Friday
Nov222013

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration & Ideas

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2. Anthropologie Tiered Cake Stand
4. BHLDN Verdian Garland
5. Crate and Barrell Birch Branches
6. H&M Home Teacup Candle
7. Anthropologie Evenings in Quito Platter
8. Anthropologie Cheers Cocktail Napkins
9. William Sonoma Eclectique Dinnerware
10. Anthropologie Trellis Glass
11. Crate and Barrell Lincoln Hurricane
12. BHLDN Betula Pots
13. Zara Home Damask Stemware
14. Crate and Barrell Acorns
16. William Sonoma Alton Flatware

Tuesday
Nov192013

Maple Cider Hot Toddy Cocktail Recipe

 

For these chilly nights. Or an elixir for digestion post Turkey day. The Maple Cider Hot Toddy will cure what ails you. 

Guaranteed.

I am not usually one for the warm cocktails, but the chilly temps that moved in recently moved me to craft one.

Enjoy!

 

Maple Cider Hot Toddy

Ingredients

1/3 cup apple cider

1 lemon, juiced

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1/2 jigger lemon simple syrup

4 jiggers whiskey (The Sazerac is a delight!)

1 jigger maple liqueur

Directions

Mix Cider, lemon juice, lemon syrup, and maple syrup over heat to warm.

In a separate container, mix whiskey and maple liqueur. Pour warm liquids into alcohol and stir. Distribute between glasses (two large or 3 mini) and garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

PS, equally delightful on the rocks! 

Monday
Nov182013

Black is the New Black

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 Above: Zara romper (similar Skaist Taylor romper), button down and moto jacket (this Generation Love moto jacket is delightful), Miu Miu boots, Proenza Schouler PS1

 

Crazy fall colors and crazy fall warm weather. 

I shouldn't be able to get away with wearing a jumpsuit into mid November, but low and behold, that is exactly what I did this weekend for date night out with hubs. I confess, it is hard to leave the little one at home, but important to get away just the two of us....where conversation doesn't focus on diapers and feedings and diapers. Though the stray diaper bomb may have snuck into discussions over wine at Mistral. Just sayin.

Also decided it was time to invest in some new wardrobe items (after a few weeks back at the gym!). This oversize cardi from H&M is a gorgeous steal. I have been on the look out for a buffalo check topper since last year and this peacoat from J Crew perfectly fits the bill. Finally, some new sunglasses, the tinted version of the prescription pair I wear so often, from Super. I swear I got my holiday shopping done in there too!! After months of not wanting to spend any money on myself though, I was overdue for a few items, right?

PS, so over the collabs. Especially this Marant X H&M one. I mean, $300+ for collab items? When I can just wait out the after holiday sales and get the real deal for the same amount? A little patience, a lot of discounted Marant is what I'll be saving for.