Wednesday, September 30, 2009


it's offically fall... time to turn over a new leaf!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

fall favorites


LOVING men's shirts * sumptuous yellow wool * must-have satchel
classic french stripes * with an oversized bloom * recycled shopping list * do-good with gold
tucker-love (i'll take one of everything, please!) * essential essential * organic boyfriend's
mocs to walk the PUPPY!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

early fall feast

on my way back to providence, i stopped by 4-town farm, one of my all-time favorite places to spend an early fall morning.


my loot included pick-your-own raspberries (which were lucky to make it home!), sweet corn, gourds for the table, heavenly ripe peaches, a rainbow of cherry tomatoes, local little rhody eggs... and a GORGEOUS bouquet of pick-your-own zinnias that look so cheery on my coffee table!

ahhh... a dinner of fresh, local goodness- my take on a nicoise salad, complete with an olga's loaf. 
it's good to be home.

housewife love

how lovely is this?!
one part junior league, one part kappa kappa gamma, one part glamorous

i think this would be a perfect wedding shower gift for a certain bride-to-be...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

dorothy, all grown up

seriously... how chic are kate spade's latest and greatest?!
LOVE that they are silver AND gold
just think about how they could transform an outfit...
skinny cropped jeans?
or a plain navy bridesmaid dress?

can't... take... it...

love this experiment done with kids on temptation... too good!
can't you feel their pain?

little labradors

my parents blindfolded my husband and i this past weekend and brought us on a little outing to see our first anniversary gift...

in 6 weeks, one of these little ladies will be coming home to us!
i am over the moon, and reid is... "warming up to the idea"

name suggestions?

Friday, September 11, 2009

tay's 10th birthday

"tay-tay" and mom

when theresa was with us this summer, be decided to throw her a belated 10th birthday bash.
she was so excited that everyone was there to celebrate her! 

it was a classic, outdoor, cape cod party; complete with badminton, croquet, a pinata, and homemade mac + cheese!

when i asked her what kind of cake she wanted, i realized very quickly into the conversation ("white, smaller layers on top of bigger ones, on top of bigger ones, with flowers...") that she was talking about a wedding cake! OY! I certainly had my work cut out for me, but i was pleased with the outcome and she was completely THRILLED!

shelter island

desperately needing a little r+r, i went on a little getaway to shelter island, ny to visit some of my favorite little ladies. i babysat for these girls when i was in school in nyc, and they were two of our flower girls in our wedding last summer!

seriously, how chic is cameron? 

we spent an afternoon on the beach in southampton

their pee gee hydrangeas were OUT.OF.CONTROL...

ahhhh... fully revived!

Thursday, September 10, 2009



does it get any better than this?
lobster bought right from the fishermen
a salad of home-grown tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella
sauvignon blanc

summer love.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


"lucky" beach rocks

we spent labor day in little compton, ri

celebrating our first year of marriage with biking down the now- quiet roads

and beach walks

with reid quoting from this adorable book from 1965, that sits on my night stand

and a wonderful dinner at the sakonnet point club

it was a perfect, relaxing way to welcome in fall!

afternoon snack

a perfect early fall afternoon in little compton- sounds of distant surf, warm sun, a crispness in the air and a salad of local goodness

awaiting house news and getting inspired for projects to come!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


one year ago today, i married my best friend.

happy anniversary, reid!