For Little People

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Camp is done. Kids are home. And we plan on spending two weeks lounging in jammies, picnicking at the beach, and soaking up some long August days by the pool. I know that as summer creeps to an end I will inevitably spend time thinking about the fall and new beginnings. Two birthdays have passed… read more

That Which Nourishes

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Don’t we all crave good food? Food that nourishes the body, the mind, and the soul? Good food should have a pure history. We should be able to trace where it comes from and how it was grown. Do you know where your food comes from? Whose hands have plucked it from Earth? I want to… read more

Monday Music Memories

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Let’s do it. Let’s go back. Way back. Back to a time when you wore crop tops. A time when your jeans were “pegged ” at the ankle and a flannel shirt was synched around your waist. Snapple Peach Iced Tea and Blow Pops qualified as a food group. Your first concert? It must have… read more

Les Bijoux

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My love affair with jewels never wanes. When I hold a piece of fine jewelry I can’t help but imagine the designer’s hands bringing the raw materials to life and the designer’s eyes watching each minute detail affect the final piece. In my opinion even a newly created piece of jewelry shows hints of the history it… read more

It all started with a sausage…

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Are there days, weeks, months, when you feel like the very hungry caterpillar? The cravings just don’t stop? I fancy myself to be a pretty healthy lady – but these days the wheels have come off the tracks! Summer is about hands coated in sticky gooey post-s’mores marshmallowy goodness. It feels appropriate to almost bathe… read more

Weekend Reading

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1. This is one heck of an essay written by a stay-at-home mom who clearly looks back and wonders what might have been? (huffingtonpost.com) 2. And then this letter and the response that was written 52 years later presents quite a different argument. (exp.lore.com & washingtonpost.com) 3. And then there was this… Who could ever call ambition a bad thing? (elle.com) 4. With all… read more

Nifty Knickknacks

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Stop the presses! These precious plates are just too good not to share. I can think of at least ten times in the last 3 months I could have used this little plate with the cup holder. Can you imagine if they offered these up at every cocktail party? I’ve got to believe that many… read more

Are you enough?

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It might have gone unnoticed in the Arm Swag post – but sometimes the things we wear say a little something about who we are. The beaded bracelet I wore in the photo above was made a few years ago. It says “I Am Enough”. I made it as a reminder that me, on my… read more

Insta-mentalist

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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby A fine way to spend a summer Sunday morning on the porch… Morning Fog… read more

FIREWORKS

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Nothing says summer like fireworks, burgers on the grill, and ice cold beer. Whether you are headed to the beach, a backyard BBQ, or a picnic in a field – show your patriotism by dressing the part. I always opt for RED, WHITE, and BLUE. Let freedom ring! {Miss Selfridge Dress/Rachel Zoe Wedges/Clare Vivier Clutch/BaubleBar… read more