Designing a Beautiful Life

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I feel so lucky to have a wonderful career. My job is all about enjoying the beauty that surrounds us or creating beautiful spaces or events for my clients.

When we are free to travel again I look forward to bringing my clients to Europe. Travel opens your mind, lifts your spirits, and feeds your soul.

Photo: Italy fall 2019 tour
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Most of my weddings have been postponed or canceled altogether for 2020, but I am still dreaming about bouquets and tablescapes.

One of CB Design weddings in 2018
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We will move our classes online so we can still learn and love flowers, gardening & interior ideas.

Floral & Design Classes
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Anything is possible when you believe in yourself and you enjoy your work.

I am using this downtime to take classes, watch YouTube videos on gardening, and read as many articles, books, and blogs about design as I can.

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I know some of you are taking Master Classes, learning languages, gardening, cooking, binge-watching Netflix, and working out.

How are you using your quarantine time???

Let me know by commenting or liking my post!

Thank you for stopping by and please stay safe and healthy!

Xo đŸ˜˜ Celia

I stand with Italy

I love Italy, and my heart is breaking for my home away from home! Stay healthy, enjoy your family, stay home!

We can all do our part to keep this from spreading by staying home. I am virtually traveling by watching travel shows, reading blogs and books!

Please stay safe & healthy.

Xo, Celia

REDISCOVER YOURSELF

I truly believe travel allows us a unique opportunity to reconnect with ourselves. I love Italy, as you know, but even a day trip will do the trick! This morning I am going to Boothbay, ME about an hour from home. Wayne Dyer said, “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I agree. My father always used to say, perspective is everything. So on this cold Maine winter day, I am going to change the way I look at things and discover the beauty within my state. Travel even a short trip can help you rediscover yourself!

Sometimes I need to use visualization to travel. I can not be in Europe all the time, so I meditate and take myself to my favorite destinations. I love courtyards and fountains they are often part of my visualization!

I am however planning my retreats to Europe! Come discover Europe with me! We will learn about culture through food, art, architecture, and people.

How do you feel about travel? I surround myself with fellow travelers, but I understand some people do not like to travel at all! Are you a lover of travel? Let me know how you feel by commenting on this post!

Have a lovely day! Remember perspective is everything.

XOXO Celia

Inspire others by living your best life

What makes you happy? Family, friends, work, home, travel and my dogs are the things that make me happy. I have committed to being grateful for something each day. I am grateful for sleep these days with a new puppy who rises well before the sun, I am thankful for my comfortable bed.

These are my goals, hopes and dreams for 2020.

1. EXPLORE MORE & LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!

2. EAT EVERYTHING IN MODERATION.

3. READ, WRITE, COMMUNICATE & MEDITATE MORE.

4. TRAVEL MORE…TO ROME AND BEYOND!

5. EMBRACE LOVE!

6. THE BIGGEST GOAL…LIVE TO INSPIRE!

My goals for 2020 are simple. Enjoy life more, and stress less! Live in a way that inspires people to enjoy their own lives more!

Please share your goals by commenting on this post! Thank you for stopping by. Best, Celia

Liz Donnelly thank you for these amazing photos.

Come on let’s go!

Is it time for you to enjoy life again? Is it time for you to expand your horizons? Do you want to learn a new skill?

Come travel with Celia Bedilia Tours! We plan tours of Italy, Portugal and England based on your interests. Have you always wanted to learn to cook in Tuscany?, would you like to take a painting class in Florence?, or perhaps learn floristry in England? Let’s go!

Beautiful street in Rome
Floristry class in the English country side.
Learn history by living it.
Is fashion your passion? Italy is the place for you!!!

Let’s go, let’s travel, let’s live, let’s learn, let’s love!

Happy 2020!

Xoxo

Angels are Everywhere

Angels have always been important to me; they represent love, light, heaven, family, God, and peace. I was drawn to them even as a child. My mom took all five of us to church after church in Rome and Florence. I think those early memories were what make angles and churches resonate with me. Now that I am housebound, I have my pictures, and I travel in my mind back to all of these beautiful places.

ROMA: photo Liz Donnelly for CeliaBedilia.com
ROMA: Photo by Liz Donnelly for celiabedilia.com
ROMA: Photo by Liz Donnelly for celiabedilia.com
ROMA: photo by Liz Donnelly for celiabedilia.com
ROMA: photo by Liz Donnelly for celiabedilia.com
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Libsoa: celiabedilia.com

Rome and Lisbon are two of my favorite cities. I love looking at these trips and looking forward to my next trip. I am hunkering down now and staying home, but as soon as I get my wings back, I will fly.

I hope you are all well, and sheltering in place with your little angels, mine are not so small but I am enjoying them. Stay safe & healthy, and remember angels are everywhere. XOXOXO

5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ROMA

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I LOVE ROME!!!! I miss it when I am not there. My senses are alive in this wonderful city. We will be introducing our tours in the spring stay tuned!!!

Best XOXO

The streets of Lisbon are full of art!

Every where I look I see art in Lisbon! I love it!

Hope you enjoy it too!

Best,

C

CBD European Tours

1. We have a shopping tour December 6-13 leaving from Boston to London, from there to Vienna and wrapping up in Rome. Not enough to shop!

Get 6-10 friends together and let’s book this tour!!!!

2. Lisbon Spring 2020

Amazing times city, incredible art, wonderful walks, healthy food, great wine, and lovely people!

The Portuguese are such lovely people!

3. Roma, I love you! Book a Rome trip anytime!

All the sites, food and wine…lets go!!

Ok, let’s go people!!!!! Travel is everything!

Xo

Celia

Come to Lisbon on our spring tour!

Are you interested in a spring tour to Lisbon Portugal? Amazing place let us know! Great food, design and people!

Sign up for our tour!

Celia

Good design is all about the details!

I love this wonderful city it is so full of design details!

Do not forget your door hardware when planning your home design.

Xo

Where Shall We Go?

As I get prepared for my next trip to Europe, this time it is Portugal. I reflect on the things that make up a successful trip. I will fill you in on the details when I return! I have not been to Lisbon and beyond in over 40 years.

  1. A well-planned group, if you are with a tour, make sure the tour company puts like people together. There is nothing better than making life long friends through travel!
  2. Great art and architecture, go off the beaten path…in Europe, any church will provide beauty.
  3. Fabulous food & drink, learn about the culture through their specialties.
  4. Live like a local, dining, shopping and enjoying daily life like a local is the BEST part of traveling.
  5. Read and study your destinations before you go, you will get so much more out of your travels.
  6. Pack smartly, you will need the essentials and can buy what you forget to bring when you arrive. Some of my favorite purchases have been due to necessity.
  7. Take pictures…but be present in the moment! Enjoy being in this new and exciting environment, don’t miss out by taking selfies.

I will keep you all in the loop if you have any suggestions for Lisbon or Porto we would love to hear them.

Best, Celia