How great is this image of Banksy’s street art in Bristol? How clever he is. . . thank you, Pinterest, for always delivering new and surprising photographs into my life! I don’t have a lot cookin’ for this weekend, which now given the continuous cold temperatures is fine by me. Continue Reading
‘Tis the season for quite a few things coming up: parties, holiday food, holiday decor, gift lists, and the list goes on. . . but definitely not to be forgotten are holiday libations! Nothing like a festive drink to help celebrate the season with your favorite folks. Continue Reading
The weather outside is cold, but not yet frightful. Lines for hot coffee are extra long in the mornings these days, and I am anticipating a couple evenings spent admiring Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows and a few hot chocolate martinis at Gramercy Tavern. I am also on the hunt for some lovely table decorations for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here’s a quick roundup.
Whoa, nelly, this week. I mean, I don’t know if was just me (was it?) but it seemed to be a bit more on the rough side. Each day it seemed to get darker and darker earlier, which just isn’t right. And it just kept dragging on. So rejoice I will for today–for today means the start to a very lazy weekend ahead. Continue Reading
I had a revelation the other day, that isn’t grand by any means, but nonetheless: I was looking in the mirror and realized I was simultaneously analyzing the zits across my face while counting the grey hairs debuting around my part in my hair. Continue Reading
What to do when you’re too old to trick or treat, but don’t have a kid of your own to escort around the neighborhood? An orphan’s Thanksgiving in a cabin in the woods is just the ticket. Any A+S readers remember last year’s trip to West Cornwall, Connecticut? We’re back again, with nothing on the agenda except to stoke the fireplace and cross stitch. Annnnd to create bizarre, inappropriate, over-the-top Halloween costumes and then go nowhere in them. We all hid in our bedrooms to pull together our costumes and then (with entrance music, natch) we descended the stairs for the big reveal. Photos are verboten, so all I can share with you is my own mini top hat accessory and our ghoulish tablescape.
As a fake redhead for over five years now, do I count as a real redhead? I’ve been coppery and orange and purple and strawberry, and never once have I disliked it. A collection of Vogue’s favorite redheads appeared in the August issue (with cutie Blake Lively on the cover to promote her new company Preserve) and doggone it, I need to make a list of my own! Here we go, my best gingery (fake) friends.
Well, how did it get to be just 7 more Mondays in the year and 3 weeks from Thanksgiving, I ask you? The time always, always flies starting in August. . . With just 7 more weeks left, that means just 7 more weeks to my New Year’s trip that I’m counting down to. And to where might you ask? Continue Reading