We arrived home safely this morning after a uneventful/excruciating red-eye flight from Hawaii. 3 episodes of LOST (so appropriate because it was filmed on Oahu!), one viewing of Date Night and a few pages of a book later I am so glad to be on southern soil again! Sweet tea, Chick-fil-a...yum, gotta love the south. Until I gather photographs from various in-laws here is a teaser of an amazing week in Hawaii. It's been a long time since we had a good chat around the design table and I have some fun things lined up! Can't wait!
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."