Downton Abbey, series two

Downton Abbey series two is quickly approaching it’s return to our PBS stations in the U.S. Friends in the U.K. have been bugging me as they have not just seen series two but they have also seen the Christmas Special thanks to ITV1. I am going crazy over here! Love this show so much and […]

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Christmas decor

Do you love the holidays? I am a big fan, and I treasure pulling out the things that I have inherited from family, as well as new things that M and I have acquired together. Above is a beautiful bird from Caspari, which M gave me as an early gift this year – the tag […]

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Oxfords and Oysters 2011

Tonight is the second-annual Oxfords & Oysters event, hosted by Sky Blue Events at the newly-opened Four Seasons Baltimore! I am thrilled to be going this year as last year M and I had VIP tickets but had to miss the actual event at the last minute. Regardless, I am so happy that my friend […]

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Silver polishing

Is anyone else the designated polisher for their family? This duty has been mine since about 8 years old, when my parents and grandparents realized I pay attention to the most minute details (between tines, in the smallest crannies and engravings) on our silver pieces. So, to earn some extra $$ and to help out […]

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Wedding plans: jewelry

M and I have continued to work on our wedding plans – you can never plan things too early, especially the fun stuff! Yesterday we went to the Stony Point Fashion Park to the Tiffany & Co. which opened in September. M had not been, I had been with my Mom a few months ago. […]

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Martha Stewart’s Tortilla Soup

When the weather turns cold, one of the first things I do is make a soup or stew. Virginia has been a bit bipolar lately, so I may make a great pot of something, and then I am surprised by the warm snap that comes a few days later. This soup is the exception to […]

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Fall food: an amazing chili

To preface: I love this recipe, which M and I first tried in 2009 around Thanksgiving. We make it throughout the cold months, and one batch for us lasts about a week, even though the recipe states 4-6 servings! We love to use Mexican cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips and sliced jalapenos as our toppings. […]

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Royal Oud from House of Creed

The latest scent from the House of Creed is now available – most likely through pre-order as they don’t send a ton of the stuff over here – Royal Oud. An incredibly sexy unisex scent that some will love and some will hate. The oriental and spicy scents are hit or miss for so many […]

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Blog Hop: Favorite Cookbooks

My dear BFF Muffy Martinidecided late this past week to do a Blog Hop. Well, she wanted to do an entry like this for a while – but that is when she posted it! Isn’t she creative? I love this idea as it is a great way to show how blogging peers can share something […]

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Fall 2011 trend: the bow blouse

(Marc by Marc Jacobs/Nordstrom) Who else is on the fence with the bow blouse trend? I really feel like you have to be right on for this look or it just comes off horribly. (Juicy Couture/Bloomingdales) I am busty, not big persay (32DD), but pretty full. Since I have a lingerie background, I have done […]

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