Happy 4th!

SEE LARK! | Happy 4th

Work has consumed all of my life for the past few weeks so I am looking forward to celebrating the 4th with a little R&R. I packed my favorites – swimsuit, beauty essentials, and the all important pair of sunnies –  and intend to go offline for a bit.  Wishing you a Happy Independence Day…see you next week!




In anticipation of Christmas, here’s wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  For many, the holidays are a time of happiness, love, and family.  For others, it is a reminder of loneliness and loss.   Continue reading “Holidaze”

A Table Setting For The Non-Stuffy

For the past two years, my husband and I have hosted Thanksgiving dinner.  He roasts the bird, and I serve as sous chef and resident table setter.  Given it was a small gathering, I wanted the dining experience to be warm, friendly, and special and dressed the table accordingly.  With the holiday season in full swing, perhaps you too will host one of many upcoming parties or dinners.  If so, set the mood for the evening with a beautiful yet non-stuffy tabletop.   The key is balance, for every formal touch, offset it with a whimsical and casual element.  Here are a few ideas for your next hosting escapade. Continue reading “A Table Setting For The Non-Stuffy”

The W DC


I have a love affair with W Hotels, all of Starwood really, but The W has a special place in my heart. Being an experienced road warrior (recently retired from frequent work travel – yay!), I have seen my fair share of hotels.  The W has comfort and modern style all rolled up into one package.

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Five Days of Gifting


Girlfriends are the best.  They are there to celebrate your highs and to support you through your lows.  They do all of these things while wearing plenty of gold accessories, sparkly necklaces, and a pair of fabulous heels.  In this last installment of Five Days of Gifting, we want to show our gratitude for all those Stylish Gal Pals in our lives.   Continue reading “Five Days of Gifting”

Five Days of Gifting


She’s the hostess with the mostess.  Everything from the home cooked gourmet meal to the table setting is perfection, paying attention to all the details.   Continue reading “Five Days of Gifting”

Five Days of Gifting


For some, coffee plays second fiddle to tea.  The Sophisticated Tea Drinker enjoys tea time and all the accouterments that comes with it.  Tiny tea sandwiches?  Yes! One lump or two? Make it three!  Drinking tea is not a solo act, it’s a social experience where one catches up with friends and current events all while speaking in a polite British accent.  Wait…what?! Continue reading “Five Days of Gifting”

Five Days of Gifting


She doesn’t just dabble in interior design, she lives it.  The “Home Decor Enthusiast” strategically uses beautiful coffee table books to style floor to ceiling bookshelves, turns the average photo into art with a cool frame, and is a softy for gilded animal figurines.   Continue reading “Five Days of Gifting”

Giving Thanks


Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends at home and abroad!  This is the time of year that we always hope will slow down but ends up getting busier than ever.  As we embark on the holiday season, it is easy to get wrapped up in the stress of family, work, and just “getting things done”.  It’s important that when you are in that moment to take a step back and think about what truly matters.   Continue reading “Giving Thanks”