Thursday, March 28, 2013

On the TV

I already had a girl crush on Girl's star Allison Williams but after this Town & Country cover it's reached a whole new level.
She wore this amazing pink Oscar de la Renta number.
We just finished watching the first season of Netflix's original series House of Cards. In college, I was obsessed with Kevin Spacey and even wrote a paper on American Beauty. It was fun recognizing some spots here in Baltimore where the series was filmed.    
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is such a guilty pleasure. I just love Yolanda Foster and the fact that her fridge has its own twitter account.

I am hoping her closet decides to join social media too, because I wouldn't mind knowing what her shoe and handbag collections are up to.
The winner of my Smathers & Branson needlepoint belt giveaway is John V. #570...Congratulations!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

3 Things

Elizabeth McKay bow top from Rue La La
I keep telling myself this Jonathan Adler pillow is true...

but these Mouth Party Caramels prove otherwise, particularly the OMG! caramels.

What are you currently loving?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Coffee Table Books

Coffee table book make such great decor and are also fun to flip through on lazy Sundays. One of my favorite coffee table books is Ralph Lauren. I have a few others on my always growing wish list...

Palm Beach Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember
Have you found any cool coffee table books lately?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Behind the Stripes

I am completely Carried Away by Tuckernuck's Behind the Scenes: Spring Photo Shoot Video and online catalog. In honor of all the new spring goodies you can use the code TIDESSPRING20 for 20% off your purchase through noon on Monday.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bosom Buddy Bags Warehouse Sale

The ladies at Bosom Buddy Bags were busy prepping for their Warehouse Sale and I couldn't help stopping in to check out the sale merchandise.  

Totes with beautiful grosgrain ribbon

Clutches with gold embellishments

Bumble bee and fox head details

The CASH ONLY sale starts tomorrow...

Friday, March 22nd from 1:00-6:00pm
Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00am-1:00pm

Bosom Buddy Bags
1505 Serpentine Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

All sales final, no returns, no repairs, no exchanges, no exceptions. 

The Natural Golden Honey color of the Ata grass bags comes from slow smoking over a honey and coconut husk fire. The resultant aroma is your assurance of authenticity, we affectionately call them "bacon bags"

In the past JCW has asked me if a bag is new and when my response was "no" he came back with "it smells new". A bacon bag is something he could really get behind and he'll be in for a nice surprise if he decides to give my Bosom Buddy Bag the old whiff test!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring Giveaway

It's officially Spring, even thought it hasn't exactly felt like it here in Maryland. In honor of warmer weather I am hosting a needlepoint belt giveaway from one of my favorite local companies, Smathers & Branson. A needlepoint belt sure would make a great Father's Day gift.

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They have some fabulous new belt styles, like the state flags. I am partial to the Maryland flag. Good luck and happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I have been fantasizing about breakfast at Sarabeth's every time I use the Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves...

and dreaming about the flourless chocolate cake after seeing it on Sarabeth's blog.
Sarabeth actually trained Meryl Streep for "Julie and Julia" and even served as her cooking hand double in "It's Complicated". Have you eaten at one of the many Sarabeth's locations?

The winner of the Lilly Pulitzer Silk Scarf is Sarah Brooke! Congratulations!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


FOTOstrap is hands down the most fashionable camera strap I have come across. The camera straps are made in the USA of durable duck fabric and leather. I just love the gold hardware against the tobacco leather. The company also gives back by donating a portion of their proceeds to a non-profit organization called Fotolanthropy.

Here are some of my favorites...


 Sweet Potato

Just when I thought this camera strap couldn't get any better, I saw you can personalize the leather shoulder pad. I am thinking either "ESW" (my new initials) or @dreams.ashore.

What's your favorite color strap?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Woodberry Kitchen's Snake Oil

Woodberry Kitchen's Snake Oil is a version of hot sauce made from organic fish peppers. The fish peppers are grown on a local farm here in Maryland. I gave JCW a bottle as a stocking stuffer and it sits on a tray in our kitchen.
The Talented Gallery Director's foodie husband was doing some research on Snake Oil so I accompanied them to dinner at Woodberry Kitchen.
Our meal was absolutely delicious in true Woodberry fashion.
We sampled ice cream for dessert...Brown Butter, Apple Cider and Paw Paw.
Special thanks to lovely couple for including me in their working dinner...I am available anytime as the hungry third wheel! xx 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway

I am springing forward with a giveaway from The Pink Crab for a  Lilly Pulitzer Sutton Scarf. I posted about this scarf last month because Pop is my favorite Spring print for 2013.
Nothing says “it′s time to celebrate” like a bunch of balloons! Whether we're hosting, attending, or crashing, we LOVE parties. “Pop” depicts the party for which you′re DYING to be on the guest list. Balloons, bubbly, and best friends–what more could a girl ask for? We′ve said it a million times, but we can′t say it enough: life′s a party, dress like it!  

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Thursday, March 7, 2013


I want to introduce North River Outfitter as a new sponsor.

It's my absolute favorite store to visit when I am in Boston or Martha's Vineyard.

The stores are filled with treasures like these oysters belt buckles.
NRO in MV is connected to NRO Kids so it's the prefect place to pick up something for everyone in the family.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snow Day

I am looking forward to relaxing with a latte and enjoying the snow...

and maybe even doing a little work around the house. When it comes to housework, music always makes me more productive.

Wishing everyone a safe snow storm. xx

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gucci 1953 Horsebit Loafer

I wasn't the only one that did some wedding shoe shopping while we were in NYC. Gucci's 1953 horsebit loafer is a strong contender in the wedding shoe race for JCW.

This classic style shoe is available in so many fun colors, who wouldn't want to kick up their heels and dance.

The men's blue leather is such a unique color and very eye catching.

Loafers always look better with a little wear and these crocodile beauties would be no exception.

I can see myself in the suede fuchsia...

...and suede cream.