Floral Ball Structures at the Wynn in Vegas


The atrium at the Wynn in Las Vegas is adorned with large and lush floral sculpture balls hanging  from 50-year old Ficus trees.


Wynn hired acclaimed event designer. Preston Bailey who conceptualized the awe-inspiring floral displays.


Wynn Design & Development cteated the floral structures.


More than 50,000 faux flowers were used to create the floral orbs. The flowers look real!


The floral decor is so popular that it will remain indefinitely.

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Mosaic Tile Floors at the Wynn in Las Vegas

I worked a trip to Vegas over the weekend where I walked for miles on Saturday.

I ventured over to the Wynn and entered the lobby, where beneath my feet, colorful and whimsical mosaic tile floors led me through the atrium and to a magical merry-go-round created with faux flowers (I posted a video on Instagram).


Someone told me that high heels/spike heels cause damage to the mosaic tiles. A Wynn staff member regularly fixes any loose mosaics so the floors always remain in tip top shape.


With all my walking, I’m a bit more practical with wearing Skechers.


The Wynn provides tons of photo ops in the enchanting lobby/atrium.


After walking 7.3 miles, the Wynn was a great escape from crowded Las Vegas Blvd. Easter weekend combined with spring break and gorgeous weather made it an extra busy weekend in Vegas.


I found all the mosaic tile floors inspiring and so pretty with bright and bold colors.

Panasonic Whisper Warm Master Bathroom Fan/Light/Heat/Night Light

Months ago, when I was researching bathroom fans, a few blog followers commented and said that I should definitely invest in Panasonic fans for the three bathrooms and water closet. I asked our plumber about bathroom fans and he said that when a client needs a new bathroom fan, he always buys Panasonic. Needless to say, I was sold on Panasonic!

The criteria to consider when choosing a bathroom fan is: size, loudness, style, and features. The two most important features are sizing the fan properly and how quiet the fan is.


For the master bathroom I wanted an extra special fan. As one blog follower said, “After gutting the house and doing a top to bottom renovation plus building an addition, you absolutely should have the luxury of a fan with a heater.” When stepping out of a warm shower, the bathroom will be nice and warm too.

I was convinced, so after doing research and communicating with Panasonic, I chose Panasonic Whisper Warm (FV-11VHL2) which is a combined fan/heater/light/night light. As I said in a previous post, I consider it the “Lexus” of bathroom fans. The fan is shown in the photo without the grille. After we drywall and paint, installing the grilles will be the final step and will be featured in a forthcoming post when the bathroom is finished.

John installed the square fan in the ceiling just outside the walk-in shower. (Approved fans for wet areas should be installed very close or over the shower or tub.) When stepping out of the shower, the fan is just above.

The fan has super quiet operation–if you’ve ever been in a bathroom, flicked the switch and heard a loud, obnoxious noise, it is due to the sones. Bathroom fan levels are measured in sones. A sone is a unit of loudness and measures how you sense loudness. The LOWER the sones, the quieter the fan. For a quiet fan, look for sones between 0.3 to 2.0 sones. The WhispweWarm has 0.7 sones; it’s so quiet, it’s hard to tell it’s on.

The 1400w stainless steel-sheathed heating element features Nichrome wire with magnesium oxide for optimal heat transfer, so on days that the furnace isn’t on, the bathroom will be toasty warm.

WhisperWarm’s high quality components is designed with a long life motor, so if you plan on staying in your house for a long time, and don’t want to replace the bathroom fan, this Panasonic fan has longevity justifying the price.

The FV-11VhL2 which is a fan/heater/light-night Light  and the WhisperWarm FV-11Vh2  is a fan/heater combination.

Historic Anthony Wayne House in Paoli, PA


Anthony Wayne was a general and Revolutionary War hero. With the exception of five years, he lived in this beautifully preserved Georgian home located in Paoli, PA for his entire life. His grandfather built the house in 1724 using native stone quarried on the 16-acre property.

The house is also known as Waynesborough and is a National Historic Landmark. Seven generations of the Wayne family continuously owned the property from 1724 to 1965. It’s located five miles from Valley Forge and is across from the 200-acre Waynesborough Country Club with a view of their sprawling golf course.

Volunteers conduct house tours which are available by appointment year-round. Visitors are welcome Thursday to Sunday 1-3. For more information, call: (610) 647-1779

The property is a popular venue for outdoor weddings. The visitor center is located in the  converted 19th century carriage house.


ADDRESS: 2049 Waynesborough Rd., Paoli, PA 19301