Archive for November, 2014

STYLE

Navy and Green: Plaid and Stripes

Navy and Green: Plaid and Stripes

Plaid Coat: Tommy Hilfiger (worn with white here, a skirt here, and a stripe sweatshirt here) Navy Crop Sweater and Blue Stripe Button Down: J Crew Jeans: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Boots: Ecco

November 28, 2014 × 2 comments

FOOD

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 ūüôā Ingredients: makes 4 servings 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat¬† About 10 crimini […]

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

STYLE

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

STYLE

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

FOOD

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

LOCAL

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

There’s something about being in nature – being safely in nature, I should specify‚Ķ 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

STYLE

2 Ways to Wear Hunter Green and Olive

2 Ways to Wear Hunter Green and Olive

Tone-on-tone: Houndstooth Sweater and Pants: J Crew White Button Down Shirt: Theory Jacket: Madewell Boots: Ecco With stripes and a pop of pink: Pink Striped Shirt: J Crew¬†(paired with floral shorts here) Belt: J Crew Jeans: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren  

November 7, 2014 × 0 comments

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Book: The Compound Effect

Book: The Compound Effect

I just finished reading The Compound Effect, and it was exactly the straight-up-no-chaser, real talk type of informational book I needed to kickstart and maintain some sustained, positive changes in my life. The simple premise of the book is that small, seemingly negligible choices made consistently over time will create […]

November 5, 2014 × 5 comments

FOOD

Green Smoothie: Super Greens, Pear, Banana, Grape

Green Smoothie: Super Greens, Pear, Banana, Grape

Ingredients: makes 1 large smoothie 1 cup seedless green grapes 1 pear, chopped 1 banana¬†(essential to tame the bite of the arugula: I left it out once and did NOT like the result) 1 ¬†1/2 – 2 cups super greens 1/2 – 1 teaspoon honey (optional) Add ingredients to blender […]

November 3, 2014 × 4 comments