Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"The Music Never Stopped"

One of our activities in NYC was going to the Grateful Dead Archive Exhibit.

The exhibition was at the New York Historical Society.


My favorite part besides the fan letters were the mail order ticket envelopes. The artwork reminded me of what covered my notebooks in grade school.

The gift shop was filled with memorabilia.

I first found out about the exhibit from Tory Burch. Once I found out Tory was a Grateful Dead fan I decided to come clean...

RFK 1995, Our one and only Dead Show

We had backstage passes.

Don’t let the collared shirts fool you JCW and I have done our fair share of noodle dancing, have a drawer entirely devoted to bootlegs, find ourselves playing name that Dead tune, and will go see a cover band every so often. However, I am not planning on trading in my Revas for Birkenstocks anytime soon.

Monday, August 30, 2010

21 Club and an Orange Box

Last month I turned 29 again and we decided to spend my birthday weekend in NYC. JCW took me to dinner at the 21 Club.


The best part of dinner.

The staff at the 21 Club were uber accommodating and even let us take a tour after dinner of all of the private rooms.

I loved all of the equestrian decor and trophies.

The Bar Room


The next morning my mom and sister came into the city.

I had Hermes bangles on the birthday brain...

it was a successful trip.

We discovered Lexington Gardens.

The store was packed with blue and white...

and stunning arrangements.

I ate a Gozleme for the first time and it was delicious.

Special thanks to JCW for a lovely dinner, despite making a reservation for the wrong night and for my mama and her generous orange boxed gift. xx

Friday, August 27, 2010

Summer Picking

Steamed crabs covered in Old Bay and a half and half (aka Arnold Palmer).

JCW did some picking in his Jimmy and Sook polo.

I am going to hold on to summer for what little time we have left.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monogram Decal Giveaway

I am happy to announce a monogram decal giveaway from 2PreppyGirls. You will receive a 5 inch decal monogram and a cell phone monogram of your choice. There are tons of things you can monogram...I put a decal on my water cooler.

The Giveaway:
  1. For 1 entry...leave a comment letting me know your favorite item from 2PreppyGirls by September 2nd, at 5pm EST If you don't have a blog make sure to leave your email.
  2. For an additional entry = 2 entries...become a follower of my blog and 2PreppyGirls.
  3. For an additional = 3 entries...write a post about this giveaway on your blog or become a fan of 2PreppyGirls on Facebook.
  4. For an additional = 4 entries...tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post & also twitter ID, @2PreppyGirls
When you leave a comment let me know what you have done and your number of entries.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paperless Post

Paperless Post allows you to design and send cards digitally without sacrificing the traditions of classic, custom stationery. Digital communication is green, cost efficient and perfect for planning last minute parties. Paperless Post also allows you to track invitations and RSVPs. I have received several Paperless Posts this summer and I have been impressed with all of them! Paperless Post is free to join, and there are 25 free stamps included with sign-up.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


dixiePatches is located in Jacksonville, Florida and carries Southern-themed charms, headbands, hairbows, dog hankies, bowties, and camo accessories for tailgating. I am not shy when it comes to camo so I was thrilled when I received this coozie in the mail for joining the dixiePatches mailing list. Coozies always come in handy when it comes to tailgating and I got plenty of use out of this one during steeplechase season.

I was in the shoe department at Neimans last weekend and saw someone trying on these camo Tory Burch revas. I stopped dead in my tracks because I would have never thought to try them on but they added just the right amount of edginess to her classic outfit.

Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar's home was my most memorable spread in the first issue of Lonny. My favorite image shows Eddie's monogrammed camo tote.

Eddie is always seen using his camo tote for antiquing. I am dying to attend one of his flea market events and see the master at work filling his camo tote.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Miss Shirley's

Miss Shirley's has a very creative southern style brunch menu. A favorite of JCW's is the chicken and waffles with jalapeno infused butter. This baltimore gem is sure to make your mouth water...

Strawberry Lemonade

Soft Shell Shirley-Feller
Cornmeal-Encrusted Soft Shell Crab, Creamed Chipped Beef & Egg Round on Shredded Potato & Onion Hash Browns, Topped with White Cheddar Cheese

The Mac Crabby
5-Ounces of Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Mac & Cheese with a Blend of Four Cheeses, Crab Claw Garnish & Dusted with Old Bay


Friday, August 20, 2010

Nautical Flags

Flag banners and burgees make great decor accents. They look so handsome on display. Create your own own custom nautical flags banner at IB Designs USA. There are some ideas on the website but the possibilities are endless and a fun way to be creative. I think its a great idea to hang a baby's name above their crib, give a friend their initials, or make a fun party banner. Don't forget to use the flag translator to see what your finished banner will look like. What would you turn into a nautical flag banner?