I would love to have dinner here, in the new "barn" of Ina Garten. I would be fine just eating a bowl of her macaroni and cheese on one of those barstools. View the rest of the pictures here, from House Beautiful (found via Jane).
While passing through Minneapolis back in September, I made a little trip to the Russell + Hazel flagship store. I think you could safely call that place the Neiman Marcus of office supplies. I left with the address file I've been wanting for about a year now, and these big rubber bands to put around notebooks.
Seriously, fall is the easiest time of year to decorate, especially if you have an affinity for orange. Stack some pumpkins, throw out some gourds, and buy a couple of candles--you're set until December.
P.S. I seem to have developed an almost unhealthy obsession with Ana Candles, especially since they spiffed up their website.
Yesterday I bought a pair of jeans at the (sorta) new Madewell store at Lenox. It was absolutely the easiest jean buying experience I've ever had. Good fits, good colors, and plain pockets--because I am so over playing the designer jean guessing game. Guess I get that from my dad, a man who has been known to attempt to remove a certain embroidered polo pony from his shirts.
P.S. She designs their snappy little newsletter/calendar.
My dad's one request since I started this blog was for me to post a picture of Trey and his turkey (Trey is on the left). I have told him repeatedly that I did not feel my gentle readers would be one bit interested in this topic, and I'm afraid some will be completely turned off altogether. But since my dad turns 60 today, I thought that I'd humor him, just this once.P.S. He also asked for a correction to this post.
So now that Paper Source has opened in my neighborhood, I'm pretty sure my life will never be the same--in a good way. Since I'm currently obsessed with textiles, I'm thinking bookcovers in some of their exquisite papers might satisfy this desire (and be a tad less expensive than Les Indiennes and John Robshaw).