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Monday, September 18, 2017

A Heavenly Living Room Renovation

Hello, dear friends.  I hope you had a good weekend.  Rumor has it that a hurricane is headed towards my neck of the woods.  
No way, Jose!

Miss Daisy loves making new friends.

On Friday, I was invited to my cousin, Louise's beautiful home for lunch.  Our friend, Doris joined us, and I had great fun catching up with these lovely ladies over chardonnay and lobster salad.  Afterwards, Louise gave me a tour of her charming town, Milton.  It was a perfect way to begin the weekend.


I have a treat for you today.  Over the Summer, my friend, Anne invited us for dinner.  Afterward, we attended a reading by the author Amor Towles in town. 

Anne and Rodger just had their living room redecorated by one of my favorite decorating firms, Grapevine Interiors.  I stalk them on Instagram, and they never disappoint.

We began the evening with cocktails out on Anne and Rodger's darling porch.

As always, Anne did not disappoint with the dinner.  

She served the most delicious salad with chicken.  The recipe can be found in this cookbook.

And the dessert was to die for.  
This peach tart recipe can be found here.

Anne's living room looked beautiful before, but now it is positively stunning.  Grapevine Interiors chose the paint color by Ball & Farrow #9811 and it is magnificent.

You can't help but smile when you walk into this inviting room.

I love this navy and white fabric on this loveseat and it compliments the paint color beautifully.  

It is such a comfortable, warm room. 
Don't tell Anne but I wanted to steal those pillows on the couch.

This tray of silver accessories is the perfect accompaniment to Anne's antique table.

As you can see, Anne and Rodger's home is the epitome of New England charm. They are also superb hosts which is the ideal combination for a delightful evening.

Until next time...

Chili says:
Go Away, Jose!!!

Linking up with:
Amaze Me Monday
Coastal Charm
Metamorphisis Monday

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Friday Files

Hello, dear friends.  Happy Friday.  
I hope that you had a good week.  

Here are a few things that caught my eye over the Summer.

This gorgeous estate is for sale in Brookville, NY.

If you're interested in seeing more of this home, click here.

Did I mention that it also includes 2 brick cottages on the grounds?


This fabulous compound is on the market in East Hampton, NY.

I wonder if the drums are included?!?

If you're interested in seeing more of this magnificent house, you can find it here.

It seems like yesterday that I switched my closet out for summer clothes.  Unfortunately, it's time to switch it back and fill it with bulky sweaters and stretched-out turtlenecks.  I used this article to give me some closet inspiration.  It didn't work, but it's got a lot of cool closets.


Looking to add some coziness to your bedroom?
Here are some tips.

Looking for some creative things to do with chicken?
Here are 90 recipes.
Yup, I said 90


Food Network has released a list of its most-saved recipes.
You can find them here.
Now I've got to find out how I can become a chief taster for the brownie division.


Remember this guy?  Have you ever wondered where he's been?  Or don't you care?  According to this article, he hasn't been spending much time in the kitchen.

If you or someone you know is looking to extend their education, here's a list of the top business schools.


This article made me homesick for the South. 
If you appreciate good manners and Southern traditions, take a gander at this. 


Here's a taste of a new TV show that is premiering this season.  For a list of the rest of the shows and premiere dates, click here.


Do you want to live to be 100?  
Here are some tips from the experts.


But this lady has the best advice of all. 
I'll have what she's having. 

If you're looking for me on Sunday night, I will be in front of the TV watching my beloved Stephen host The Emmy Awards.
I hope I remember to pick up the Mister's tux at the cleaners

Until next time...

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