At the close

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Why is it that we feel that everything is ending with the close of August? Last trips to the High Line, last walk on the beach, last view of the leafy green serenity of Central Park. Of course we'll have all of this in Autumn and much, much more. I can't wait for crunchy leaves underfoot, the smell of apple pies in the air, my window open in the evening to let the cool night breeze ruffle my blankets.

I will miss that water feature on the High Line though.

In other news, was I the only one in the world who didn't watch Miley Cyrus perform on the VMAs on Sunday night? Thinking I might watch it as soon as I've hit publish on this post.


The incomparable French fashion blogger Garance Dore is writing a book! This one is going to be on the top of my wish list.

Want to win a Givenchy bag? Several fashion bloggers styled the bag various ways for Bluefly, and if you vote for your favorite styling job, you could be entered to win this glorious bag! Head to the facebook page to get started. It ends today!

interior design

Kate at Wit + Delight shares her personal journey but also shares photos of her impeccably designed home (can a home be impeccably designed? This one is). 

I'm so in love with Sherry and John's redone foyer. I think it was so smart to start with the entryway, that way you always feel like you have a really important part of the house done. It's the first (and last) thing they'll see as they enter and leave. Young House Love always nails it!


What? Pizza can have blueberries on top? I guess since I've tried it with peaches before this blueberry pizza with whipped ricotta from Jess at How Sweet It Is shouldn't be too much of a stretch. This is the perfect way to use up the last of your summer blueberries (wah).

Here's another way to use up the last of your summer fruit (I don't mean "use up" in a bad way) with this almond peach cake from Love & Lemons.

Luisa's book is out in paperback (as of today), and i love the red and yellow on the cover. So pretty.

hard to define

I don't normally post parenting posts, but I was in tears reading the story of Ashley's adoption of her little girl from China -- and how they're all doing one year later. In tears.

In my constant search for new and awesome blogs out there, I post (and participate in) tons of giveaways every week. Well, after years of entering, I finally won something!! Caitin at Roost held a giveaway of La Bella Figura facial creams and oils and I WON! I'm so excited to use their products and report back to you.


  1. Congrats on winning!! So fun!

  2. thanks so much, Erin!! I have enough body oil for years now!

  3. Woooo for the win! Also, don't bother with the Miley Cyrus video...........

  4. Ok, so you're not the only one who did see the Miley Cyrus thing. So where'd you find it? It seems to be blocked everywhere I've looked!

  5. Just stumbled upon your blog and totally digging it!

    1. Hey thanks ladies, looking forward to discovering your site too.

  6. i love the high line - and you captured it beautifully!


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