pretty things

We’re currently in South Boston hanging in for a little; baby got her (four) wisdom teeth out yesterday and doc in BUF wouldn’t/couldn’t fit her in his surgery schedule so new sons-in-law aunt pulled some strings with their doc in NH and here we are. Packed just a few things; two pairs of jeans, two […]

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déjà vu

Another snowy February day, another chicken dinner. Really didn’t know what I was thinking, set the table for eight yet we only had six, must really be missing those college co-eds. We’ve been reading; a book about a couple living in France and trying to speak the language exclusively, Gwyneth’s new book The Clean Plate, […]

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wine tripping

Husband’s got the wanderlust, so when he goes, I go. Couple of weeks ago we did a quick overnight to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, and experienced a little winter wine tripping. We’ve been getting away there for over fifteen years, the food and wine culture simply gets better and better. Packed light; leather jeans and cashmere […]

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really bad dinner

Snowed in and thinking about food, and clothes, obviously. We’re in spring trunk show mode and traffic is light, especially when everything is closed for three days and counting. Kind of love snow days, time is at a standstill. Thinking too about the blog, and what I need to do to inspire myself. Yesterday got […]

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some needed self-care

Given the choice between a week down in Florida for a little rest and relaxation with family or a week alone at home working my new line, chose the work. Not really sure if it was the home alone or the work that was calling me, simply knew I needed some down time, and self-care. […]

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same gig, new line

Spent the weekend cooking, shocker, and getting two college girls back to school, and setting up new clothes. Cooking and clothes, same gig, new line. Sure, change, not easy. Loved having them home, yet they need to go. Kind of like work, you’ll never know until you try. Carlisle, here we come. In town until […]

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the long run

Never a huge jewelry person, I wear a few special pieces round the clock and only on occasion change it up. Dear husband has gifted practically the entire lot to mark time and special occasions. Only once did I buy precious earrings, and that was when I thought I lost one of the diamond studs […]

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a birthday crown

Seven years ago while in Sonoma CA bought a paper crown for Lizzie’s thirteenth birthday. She wore it when we returned home for a New Year’s Day family brunch celebration, wore it again for a more formal sweet sixteen at a private dance party with all her teenage friends, and wore it last night for […]

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just like that

We’ve been settled in city-side eating, drinking, and making merry, and just like that it’s a brand new year. Every day dress has been on the mind every day and so today thought I would give it some love first thing before anything else because tomorrow this sharing will probably be a day too late. […]

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state of affairs

Let’s not be fooled, Christmas time can be one hot heck of a mess. Cards, gifts, food, decor, a party or two, what to wear, and if you’re like us you kinda hustle and make it all happen. I did the indoor trees with lights, husband did the outdoor. Went to market this morning fresh […]

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