Thursday, October 1, 2015

goodbye september...

i can't believe the summer is over. but then wait... so is september.  since starting my new job and all the craziness of the summer this blog has really been put on the back burner.  i remember reading blogs and suddenly they would go silent and i would think wow that is awful why can't they just say they are taking a break. well no one intends that this will happen it just does, life gets crazy and before you know it months go by.
i used to blog in the morning now i leave much earlier and my work day is very different than it used to be.  and then there are times i miss this space so much.  but some things have to change and some times the stuff you love the most needs to take a back seat.
in any case,  i still love this space and want to get back to some semi regular posts.  i will try my best.
i am still posting on instagram and facebook.

                                       a super fall recipe that is simple and impressive.

                                                                   Pear Salad
5~Perfect ripe pears with stems attached 
2 cups Mixed greens
1 cup Arugula
1/2 cup Arugula, for garnish
1/4 cup pan roasted pecans, cooled and rough chopped
1/2 cup munchkin grapes (or use golden raisins, craisins, dried cherries, dried fig, etc)
1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles
champagne vinaigrette (recipe follows)
6 thin slices of prosciutto 
honey, to drizzle

Champagne Vinaigrette
1/2 cup good olive oil (I use light OO for this recipe)
2-3 TBS good champagne vinegar
1 tsp honey
1/8 tsp dijon mustard
Mix well. Set aside

Cut your pear into four sections (you may have to cut the bottom a tiny bit to make it stand better. use an apple corer to core out the center of each section.  build the salad and volia so impressive ..

some fun links around the web
so you can plan that beautiful foliage trip

looking forward to this movie

loving the new fall jackets

Love this - such passion watch #10

my new favorite fragrance

love sent, xo

Sunday, August 16, 2015

happy weekend...

 a sure way to beat the heat...  just close your eyes and pretend your feet are hanging over a dock on the lake and cool water is splashing all around you.  don't you fell cooler already?

Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 6 large fresh strawberries, chopped or ¾ cup frozen strawberries
  • 6 standard sized graham crackers
  • 1 tbs melted butter
1.   In  food processor add the cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar and milk, process until well combined. Add the strawberries, pulse to combine.
2.   Pour mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about 1 inch of the top empty for the crust.
3.   Crush the graham crackers in a plastic bag with a rolling pin.   Pour into a bowl mix in a tablespoon of melted butter.
4.   Divide the crust evenly between the popsicles, press down gently to compact. Insert popsicle sticks, freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.


love sent, xo

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

dear august...

the world looks better through a cool pair of shades on the beach on a saturday...

thank you for starting out amazing, now, please slow down...

love sent, xoxo

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


life moves quickly.  enjoy every minute.  i started this post ages ago and just logged on and decided to post it just as it is... no words just a couple of pictures of a really fun night.

love sent, xo

Sunday, July 12, 2015

new light...

the day dawns on a beautiful july morning, i can already feel the blazing heat.  i think back on this past week and all the wonderful moments i shared with people who make everything feel so meaningful.  this past vacation week has been another gift,  an opportunity to spend some moments in this staggering, gorgeous delightful and gritty life.

                                                       marthas vineyeard  2015 

                                                     our annual trip.  love these guys 

                                                      it was truly a memorable week. 

                   modeling our hightide apparel  love these designs 

                                                                      endless beach food.


early morning solitude

                                                                            long walks

                                       cheers to another amazing trip to the vineyard...

Art replaces the light that is lost when the day fades, the moment passes, the evanescent extraordinary makes its quicksilver.  Art tries to capture that which we know leaves us, as we move in and out of each other’s lives, as we all must eventually leave this earth. Great artists know that shadow, work always against the dying light, but always knowing that the day brings new light and that the ocean which washes away all traces on the sand leaves us a new canvas with each wave.
– Elizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World

love sent, xo

Friday, July 10, 2015

once again my heart is heavy..

when the music is loud and i can't find the words sometimes pictures can tell a story..
the summer is already flying by.  i have been quiet lately, writing less. but there are a million thoughts swirling in my head just getting them down on paper hasn't been easy.  a lot of what i have been doing lately involves shifting gears forcing myself to be positive and to see all the amazing things there are to see.  we live in such a busy world everyone is so bent on getting things done faster,  bigger, better.  lately tho, more often than i'd like to admit i have been reminded how fleeting this life is.  how blessed i am today to have what i have.  enjoy today.  decide to be happy today.
today we finally brought my brother joe to his final resting place.  i hope he looked down and knows how much he was loved, how much he is missed and how much everyone cared about him.

rip sweet love.

the sun was shining down on you...  we make a gift of our lives in simple ways, by being kind, being compassionate, paying attention and doing what we can in whatever time we have.  it's not what we do that really matters its how we do it.  the secret ingredient is love.

love sent, xoxo

Saturday, July 4, 2015