Wednesday, October 22, 2014

American Icon

When I think of the most fabulous dresses I've ever seen, I think of Oscar de la Renta. May he rest in peace.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 gown

Some inspiration from Oscar's Punta Cana home.  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Columbus Day Weekend

We traveled to Boston for the weekend to visit some dear friends who just relocated.  

We ventured to Woodman's in Essex on a rainy afternoon for lunch.

JCW was in heaven with all the delicious fried food and he may have even added the Woodman's cookbook to his wish list.

We had some great meals from No. 9 and Oleana but my favorite stop was Toscanini’s for ice cream.

After the rain stopped, the weather was beautiful so we did a little sightseeing at the Longfellow House.

Special thanks to the Talented Gallery Director and Sam's Good Meats for a wonderful weekend. Your new house looks great! It was also such a joy meeting MBW's new baby, Conner. xx

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NYSD: Alex Papachristidis

I was completely captivated by New York Social Dairy's House feature on Alex Papachristidis's Upper East Side home.  
I love the decorative items in addition to all of the rich colors.

There are lots of bold patterns and unique collections.
After seeing this piece, I was thrilled to discover Alex Papachristidis's instagram feed and it quickly become one of my favorite sources of inspiration.

 Photographs by Jeffrey Hirsch

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Time for pumpkins and J.Crew flats 

Latest framing project 

Excited to break in my new Jamie Ruffle Tunic

 Mums make fall a little brighter

Finally got my hands on a gold iPhone 6

Blue skies at Legacy Chase

 Finding the perfect spot for a hostess gift

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs

I am a fan of Bunny Williams's book, An Affair with a House so I was excited to see her collaboration with Ballard Designs. I received the catalog as I was brainstorming my fall dinner tablescape and it would have been very easy to work in the following pieces...

I have also been coveting stag horn flatware along with this bamboo flatware but there is always the more affordable bamboo alternative.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Dinner

We had a little fall dinner party over the weekend. It was a great excuse to break out my Spode Woodlandplates, Glen Plaid Glasses and woven chargers from William Sonoma.

While I was setting the table, JCW was hard at work in the kitchen. He made Beef Bourguignon from a recipe he found in Cook's Illustrated. 

We ended the meal with a (light) dessert of Rum Cake & Berger Cookies. Hosting this dinner definitely put us in the mood for the upcoming holidays. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014


I was pretty impressed with the sweaters in L.L Bean's this Bailey Island Crewneck. 

We watched Twenty Feet From Stardom as we nursed our fall colds, ugh. I've been really taking notice of background singers every time I hear music. 

I discovered Bottega Veneta's initials option on their website.