Friday, December 30, 2011

Holiday Cheer

One of the best things about this time of year is holiday get-togethers. It's so much fun to dress up and celebrate the season. This year A&T had a lovely Christmas party.

One of the guests made Cranberry Lime Champagne Cocktails. She added a little cranberry juice and some frozen cranberries to champagne, garnished with a lime and voila! It was a simple, fun and festive drink that everyone enjoyed.

Cranberries were also incorporated into the flower arrangements.

 The Maryland Crab Balls were an absolute hit.

All decked out in our holiday gear.

The tree glittered and gleamed.

Have a safe and healthy New Years Eve...cheers!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Haul

JCW gave me a new camera in November and the excitement still hadn't worn off. I felt like I had already had a wonderful Christmas and it got even better when BLS gave me a new Hermes bangle.

Last year I bought JCW a quilted coat and he claimed he was between sizes but this year I took him to the store so there wouldn't be any discrepancies. I ended up getting a little treat was a Yoicks Christmas!

BLS surprised JCW by having his business school diploma framed and I found a print of the USS Constellation that I thought was just his style.

Our stockings were filled with in particular was Rocking Chair Mix that we completely devoured.

Was Santa good to you?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Celebrating Christmas

 On Christmas morning we headed out to my Aunt's farm for breakfast.

 Eggs Benedict

 We came prepared to hit the fields.

 Sam & EAS

It was an entertaining Gator ride between the two dogs...there were lots of kisses and wagging tails.

I am going to need lots of practice in order to convince JCW I need my own shotgun.


We tried out JCW's grandfather's 22 caliber and it was a lot of fun to shoot.

After a quick shoe change we headed home.

Once again BLS out did herself with another beautiful tablescape.

 For dinner JCW made Beef Burgundy with Gruyere Mashed Potatoes.

After dinner we opened gifts.

Special thanks to Aunt S & Uncle G for a wonderful breakfast and free rein over the Gator...we always have a blast on your farm! xx

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

3 Things

We spent the end of last week in NYC with JCW's family. I got to check out C. Wonder and picked up the tortoise bowl I had been eyeing.

I have already gotten a lot of use out of my Devon Baer plaid ruffle blouse and I am rather proud of myself for all of my re-wearing efforts.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching our favorite Christmas movies and getting some much needed relaxation.

What are you currently loving?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry, Merry

We received such wonderful Christmas cards this year. Don't you just love getting photo cards in the mail? I couldn't help but share a few of my favorites...

Have a very Merry, Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tis the Season...

for wearing plaids & cable knits...

 hand addressing Christmas cards...

 drinking out of red cups...

 seeing friends...

 playing with pups...

 having a few extra drinks...

 eating rich food...

and indulging in lots of sweets!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Season of Plaid

Allez Ballet Flat, Eliza B.

Irish Lambswool Scarf, L.L.Bean

Plaid Ruana, Urban Outfitters

Plaid Bow Hair Clip, American Apparel

J.Crew Blackwatch Blazer, Net-a-porter

 Red Stewart Tie, J.Press

As far as I am concerned you can never have too much plaid around the holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bond Street Social

Last month we went to a new restaurant in Baltimore called Bond Street Social. It was great to see the restaurant and bar buzzing. The menu consists of small plates the chef refers to as "upscale comfort food", so we got to try lots of different dishes.  


Whenever I wear my Elizabeth McKay red elephant shirt I have to be prepared to attract Alabama fans. I met someone from Alabama that night and we exchanged a Roll Tide.

I started out with a Grilled Pineapple Mojito and then played it safe with champagne for the rest of the evening. A was a huge fan of their Liquid Nitrogen Martinis.

I have never met a Lobster Roll I didn't like so I had to try their version when I saw it on the menu.

Clam Capellini

The Grilled Cheese with Smoked Bacon was one of our favorites.

Bond Street Social had a great energy and I loved the cozy atmosphere of fire places and dark wood. I am excited to go back and try their brunch.