A Garden Stroll

A Garden Stroll

My parents’ property is impressively beautiful, especially considering they do their own landscaping, and I must say that I feel very fortunate to have been married at such a lovely, private and personal location. Since the wedding, my parents decided to expand their garden, and a couple of months ago I went over there with my camera in tow to take some pictures.

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Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread

I decided to bake these lavender shortbread cookies when a friend and former co-worker recently moved back to her hometown in the Midwest. I thought that they would make an excellent parting gift, especially since she, like myself, loves anything with lavender. And so I packaged them up in a glass terrine jar with some twine, a sprig of dried lavender, and a gift tag adorned with Elvis’ adorable mug.

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Recent Snapshots

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1. Elvis on his chaise 2. Blooms in bottles 3. Sunbathing 4, 5 & 6. Film stills from Million Dollar Mermaid 7.Elvis and Touch of Evil 8. On a train into the city 9. Cotton candy ice cream 10. Dollar store candy 11. A pizza from Papa John’s 12. Title card for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 13. A new toy 14 & 15. Flowers at the nursery

A Trip to Harvest Moon

A Trip to Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard is a family owned and operated apple orchard in North Salem, NY that also has a country store which sells a variety of local food products. Thankfully this gem of a place is only a few miles away from our house and comes in handy when we need eggs or milk in a pinch (we are lucky enough to usually get fresh eggs from my parents’ chickens; however, this place is an excellent alternative!). Another great thing about the store is that they sell delicious freshly made old fashioned cider doughnuts (which I first blogged about a couple of years ago, here). So late this past spring when Alex and I woke up one morning craving cider doughnuts and coffee,  we decided to make a trip to Harvest Moon, and also picked up some farm fresh free-range eggs while we were there.

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City Snapshots

City Snapshots

1. Chandelier at Grand Central 2. Subway tile 3. Outside The Museum at FIT 4 & 5. The current exhibition – Exposed: A History of Lingerie 6. Henley, In Hollywood by Julie Muszynski 7. The selection at Doughnut Plant 8. Souvenirs 9. A blackout 10. A crème brûlée 11. Chelsea Hotel in the distance 12. Ticket to see Broad City Live 13-18. The Empire State Building lit up for Pride Week