Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring Fashion Guide



Two of my favorite new looks I recently purchased for Spring.

Spring has sprung dear readers!  Well officially it has sprung but it's still mighty cold here in Connecticut.  That's ok though, I will not let the cold get me down.  Really, us Connecticut folks have nothing to complain about.  We had two big storms and other than that it was a fairly mild Winter.  However, I still want to celebrate the end of Winter and the beginning of glorious Spring with a Spring fashion round up.  Coming at you starting.....NOW!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Book Review - The Flower Chef




I received so many great books for Christmas this year and I'm reading through them slowly.  I thought it'd be fun to share the books with you in a book review series.  First up is The Flower Chef by Carly Cylinder.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Style Corner - Shoe of the Month, March 2017

Hello dear readers.  For the March shoe of the month, I thought I'd mix it up a bit and do a special Academy Awards addition, where I tell you my picks for best dressed and choose a shoe inspired by their overall look.

First up Karlie Kloss.



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Icon Inspirations - Audrey Hepburn


Hello dear readers. I've had this idea for a regular series that I wanted to kick off today. I'm calling it Icon Inspirations and here's the run down of how it will work. Each post will feature someone that is an inspiration, not just for their personal style, but for their grace, charm, charisma and overall bravado. I will then adapt their style into the home decor genre, a "Love their style, live their style" of sorts. First up of course is my number one inspiration, Audrey Hepburn. Audrey's style is very feminine and classic. Her style is still relevant and on point today which is not an easy feat by any means...and yet...Audrey made it seem easy. Take this picture below for example, it was taken 49 years ago and yet, I want this entire look. The super chic sunglasses, that gorgeous coat with brass buttons and that awesome haircut. I do not look like this when I fly! How do I look like this when I fly?!?!




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Style Corner - Shoe of the Month, February 2017

Happy February dear readers!  Tomorrow is Groundhog Day here in the US and we all wait with baited breath to see if Spring will grant us an early arrival or if we shiver through six more weeks of Winter.  For me however, as soon as February hits, I start dreaming of Spring, long runs outside, daffodils, iced coffee, wearing dresses with no tights and lounging by an infinity pool at an Italian villa with a bottomless champagne flute...you know...the simple pleasures of life.  Some people may think that I am rushing things a bit, but to this I must argue...how can I not when the Fashion Houses are pumping my Instagram feed full of Spring/Summer 2017 fashion and the home decor catalogs are flooding my home with their Spring 2017 editions?!?!  Speaking of fashion, my favorite fashion house, Chloe, inspired this month's shoe of the month with this amazing top and skirt combo.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Style Corner - Shoe of the Month, January 2017

Happy New Year dear readers!  I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the holidays and spent much quality time with your family and friends.  My holidays were a good blend of eventful and relaxing.  I love the holiday season so much and all the opportunities it provides for creating, baking, cooking, entertaining and mingling.  In fact I love it so much that I usually find myself in a bit of a funk come January.  However, just because the holidays are over and we still have a long stretch of Winter ahead doesn't mean we have to hibernate at home in sweats drowning our sorrows in red, red wine while binge watching HGTV.  OH NO...I will not let that happen to myself this Winter...no matter how much I love HGTV!  In fact I am making a conscience effort to appreciate the beauty in Winter and to get out there and enjoy it more.

Appreciating the beauty that Winter has to offer on a nature walk.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Cocktail Time - Blackberry Bourbon Sour


Blackberry Bourbon Sour

One of the many Christmas traditions in my family is the holiday cocktail.  My sister always makes one on Christmas Eve, my Uncle Jim would always bring one on Christmas Day and now that Dave and I host Christmas Day at our house, we are carrying on the tradition.  Last weekend Dave's sister Amy, Dave and I were at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut and we had dinner at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse.  I saw a cocktail on their menu called a Blackberry Sour and instantly knew I had to try it.  It was absolutely delicious and so I decided on the spot that I would let it inspire me to come up with a recipe for this year's Christmas Day cocktail.  It was an extremely difficult task (ha!), but Dave and I experimented to come up with a Blackberry Bourbon Sour all our own.   I'm sure a prepackaged sour mix would work just fine in this cocktail but decided fresh squeezed lemon juice was the way to go, as it would produce a fresher tastier cocktail.  I'm sharing the recipe we came up with below and I sincerely hope you try it and enjoy!