Holiday madness is just getting started! Whether you are hosting your family for a festive meal, traveling, or just trying to manage the tidal wave of hustle and bustle that seems to peak in November and December, this time of the year can be stressful. Despite all the good eats and holiday cheer, finding time to unwind and keep sane is essential. Here are five tips to help you keep calm during the holiday season.Read More
For our wedding, we knew we wanted to transport people out of the urban environs of the city. We wanted water, we wanted green, we wanted elegance and, like any couple looking for the perfect backdrop for their "I do's", it becomes a mission. We found the perfect setting that encompassed all our wants at White Gate Farm in East Lyme, Connecticut. The farm and the surrounding areas offered so much beauty, relaxation, and association to food, we were sold. Our incredible die-hard, coordinator Josh Chalmers of Earth 2 Events, made every one of our visions a reality...but more on that later.Read More
Easter and Passover are a mere few days away, and signs of spring are taking root. For us here at Crunchy Radish, food is always at the top of our party planning check list, but have you thought about your tablescape? Vibrant and delicious food is essential to any celebration, large or small, yet having a well dressed table can truly add an understated elegance and sophistication to any type of gathering.Read More
I am a huge hand washer. Not only is hand washing economical, you avoid saturating your clothes and your body, with harsh chemicals from the dry cleaners. The Laundress produces nontoxic, eco friendly detergents that preserve your clothes and leave them smelling divine. The chic and clean packaging make you feel less Cinderella and more Princess Kate as you scrub your delicates clean. Essential oils from lavender, citrus, and musk leave your wares smelling lovely, and plant-based enzymes remove odors, stains, and perspiration. Whether it is your favorite silk blouse or lace-lined intimates, leave it to The Laundress to keep your goods looking and smelling their best.
A few weeks back, a good friend and I went to the flower market in New York City. We bundled up and charged full-force into the bustling market hoping to snag a few branches and some assorted floral varietals. I have always been a sucker for ranunculus - their delicate beauty, whimsy, and romantic qualities hold a permanent foothold in my heart. We secured a few cherry blossom branches, perfect for a tall vase, burnt orange ranunculus, and white Sweet William and rushed home to work some magic. My buddy and I created one dramatic arrangement which I slowly repurposed throughout the week to accommodate a few fallen soldiers and to bring new life to different rooms.Read More
Hope everyone is off to a great weekend. Looks like we are having a "heat wave" here on the east coast, hitting a balmy 40 degrees. Here are a few of my essentials for this weekend.
I will be hitting up a pizza party at this institution.
Hoping to bop into this gallery show at some point
Still sore and going back for more at my new favorite workout destination
Will likely binge on a few of these
Finally painting my apartment! I am thinking about this color for the entryway
Have a great weekend!