Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Enough said.



These round glasses. Such a chic and updated look for fall!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ideal Sunday recipes.

Today has been one of those long rainy days. The sort of day that you just hang out and be lazy all day...I did manage to run to the market and pick up some ingredients for a perfect rainy day lunch (thanks Martha)!

Tomato & Basil Grilled Cheese....

& Split Pea Soup....

Ideal for warming your belly as we head into fall!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Garden party wrap-up.....

Hello My Dears!

So the voting has come and gone and due to the rules of the contest I was unable to post anything on my blog...Don't you hate rules?!

However you can still view the entry
here and get the recipe for Andrea's Spaghetti and White Wine Sauce.

I encourage you to try it it is such a wonderful dish!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall thoughts...

Happy First Day of Fall!!

I love changing seasons. It's refreshing to feel the air grow crisp, watch the leaves change from green to deep shades of yellow, orange and red. I love sipping hot drinks curling up with a good book, hiding in the corner of a cozy bar drinking wine to escape the cold and chatting up good friends. Changing your wardrobe, adding boots, chunky sweaters, deep rich colors and tights. Aw, it's here, fall is here. The hope of change and thoughts of new adventures on the horizon. I hope to have a wonderful fall/autumn season....I am welcoming the fall season with open arms!

A few things that I've had on my mind for fall....

Foliage trip.
Pumpkins. Carving pumpkins, decorating pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin candles, pumpkin lattes...I love pumpkins!





Rich colors, perfectly paired.




Monday, September 21, 2009


The dinner party was a hit! I can't post any of the food pics yet (per the contest rules), but here is a glimpse into the evening festivities.....we ate yummy food, drank lot of wine and played games at the end of the night. I had so much fun, I can't wait for the next one!

I meant to get a better outfit picture, but I forgot! Oops!

Shorts and boots?


I'm a little torn on the boots and shorts outfit. I think it looks adorable when I see pictures, however I really do think unless you have a body like this you can't pull it off.....

Friday, September 18, 2009

A lovely Friday dinner party.

Hello darlings!

Sorry for the lack of post these last couple weeks. Between traveling and then getting back to work, I just fell short on time! I'm sure you can relate! Any wonderful plans for the weekend?

I am going over to my good friend, Andrea's house tonight. She is entering a contest on how to cook a quick & easy dinner party with friends! How lovely, right?! Andrea is Italian and cooks up some very yummy dishes! She has an adorable little place in Brooklyn and we'll be serving dinner in her garden!

She has her menu in place and the garden is ready.

Brie & another yummy cheese

Clam linguini tossed in a garlic and olive oil sauce, served with french bread for extra dipping
A fresh garden salad tossed with walnuts, blue cheese

I was told to bring over drinks. At first I was thinking wine, but then I found this recipe for a Thyme Lemonade Cocktail. I can't think of anything more perfect! I actually have a small herb garden (yes, it sits in our window facing all of NYC), so we will have home grown thyme. With the garden setting and serving a light fresh pasta and salad, I believe this cocktail could not be more perfect!
Games galore will take place after...a traditional dinner party with friends is one great way to celebrate the kick-off to fall!

I'll post pics (outfit and party) when it's all said and stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blogger sin.

I committed a blogger sin. I went away on a little vaca and didn't let you all know I was going to be gone....I thought about and knew I needed to write, but then the days just slipped away. So you're probably wondering were I scooted off to...well, I got on a jet plane and went to Hawaii. One of my very good friends married her love this past weekend and I had the honor of being in the wedding. The wedding was a lovely Hawaiian affair. Each and everyday was filled with many activities, from snorkeling, laying on the beach (most strenuous of course), watching the waves, hiking to the tops of mountains, wedding stuff (rehearsal, dinner, wedding, BBQ), pearl harbor and more of the beach! Charles and I literally got up every morning by 7 am and we were off on another adventure! It was a well needed getaway, as this year has proved to be a little rough...And now I'm back to NYC and all it's wonderfulness (meaning being woken up by trucks barreling down my street at 5am-yes, I can't wait to move apartments)!!

Regular blogging will continue from here on out...I promise, no more unannounced vacations for me!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Etsy love.

Is anyone else obsessed with Etsy?? I find myself spending hours on Etsy, going through pages and pages of products. I get such joy seeing what other people are creating and selling. Here are a few of my favorite Etsy finds from this week

A sweet soft vintage blouse *( I adore this color).

A unique gold necklace.

The sweetest Katie Did coin purse.

Custom sapphire stacking rings, yeess please!

A cardigan to ward off the fall chill.