Summer dreaming

April 28, 2010

Just dreaming of those warm summer nights on this chilly, rainy Boston spring day.

Savannah

Okay, I don’t know how to embed videos into my blog yet, but you have to go over to VeryMaryKate.com and check out these online parody webisodes of the life of Mary Kate Olsen.  My friend showed these to me yesterday and I have spend most of my night watching them over and over again, dying laughing.  The woman who does this is hilarious!  Go check it out.  Now I am off to go get my Vera Wang snuggie, because its brrrrrr.

Dinner time

April 23, 2010

I had a delicious, romantic dinner with my hubby last night, and although we are not exactly gourmet chefs; we basically “prepare” food; we love trying out new dishes.  With our crazy schedules cooking at home doesn’t happen as much as we would like, so it is quite a treat when we can just stay at home, cook dinner and have a glass of wine.

I was quite impressed by our efforts last night.

• Pepper Pork Tenderloin (pre-seasoned from Trader Joes)
• Brussel sprouts cooked with thick cut bacon bits in a little apple cider vinager
  and butter reduction sauce
• Brown rice
• Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon (Thanks Jobi Liquors for the recommendation.)



  


Yum.





The time has come…

April 22, 2010

The time has come for me to put my house in Atlanta on the market.  I loved, loved, loved living in that house.  The sun room, the garden, the neighborhood,  the place was great and all of my years there were wonderful!  It was my single girl house, and it represents all that wonderful career and personal growth I achieved during those years, but with my life happily planted in Boston now, it is time to give that house a new home. :)

So here is a little shameless personal use of my blog.


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My darling house in Morningside/Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, GA

Contact Patti Junger at Coldwell Banker for a showing and information


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Great entryway and deep front closet.

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Large living room with working fireplace (wall color: Valspar Pirate’s Cove…I loved the color, but also choose it for the name.  Arrrrrrr :) )

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Dinning room with original 1920’s wodwork (wall color: Valspar Halcyon Blue)

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Separate Sunroom/Study (wall color: Benjamin Moore Palladium Blue)

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Kitchen

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Bedrooms


Larger bedroom has two closets and French doors to the deck.

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Back entryway

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Huge fenced in backyard and deck

House sits on almost a 1/3 of an acre of land.



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Some of my favorite places in the neighborhood.  All within walking distance.

RosebudHands down my favorite restaurant in all of Atlanta, perhaps the world.  Chef Ron there is so creative and uses locally grown or raised food in all his dishes.  Get the Mountain trout.  It is to die for.

Morningside Farmers Market – Every Saturday year round, 8AM to 11:30AM.  All the vendors must be local (travel mo more than 2 hours to get there) and produce must be certified organically grown to be sold at the Morningside Farmers Market.  Chef Ron from Rosebud gets much of his food there.  It is great.

Yoforia – Yummy, yummy, yummy!  This natural frozen yogurt place uses organic milk and organic yogurt.  It is non fat and only 25 calories per ounce…that is until you add any  three toppings from their fresh fruit, candy, and cereal topping bar!  I recommend the Pomegranate/Original swirl.

Surin of Thailand – Was my go to Thai place.  Fab!

Providence Antiques – This antique/found objects/design/jewelery/gift store always has the most unique items.  Claudia, the owner and designer has such a cool aesthetic and changes her front window every few months with a different theme, color, work of art, or piece of furniture.  Very cool place and a very cool lady.

Lululemon – There is also a Lululemon showroom right at the end of my street with free yoga, pilates and cross-fit classes.


I know…why did I move…Love makes you do crazy things :)

Total sadness.   All of my photos of Woods Hole have gotten lost in cyber land. :(  The clarity of the water that weekend had a Caribbean-like aqua blue character.  The likes of nothing I have seen in the Atlantic.  It was gorgeous.  I guess  I will just have to go back, hopefully sooner than later.  I am so bumbed.

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Sea Island Modern

Instead here is a cool modern home I saw in Sea Island over Easter.  The architecture style is not very “Sea Island”, but I thought the clean angles and white color looked amazing juxtaposed with the organic Spanish moss and live oaks.  Oh and all those windows over looking the marsh!  It makes me want to sit inside there and write a novel or something.  No wonder Eugene O’Neill once lived and wrote on Sea Island (not in this house of course).  So dreamy and moody.  See you soon Sea Island :)




Sorry to MIA.  Has been a crazy week, but more on that later.

I had to share some photos from my hubby and I’s little trip down to Cape Cod last weekend.  I had only spent one weekend down there late last summer when I first moved to Boston and was dying to explore it more, so last Saturday we decided to just hop in the car with an overnight bag, my trusty camera and no plans.  Spring was in the air and it was wonderful.



Spring is here and I love it!

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We drove out the Chatham, the elbow of Cape Cod and what looked like the end of the world.  Just miles and miles of sand and sand bars and then…the Atlantic Ocean



We must have walked 2 miles trying to get out all the way to the edge of the elbow.


It felt like the middle of no where




Hungry and tired we turned our efforts around and headed back to get some food.  Thank goodness they have and amazing hotel and resturant at the end of the earth. :)  The Chatham Bars Inn was right up on the hill.  The hotel and grounds were AMAZING to say the least and had that quintessential “cape feel.”


The view was to die for and they had a gorgeous telescope on the front patio of the hotel.


You could see a few little cabins built all the way out on the sand bars.


Close up through the telescope.

And that was just Saturday.  Nest up, Woods Hole on Sunday…

Amazing weekend!

April 11, 2010

Oh my gosh.  Amazing impromptu weekend at the Cape.  Pictures mañana.


Bonne nuit.

-S

I am having so much fun photographing Flock boutique in Boston’s South End.  We are shooting everything from store front to beautiful detail shots for use on their new website and press materials.  The website is being designed by non other than Jessica Sutton Graphic Design.

Owner Danielle Kupsc, has created a dreamy, whimsical space though one of a kind furniture, handcrafted wall installations and meticulously selected merchandise by Danielle herself.  The clothing, jewelry and home decor selections reflect Danielle’s commitment to supporting one of a kind artists, designers and craftsman.  Every piece has a story.  In fact, the store will be featured in this month’s WWD. (I’ll track it down and keep you posted.)

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We will be doing some additional shots this weekend as the shop installs an amazing mossy wall art.  I can’t wait to shoot it.  Stay tuned for Flock’s full website soon!

Just a tid bit…

April 5, 2010

A few photos from our very short but very wonderful Easter weekend at Sea Island, GA.  I am already plotting how to get back down there for Memorial Day. :)

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More to come.

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