Monthly Archives: August 2013

Playgrounds of Paris

We’ve been back about a week from our two week Paris get-a-away and, despite being back to everyday life, I’m still feeling the effects of Paris.  This was our second time in Paris together, but I’ve been a few times more, so we really wanted to avoid more of the touristy areas and just slink […]

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Gold Wallpaper and Mirrored Walls

Today we are lucky enough to have Paris rain, so we sat under the cafe’s canopy this morning while we had our ritual cafe au laits and croissants looking out at the drizzle, which makes the city seem even more romantic. In this relaxed state, my mind is turning to more serious affairs:  such as […]

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Of Mussels and Intestinal Tracts

It was only a week until our Paris trip.  My husband’s aunt lives in Paris and so we were making our pseudo-annual effort to visit and stay with her while simultaneously gorging ourselves on daily chocolate croissants and cafe au laits, homemade pasta at the various scrumptious Italian restaurants, late nights of fresh baguettes and […]

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Cranberry, Purples, & Turquoise

Leslie Shrewing is one of my long-time favorite stylists/photographers/bloggers (she also has her first book coming out with Holly of decor8 this fall which I am so looking forward to!) and the other day while I was puddling around the house (actually making a few watercolor cards for friends’ gifts, to be exact), it occurred […]

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Tart Cherry Sangria

Happy Weekend!  I have to say I was so thrilled on Friday to have the weekend arrive and get a short break from what’s seemed like complete chaos at work the past two weeks. This weekend is almost entirely unscheduled–my favorite type! I’m finishing up a few projects (DIY sunscreen, brown-paper wrapped gifts, homemade pesto, […]

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Top Chef Masters Launch Party

It’s quite exciting in Frederick these days with Bryan Voltaggio resurfacing on Top Chef Masters–and there’s nothing we love more than a good cooking show.  Bryan’s restaurant Volt is a few blocks from our condo and one of the Frederick mainstays.  We attended the Top Chef Masters launch party at Volt last week with a […]

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