PS, I do already own one of these items, can you guess which?
From Top Left:
1. TopShop Cable Jumper
Having been a loyal patron of the Harvard Square shops for years I was literally blown away by their newest, grandest and most ambitious undertaking to date, a flagship space on Boylston Street. From classic Frye boots and Hunter wellies to new luxe labels such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo, and Giuseppe Zanotti, they have bases covered in the shoe department of this mega store. Head up to second floor of this massive, contemporary space and you will happen upon Sea, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang and Rag and Bone to name a few. I won't even begin to touch upon, or do justice to the massive denim selection. You would be hard pressed to come away from this store without a pair of the latest must have jean from the denim wall.
I teamed up with the tastemakers at the Boylston locale to preview (for my own closet) as well as bring to you readers, some of the gorgeous new pieces they have lined up for fall. Brittney Rothweiler, buyer for the downtown shop, was my arbiter of cool for the morning. She plucked selections from my go-to labels: Sea, Vena Cava, Jimmy Choo and introduced me to a few, new to me, brands: Mackage, Etten Eller and Under.Ligne by Doo Ri.
I am hardly the first, nor the only one noticing the expansion, fine attention to detail, and killer aesthetic the Tannery is bringing to Boston. Be on the look out for none other than Ms. Britney Spears in the very same Jimmy Choo I am wearing above (see: bodacious Sea jumpsuit). Word is she picked up the same pair when she was in town a few weeks ago.
When offered the best of a store like this......I take full advantage of the opportunity. Stay tuned for more looks, details on the shop and more styles from our exclusive fall preview next week. And be sure to check out the official blog of the Tannery, Curated by the Tannery for up to the minute updates on what you should be buying this season.
The dogs just love running around up at the farm. So much for the pooches to explore between the fields, barns, orchard, you get the idea. A perfect opportunity for some gratuitous Kiki shots. Though, I was a concerned mama when we were warned about the fisher cat that has taken up in the blackberry bushes. Dangerous for the dogs and double whammy, preventing us from picking any of the delicious fruit! Trust me, you don't want to tango with a fisher cat my friends. They will win.
PS, husband contributed the name for this post. Yes, my backdrop is a barn but the term has another financial related meaning, as one hell of a week (chaotic highs and lows), applied in this case to the stock market . My new word of the week = barn burner. I see future potential use for applying this term to extreme sample sales or markdown situations.
This dish was first made........born of a mistake. I purchased puff pastry in a rush at the super market when I really need phyllo for spanikopita. I made the best of this costly error (puff pastry is not cheap my friends- though it is worth it for the ease of picking it up in the freezer) and turned it into a delicious tart for a family get together. My father in-law loves caramelized onions so any dish working them is automatically well received. I have made it no less than 3 times since. It is simple and you got it, utterly delicious.
I took some liberties with the recipe I used here, and instead of roasting the onions in the oven, I caramelized them on the stove top, and sweetened them up a bit by adding some fig preserves. Alright, alright, I may have added some more bacon too.
It is a delight of an appetizer but would make a delicious, quick dinner, during the week too.