Dear Karl (Mr. Lagerfeld),

You took creative control of the House of Chanel in 1983, the year I graduated public high school, age seventeen. Honestly, I had no idea who you were, and really didn’t know the brand either. That was their plan, you were brought in to resurrect all that Coco did before, and you did.  BAM, at […]

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some simple things

Even when we’re home away from home we keep our routine pretty much the same. Eggs, the best we can get our hands on, fresh flowers, farmers market vegetables, white denim and a black tank. These are some of our tried and true. Simple style notes: white denim is best with a seasonal refresh. Sure, […]

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wedding resources

For brides, grooms, and enquiring minds, here’s who helped us pull off with what I must say was last summer’s most epic lawn fete: The Dress | Amsale Oh, The Dress. Okay, so the blog here is called every day dress, so you know even though we wander we’re kind of all about the dress. […]

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working contemporary

Husband, second daughter and I are down in St. Petersburg outfitting a new place. As usual, husband wants it done like yesterday. He and I have been on the go go hitting up Restoration Hardware Outlet in Clearwater FL and Rooms to Go. I’m on speed dial with local delivery guy. We’re also kind of […]

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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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