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Camel, Denim, and Plaid

Camel, Denim, and Plaid

Camel Coat: J Crew (paired with windowpane and cable knit in this post and red and bows in this one) Denim Jacket: Levi’s Plaid Shirt: Ralph Lauren Boys’ Skirt: Madewell (worn with gray and gingham here) Tights: Hue Boots: Via Spiga This is my first foray into the non-gray or black tights [...]

December 12, 2014 × 4 comments

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Book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Despite the facts that I have exactly zero desire to sleep outdoors and my hiking experience is purposefully limited to very established, well-populated trails, I was completely engrossed in Wild, Cheryl’s Strayed’s account of her solo trek through California and Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed writes in raw, honest, [...]

December 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Quick Tip: Add Cilantro and Parsley to Smoothies!

Quick Tip: Add Cilantro and Parsley to Smoothies!

Quick Tip: Blend fresh cilantro and parsley – I usually add about 1/3 cup of each, stems and all – into green smoothies to increase the nutrient content and add heavy metal chelation properties. The above paragraph is a short excerpt from the cilantro/parsley section of The Beauty Detox Foods by Kimberly Snyder. [...]

December 9, 2014 × 0 comments

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Style Roundup: Gray Sweaters

Style Roundup: Gray Sweaters

I admit it: I have a bit of an addiction to gray sweaters. Cardigans, turtlenecks, and crew necks; short-sleeves, long-sleeves, and 3/4 sleeves; heather, charcoal, and just plain old gray… I love them all Outfit details in this post Outfit details in this post Outfit details in this post Outfit [...]

December 5, 2014 × 2 comments

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Sandwiches: Turkey, Spinach, & Gruyere and Ham & Gruyere

Sandwiches: Turkey, Spinach, & Gruyere and Ham & Gruyere

This recipe, another one adapted from Sweet Paul Eat & Make, makes the most moist, chewy-ooey-gooey, delicious sandwiches! Turkey, spinach, and Gruyere for me… …and a traditional Croque Monsieur for the hub :-) Ingredients: makes 2 sandwiches 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup milk, warmed Salt and pepper 4 slices challah [...]

December 2, 2014 × 4 comments

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Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

This recipe (culled from this one) is for one of those decadent, Little Luxury-worthy dishes that look and taste like a million times more effort went into them than is actually required to create them Ingredients: makes 4 servings 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat  About 10 crimini (baby [...]

November 26, 2014 × 4 comments

STYLE

Stainless Steel and Zebrawood Cuff

Stainless Steel and Zebrawood Cuff

Honestly, I don’t have (or wear) a lot of jewelry, but the pieces I do have (and wear) are special to me. This Tivi* stainless steel cuff inlayed with zebrawood, for example, was a gift from the hub years ago, and it always reminds of when we were newlyweds living [...]

November 24, 2014 × 0 comments

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Three Things: Orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Three Things: Orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

These gorgeous pink, white, and striated orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden reminded me of an exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work that I saw at the High Museum of Art several years ago. (They also reminded me that I have books about both orchids and Georgia O’Keeffe in my studio/home [...]

November 20, 2014 × 0 comments

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Glen Plaid, Orange, and Cream

Glen Plaid, Orange, and Cream

Blazer: Zara (paired with a gray cardigan in this post and denim-on-denim in this one) Red-Orange Cable Turtleneck: J Crew (styled with plaid and stripes here) Jeans (worn with a diamond ikat print and a bit of red here) and Belt: J Crew Crossbody Bag: Vintage Dooney and Bourke Boots: Ecco Sunglasses: Ray-Ban This [...]

November 17, 2014 × 4 comments

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2 Ways to Wear an Orange Shirt and a Blazer

2 Ways to Wear an Orange Shirt and a Blazer

With stripes and distressed denim: Navy Blazer: J Crew (worn with a hooded sweatshirt in this post and a concert tee and distressed mini in this one) Striped Sweatshirt, Orange Button-Down Shirt, and Anchor Belt: J Crew  Slightly Distressed Jeans: Club Monaco Boots: Ecco With a cardi and hunter green pants:  Blazer: Zara (worn [...]

November 14, 2014 × 4 comments

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Bacon, Arugula, and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Bacon, Arugula, and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Buttermilk Kitchen, one of my favorite local breakfast spots (Alon’s is the other one ), offered bacon, arugula, heirloom tomato, and house-made cheese sandwiches as a special recently. They were SO good that I had to try my hand at making them at home. I did not have any house-made [...]

November 12, 2014 × 0 comments

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

There’s something about being in nature – being safely in nature, I should specify… I’m not really interested in hiking the untamed, uncharted wilderness or anything even remotely like that – that is incredibly calming and inspiring to me. Wandering through the Atlanta Botanical Garden surrounded by flowers in bloom [...]

November 10, 2014 × 1 comment