Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In the Kitchen :: Five Recipes for Fall

Well hello there!  Sorry for my unexpected absence yesterday, a weekend back at my alma mater plus coming home to a swelteringly hot house on Sunday night {requiring us to sleep in the living room} left me a total zombie yesterday.  Thankfully we opened the windows and were much more comfortable last night...it's amazing what a good night of sleep will do for your energy levels!  Anyways, I'm back today sharing with you five fall recipes that I'm absolutely drooling over.  Looking for more food inspiration?  Check out my Pinterest board :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday!  I couldn't be any more in love with this fall weather.  It has me dreaming of bonfires, baking apple pies, camping, our annual pumpkin patch visit, and simply soaking in the gorgeous and oh so fleeting fall colors.  This weekend we're heading to my alma mater of Ohio State to tailgate and watch the game.  But more importantly I'm going to visit my favorite Columbus spots including Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams {the BEST} and the Northstar Café...because let's face it, I'll always pick food over football :) Have a great weekend loves!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Interiors :: A Cozy Sag Harbor Cottage

Tuesday was officially the first day of fall {hooray!} so I thought fitting to share the absolutely perfect Sag Harbor cottage of interior designer Michelle Smith.  I love how the home {built in 1790!} seems invite you to come in and curl up under a blanket, yet still feels incredibly chic thanks to Michelle's impeccable style and many gorgeous vintage finds.  Can you imagine a more lovely place to spend your autumn weekends?  Read more about the home and follow Michelle around Manhattan for a day here.

Images via Lonny

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Travel Guide :: Val D'Orcia, Tuscany

There aren't many places that have captivated me more than the Val D'Orcia region of Tuscany.  Perhaps it's the fact that the rolling hillsides dotted with dancing cypress trees, grape vines, and clear blue skies make you feel like you've just stepped into an Impressionist painting.  Maybe it's the fact that some of the best wine in the world is just steps away from nearly everywhere you are.  It could be the pasta.  Or the incredibly kind people.  But whatever it is, I absolutely fell in love with this region and dream about the day I will return.

As I mentioned last week, my mom and stepdad are currently on a three week jaunt through Italy which I helped plan.  Since I had been to nearly every place they were visiting I pulled together a lengthy list of recommendations to ensure their trip was pure magic.  Over the past year I have received several other requests from friends, family, and readers for travel recommendations, so I thought I'd pull together some quick favorites.  Last week I shared with you my thoughts on the Cinque Terre, and this week it's all about Tuscany.  From where to stay, to what to eat, to what to do, I have listed six of my must-see's if you're ever in Tuscany.  Enjoy, and if you have any questions or need more detailed recommendations feel free to reach out to me!

PS - Have you entered in my giveaway to win a print of your choice from my Etsy shop, Dreams in HD Photography?  If not you can do so here.