autumn · fall · food and wine

Feeling Fall

I’ve been running around trying to do too many things at once lately that all of a sudden when I finally stopped to smell the roses, I realized that autumn is definitely here.  The crisp, cool air, the reddish-orange and yellow leaves, the non-stop football and the shorter days and dark, early nights have all… Continue reading Feeling Fall

dining · dining rooms · food and wine · recipes

Dining Room Chairs + An Eggplant Panini

As promised today I will be blogging about dining rooms.  But before I delve into my dining room recommendations, I’d first like to report on an amazing dinner my husband and I made last night courtesy of Skinnytaste (whose blog never ceases to amaze me with recipes that I am always so eager to try!).  We… Continue reading Dining Room Chairs + An Eggplant Panini

food and wine · recipes

Beat the heat.

With water.  Yesterday was another one of those super scorching hot days where you feel like you are inside of an oven it is so hot.  And I don’t know about you, but our air conditioning is scrambling just to keep up (we’re talking the good ole’ AC is set at 58 and our apartment… Continue reading Beat the heat.

4th of July · bathroom · beach house · bedrooms · celebrations · Color · food and wine · Interior Design · kitchen · living rooms · recipes · Red

Red Beach Home (+ a Salsa recipe)

The 4th of July (also known as Independence Day) is a United States federal holiday commemorating the U.S. declaring their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence back in 1776.  Friends and families around celebrate this holiday with each other with many different traditions including watching fireworks, grilling out,… Continue reading Red Beach Home (+ a Salsa recipe)

bedrooms · cabins · exterior · food and wine · light filled spaces · today I'd like to be

Today I want to be…

Waking up in this sunny bedroom with these crisp white linens, and a croissant and cappuccino to top it off… Image Spending the rest of the morning watching the sunrise while reading and relaxing here… Image Hanging out with this cute little Shiba Inu puppy… Image Enjoying this hearty vegetable soup for lunch… Image Taking… Continue reading Today I want to be…

bedrooms · Color · Fashion · Flowers · food and wine · Interior Design · lilac · purple

Pretty in plum…

Every once in a while you may see a reoccurring theme on this blog, which is likely a strong indication that I like something. A lot. And today, that reoccurring theme is purple, and more specifically plum. Which I talked a little bit about here. But I’d like to discuss it further today. Mainly because I… Continue reading Pretty in plum…

bathroom · bedrooms · dining · food and wine · healthy food · Interior Design · kitchen · living rooms · recipes · Stairs

Paleo Bread and a Modern Farmhouse

I am going to be traveling this morning to my brother and future sister-in-law’s wedding! I am so very excited to celebrate with them this weekend.  My husband and I are both in the wedding party so we are getting there early today for golfing (the boys) and getting nails done (girls).  But I wanted… Continue reading Paleo Bread and a Modern Farmhouse

food and wine · healthy food · workouts · yoga

Healthful Habits

Today I wanted to share with you some of my healthy habits, because I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately. This has included reading and/or planning to read as many food and nutrition-related books as possible: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four… Continue reading Healthful Habits

bedrooms · food and wine · today I'd like to be

Today I want to be…

1. Sleeping in a little longer than usual in this bedroom (especially since I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning)… Don’t you just love the beautiful mix of textures and varying shades of neutrals that create a cozy and soft retreat?!? (I do!) Image 2. Doing yoga on my rooftop… Continue reading Today I want to be…

Blogs (other) · food and wine · music · Show and Tell · Television · weekend recaps

Show and Tell

Because of the NATO Summit and the potential for protestors getting out of hand, chaos and commuting nightmares in downtown Chicago, my office closed today and I am working from home!  Which means a few extra minutes this morning to blog about my weekend. And just like back in my kindergarten school days, I would… Continue reading Show and Tell