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brooklyn flea

After three years of trying to find time on busy NYC weekend visits, finally made it to the Brooklyn Flea. It was a spectacular Sunday afternoon in Williamsburg with my high school friend Theres with the sun shining, the waves … Continue reading

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lululemon down jacket {find of the day}

A few years ago I decided that down jackets weren’t so god awful anymore. Probably because they were starting to be cut in a more flattering way. So they started becoming fashionable and less Michelin Man-ish. This winter, this Lululemon … Continue reading

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find of the day {layered column dress}

I love {love!} this dress from Anthropologie. At $178 it is more than I’d normally spend but it is probably one of the best pieces purchased last year. Stripes can be daunting but the asymmetric layers and modal stretch fabric … Continue reading

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pup in boots {find of the day}

When all the chatter of our NW snowstorm started I dashed out to REI Monday to buy Riley some boots. Wasn’t sure if he’d adjust to them but after a couple of days of in-home breaking in work we ventured … Continue reading

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books for cooks {gift ideas}

After getting back from vacation last week, decided on Friday I best start my holiday shopping. So I hit the place on Earth I dislike the most {and absolutely hate during the holidays}…the mall! Bound and determined this would be … Continue reading

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find of the day {capri blue volcano candle}

My favorite candle. Love it so much they can be found throughout our house. And they  make great holiday or hostess gifts. A soft floral vanilla and citrus scented candle available at Anthropologie, $28.

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find of the day {flower bomb}

Have always gotten compliments for my choice of perfumes but nothing compares to the sheer number for Flower Bomb, which has been my favorite for the past several years. From Viktor & Rolf, it is a luxurious bouquet of freesia, jasmine, … Continue reading

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find of the day {delitia italian butter}

Smooth, sweet, incredibly creamy. This lovely delicate butter is made from the remaining cream of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese production. Finishing butter for pastas, perfect base for compound butters or just spread on warm bread sprinkled with a hint of sea … Continue reading

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fiori floral design + nordstrom…a stylish duo

For years, one of my favorite Seattle florists has been Fiori Floral Design. I’ve used them from everything for birthdays, get-well wishes, arrangements in our home and special occasions. While there are several great florists in the city, I really … Continue reading

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missoni for target

The other day I gushed about the Lagerfeld for Impulse line. Today I am fawning over the soon-to-arrive Missoni for Target collection…the whole collection, which arrives in stores and online next Tuesday.  I have said it before and it’s true: … Continue reading

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