Thursday, October 16, 2014

Columbus Day Weekend

 
We traveled to Boston for the weekend to visit some dear friends who just relocated.  

We ventured to Woodman's in Essex on a rainy afternoon for lunch.

JCW was in heaven with all the delicious fried food and he may have even added the Woodman's cookbook to his wish list.

We had some great meals from No. 9 and Oleana but my favorite stop was Toscanini’s for ice cream.

After the rain stopped, the weather was beautiful so we did a little sightseeing at the Longfellow House.

Special thanks to the Talented Gallery Director and Sam's Good Meats for a wonderful weekend. Your new house looks great! It was also such a joy meeting MBW's new baby, Conner. xx

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NYSD: Alex Papachristidis

I was completely captivated by New York Social Dairy's House feature on Alex Papachristidis's Upper East Side home.  
 
I love the decorative items in addition to all of the rich colors.
 

There are lots of bold patterns and unique collections.
 
After seeing this piece, I was thrilled to discover Alex Papachristidis's instagram feed and it quickly become one of my favorite sources of inspiration.

 Photographs by Jeffrey Hirsch
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

@dreamsashore

Time for pumpkins and J.Crew flats 

Latest framing project 

Excited to break in my new Jamie Ruffle Tunic

 Mums make fall a little brighter

Finally got my hands on a gold iPhone 6

Blue skies at Legacy Chase

 Finding the perfect spot for a hostess gift

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs

I am a fan of Bunny Williams's book, An Affair with a House so I was excited to see her collaboration with Ballard Designs. I received the catalog as I was brainstorming my fall dinner tablescape and it would have been very easy to work in the following pieces...




I have also been coveting stag horn flatware along with this bamboo flatware but there is always the more affordable bamboo alternative.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Dinner

We had a little fall dinner party over the weekend. It was a great excuse to break out my Spode Woodlandplates, Glen Plaid Glasses and woven chargers from William Sonoma.

While I was setting the table, JCW was hard at work in the kitchen. He made Beef Bourguignon from a recipe he found in Cook's Illustrated. 

We ended the meal with a (light) dessert of Rum Cake & Berger Cookies. Hosting this dinner definitely put us in the mood for the upcoming holidays. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Radar

I was pretty impressed with the sweaters in L.L Bean's catalog...love this Bailey Island Crewneck. 

We watched Twenty Feet From Stardom as we nursed our fall colds, ugh. I've been really taking notice of background singers every time I hear music. 

I discovered Bottega Veneta's initials option on their website. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rowing Blazers

Rowing Blazers by Jack Carlson was recently released. This book was created by champion rower and Oxford scholar, Jack Carlson. The book showcases the bold blazers that were made for college rowing clubs along with the elite athletes and historic clubs associated with them. All of the photograph is by F.E. Castleberry

The book parties were held at various Ralph Lauren stores and the pictures can be found on the Rowing Blazers Facebook page.
 
This is going to make a fun to flip through coffee table book and my copy is already on order.