Friday, September 28, 2012

Horses & Fashion, Fashion & Horses

The most incredible combination in the entire world has to be equestrian events and fashion.    Right now you're either nodding in agreement, or wondering what it is on earth I'm talking about.  If you get me, you get me.  If you don't, let me try to explain.  

Horse shows have an interesting air to them.  It's rich leather and ruby red roses.   Crisp button-downs and structured blazers.  Immaculate buns and diamond stud earrings.  And on some nights it's evening gowns and champagne.  Coming to a horse show and witnessing the fashion and the people who partake in these competitions is people watching at its very best and often times, an amazing source fashion inspiration.  The editorial below featuring Barbara Palvin in Harper's Bazaar is the epitome of equestrian cool.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hello, Fall!

The weather is so brisk and wonderful, I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying wearing sweaters and boots again.  Things have been moving quickly and lots has been going on.  Some very exciting plans are underway, and I can't wait to share them with you - stay tuned in the coming weeks.  For now, here are some fun fall photos.  And since everyone is doing it, I'm going to write a fall to-do list as well. 

Fall To-Do's

Perfect my spiked cider recipe.
Bake my Grammy's apple pie.
Get some mums for our back door.
Write more. 
Horseback ride more.
Spend a long weekend in New Glarus, WI.
  Host a Fall party.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012


It's funny how the slightest change in a beauty routine can totally shake things up.  A few weeks ago I was at my family's lake house and found that there was no conditioner.  "Roughing" it, I only used shampoo.  The result?  An au natural look that was slightly reminiscent of Kate Moss's famously mussed up coif.  I found that my hair had more volume, and was much easier to manipulate.  This is something I will be doing lots of in the future.  Coincidentally I came across an article on the lovely Christine Centenera in which she explains she "never uses conditioner".  I get it and I love it.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Coziest

As far as I'm concerned, it's autumn.  September is a month that always seems to fly by with an impressive swiftness, and I know I should savor these last few warm days.  But truth be told, I love my cool weather.   Mainly because it facilitates the cuddliest of activities.   Like curling up on the couch with a glass of wine, a good movie, and of course, someone to share it all with.  And let me tell you, the ultimate accessory for lazy nights indoors is a Denali blanket.    They are the sort of snuggly that is hard to describe - it's probably best to just order one and see for yourself.   They are soft beyond compare, and make falling asleep a little too easy.  Now for the difficult task of choosing a pattern.