Table decor - Spring and Easter

April Mood : Belle Fleur

Belle Fluer :  a romantic and alluring inspiration for Spring and Easter.   I am so excited to finally show off my bright pedicure and pair it with sandals and a lovely floral dress.  I feel like my whole house needs a refresher.  The planters out front are screaming for flowers and my dogs are constantly […]

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: 5 Ideas for the Guy in Your Life

We don’t make a big fuss of Valentine’s Day.  To be honest, Lex and I celebrate the day after, because it is the day he proposed to me – February 15th 2003.  He usually send me a very lavish bouquet of flowers and makes me breakfast (maybe breakfast-in-bed this time around).  I love to spoil him a little too, […]

Green and blue

FEBRUARY MOOD – A Verdant Vision

Perhaps it’s the lack of verdant green that has inspired my February mood board.  This is the time of year when I begin to get antsy and the lack of warmth and sun begin to really affect me.  New England is not a particularly fun place to live, for those of us who are averse to cold […]


Tuesday Inspiration: Pink

Happy Tuesday ladies!  It was a rainy and chilly day today and it actually felt like Fall.  It made me think of my Monday post about relaxing in bed with my favorite loungewear.  That being said, I thought I’d share with you a collection of my favorite happy hue: pink. It’s sure to inspire you, if […]


A 24-Hour Mommy Vacation in Chicago

Before I had children, a mini vacation by myself did not seem very appealing.  Where would I go? Whom would I talk to?  Will I be eating alone?  Nowadays, I would luxuriate in those precious hours by myself without batting an eyelash.   As a mom, my list of daily to do’s is pretty much an endless routine. 


NYC and the Vibrant High Line: A Day of Images

If you’re headed into the city and haven’t been to see The High Line, you should add it to your list.  A few weeks ago my dear friend and neighbor decided to take me up on a day trip to the city with our kids in tow.  Now, this is not going to be one […]


Burgundy Back for Fall: How to Show it Best

Even though I’m not quite determined to make the switch to my Fall wardrobe, transitioning through color accents, like burgundy, makes me feel like summer will linger just a little longer.  Let’s face it, before we know it, sandals get replaced by boots and your winter clothes slowly creep in. Instead of always reaching for black, adding […]


Raus – Coffee for Humanity

I feel like this could be a tagline for a political party: “Raus – Coffee for Humanity“.  If coffee could bring us together, the world would be drinking Raus everyday.  If it were only that simple.  I guess nothing is out of the realm of possibilities these days, but this post is not about politics.  This post […]