Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Favorites

Halloween comes but once a year.
so celebrate well

Pumpkin "picking"

and carving....

scooping out the pulp; such a seasonal smell and feel.

Martha Stewart Pumpkin Designs and October Magazines (every year!)

(beautiful silhouettes)

Candy Corn Garland displayed with DIY instructions found

the 1931 classic, Dracula. the glamor. the horror!

A true classic and so funny

I truly believe Hocus Pocus will reign supreme in my top Halloween favorites.
Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker
couldn't be any funnier.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Martha and Mr. Washington's Mt. Vernon

rustification detail- the house is built out of wood,
and detailed to look like stone.

on our way to the farmhanging out with the chickens

magnolias everywhere

green everywhere

Etsy Thursday

vintage yellow bird cocktail ring in gold

dictionary crown prints free?ref=cat2_gallery_23

collection of vintage pots

Dipping dish

Monday, October 18, 2010

things i love: two amys, dc

Quite possibly one of my favorite restaurants of all time, Two Amys is situated in Woodley Park right off Wisconsin Ave near the National Cathedral. My second time there was this past weekend after a long day of site seeing at Mt. Vernon (wait for post!) with my parents who were here for a weekend visit. Funny thing is, most people come to Two Amys for their amazing pizza, yet I never got around to taking pictures of it when it arrived! We were so obsessed with the starters, and ordered up a bunch- roasted olives, beets, fried ricotta balls, deviled eggs with a garlic olive sauce, and a large arugula salad topped so smartly with lemon and olive oil. It was the perfect meal. The pizza wasn't bad too; one of the best parts about Two Amys is the strict guidelines they follow to create true, yet original Neapolitan pizza.
note: the pizza was much more than "not bad"- it was amazing!

check them out at and make sure to visit at 3715 Macomb st. NW

roasted olives
deviled eggs
roasted beets
rosé in the most beautiful glasses

Saturday, October 9, 2010

when the going gets rough.....

illustration by: Maira Kalman


things i love: EmersonMade

I have just discovered EmersonMade, a delightful online store full of punchy prints, whimsical flower pins, and fabulous clutches.

"EmersonMade started as a one woman operation in NYC where Emerson
would sell her flowers, sometimes right off her lapel to flower girls and fellas
on the street and just like that, another flower would go trotting off into the world!"

I am pretty much in love with her clutches.