Monday, March 30, 2009

Some of my favorite things...........sleeping in a lush bed, tea, cycling, chocolate and rosemary.
These are images from the home of Diana of The Jewels of New York.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Organic Magazine Coming Soon.......... I think you all will just love this new magazine. I can't wait to get my hand on a copy. This is a topic I am very passionate about and was the basis of why I even started my business over 10 years ago.


Organic Makeup: Be Healthy and Beautiful
10 Power Foods for Perfect Skin
Relax & Rejuvenate: Organic Resorts and Sustainable Spas
Luxury Organics: Anti-Aging Skincare Secrets
The Name Game: Decoding the Organic Labeling Lexicon
Natural Teeth-Brightening Breakthroughs
Beyond Parabens: Newest Natural Preservatives
Seductive Eco-Scents, and How to Wear Them
Shiny, Healthy, Sulfate-Free Hair
Summer Guide to the Best Natural Sunscreens


Ageless Beauty: Natural Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery and Injectables
Green & Gorgeous:The Latest Organic Skin-, Hair-, and Body-care
Beauty & Well-Being: Organic Foods, Elixirs, Herbs, and Supplements
Fitness & Facial Workouts
Global Beauty: Treatments and tips from around the globe
Eco-Style Diary: Beauty, fashion, and style trends
Problem Skin: Organic Remedies
Profiles of Trendsetters and True Innovators
Celebrity Solutions
Organic Resorts & Spas
Readers’ Natural Beauty Secrets

Friday, March 20, 2009

Green Goodness It's Spring Today!! Have a wonderful weekend.
I am in total heaven today. The weather is perfect. Lots of sunshine, no humidity and no wind. I am so inspired to start seriously thinking about all the things I want to accomplish in the next three months. Seriously, if you were in a bad mood at first, these soothing and inspiring colors will easily take away the blues. I even had one of my favorite drink combinations for lunch today. I had green tea mixed with cold lemonade w/a bit of passionfruit poured in a really large glass full of ice I didn't go and sit outside on my patio because it is a total mess and not looking anything like the picture of the garden table above. But you just wait and see.
Images: and AT

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Beautiful French Made Egg Soaps.
Available Friday the 20th. These come in five beautiful natual scents and delightful seasonal
spring colors. I normally never sell anything Easter specific in my shop because I find most items to have nothing to do with the true meaning of Easter and are usually a bit too tacky for my taste. But, these soaps are just so delightful and I just can't get enough of natural soaps. These will make wonderful spa bathroom treats displayed in a beautiful glass jar.$3.59 each.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Designers Guild, England
More Spring Time Design Inspiration.....Great Color combinations.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend. The weather here in Ridgecrest is suppose to be really nice. Hopefully you will get a chance to get out and enjoy or maybe just stay home going through your favorite decor magazines looking for fresh new decorating ideas for the spring and summer. These beauties are so classic and elegant looking. Don't they make you want to just tare your house apart and start all over?
Coming soon to Botany's Desire Boutique.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Soul City.....Amsterdam in the Spring
It was confirmed a couple of days ago via Face Book that Amsterdam is my Soul-City. I think I always knew this. I love Amsterdam. I mean really love this place. Years ago I would have done anything to stay there forever. My only complaint was the amount of rain (mostly drizzle) during the month of November several years ago. The international souls that live there are just amazing. I met so many people from all over the world. I became friends with Africans, Germans, Italians and met many Americans that were visiting or working for various International corporations. The nightlife was great with people from all walks of life getting their groove on like there wasn't a care in the world. It was like being in a calmer, more spiritual and lest hectic version of my other Soul-City (New York). The food was amazing, the people really friendly, and the architecture was just out of this world. What I loved the most was the easy going atmosphere and rich history. Everyone just enjoyed everything about life. I love the fact that they love to ride their bikes and they love love love their flowers. The city parks were out of this world. Amsterdam has so many interesting things to see and experience. The people seemed so healthy and fit and you could tell they enjoyed many culinary delights. I hope to one day visit again with my family.

Now, while Amsterdam may be known for some other colorful attributes to which I am not going to mention here. I have to say even those things were quite interesting to see how such a beautiful and wholesome city can prosper with it's two faces. So, for anyone seeking somewhere to vacation this coming year. I highly suggest that you consider This great city. My suggestion if you have time is to rent a car and drive from Paris through Belgium and make your way into Amsterdam. I guarantee you will have an incredible experience.

Bon Voyage!!!
Thought I would share a WONDERFUL new magazine.....

Seeing the Everyday’
creates a new magazine that removes the tips, recipes, and advertisements for a unique reader experience.

(PRNewsChannel) / Cambridge, Mass. / A new magazine provides a refreshing perspective to parenting and families. The typical parenting tips or the newest recipes are not to be found. Instead, Seeing the Everyday is filled with real stories of readers’ experiences in their own families—ordinary moments with parents that made meaningful and lasting impacts.

When looking through Seeing the Everyday, readers might first notice that the advertisements are missing. There are none. Instead, every page contains beautiful images and illustrations that capture the essence of the everyday.

Above all, Seeing the Everyday distinguishes itself by its content. “These are true, personal stories,” explains founder Daryl Smith, “But the key is that they are stories of unremarkable, everyday moments that mattered. The stories help each of us better understand what modern social scientists are discovering—that the seemingly small moments and interactions are the most influential in building and strengthening our relationships with one another. The principles found in Seeing the Everyday are critical for successful parenting.”

Seeing the Everyday thus allows its readers to learn about parenting the same way people have always learned from reading stories and poems: based on their own experiences and situations. “We all find something to glean from Seeing the Everyday,” says Smith, “because we find ordinary people doing ordinary things…and making big differences for others.”

Click here for a link to the press release

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More Cycle Chic......Leave the car behind!!!
Velorbis bikes. Oh how I want one. Ok, well I did say several post ago that I would not ride my bike and wear heals but I lied. I would in fact where these while riding to work. Shoot a girl can change her mind if she wants too. So there!!
(images from Velorbis)

Botanical Designs are here!!
2o pieces of our new botanical inspired jewelry has just arrived and already selling well. We will be adding more designs as the weeks go by. To see additional pieces please visit our botanical jewelry blog. on the right of this site.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Beautiful Nightwear available in store now! 100% cotton

Ooh LA LA!!! More stuff.....
You know you want some too.....Update...Items will be arriving on Monday the 16th and be available on Tuesday.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Apothecary Bath Canisters $26-$76
Antique Nickel Etched Lamp $69.00
Folded Mirror $288.00
Antique Nickel Lemonade Stand $220.00
Guest Towel Stand w/soap dish$98.00
Antique Nickel Luggage Rack $225.00
scroll soap dish $20.00

New Spring Decorating!!

Well, I feel it in the air. I know there are still several weeks left for spring but I am not waiting to start de-cluttering and freshening up my bathroom and bedroom. I also can't wait for you to see these lovely items that will be on display in a few weeks. Made with beautiful antique nickel in timeless designs. The larger items will be available mostly through special orders only but you will be able to see a sample in our shop. If you want to be one of the first to get one, you can email me or stop by and place your request now and also receive a 10% discount for pre-ordering!!!