially in pink.

I wish I knew how to…  

Sew. My late Grandmother was an excellent seamstress, but unfortunately I did not inherit her talent.

Favorite place in the world…  

My husband and I spent our honeymoon on Cayo Espanto, a private island located three miles from San Pedro, Belize. It was pure heaven! But I also love Palm Beach. It’s roughly an hour and a half drive from our home, and since moving to South Florida from Dallas two years ago, it has become my “happy place” where I go to escape the craziness of Miami.

What are you currently reading?   

Oh, I love to read! I just finished and highly recommend The Aviator’s Wife, a fictional biography of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I’m currently reading A Woman Named Jackie, a salacious and unauthorized biography on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, whom I find positively fascinating.  Next on my list is The Goldfinch, which is being hailed as the Great Expectations (one of my favorites) of our time. And of course, I’m always pouring through a plethora of design books… there were so many excellent ones released last year!

Describe your perfect evening…          

My husband and I love cooking together, so a perfect evening would be a gourmet dinner at home accompanied by a fine bottle of wine. Next, we would snuggle up with our two dogs and watch old black and white movies.   

If you could be anything else in the world, what would it be?

Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to be a great writer and novelist. And I would love to be a Mom soon! J


I loved this visit with Andrea and hope you enjoyed it too!  
Happy weekend!


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