Thursday, June 26, 2014


Hunting for blue & white treasures.
I've been admiring these Valentino Bow Pumps ever since I was wedding shoe shopping.
We spent last weekend at the charming Boar's Head Inn.    
Bringing Home the Birkin has been a great pool read.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bachelor Party Bounty

JCW brought back fish that was caught at a bachelor party in Florida and we decided to make Fish Tacos. Fresh fish was welcomed as opposed to coming back with another lost wedding band. Fish Tacos are a meal that we have no problem agreeing on. He grilled the Snapper and I prepped the fixings...
  • Remoulade: Sriracha, Lime, Mayo
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Cabbage
  • Garnish with a Lime
Do you have a favorite summer meal?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Oscar Earrings


O Clip-On Earrings, Turquoise

I've been all about statement earrings for weddings and dinners recently and can't get enough of tassels. For an evening out, these Oscar de la Renta earrings are all I would need to pair with a summer dress.   

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Melinda Farm Wedding

Guests gathered at the historic farm for a five o'clock ceremony.
Each bridesmaid selected their own nude dress.

 The ceremony was preformed by the groom's father.

There were so many lovely views of the property.  
Cocktail hour was on the lawn and than everyone headed down to the tent.

Chef Expressions did a wonderful job with the food. Dinner was very relaxed with stations and an amazing band that really set the party mood.

Here's to the bride & groom...may your lifetime be filled with love, happiness and lots of laughter. Much love! xx

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Milton Inn Rehearsal

One of JCW's childhood friends got married here in Maryland, the first weekend in June. The weather that weekend was spectacular and it was such a treat to spend time outdoors.

The couple's ceremony and reception was held at Melinda Farm which is right across the street from Sagamore Farm.
After rehearsing everyone headed to The Milton Inn for dinner.

They had a cocktail hour on the patio followed by an intimate dinner in the blue room.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Smathers & Branson Polo Shirts

In honor of Father's Day, I am hosting a giveaway from Smathers & Branson for one of their new needlepoint polo shirts. Did you know that Smathers & Branson is a Maryland based company? Just another reason to love them! Here are a few of my favorite polos...  

American Flag


Lacrosse Sticks

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sunday Night Southsides

We tried this Southside recipe over the weekend using the NutriBulletThe only thing we might do differently next time is use cheesecloth as an extra fine strainer. At the time we didn't mind having a bunch of mint in our teeth because it was just the two of us. We usually cut the mix with sparking water so it's not as strong and has a nice fizz.
Andy Ervin's Southside:
Makes enough for four 12-ounce cocktails
1 "heavin' handful" of mint cuttings (about 2 cups)
3 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice
4 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
8 ice cubes
-Place every ingredient, except the rum, in a blender or food processor and run on high until mint is chopped, about 30 to 60 seconds.
-Strain, pouring mixture into a pitcher.
-For each drink, fill a 12-ounce glass with ice. Add 4 ounces of mint mixture and 3 ounces of rum. Stir well. Top with a shot of dark rum.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Elizabeth Locke's Farmhouse

After falling in love with Elizabeth Locke's jewelry. I am not surprised that her 100-acre Virginia Farmhouse "Clay Hill" is equally as spectacular. 

Photography by Josh McHugh for Architectural Digest

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


I've been enjoying iced coffee season.
Such a lovely entryway.

Elizabeth Locke trunk show at Radcliffe Jewelers.

A stunning bordeaux crocodile birkin bag.

We ordered JCW another wedding band. I'm impressed he was able to hang on to the first one for a full year. 

Will California Chrome win the Triple Crown this weekend?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Boho Crew

 Embroidered Flounce Top

I keep gravitating towards the boho trend and I am loving all of these tunics at J.Crew. However, I think the Birkenstock trend is where I draw the line.