Friday, April 29, 2011

Dinner Party

Last night we went to a dinner party at A&T's in honor of T's Birthday.

The tablescape was stunning...

and we couldn't have asked for better company.

On the menu was Crab Dip, Caesar Salad, Steak, Twice Baked Potatoes and Birthday Carrot Cake for dessert.

Special thanks to the hostess with the mostess for a fabulous evening and a delicious meal! xx

Don't forget to enter my Graphic Image Giveaway!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Luxury Monograms

Luxury Monograms carries a wide selection of stylish throw pillows, bags, placemats and napkins all of which can be personalized. The modern monogram styles are paired with contemporary fabrics and prints to create fashion for your home.

"It's time for monograms to be as fabulous and fun as the people they are named after!"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

S&B Mother's Day Photo Contest

Please like my photo on the Smathers & Branson Facebook page! I realize I am a little late on the draw…the contest ends today! xx

Easter Blooms

After Easter brunch we visited Sherwood Gardens. Sherwood Gardens is the most famous tulip garden in North America.

The garden is filled with different varieties of tulips and roughly 80,000 bulbs are planted annually.


We were fortunate that the down pour held out until after we left. I guess it's true what they say...“April showers bring May flowers”.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wm. J. Mills & Co. Seersucker Series

Wm. J. Mills & Co. is making seersucker patterned acrylic bags in addition to their ever so popular cotton duck canvas bags. Wm. J. Mills & Co. has even custom-crafted bags for Vogue and Rugby Ralph Lauren.

Each bag is made to order, machine washable, and built to last a lifetime.

They are offering a variety of trims and webbing that you can select to customize your bag.

The folks at Wm. J. Mills & Co. were kind enough to send me this Fisher's Island Seersucker Duffel Bag with navy blue trim. I call it my "Dreams Ashore" bag because it resembles the blog and reminds me that dreams can come true.

Do you have your eye on a particular Wm. J. Mills & Co. bag?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Graphic Image Giveaway

In honor of professional golf season I am hosting a giveaway with Graphic Image for a Circle Golf Bag Tag  and a “On the Green” Scorebook both with personalization. For those non-golfers this would make a great father's day gift!  

The giveaway ends Sunday, May 1st, at 5pm EST and is only open to U.S. residents. The winner will be drawn using

The Giveaway:

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Each entry must be in a separate comment. I would love to hear if you play golf. If you don't have a blog make sure to leave your email address in your comment. Graphic Image is also offering my readers 20% off valid from April 25th through May 25th with the code TIDES. Good luck on the links!

Friday, April 22, 2011

E.A. Davis Department Store

On my last day in Boston we decided to go to Wellesley for brunch and ended up at E.A. Davis Department Store.

 There was a huge selection of Jack Rogers.

 I found myself admiring this Harding-Lane hats.

 I even spotted my Lilly Pulitzer needlepoint key fob for sale among the Smathers & Branson.

I was most impressed with the men's section...I had never seen that much Men's Lilly in one place.

Not only can you dress your entire family at this store but you can also dress your home. The entire bottom floor is a design studio.

 MBW doing her best to sell a Lilly Pulitzer chaise lounge to her husband.

These purchases were much deserved after chauffeuring us girls around and picking up checks.


Special thanks to MBW and her hubby for such a fun filled weekend...there is nothing I love more then shopping and eating! I am going to miss sneaking combos into the house and sharing cereal with Barley. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend! xx

Thursday, April 21, 2011

J. McLaughlin & The W Hotel

Another Beacon Hill favorite is J. McLaughlin. The store was filled with brilliant colors and lively patterns.

Everyone in J. McLaughlin was so incredibly helpful. MBW and I even bumped into someone from high school...we were glad to see her out of uniform!

After a busy day we met some friends and all headed to Market at the W Hotel for dinner.


We ordered the Shrimp and Avocado Salad in addition to the Warm Beet with Gorgonzola and Pear Salad.

We couldn't wait to try the Black Truffle Pizza.

After a delicious dinner we made our way to the hotel bar. Cheers to a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

North River Outfitter

I was excited to visit North River Outfitter while I was in Boston and it most definetly didn't disappoint. The store literally has everything a guy or girl would ever need or want. NRO carries all of my favorite brands...Lilly Pulitzer, Queen of Cashmere, Barbour, Patagonia, Meg Carter, Tory Burch, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Jack Rogers, KEP Designs and the list goes on...

If I was told I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life it would be NRO!