Monday, October 24, 2011

apple season

My favorite time of the year. Need I say more?

Cheers friends!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

a picnic spot

Picking a good picnic spot is always key. . . not too wet, not too sunny, not too buggy. . . something with a view, but secluded enough for a smooch with one's honey. Last saturday, the gentleman and I hopped in the car with a packed lunch of fresh bread, cheese, meats, and honey crisp apples. We drove down to Barboursville Winery, and after a rather hectic tasting session, decided on a cold bottle of Riesling and headed over to the famous ruins for a déjeuner sur l'herbe.

Anniversary perfection!

Thank you all for the kind wishes!!! It is hard to believe we have been married a year. What a wonderful time we have had.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

one year ago today

. . . I married my gentleman.

{ xo }

(photograph by Kate Headley)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the long weekend

Why is it that three-day weekends always seem to pass by so quickly?

Saturday was spent with friends, and monday was a day for a serious "fall cleaning" (linens washed, wood floors scrubbed, closet organized). Sunday, we decided, was a day for an outing. . . in Leesburg, Virginia. We had no agenda, and lingered over a long lunch at the Wine Kitchen (we highly recommend the sweet potato gnocchi and the duck confit), before wandering around town, poking our noses into a few antique shops. We almost left empty handed (the selection was rather disappointing), but decided to stop at the German Favorite Antiques on our way out of town. Don't let the goofy name fool you. . . it's like walking into a Bavarian schloss. Seriously. Packed full of fabulous old furniture (from country farmhouse to Biedermeier), linens, porcelain, clocks, tools and any number of curiosities. We couldn't resist a gigantic old wicker hamper (to store all those nice clean linens in!).

Anyway, it has been a while since I left you with some links:

* Moving Day (a year ago!)
* Garden
* a New Orleans aesthetic
* and this post

Happy tuesday.

Friday, October 7, 2011

in boston

Summer has somehow slipped into fall, the days are shorter and the evenings are cooler (which suits this Yankee girl just fine). The gentleman and I were up in Boston for a few days last week ~ wandering around Beacon Hill and a few fabulous museums in between conference sessions. My parents joined us in the city over the weekend, and together we enjoyed some seriously good meals! Such fun! But now our noses are back to the grindstone. . . sigh.

Just stopping by to say hello. . . and promise a few goodies to come next week.

Until then, be well.