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Single Braid

August 17, 2011
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So effortless and feminine! Love it, want it, doing it now…no seriously right now….at work.



Boston Love

August 17, 2011

This past Friday was an absolutely beautiful day in Boston so I took my lunch break as an opportunity to wander around the navy yard and enjoy what’s left of the summer.

Way Back When

August 16, 2011

I’s Sowey

August 16, 2011

My apologies for  being a very very bad new blogger and neglecting to post for what seems like an eternity.  I’ve been very sick and also very busy in the lab (cancer isn’t going to cure itself!!!!).  CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?!!???!?!?

Yup, the puppies were a bribe.  It worked though, didn’t it!!?!?

Berry Berry

July 29, 2011

Every so often my roommates and I get together to have a roommate night.  No boyfriends, no outside friends, just the four of us together.  Each of us makes a course for dinner and brings a bottle of wine (ummmm yaaaaa it’s a lot of wine…don’t judge!!), and we spend the evening cooking, talking, and (obviously) drinking.  After Jess moved out in June, vacations, work events, and just plain busy schedules took center stage and our roommate nights sort of went by the wayside.  This past weekend Jess came back to visit us (yayyyy!!!!) and OF COURSE we had to have an evening just like old times.  As usual, I was elected to make dessert.  I wanted to make something with berries, and after some careful consideration (and polling of the apartment) I made a cobbler of sorts from berries and the nectarines that have been tempting me from the farmer’s market

Summer Cobbler

1 C blueberries

1C Strawberries, sliced

3 nectarines, cut into about 1 cm chunks

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

2/3 C flour

1/2 C sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2/3 C milk

2 tbsp melted butter

Combine all the fruits with nutmeg and cinnamon and set aside

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl

Stir in milk and mix until smooth

Put 2 tbsp melted butter in a casserole dish

Pour in the batter

Sprinkle fruit mixture over batter as evenly as possible

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned

Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!!

Cocktail Hour

July 28, 2011

Like any good debutante, my grandmother has always been an advocate of cocktail parties.  For as long as I can remember, at her house cocktail hour always precedes dinner, and is frequently in lieu of it.  This is not at all to imply that my family drinks too much, we simply enjoy hors d’Oeuvres and a glass of wine.  One of the things I have always admired most about my grandmother’s impeccably decorated house is a vintage bar cart that is wheeled out for just such occasions.  A “bar on wheels,” as my uncles jokingly call it, a bar cart is timeless, classic, and infinitely chic.  When I saw a post today on With Love From Kat about bar carts, I couldn’t help myself but to make a dream list of my own.

Bright pops of color in both the wall and cart contents help to set off the sheen of the brass in this bar cart.

via With Love From Kat

An industrial look and slightly chipping paint add to the rustic feel of this bar cart

via Cupcakes and Cashmere

Pewter and silver make for a subdued and chic color palette

via Habitually ChicBamboo and rows of clear glass provide contrasting texture

via google image

Layers of rich browns add a more masculine air to this cart

via pottery barn


July 28, 2011

What’s on your vanity?

Lacoste Blue, Dior J’Adore, Burberry Brit, Dolce & Gabbana The One, Givenchy Simply Irresistible, Dior Capture Totale, Clean Body Veil, Moroccan Oil, Michael Kors Watch, Tiffany’s locket, body cream from the Cloister on Sea Island, Georgia