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Benjamin Moore - Rhine River 689

Benjamin Moore - Rhine River 689

My foyer is now a fabulous new shade of something I can only call “Kimberly”.  Okay, actuaaaaallllly – as much as I would LOVE to name this color after myself! – it is really called Rhine River 689, by Benjamin Moore. It is a Robins Egg Blue with a big hint of green… with an undertone of grey. In short, it is nothing short of absolutely FABULOUS!   It is the base color for the handpainted top treatment, which I will talk more about tomorrow.

Honestly, I am in love! In fact, I ate dinner in my foyer; drank my glass of wine in the foyer; changed into my pajamas in my foyer; read my new copy of Architectural Digest in the foyer; and even called up several girlfriends to reinforce my fabulous feelings about my foyer. They reinforced them best after my husband made them one of his famous Rogerittas.  (One of my girlfriends said she wanted to lick the paint right off the walls.  And I promise… she had only had two of my husband’s Rogeritta’s!!!!!). It’s unanimous, though… Everyone agrees that this is a winner of a color… and we are only on the primer coat!  Shew! I am so00000  thrilled and relieved.

Benjamin Moore - Rhine River

The FAB color on my foyer walls!

I have held my breath for two whole days, since there is  truly nothing worse than missing a color. Now granted, I have only  missed a color twice –  both were on my own projects! – and they were quickly repaired with a little witch-doctoring of the paint (as in adding “a little of this” and “a little of that”  to make it the perfect color). Nonetheless, the repair process was quite unnerving, and I am tickled  that no “witch-doctoring” will be necessary in my foyer. It is “spot on” and completely FABULOUS!

Stay tuned for PART 2 of my foyer kick-off tomorrow! For now, please join me in toasting my new project by enjoying one of my hubby’s delicious Rogeritta’s!



(Makes 6 servings…. you may want to go ahead and double the recipe! They are DELISH!)


9 oz Cuervo Gold tequila

16 0z sweet & sour mix (either homemade or pre-mixed)

6 oz lime juice

3 oz Grand Marnier

3 oz Triple Sec


1. Mix all ingredients together in pitcher (if you are making just one or two, shake well with ice instead!).

2. Rim glasses with course salt.

3. Pour drink mixture over ice-filled glasses.

4. Add a lime wedge!

5. ENJOY… several!

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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