What is it about evening gowns and boots?

My mania for mixing media started with this iconic image of the great one, Elle Macpherson, in a formal frock with flats (NYC, 2005) but lately my fascination has turned to the artful pairing of boots and balls gowns.


It’s one of my favorite combos; a rough and tumble boot with a lady-like full skirt.  Here are few examples…

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Is this a look only for the very young, or could anyone with a badass swagger pull it off?



Update your terrarium!

Screen Shot 2013-03-06 at 7.19.31 AMMy terrarium has been lumbering on dutifully for several years now and frankly, it needs a reboot. Until I have time (and know what the heck to do), I love this idea, from Terrain, for adding a seasonal touch. Terrain is a dreamy nursery/garden center/garden shop outside of Philadelphia, created by the folks at Anthropologie. It’s the mothership calling me home.

Anyway, head out to the yard, find a fallen twig, and attach an Easter-y egg with a string. So simple!

Forcing hyacinths!


While I’ve always loved living in warmer climates, there is something seriously rewarding about 100+ days of chill! This is the first time I’ve experienced the pleasure of potting up hyacinths and just sticking them in the garage (no more potted bulbs fighting for space in the refrigerator!). Lovely to find myself overwhelmed with fragrant blooms like these!


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