Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash has become one of my favorite vegetables. It has a spaghetti-like consistency with less calories so it's easy to justify adding lots of butter & cheese or vodka sauce.

I start by cutting the squash in half lengthwise and discarding all of the seeds. Than brushing it with olive oil, adding a little salt and baking it for about 45 minutes at 375F or until it's tender.

When you take it out of the oven, use a fork to scrape away the strands. The squash should have a slight crunch and not be mushy. You can saute it with butter or top it with pasta sauce. I like to eat it the following day with butter and parmesan.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monogrammed Canvas

I spotted this Nantasket Duffel on Joss & Main over the weekend and thought it was such a cute weekend bag. That very next day, The Monogram Shop (a local monogram store) posted a picture of the exact same collection of bags & totes on their facebook page. I may take this as a sign from the universe that I need to pop in and check out these bags in person!

 Portsmouth Satchel

 Nantasket Satchel

Danica Tote
Nantasket Duffel

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Baby Grayson

A pink & green shower was a wonderful way to celebrate A&T's little one on the way.
The hostesses went above and beyond with food and flowers.

Baby Grayson was born at 4:43pm yesterday afternoon. I can't wait to meet the little blessing!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman

When Bergdorf Goodman celebrated their 111th birthday they also released the book Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman. In addition to the book there is a forthcoming documentary. I will be adding the book to my amazon list and anticipating the release of the film this spring.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

President's Weekend & Giveaway Winner

Recap through Instagram...
View of The Plaza from the Metropolitan Club

Nor'easter -Rum, Fresh Ginger, Lime, Soda, Mint

Goyard Rainbow at Barneys

Chanel Flats

Squash Date

 New York Landmark

Hermes of my lust list

Photo of Jackie O at Bergdorf's

Lace Dress at Valentino

Wedding Shoe Shopping...Valentino Bow Pumps are in the running

I am thrilled to announce the winner of the Queen of Cashmere Monogrammed Sweater Giveaway...Erika G., congratulations! I can't wait to hear what colors you select.

Special thanks to the CofQ for this beyond fabulous giveaway and for being such a sweet friend! xx

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

K. Cooper Ray Book Signing

I had the pleasure of meeting K. Cooper Ray, founder of Social Primer at the Quinntessential Gentleman in Baltimore.
He was there promoting his new book Bill of Rites for The American Man...

and signed a copy for JCW.

I have been a fan of K. Cooper Ray's bowtie collection for Brooks Brothers since they launced in 2010.

He was wearing one of his Social Primer for Brooks Brothers Tailgate Blazers, which is lined with Wm. Lamb and Sons Hunt Scene fabric...

and even carrying a Wm. Lamb and Sons Hunt Scene iPhone Case.
Special thanks to K. Cooper Ray who was absolutely hysterical and Craig Martin from the Quinntessential Gentleman for hosting the event.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

QofC Monogrammed Sweater Giveaway

The ever so generous Queen of Cashmere sent me this absolutely beautiful monogrammed cashmere sweater and has also offered to personalize a cashmere sweater for one lucky reader. The winner can select a ladies sweater or a mens sweater from the Rex line.

This is a special giveaway because (3 years ago) I hosted my very first giveaway for a Queen of Cashmere Pillow. This sweater is also my last monogrammed item before we tie the knot and my initials change to "ESW"...I am sending "EAS" out with a cashmere bang!

There are multiple ways to be entered more than once but the only mandatory requirement is that you join the Queen of Cashmere mailing list and enter below.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Footwear

I just received my second pair of Bow Flats in the mail last week. I feel like I am constantly buying the same items, just in different colors. They are 25% off through February 12th. Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

NYE Rehoboth Beach II

We hit up all of our favorite stops at the beach, like Jeff West Home...
...and Sole.
Death Fries were also on the agenda and totally brought back memories of our engagement.
Before leaving for NYE dinner we pulled up DWR's Veuve Clicquot Chair Contest and began dismantling a bottle of Veuve. We had lofty aspirations of coming back after dinner and building our winning adirondack chair but got derailed.
We had a lovely dinner at Eden. My favorite part of the meal was the Tribute to the Candy Bar for dessert.

It's always so hard to say goodbye to Captain Henry.

Special thanks to Rudder's parents/Henry's aunt & uncle for having us and cheers to all of the good things to come in 2013. xx

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NYE Rehoboth Beach I

We rang in the new year at the beach (second year in a row) and went down the day before NYE.
 The dogs couldn't wait to get their feet in the sand, per usual.

Captain Henry & Rudder

Ravens colors...Rudder's mom must have known she would be heading to the Super Bowl.

We told the dogs there was to be no swimming but they didn't hear.


After the beach, everyone warmed up by the fire...
and ended the day with a dinner of crab cakes and asparagus.