My Thanksgiving Table.


  Im taking a quick break from cooking to post a peek and my thanksgiving table. It's not totally done yet... (and I know some of the napkins aren't ironed properly. Working on that now!) My inspiration was the chinoiserie-like tables of Joe Nye. Obviously, I'm a little twit compared to him. And I just don't have all the supplies(because when I was getting married and people were giving … [Read more...]

What I’m Making for Thanksgiving Dinner!


When I first started this blog, the tagline was "Fashion. Food. Furniture." However, much to my husband's dismay, I now tag it as "Art. Design. Fashion." wherever you need to put a tagline, like on my business card, for example... (One friend saw the card and said- I am looking at this, and I still have no idea what you do! HA!!!) Anyway... So basically, I don't BRING IT in the cooking … [Read more...]

Banded China: The look for less.


You guys know how I am obsessed with Haviland China, and wish I bought it when I got married and had credits at various stores etc, and how I will have it one day (my husband actually made this deal with me last year: cook x number of times, and he would be HAPPY to buy me the china. I failed.) Anyway... West Elm just came out with these banded desert plates, and they are dead ringers, in a … [Read more...]

From The Barcart: The Ultimate Gin + Tonic


There is nothing like 4 hours in Central Park with a toddler with no stroller to get you in the, holy crap I need a drink and why don't they have happy hour for moms, mode. I used to be a greyhound girl (fresh squeezed grapefruit only please!) now I've got a new drink. Brooklyn Gin+ Fever Tree Tonic. Those brands in particular. Brooklyn Gin is a super delish locally made  and mostly … [Read more...]

Tabletop on Tuesday: Mint+Gold for Grads.

colorful tablecloths

Happy Graduation to my sisters Stephanie and Jennifer on their graduations! And, of course, to everyone else out there graduating! I took home a ton of these tassels from M&J one day for no reason- then I came up with this little idea. Cute huh? Also of note- I found this source for simple, available in any size and any color tablecloths. The ones I ordered are polyester... They were … [Read more...]

Here’s a quick idea.

melamine plates

This may seem silly, but I dont know why it never occurred to me before. My two year old daughter is still not trustworthy with glass plates, and we have a few kiddie plates, but they are just OK in the looks department.... Now that its "dining al fresco" season, why not stock up on melamine plates to use for your kid? You can get really fab ones this time of year, so you wont have to … [Read more...]