Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Datebook Giveaway

In honor of Halloween Graphic Image has offered to give away a leather Datebook. The winner will get to choose the style & color in addition to having their datebook personalized. I have been using Graphic Image Pocket Planners for years and keep selecting orange.

The pink is always in the running...

  ...but this year the green is also standing out.
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Datebooks make a great holiday gifts so Graphic Image has also extended a 20% off code "DREAM" that is valid on both the Graphic Image and GiGi New York websites until November 30th. Have a Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shoe Verdict

My black watch Plaid Loafers arrived and I couldn't be happier with them. I am almost always a size 6 so that's what I ordered even though some reviews said to size up. The size 6 fits perfectly! I have only worn them around the house but they have proven to be every comfy unlike some of the other shoes in my closet.

Sending prayers for safely and thoughts of electricity to all of you East Coasters facing hurricane Sandy. My apologies in advance for lack of posts if I loose sure to follow me on twitter for updates.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Style Radar

I can't remember the last time I shopped at Gap but I didn't even have time to blink after I spotted these Tartan Loafers and placed the order. First the Emery Flats now these! I am impressed with all of Gap's plaid pieces this season. They are offering 30% off of all online orders today with the code GAPFEST.

AERIN is a global lifestyle brand inspired by Aerin Lauder's effortless style. I am hoping that Aerin Lauder expands her label from beauty products to more home accessories.

In anticipation of making our first fire I ordered this log carrier from Joss & Main...let the marshmallow toasting begin!

The Wood Clutch on Kayce Hughes's website has been working it's way up on my fall shopping list.  

Congratulations to Kate "kGm" who is the winner of the His & Hers J.McLaughlin giveaway!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh Hey

Oh Hey by The Lumineers was one of those songs I fell in love with right away. Any new artists in your head?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Moving Finds

Moving has been a lot of work but it's also been a lot of fun stumbling upon things I forgot about and unpacking lots of memories. It was a pleasant surprise finding this needlepoint pillow that I had totally forgotten I bought.

I was reminded of how many garden stools I actually have...they will always be a weakness.

Bowties are JCW's garden stools.

We haven't hit the slopes in years...I am not sure if wearing our gear would be the equivalent to sporting the Steve Madden Slinky sandal to a wedding?

Even though we don't have a tape player these bootlegs aren't going anywhere.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

J.McLaughlin His & Hers Giveaway

I am hosting a very stylish His & Hers Giveaway from J.McLaughlin. The giveaway is for my favorite men's and women's acessories. The winner will receive the Lilac Beckett Silk Scarf...

and the Coral Mini Wellington Tie. If you win you can keep one for yourself and surprise someone special with a fabulous gift!

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Happy Fall from J.McLaughlin!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Stardust Cruise

In Martha's Vineyard we had a date night that started off with a sunset cruise on the Stardust. The Stardust is docked at Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown. As we waited in the lobby of the hotel I spotted this model of the Stardust.
The Stardust is a wooden boat that was built in 1966.
Captain Mike showed us our course before heading out.  
It was so much fun seeing all of the beautiful boats and homes in the harbor.
We swung by the liquor store in Edgartown before the cruise and couldn't resist bringing a little bit of Maryland aboard.


I wore a navy & white print Elizabeth McKay shirt.
Before the cruise it looked like it was going to rain but the sky cleared which left us with the perfect temperature...

and a lovely sunset.

The views were breathtaking.

We can't wait to go back for another date night.

A couple weeks prior to our cruise aboard the Stardust JCW's friends from Georgetown got engaged on the boat and Lindsay from Vineyard Loveknots just got engaged aboard the Stardust over Columbus Day wishes and congratulations to both couples!

Special thanks to Captain Mike who was highly entertaining, told great stories, was an excellent photographer and who's girlfriend quickly became JCW's niece and nephew's favorite babysitter on the island.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Caffeine Fix

Today is the day Starbucks puts some changes into effect to the My Starbucks Rewards Program. I downloaded the app on my phone and linked it to my PayPal account but you can also register a gift card. The app makes checkout a breeze and I was really enjoying my free vanilla syrup and soy milk.

Members will no longer get syrups and soy milk on the house but they can now earn a free drink (or food) with every 12 Stars instead of 15. Will your drink order be effected by these changes?

On another Starbucks note they will be debuting their Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream this fall.

JCW and I both recently started drinking coffee so we are still caffeine newbies. I am wondering if the Starbucks Verismo would be worth checking out. I do love the the champagne color and the narrow design but I am confident that would have no bearing on the purchase decision for JCW.

We have also heard very good things about the Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker from our friends.
The Keurig B60 Coffee Maker is an easy option because I already have some K-Cups flavors on my radar...

Keurig Coffee Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-Cups

Dunkin Donuts K-Cups

If we were going to really splurge we could go for the Philips Saec Espresso Machine but I have a feeling my obsession with Persian rugs for the new house would be short lived.

How do you make your morning beverage? We would appreciate any coffee intel you could share!

Friday, October 12, 2012

J.Crew Factory

The J.Crew Factory website launched yesterday. There are silk tops, bow dresses, colored pants, plaid blazers and cashmere sweaters but the Emery Flats are what really caught my eye! I thought a Friday pop-in was in order when I saw some of the new arrivals are 40% off. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Maryland Pride

With Orioles and Ravens games in full swing it's hard to not feel the intense amount of Maryland Pride that's been going around charm city! We get lots of use out of our Maryland Flag Tervis Tumblers. I found them at Bed Bath & Beyond. Does your local Bed Bath & Beyond carry Tervis Tumblers with your state flag?
The winner of the coral necklace giveaway is Preppy Mama!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Boston Visit

On our way to Martha's Vineyard we spent the weekend with my Boston bestie MBW and got to meet her new addition.
 Meeting baby Abby
MBW gave me The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well as a pre-housewarming gift.

I brought baby Abby some Roberta Roller Rabbit Monkey Pajamas.

Boston Public Garden...and baby makes three.

I have already gotten some questions about MBW's adorable diaper bag. It's The Harper Tote from Pottery Barn Kids and comes in three different color options.

Special thanks for spoiling us with lobster dinners and bacon breakfasts. It was so wonderful meeting baby Abby!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blue & White Lamps

 Vase Lamp

 English Lamp

 Vase Lamp

 Canton Lamp
Temple Jar Lamp

I have been on the hunt for blue & white pieces for the new house. I love all of these style and shades. It's going to be difficult to choose one. Do you have a favorite?