Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Go the Distance... Like Hercules.

(I'm really actually heinous about recording my sources, so if you know where I found this... let me know! I don't like being a blogger thief!)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

C'est Magnifique! Frenchtown, New Jersey

Last weekend, I had a chance to sneak away with the parental units for a day trip to Frenchtown, New Jersey. Let me go ahead and get it out in the open: if you're a Jersey-hater, you probably don't belong here. If you're merely a Jersey-skeptic, sit back, relax, and watch as one of the most charming and quintessentially folksy places comes to life right before your eyes.

This is a view from the bridge that connects New Jersey to Pennsylvania.
We pulled into our parking space and I practically leapt from the car-- SO anxious to start taking photos of all of the beauty around me. There was a really nifty bridge that we could see from the cafe where we had lunch and I took a few photos of the stunning landscapes as we walked across the river. It was also pretty neat to walk directly over the NJ/PA border... and yes, I know I'm a huge nerd.

The quaint downtown area was home to cafes, antique stores, boutiques, and (what was one of my most favorite visits of the trip) an old fashioned candy store. The candy store housed many old favorites of both my mother and I... we meant to pick up some licorice on the way around for my grandmother, but totally forgot!

We ate a lovely lunch at The Bridge Cafe-- Mama & I both enjoyed delicious roast turkey wraps with a cranberry chutney, and Daddy, quite predictably, had the "Bridge Burger." Though they had these amaaazzzzzingg looking pumpkin scones, I was way too full to even consider having any. The carrot cake looked amazing, too... return visit perhaps?

This antique store actually stood upright. What happened?
We wrapped up our visit by touring the nearby "Two Boots" and "Lovin' Oven." Visiting the shop, which is owned and operated by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert (I am a ridiculously large fan of the book) really brought home to me the type of woman Gilbert depicts herself as in the book-- casual, comfortable, and with a tremendous appetite for the good, simple things in life.

...and isn't that how any real Jersey girl would describe themselves?

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Lilly Pulitzer is creating a home accents line. I think I need to begin monitoring my blood pressure.

In other news, I hope my manpiece never had any desire to contribute to the interior decor of our future abode. It's over, bud.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blogger Fail.

Wow. Big time fail on the blogging front.

Aren't they presh?!

The good news is... I'm back! And I've brought some pretty shoes with me.

The bad news is... I'm not quite sure they're seasonally appropriate. I mean, I should be more concerned with boots and (dare I say it) a new pair of Uggs, not dainty little ballet flats, right? Orrrr...maybe I could get away with it by internally negotiating that tights are "so in" right now?

The truth is, Fall has definitely arrived-- I've enjoyed lattes of the pumpkin spice variety, candy corn, and leaves changing color. It's also getting chilly outside and my tried-and-true North Face (that each year I swear will never see the light of day again) has returned as my ever-faithful daily companion. I'm trying to soak in every minute of it because I always feel as though the season flies by so quickly. Before you know it, it will be WINTER and I'll really be dependent on clothing that shields & warms rather than anything even remotely resembling current fashion. I need to break out the scarves & the sweaters, and more than likely, have them dry-cleaned. I swear I'm putting that little man's children through college. I also have to get busy on finding a Halloween costume-- no more leaving it until the last minute and having to choose between sexy school teacher, sexy nun, and sexy sexy person. I actually have several Halloween parties to go to, so maybe I'll switch things up a little bit. I'll definitely keep you posted!

While I've got your attention, I have a confession to make. I've been spending essentially every spare minute of my day drooling over the wedding of adorable life/style blogger, Bailey. PLEASE-- for all that is good and holy, take some time to enjoy her posts. It is absolutely a dream wedding weekend if I've ever seen one and so personally & intimately theirs. Now I want to get married! Like... tomorrow.