Family & Home

I’m always about fresh, simple flowers, linen napkins, and candlelight, even if it’s a casual family dinner.
Aperol Spritz time!
Booie made a great pasta dish and kale salad from Halfbaked Harvest.
I made the New York Cheesecake from Ruth Reichl’s book Garlic & Sapphires.

Last week we were blessed with our fourth grandchild, a beautiful baby girl, and I’m now in Boston, MA hanging with our oldest daughter as we await the birth of her third child; every breath we take is filled with a bit of anxious anticipation as good health for all is our ultimate manifestation.

As our family grows, my interests in all things creative are changing. I’ve been reading, listening, and studying all things related to interior design. While I find there are many similarities to my interests in fashion and style, the world of interiors feels complex, a bit overwhelming, and definitely challenging. A good challenge is fun, so here we go.

On a rainy day I walked to check out new refrigerators. I like the see-through glass door, not sure husband is good with it.
I’ve been kind of hanging at the Boston Design Center a bit. Here is Peanut and Linnie walking to find the best soup of the day for our lunch date. Peanut is carrying a statchel I bought seventeen years ago. I love that good design no matter what the subject can endure and be passed around.

I taught myself to cook because I’ve always loved food, and I wanted to feed my family well. Now I’m looking around our spaces and feeling the urge to make them warm and welcoming for this next generation that is being ushered in. I feel a change coming on, and it’s exciting.

Caroline and I stopped in Chanel on Newbury Street. I’m considering the espadrille but think it might be one season wonder.

Anyway, I wanted to pop in here and show the blog a speck of love, you’ve all been with me for a while, and I’m appreciative. This post won’t be ground-breaking, yet as least I can break the ice and try to warm things up here, too. It’s the first week of April, so today is as good as any to get going again!

Much love to all, and I hope you are all finding some new Spring projects to engage in!

Every day dress, all about Family & Home.

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  1. Rebecca – I do not think I had the opportunity to tell you how much I enjoy reading your ‘Everyday Dress’ blog. Your voice is so authentic. Thank you for sharing your true feelings, family and love of entertaining. Congratulations on your newest granddaughter and the one yet to arrive. I hope to see you at another L148 meeting. xx Janyce

    • Dear Jancye, Please know I appreciate your reading and your kind words. I enjoyed seeing you in January and hope to see you again this coming July as well! Happy Spring to you and yours! xoxo R

  2. Great post R! And, congratulations on 2 more grandchildren. So much joy! I’ve also had fun with ‘refreshing’ a few houses lately – feels good.

    • Thank you, L! The Grands do bring us so much joy. Yes, houses and wardrobes are never really ‘done’! 🙂

  3. Hey Rebecca – Congratulations on yet another grandchild! What a blessing! I know you are enjoying every minute with these sweet little ones
    . Question: I, too, prefer linen napkins but cannot seem to find a good source. I ordered some off of Etsy once and was disappointed with the fabric. Can you point me in the right direction? Hoppy Easter! xo

    • Hello, Barbara! Yes, time spent with our grandchildren is so good, thank you. As for the source for linens, Williams Sonoma for casual, everyday use, and Hudson Grace for a bit more luxury! Much love to you and yours! xoxo

  4. So happy to hear all these great things happening on your world Rebecca! I am always personally excited to see this pop up with a new post so I appreciate with your busy life —-you take the time to share such beautiful little touches ! You are a powerhouse widths kind heart

    • Thank you, Ann. So very lovely to hear from you! My very best to you and yours!

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