Planning a party at home is worth every single minute of effort and expense you put into it.Continue reading
Coq au Vin at the Country House
Even though it can often take days of prep, cooking good food at home helps to keep the family close.Continue reading
L.L. Bean Boat Tote
The L.L Bean Boat Tote is a long-time classic, as are Deviled Eggs.Continue reading
White Dress and Ricotta Toast
Breakfast in bed for Elizabeth.Continue reading
Grilled flank steak and seasonal vegetables were the stars of a recent dinner outdoors.Continue reading
I cut back three pots of basil to make a double batch of pesto for the freezer.Continue reading
Peanut in Portugal
taking some time to read for pleasureContinue reading
White Denim, Steak Dinner
white denim, suede boots, striped tee and a great crewneck keep things easyContinue reading
thoughts on Mother’s Day
I’ve been having anxious thoughts about this coming Sunday, and how to rightly celebrate. For years I’ve been planning one meal or another to mark the day, and these past few weeks have made me feel a little like opting out. That’s a sad thought, so I took myself for a long long walk outdoors […]Continue reading
Running a little behind here yet self-employed and self-published so I’m the only one losing any sleep over this, big huge problem.
In the interim I have found the summer pant: intricate textured stretch jacquard Italian style pant in yarn-dyed stretch cotton in an on-trend plaid and stripe combination. Tried them on in the studio with twenty-six-year-old daughter, she loved them too, added them to doctor client’s order this morning, and placed my order this afternoon. Thinking these are the perfect dress-up run-around version of denim pants that I default too way too often. These are 76% cotton, 20% polyamide, and 4% elastane, giving them incredible wear and ease. I’ll pair them with a white blouse or tee and navy cashmere something, crew or cardigan if needed.
What I was really wearing as it’s still cold was a navy cashmere turtleneck hello late March, current favorite camo jeans, black scarf, black coat, and combat boots. All wardrobe classics and things that will hang around. The coat is Celine from before Phoebe left, and the scarf is Fendi from before Karl passed, both gifts from husband, and both things I’ll keep and wear until threadbare.
We ate out that night at Billy Club, and I had market salad as you can never have enough green things and Bolognese as I make it often and am constantly trying to improve it, therefore trying it wherever it is served. Chef added rosemary, thyme, and a bit of lemon, three aromatics I’ve never tried. House made tagliatelle pasta was divine. Started with a tequila Three Stacks cocktail because I’m kind of wondering just how much wine I can drink…. It was a great meal and a fun night out.
Every day dress: clothes, fun plaid pants and kind of all black, food: dinner out at Billy Club.
Day 4, check.