When I created this blog (my first post exactly two years ago), I never imagined it would bring a wonderful friend who lives 2,000 miles away in San Francisco. Domonique and I were introduced by our mutual friend Janet, my sorority pledge mom at DePauw. She knew that we held similar interests (Domonique pens the … Continue reading A Surprise Trip to Tahoe
Welcome, 2014! I’ve been waiting for you.
Our family closed 2013 skiing with close friends in Northern Michigan where subzero windchills kept all but diehard skiers off of the slopes. The cold may have prevented us from spending the entire day outside, but paired with a new-fallen blanket of snow, it brought the gift of quiet which was almost as beautiful as … Continue reading Welcome, 2014! I’ve been waiting for you.
Last Minute Gift Guide for Him 2013
Yes it's true - only 9 shopping days left until Christmas. Don't panic! Build a fire, pour a glass of wine, pull out your laptop, and shop the last minute gift guide. I've got your back. He'll be the coolest one at the tailgate. Smathers & Branson Lumberjack Plaid Needlepoint Flask here. Keep him smooth and … Continue reading Last Minute Gift Guide for Him 2013
Sunday Suppers with Bea of La Tartine Gourmande
A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of attending a photography and food styling workshop taught by Béa Peltre of La Tartine Gourmande fame. It took place over two days in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, much of it at the envy inducing Sunday Suppers space (I don't think a single person left … Continue reading Sunday Suppers with Bea of La Tartine Gourmande
Summers to Remember
Another summer has come to a close. Looking back over the years, I am most nostalgic for the summers spent sailing with my grandparents in Canada. Our journeys always began in Penetanguishene, Ontario, where we would gather provisions and fish from the docks while our grandfather readied our boat, Mañana. Our grandmother would stow … Continue reading Summers to Remember
Weekend in the Country II: Swept Away
Last weekend's highlight was a hot air balloon ride over farm-and-field-dotted country. From our fiery hot lift off to the scalp-tingling quiet at three thousand feet, it was an unforgettable experience for the entire family.
Weekend in the Country: Trail Riding
Our weekend at a friend's country house began with a long trail ride - Hannah on the naughty Irish Connemara who stopped to nibble brush, and I on the obedient Quarter Horse who followed the gentlest of commands. Heaven.
Modern Classic in Paris
I have two close friends traveling to Paris this month and I am wild with envy. We've discussed what to pack and have concluded that nothing beats neutral, modern-classic wardrobe staples (and yes, I consider leopard a neutral) for a trip to the most stylish city in the world. After all, they will blend seamlessly … Continue reading Modern Classic in Paris
Catch of the Day
Life lesson: When a man who has sailed trans-Atlantic several times subtly suggests that you reschedule your deep sea fishing trip due to weather conditions, you should probably listen. "There are 5 to 7 foot waves out there, and 25 knot winds...sounds a little pukey," said my father. "We'll be fine! Hannah and I never … Continue reading Catch of the Day
Are you ready for spring break? Now is the time to hop online and order the suits you've been eyeing so you can try them on in the privacy (and more forgiving light) of your own home. With most companies offering free shipping and free returns, it's worth it to order each suit not only … Continue reading Suit Up