A is for art: I really enjoy art, especially modern art. A current favourite is the Québecoise Marie-Josée Roy
B is for boxwood: a common theme in our front and back garden. Versatile, simple and evergreen. A favourite designer's vision of boxwoods is Anouska Hempel
C is for cocktails: although I mostly drink wine, I do rather enjoy a cocktail. This one looks so appropriate for autumn, don't you think? "The Red Queen" from Supergolden Bakes
D is for details: a website that I never get tired of visiting, one that showcases creative people and their projects. Yatzer
E is for earrings: well, what can I say, Céline. One of my favourites for their originality and simplicity. Céline
F is floors: I'm not a fan of wall-to-wall carpet, but I do adore patterned floors, especially wood in a herringbone pattern. kattyshiebeck
G is for grey: a lovely coat in my favourite clothing colour by a wonderful designer. Stella McCartney
H is for handbags: a good handbag, like a great pair of shoes, really makes the wo(man). Valentino
I is for intaglios: decorative accents to embelllish any space. Houzz
J is for juniper: what's nicer than a gin + tonic in the garden on a summer evening? Hendrick's gin
K is for kaftan: I bought this gorgeous silk and cashmere kaftan while in England in July. It's the most wonderful thing to put on after a bubble bath. I'll be wearing it a lot as the weather gets colder. Shibumi
L is for London: London and New York are tied for being my favourite city. There's so much to see and do in London, including the window-shopping and people-watching at Burlington Arcade
M is for magazines: I'm an unabashed magazine fiend. I subscribe to 10 different ones and I'm not ashamed. They are usually read in the tub in the evening, with the exception of the September issue of Vogue due to its hefty size. [unknown source (sorry to the photographer)]
N is for New York: tied for first place with London for favourite city. Many, many things to do, much of them free. Babble
O is for organizing: I'm a bit of a neat freak and a compulsive organizer. Design Sponge
P is for packaging: if it's good and it's packaged in a way that appeals to me, I'll buy it. Form meets function. Sunday Suppers
Q is for quick dinners: delicious recipe from the Queen herself, Donna Hay
R is for reading: currently on my nightstand (with 5 others): "The Dust That Falls From Dreams" by Louis de Bernières, an epic tale of love and war by the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin
S is for sheets: check out my recent blog post here for gushing reviews of these pure linen sheets. Eileen Fisher.
T is for travel: I'm more of an armchair traveller at the moment because of work and family, but not forever. Conde Nast Traveller
U is for unique: I seek out original, unique items or ways of doing things. I never want to be the same as anyone else. I know, psychoanalysis perhaps? Here's a great tutorial on how to make a paper starburst pendant light
V is for Veranda: one of my favourite decor magazines to which I subscribe. Drool-worthy eye-candy. Veranda magazine
W is for Windsor Smith: a wonderfully talented interior designer whose work I follow closely. Windsor Smith
X is for xylophone: I love jazz and I love Spotify where you can stream any music, any time. Fabulous.
Y is for yellow: if you check out my Pinterest decor boards, you'll notice the white theme although I do love a pop of colour, especially yellow, which really brightens up a room. The Kitchn
Z is for zest: these chocolate-dipped candied pieces of orange rind are in my "to make soon" file. Food Network
I hope you enjoyed a peek into some of the things I love. I'd really like to hear what you would have in your encyclopedia.
Have a wonderful week and tune in next Monday for more from Mrs. Dalrymple.