The Summer of Love

Hello sweet reader. For those in the US, I hope this past Memorial Day weekend slash kick-off to summer slash official start to white-jeans-season was wonderful. Mine was super fun and productive. I washed the outdoor furniture and got new pillows. Then I ordered a...

It’s Negroni Week + Some Bar Ideas + a Cocktail Recipe or two!

I bet you didn't know it's Negroni week? I didn't either! But once I found out AND since it's one of my favorite cocktails (tied with a Gimlet) I thought I would pass on the info as well as some bar inspiration to you! Negroni Week launched as a...

The Art of Art Collecting

Hi sweet people. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. There has been some nasty weather in parts of the US this week, so if you happen to be in one of them, hopefully you are inside, warm and toasty. Watching the snow fall. Sipping a hot mug of something. With a...

Things I’m Digging – Fall 2014 – Reading Edition

Hi lovelies. As I write this, it's raining buckets. I have the fireplace going and am wearing the requisite rainy day attire of fuzzy socks and a big sweater. Not only is it Halloween, AND the San Francisco Giants Parade, but it's also my birthday weekend....

Fall Entertaining and Amber Glass

My birthday is in a couple of weeks. I decided to have friends over but not tell them it’s my birthday. I just wanted to bask in the glow of being around those who I hold nearest and dearest. Plus, I needed an excuse to have a party! The Food There is a local caterer...

Fashion + Interiors Mash-Up

I was recently contacted by the uber girly nail polish company - Julep - asking me to pick a favorite nail color from their Fall Collection, then create an outfit around it and share it with you here on the blog. I decided to take it one step further and...

Postcards from the Hamptons

After almost a 30-year lapse, this August I revisited the place of many idyllic childhood memories.  Me and the kiddos rented a little house in East Hampton for a few weeks. The first half it was just us, the latter part friends joined. It was pure heaven in...

FarmHouseUrban – Update – The Landscaping is Finished!

It's finally done! Let me show you around...  Looking out from the kitchen doors to the gravel patio. We may add a barbeque later to the corner closest to the door. It's been stubbed with a gas and electric line, so it will be easy to add. The arbor is...

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