Palm Springs, by way of New Jersey.

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Good Morning! Yesterday I went over to my friends house for a cup of coffee and was greeted with this! Delightful! Iced coffee, home made muffins and a super chic parrot tray? YES! So I snapped a few pictures and promptly informed her that she would be on the blog tomorrow.  Later that day, I hit up the antiquated, quaint and kitschy town of Ocean Grove for lunch (Yes, it is all three of those … [Read more...]

My Thanksgiving Table.

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  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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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...]