My name is Cynthia and I love interior design, architecture, antiques, all things vintage, all things British (a tried and true Anglophile), a love of things that are time worn and hold secrets of days gone by. I love animals and try to respect their place in our world. I enjoying talking about the most beautiful places in the world, some exotic, some in our own neck of the woods. I love family and friends, music and movies. And most importantly, I love talking about these things with a daily dose of humor because I love to laugh and we all deserve to. So come on...let's go for a stroll.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

He's the Bee's Knees - Sting and Lake House

To say that I adore Sting would be an understatement.  I first laid eyes on him in 1982 when the Police  played a club in Atlanta know as 688.  The club got its name from its street number, which was 688 Spring Street.  A true hole in the wall, it was the quintessential punk rock club in the '80s.  I was fortunate to see some amazing musicians there, including Billy Idol, Joan Jett, The Heathen Girls, The Swinging Richards, Love Tractor, Siouxie and the Banshees, among others.  But the height of my 688 experience was seeing the Police, and I have loved Sting ever since.  Not only does he create amazing music, he is certainly easy on the eyes.  So, while I do enjoy his music, I am equally enamored by seven private residences he owns throughout the world, among them a historic mansion in England known as Lake House.  Lake House, which is located in near the idyllic district of Wiltshire, sits on 60 beautiful acres and dates back four centuries.  A large Elizabethan mansion, Sting and wife Trudie Styler have spared no expense in restoring this beautiful home.  Sting and Styler now raise their own food, including livestock, on the farm and have made it a self-sustaining, organic abode, and have also published a cookbook known as "Lake House."  If you know me, you know that I am not a cook so the fact that I purchased this cookbook must lead you to believe that I bought it for the photographs, which I cannot deny.  Below are some shots of this amazing property.  You will see why Styler, upon seeing the home on a cold, cloudy fall day, was able to convince Sting, via telephone, that the house had to be theirs.  Sting agreed and today, it remains their principal residence.  Now, if only I could convince him to cook up a little something for me.

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