September 1, 2011


photo via Gold Bug
Our new home has a heavenly fragrance this night! We spent the day in Pasadena and discovered the gothic dream of a gallery, Gold Bug! The shop is a fantastical collection with variety that enchants at every turn. The friendly proprietors are former Seattlites, as well. We purchased for ourselves a new house gift that is the Manifest Destiny Hunter's Reign candle. A blend of Bourbon - Moss - Leather and Pouch Tobacco. It smells earthy, fresh and clean. A lovely transition to fall. We are ready after the endless summer of moving.

June 23, 2011

Tennis and Roses

My beautiful mom, Patty and my stylish grandma Dorothy in the Rose Garden in Portland around 1952

June 7, 2011

The Look of Ruth

Last Sunday I was lying there squinting at my little IPhone, loving the HuffPo Style section and came across Ruth, a gorgeous almost-centenarian. Ari Cohen creator of Advanced Style in the Huffington Post interviews  Ruth in Life and Style Advice from a 100 year-old Lady. Here is what Ruth has to say:

June 6, 2011

Sena Gjelina

Smack dab in the middle of our California house hunting extravaganza was Sena's 18th Birthday.
At the suggestion of brother, KJ, we celebrated among gorgeous hipsters at Gjelina
It was spectacular, organic, and lovely. There was a shady alley with a canopy of bougainvilleas. The starters  included burrata, peperonata, anchovy, mint pesto with croutons, followed by a board of divine artisanal cheeses.

June 2, 2011

Rancho Deluxe

Don't be alarmed to learn that my family is embarking on another long distance move! Yes, later this summer we are bidding farewell to Seattle and setting up house in Southern California. The precise locale remains undetermined as we search for a great high school for Seamus. If you have advice about coping with frequent and persistent moving, alert me at once and please view the most memorable stops on our recent tour of affordable elegance:

June 1, 2011

Happy Camper: The Best Sandals

Hello, please meet Kim, the prettiest sandal by Camper $140:

May 31, 2011

Highlands in the Sun

You could be on the beach in Santa Monica or lounging on a terrace high above the Mediterranean after the Grand Prix; but, if you are in Seattle, summer is in your dreams. Shiny vintage accessories will soon be for sale at In Clover Vintage to ensure you will be ready to soak up the sun when it finally arrives: