It is Fashion Week here in Boston and the other evening I was invited to a presentation for MendozaMendoza.  The presentation was held in a South End space behind Rocca Kitchen & Bar.  The crowd seemed fun, hip and certainly dressed to the nines.  I could have sat outside and people watched all night.  Biggest trend on those in attendance: black sequins!  Anyway, onto the presentation.  The models were draped across various Moroccan inspired furniture that created this opium den feel.  Perfect for Sam Mendoza’s, silky, draped dresses.  Although I think my favorites were the harem pants and separates…did I just say I liked harem pants?!?!?!  I think I did!

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The scene

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Long draped dresses

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My favorites

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Marital Bliss

September 28, 2010

This weekend, after returning from an amazing week a Canyon Ranch, my husband and I celebrated one year of marriage!  I can honestly say it had been the best year of my life.  There had been so much change, moving from Atlanta, starting this blog, working more on freelance photography and design, and so many wonderful travels, adventures and fun. We have an amazing trip planned for the week of Thanksgiving, so we decided to celebrate the actual anniversary day by not making any solid plans.  What ensued way a fabulous fall day of, brunch, bloody marys, football, a little shopping and ended with some amazing blues, dancing and champagne at Beehive.

I certainly re-toxed very quickly after my healthy week at Canyon Ranch. :)

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Beehive just exudes cool.  It is in a downstairs setting and has that bohemian, beatnick feel.  The interior and art are amazing art, with even more amazing music playing every night.  Sunday’s are blues night…can you think of a better night for blues to be played?  Of course there was nothing “blue” about our night.  The musicians were so talented and the music and atmosphere was a blast.

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I love these old beer mugs.  I think my dad had them when we were growing up.

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Dancing the night away with my husband of one year.

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Back at the ranch

September 23, 2010

This lucky duck is spending 5 days at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ with her mom, her sister and sister-in-law.

It is like another planet here.  The mountains and terrain, not to mention the amazing plant and animal life.  Oh and all the spa pampering on top of that.  I am  one spoiled little girl.  So many photos to share upon my return, but for now :

Oh, and a full moon hike tonight!  I can’t wait.

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New Brahmin Masthead

September 20, 2010

The other week I spent a fun and silly Sunday evening with the stylish masthead of New Brahmin shooting for Stuff Magazine’s style feature.  These ladies are usually behind the camera working their magic, so it was a fun change to pull them in front of the lens.  We ended up loving this mugshot style layout.

L-R: Liana Peterson, Founder and Executive Editor; Janine Stafford, Managing Editor; Jessica Sutton, Web Mistress; Jeannie Vincent, Beauty Editor

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Cool shot of the print magazine.

Photography by Jessica Sutton

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More photographs from the shoot

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And some behind the scenes silliness.

Oscar the wonder pup

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The super talented fashion designer Sam Mendoza, whose Boston Fashion Week show I am attending next Sunday.  So excited!

Check out his profile and talk of the upcoming collection here.

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Shooting away

September 14, 2010

In hot hot Atlanta for a three day shoot and then back to blogging I promise.  Till then, an old photo I found that has me thinking of Autumn breezes and rustling leaves on these hot Georgia days.

Drum roll please…

September 13, 2010

And the winner of the fabulous monogrammed pillow is…Marianne Strong!  Congratulations!  I hope you enjoy your fabulous pillow.  Email me your contact information to sarah@sarahwinchesterstudios.com and we will get your lettering and color choices.  I am meeting with the Gramercy Home girls on Tuesday so we will figure out all the details.  The monogramming should take 3-5 weeks once ordered.  Happy pillow decorating!

Sail Away

September 10, 2010

On beautiful sunny days, with a hint of fall in the air, the city looks as if it was filmed in HD.  I love living so close to the ocean.

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Yesterday’s morning coffee spot – Boston Harbor

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Giveaway!

September 6, 2010

I am thrilled announce this fabulous giveaway!  Gramercy Home has given me one of their most sought after items and I have the pleasure of giving it to one of my lucky lucky readers.

The Monogram Pillow



The pillow with a cult-like following…100% Natural Linen pillow cover embroidered one of with Gramercy’s bespoke monograms, oversized for a unique accent to your room. Includes pillow cover, insert and monogramming for an a value of over $150!!!

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You will be able to choose your monogram style,

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and thread color!

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Leave a comment below and tell me where you might place such a chic number.  For an additional entry your can retweet the following:

Monogram pillow giveaway @sarah_w_studios http://sarahwinchester.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/giveaway/

Please make sure to cut and paste the phrase exactly so I can follow it.  I will announce the winner next Monday, September 13th!

Thanks and good luck!

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Gramercy Home – shop tour

September 3, 2010

Gramercy Home, I cannot describe how much I adore this shop: amazing linens and bedding, gorgeous table settings and glassware,  inspiring bedroom and living room vignettes, and the most beautiful hostess gifts that will make you the hit of any party.  The shop truly lives up its namesake and iconic Manhattan neighborhood, Gramercy Park, while infusing elegant southern charm and spirit.  Every time I am back in Atlanta I make a point to pop in and see what goodies they have in store, and a few weeks ago I was in for a little photo shoot.  Here is a little blog window-shopping.

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The Perfect Robe

My obsessions with Gramercy Home all started with a robe.  Not just any robe, the perfect white, waffle robe with my initials monogrammed in white.  Now robes are not necessarily the most glamorous of garments, but the perfect white robe, well, that is a rare treasure.  This one met all the criteria: crisp, clean, soft and comfortable.

The infamous robe

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Inspired Shopping

All the goodies that lie within the shop seem to further emulate that perfect white robe feel.

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Linens

They change their bed linen designs every six weeks and are always plush and cool.  I just love this Liberty of London peacock print.

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And this nautical bedroom mixed with an eclectic  Indian print and pops of orange is it to die.

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Table Settings

Great table setting designs and ideas.

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Lamps and Lighting

They even carry lamps by Jill Rosenwald which can be ordered in custom colors and designs.  Jill’s studio is in that same Boston studio space as Elements of Style, Jessica Sutton Graphic Design and New Brahmin and is a ceramic wonderland.  (All these amazingly creative entrepreneurial woman in one place…there must be something in the water.)

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Goodies Galore

My mother always taught me to have a ready supply of hostess gifts and goodies in the house.  You never know when you may get invited somewhere and a good southern girl never shows up empty handed.  I stock up at Gramercy regularly.  Here are some of my favorites.

Bud vases, frames and little ceramic jars

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Monogrammed tea towels and french soaps

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Don’t forget the baby. Gramercy has a full baby and nursery section.  The knitted animals are just too cute.

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Definitely make a point to stop by if you are in the Atlanta area and tell them I said hi.  Even the map how to get there is adorable.

GramercyMap.pdf

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I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

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