outerwear

singing i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶i̶n̶ during the shutdown

one thing that gives me comfort during these trying times:  the natural world continues around us relatively unaffected.  here in Athens, the season is changing from winter to spring.  the trees are sprouting leaves.  flowers are blooming.  deer are moving in herds.  and the cardinals are singing their mating songs. …

a prep in my step | how to dress preppy in the winter

it will comes as no surprise that preppy is my go-to style. it always as been, and it always will be.  preppy lends itself naturally to the spring and summer months.  but how do we keep that aesthetic alive and fresh when we’re in the cold, dreary depths of winter? …

staying warm with cashmere, wool, and a pair of patrick boots

it’s finally cold here in Athens. i know,  i know “cold” is a relative notion, but we’ve hit the freezing mark the past few days, and i’m trying to stay warm.  my oldest has it particularly bad:  he’s been in California the past 10 years, and well, he can’t handle…

cashmere from head-to-toe | thanksgiving gift guide

the leaves are turning, the weather is getting colder, and we’re headed straight into Thanksgiving.  the transition is upon us from fall to winter, and this week i’m bringing you my first real series of warmer outfits.  today:  cashmere from head-to-toe.  after all, what is more luxurious than cashmere?  last…

remembering the holidays: christmas

it’s holiday memory week over here on the blog. you all really seemed to love Kelly’s Thanksgiving holiday memory.  and we got a lot of requests for tutorials on how to make tamales.  we just might have to feature them on fridays with oscar sometime in the near future.  today,…

a focus on fun and family during the holidays

self-care week is in full swing.  yesterday, we focused on managing grief during the holidays.  today, we focus on fun and family during the holidays.  although slightly less sober than the topic of grief, finding time for fun and family during the holidays is no less important.  i was led naturally…