Thursday, May 31, 2012

Grand National

This year's Grand National hats were green and brown.

We had an easy tailgate of sandwiches...

strawberries and Crab Chips...

with a fantastic railside view.


The Quinntessential Gentleman's tailgate was very impressive, complete with their "Off the Rails" specialty cocktail which was a combination of Pikesville Rye, half & half, lime and mint.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Foxbury & Co.

When I first saw the equestrian print Kisslock Clutches from Foxbury & Co. I immediately pictured myself using one to hold all of my horserace essentials.

 This plaid number would be perfect for cocktail parties...

...and this whimsical silhouette scene print is just the pattern for taking advantage of Foxbury & Co.'s monogramming option.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012


Tuckernuck is a Uscoop shop that features some fantastic brands...enjoy 20% off through Memorial Day with the code MEMORIAL20.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! I am looking forward to getting some sun and pulling my summer whites out of the closet. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

RC Art Scene

Last month I participated in a fundraising art event for Roanoke College alumni. The event was held at Maryland Art Place.

Each guest received a stemless wine glass with the event logo that one of the artists designed.

The food was from Alexander's Tavern.

In true Roanoke fashion there was no skimping on the booze.

The gallery was filled with alumni artwork...

 It was great to see so many Roanoke faces...

I was thrilled to have sold three out of my five photographs and support such a great cause. One of my college roommates bought my favorite picture of a horse's muzzle.

Special thanks to the Baltimore Alumni Committee for organizing the event, the donors, artists and everyone that came out to support Roanoke College...this was definitely a change from the typical bar crawl/tailgating alumni events.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

J. Crew Memory Lane

I have to admit that I am not always on board with some of  J.Crew's trendier items but I am infatuated with Mickey Drexler and certainly watching J.Crew and the Man that dressed America this Thursday, May 24th at 10pm EST.

Some items I am loving for spring and summer...

Capri Sandals

I remember placing my first J.Crew order...well circling the items in the catalog and giving it to my mom. I was in 6th grade and my fashion selection was mainly body suits with flannels tied around my waist. I will also always associate this look with songs like  November Rain and Under the Bridge. Did you take part in the flannel shirt trend? When was your first J.Crew order?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blush & Bashful

True Love

I never seem to get tired of pink nail polish and half of the fun is reading the different names. Do you have a favorite shade of pink?

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Get your Susans"

It's Preakness Eve which holds the same sense of anticipation and excitement as Christmas Eve for some folks here in Maryland. Tomorrow I will be hearing the sweet sound of vendors yelling "Susans, get your Susans".

I don't know if our cabinets can hold yet another commemorative Preakness glass? Lawyer Liz and I were very spoiled last year with unlimited Black-Eyed Susans in the Triple Crown Room...looks like this year we will be roughing it in the grandstands.

The winner of the Elaine Turner Raffia Clutch giveaway is Coco in Pink!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Eating Right

It's time I stepped up my game and started eating better. Pinterest is such a great source for healthy these spinach burgers which I have been dying to make.

My favorite foods are pizza and ice cream (such a child) with salad coming in third. I try to eat one salad a day. This garden picnic video by the the author of "Salad for Dinner" definitely puts me in the mood for salad.

The blog Eat and {Relish} is true eating inspiration and makes me want to move to Boulder and learn to cook.

A few items I need to add to my kitchen...

Strawberry Huller

Herb Scissors

Do you have any healthy eating tips? I realize my first tip is to stay far away from JCW in order to avoid any death fry enabling.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Calicodaisy carries custom, personalized, monogrammed pillow covers. My favorite covers in the shop are the Applique Monograms and I just love that you can even personalize the piping.

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway for an Elaine Turner bag. Be sure to leave your email address in an entry comment for a 20% off code.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Lady's Manor

We enjoyed a lovely day at the My Lady's Manor races.

EAS & Lawyer Liz

Down the stretch

Vintage polo skirt

A well loved custom needlepoint belt

Wedding band doubling as a beer opener


"Yoicks!" booth  

Lilly Pulitzer dresses

Race day looks

First time around the course

Mr. & Mrs. P

Southsides to end the day