Philly: Brunch, Garden, and Stroll @Philadelphia Rail Park

My oh my, July is almost over and we have one month of Summer 2018 remaining.  I do hope that summer (or the mid-year) is going wonderfully for you.  Things are humming along nicely in our small corner of the city.  My husband was away for an entire week and when he came home yesterday, we went to Café La Maude for a late brunch.  We’ve often walked by this restaurant on our way to another good brunch place – Honey Sit and Eat – and it was often busy with a line of people waiting to be seated.…

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Fancy

We hosted dinner for my daughter’s friend’s family the other night. This has been on our want-to-do list especially because we have been the recipients of their hospitality on a few occasions at their townhome including a couple of weekends at their beach house.  Busy schedules (theirs and ours) and my husband’s business travel (he is the “chef” in the family) delayed our intention to reciprocate their generosity.  So we were excited to start the new year by fulfilling this goal. The evening went well, I thought.  The house was clean, the fireplace roared, candles were lit, music played,…

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Minted’s Inspiring Office Space

Lonny just came out with a feature on Minted’s new office headquarters in San Francisco. For those not familiar, Minted is an online marketplace of independent artists and designers whose work gets voted on by the public. The winning entries are produced and sold by Minted as stationery, wall art, and home décor. As one would imagine, the company’s new space is amazing! The décor is fresh, beautiful, and inspires creativity. I’m already a big fan of the Minted products and now even more so after seeing a glimpse of their new space. For more, visit Lonny.com.

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Tory Burch Ella Tote and Purse to Go Organizer

I have owned the black nylon Tory Burch Ella tote for a couple of years now and it has been my go-to work bag since.  It’s light, capacious, low-maintenance, and stylish.  I pretty much toss everything in it – files and folders, planner, books, cosmetic bag, sunglasses, wallet, keys, scarf, umbrella, and the occasional breakfast or lunch bag.  It holds everything and despite almost daily use, it still looks brand new!  On the downside, except for a zipped pocket and a couple of open pockets on each side, it’s a big wide open space that offers little organization or security.   Enter…

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Favorite Travel Shoes: Ugg Jasper

As I was waiting for my connecting flight from Atlanta to Savannah on my most recent trip, I glanced down and realized that lately, I have been quite attached to my Ugg Jasper.  Its weather resistant leather upper has comfortably brought me from the chilly weather of the Northeast Coast to the milder temperature of South Carolina and Georgia and back.  Taking them off and on when going through security is fast and easy.  It also transitions well from super casual to a bit more dressy because it pairs so well with leggings, jeans, and dresses. For me, it…

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