Monday, October 31, 2011

Barbour & Boots

We had a record breaking weekend with snow on the East's officially Barbour & Boots season! Did you see any cool costumes over the weekend?

Happy Halloween! xx

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink and Green Delights

Three Stone Ring, Verdura

Lawyer Liz made these monogrammed coolers as favors for her friend's bachelorette about being an amazing maid of honor.

Maritime Repp Bow Tie, Kiel James Patrick

The winner of my Shabby Apple Giveaway for the Bow Skirt is Legal Preppy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Devon Baer Designs Clothing

Last year when I posted about Devon Baer Designs her focus was mainly jewelry but this fall we are seeing lots of incredible tunics and dresses. I have my eye on a couple pieces and here are some of my favorites...

Do you have a fall favorite?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Poppy & Matthew

Earlier this month we attended a wedding at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. The club is known for their Southsides and they happened to be the signature drink.

Cocktail hour was held on the golf course at sunset.

The club dates back to 1892.

The fox head logo is on just about everything.

Instead of a sit down dinner there were tables filled with all different types of food...everything from mini crabs cakes to sushi.

The tent had several different seating areas and I loved the pink & green lanterns as a backdrop.

I got to meet the bride's brother Hoby and her sister in-law Christina. You may recognize them from Summer in Newport...they are very close friends of Kristin Pearce. Christina has an amazing blog with recipes and party planning tips.
 Hoby's Stubbs & Wootons


 The cake was decorated with flowers and ferns.

JCW loading up his plate with late night eats...there were sweet potato fries, mini burgers, hot dogs and grill cheese sandwiches.

The favors were tumblers that said "Poppy & Matthew" with the wedding date.

JCW & Poppy...she designed her own wedding dress complete with ruffles and bows.

The tumblers are such a great keepsake and perfect for southsides! is the last day to enter my Shabby Apple giveaway for the Bow Skirt.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


When I first saw the giant SlimCados at the grocery store I wanted to make sure they weren't genetically modified. SlimCado's have half the fat and 35% less calories then California avocados. I immediately emailed MBW (my on call nutritionist and dear friend) to get the skinny on the SlimCado.

She said the SlimCado is just a Florida avocado (with clever marketing) which is less dense and not as creamy as a Hass avocado. She also told me you can put an avocado in a paper bag with a banana to ripen it quickly...which I never knew. It turns out I am a fan of SlimCados and have been putting them on salads and even eating them plain with sweet vinaigrettes.

How do you eat SlimCados?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Meaningful Moments

 Looking down and finding this fortune.

JCW had an early dock time and he sent me this image and said "I miss you".

Watching Oprah's Lifeclass...“When you know better, you do better,” -Maya Angelou

Have you had any meaningful moments lately?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Legacy Chase II

My alma mater Roanoke College had an alumni tailgate...clearly not much has changed since college.

There were Roanoke koozies that read "Double fisting since 1842" other words having two drinks at a time. Some colleges are known for different types of accomplishments.

The food was catered by Andy Nelson's...a local BBQ favorite.

There were five races throughout the day.


We couldn't leave without stopping by JAB²'s tailgate.


Before calling it a day we had dinner at The Oregon Grille.

The restaurant has wonderful food and the interior is filled with equestrian decor.

Their entry way is made to look like a tack room with saddles and bridles on the wall.

The Soft Shell Crabs were just what I needed after a long day.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Legacy Chase I

Last month we went to the Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs with A&T.

Fried Chicken and Western Fries were on the menu...the same as last year.

Graul's Chicken Salad was a welcomed addition.

Surprisingly the ground wasn't that soft after a week of rain.


A was sporting her new Lace Monogram Necklace with her married initials.

We used my Govino cups for our bottles bottle of champagne.

Step right up and place your bets

Uscoop 50% off Elizabeth McKay

For today only on Uscoop you can buy a $75 voucher worth $150 on Uscoop is a website similar to Groupon that offers deals but they are geared more towards campus style. If you sign up for Uscoop you can view today's deal. Let me know if you take advantage of the Elizabeth McKay deal!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shabby Apple Bow Skirt Giveaway

I am hosting a giveaway from Shabby Apple for a Bow Skirt in navy. Shabby Apple carries a wide selection of women's dresses but when I saw these Bow Skirts they became an instant favorite. The skirt also comes in black and olive. If I was the lucky winner of the skirt I would pair it with a crisp white button-down and a classic pair of pumps.

The giveaway ends Wednesday, October 26th, at 5pm EST and is only open to U.S. residents. The winner will be drawn using

The Giveaway:
  1. One entry...leave a comment, you must be a follower.
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  4. For an additional entry = 4 entries...tweet about this giveaway @shabbyapple.
  5. For an additional entry = 5 about this giveaway on your blog.
Each entry must be in a separate comment. If you don't have a blog make sure to leave your email address in your comment. I would love to hear where you would wear the Bow Skirt. If you win you will not be able to exchange the skirt. Shabby Apple is also offering you all 10% off  for the next 30 days with the code "DREAMSASHORE10OFF".

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chazz: A Bronx Original

Chazz: A Bronx Original just opened in downtown Baltimore. We had been meaning to try it and after seeing pictures on Stone Hill Farm we decided it was the perfect restaurant to spend date night.

The restaurant is the creation of Chazz Palminteri.

The interior is modeled after a subway station.

I love trying new pizza, so I couldn't wait to order.

We went with a Margarita Pizza...

the Farmers Pizza...

and the Nutella Pizza for dessert.

We even had left overs...Nutella Pizza is great for breakfast.