Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Smelly Kelley

The signature scent of my home is Japanese Quince by Seda France. I shall be loyal to it forever, and once you get a sniff of it you will be too. But often I like to have smaller candles burning in other rooms (read bathroom and bedroom) - and while rummaging through the sidewalk sale at Hello Bluebird a few months ago I found the perfect complementing scents from Nouvelle for my one and only Seda France. So I bought a few a headed home to test them out. And then.. I fell in love! They are not only pretty and compact (just like my apartment) but pack major scented punch, that is exactly the inviting and clean aroma I want wafting around my little abode. (Oh, and of course they are eco-chic!) Everyone who comes over compliments their smell and I found myself going back for more. And more! Today, I scooped up the last three at Hello Bluebird, but am on a mission to find more. They come in all shapes and sizes for your burning enjoyment, but I prefer the small tins (great as gifts as well as easy to travel with). Today I have the Tuscan Current tin opened on my desk and it's already filling my office with it's fantastic scent!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tune in Tuesday

I am never on time, espicially not to a concert. Typically I roll in frantically as the first few notes of the opening song ignite the crowd and I stumble and shove my way to seat, praying that I'm not about to miss my favorite song.

However, my past concert experience was refreshingly the opposite of the above scene. We arrived not only on time, but early! Relaxed with some whiskey while we lounged in our private seating area waiting for the opening act (which I never ever have any expectation for - which is typically why I don't mind being late). But then I heard her voice..and everything changed. I have never been so thankful to be early to a show in my life. May I introduce Nicole Atkins. She's just the lady we've been looking for. Her velvety, raw version of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" is now on repeat.

Monday, September 26, 2011

weekend wonders.

[friday night french toast preparation - pefect for the on-the-go guest]

[first stop: stamford and the infamous el charrito taco truck]

[next stop: mariella's for bridal blissness]

[engagement celebrationat half moon]

[the bride and her flower girl]

[the most amazing flourless chocolate cake i have ever encountered]

[topping off the evening with a heady topper from the alchemist - help them heal here]

[mister john on a camel in mongolia]

[sunday morning french toast, a delicous hit and new family favorite]

[sunday night snack prep: granola bars]

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Fuel

Mail Call

Got home to the happiest mail yesterday! Offical engagment postcard of Christina + Christian. Off to Connecticut this weekend to get the wedding wagon rolling - lots of fun updates for Monday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Avett Birthday Bash

A bit belated but we celebrated some birthdays last night at the Avett Brothers show. And what a lovely show it was - great energy, friends and foot-stompin' songs. They even played my favorite! Check out the rest of the amazing set list here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I Want Wednesday

Currenlty craving a few fall updates for hitting the gym (and errands)in style.

[Athelta i spy top]

[jersey knit infinity scarf from boubo]

[lululemon studio crop]

[new balance minimus trail shoe]

Monday, September 19, 2011

weekend wonders

[sunny stop at my favorite organic farm on the way to the beach]

[the staples]

[arriving to a dark and stormy beach weekend]

[first official chili and pumpkin ale of the fall season]

[toes in the sand with mom]

[snuggled up sunday night with cupcakes, burbon and a chick flick]

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Goodwill Toward Man

I always identify the kick off of fall to coincide with the Goodwill Runway Show. It's Berks County's very own Fashion's Night Out, but for an even better cause. All my lovely lady friends, after spending the summer on-the-go and in the sunshine, doll themselves up and get together for this second hand chic evening. It's like our very own back to school night, but so much cooler (did I ever mention how cool I think getting older is?). Anyway, without a word we all gather for the evening surrounded by fashion, charity and fall - compliments of sponsor Berks County Living.

Preview Party at Bell Tower

Bell Tower Salon and Medi-Spa

salon style


scouring the racks

me and my new Oscar

Goodwill Runway Show

meeting John McHenry of Goodwill

BCL fashion freelancers and best friends: miss must-haves and the look

centerpieces you can bid on - genius and chic!

Reading Beer made an unexpected and welcome appearance

take-away bags made from recycled tshirts

Alex serving up his amazing Lebanese fare from Aladdin

the fabulous Jackie Hoffman from y102 - mcing and modeling for the evening

from runway to real-way, we shop the racks after the show

in the bag

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What I Want Wednesday

A subscription to this magazine, like, yesterday..

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tune in Tuesday

We all know I love Willie (and might be cooking up a super fun side project) and now I love Phosphorescent doing their own take Willie wonders: To Willie..dare I say, as well (read: better) than him? In any case, I love having a double dose of classic country tunes by two talented artists, which results in twice as much listening love. Great article about the album here. Enjoy this on your rainy Tuesday.