Tuesday, May 25, 2010

cover story

I met Allan on a scout. Riding my bicycle in search of inspiring cottages to publish in a magazine I work with, Cottages & Bungalows, my bike aimed toward the ocean and stalled at this wonderful red house, so different from the modern, ho hum homes dotting the ocean line.

This affable man came outside, invited me in, and offered a tour. Some of you have asked for such a tour, though I am just sorry that blogs do not yet have the capability of having Allan give you one personally. He is quite passionate about his home, the work he put into creating Ebb Tide. I was charmed.

Months later we had a photo shoot. Months after that this image made the cover of Cottages & Bungalows. Months, then years later...well we are married.


Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Oh my, what a beautiful home! And what an even better love story! Allan decorated that? Amazing!!!!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Jacqueline -- this is some story! Like a fairy tale!!

No one more deserving than you to play the lead in this beautiful, unfolding story. :)

So glad you started a blog, by the way!


Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm sorry I never saw the cover...Fabulous room! Another Jacqueline

Noel Solomon said...

I love your cover story and how it all began. You have a 'Once Upon a Time' story to tell your little one to come!

Is that the room we had tea in? Your cottage is what a cottage is all about plus the love and positive energy that surrounds it.

xo Noel

FrenchBlue said...

A cottage with a story for sure! I have told this story so many times to everyone I know. I love seeing it in print:)
btw.... F A B U L O U S story and photos on Susie in the July issue!!! It is so special! She must be beyond happy with it!

Lorrie said...

Romancing the House - what a beautiful story of how a house brought you together!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

:) and now, baby makes it all complete. What a great story to tell your little one....how Mommy and Daddy met.

When my girls were small, we used to tell them our story every Valentine's Day when we had a family dinner to exchange Valentine's. xo

Beach House Living said...

What a lovely story. Kinda of movie like.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That's it! I am getting a bicycle and going for a ride....My prince charming is out here somewhere!


Angie Muresan said...

What a lovely story! And what a cozy home.