what we love about November…

Falling leaves in shades of red, orange, and yellow, country walks, apple orchards, mulled wine, heirloom chrysanthemums, cornucopias, cozy sweaters, planting bulbs, Thanksgiving, pheasants, afternoon naps, sheaves of wheat, plaid everything on these “soft-dying days” as Keats called them…   We hope you are enjoying these November days… Cheers! Holly and Brooke

weekend style: the art of the scarf

Town or country, I love a scarf. When I see a woman wearing a scarf, I notice. I remember my mother in a scarf. And my grandmother and aunt. Perhaps in old photographs. Somewhere along the line I picked up the habit. My first scarf was a triangle of material (flimsy and trendy) that matched… Continue reading weekend style: the art of the scarf

where town and country meet: Laura Ashley and Urban Outfitters

Just a quick weekend note that I have been meaning to write while summer is in full swing which means weddings and garden parties and other kinds of soirees.  Laura Ashley has teamed up with Urban Outfitters to create a selection of clothing and home goods. The result is a fresh, urban take on the English… Continue reading where town and country meet: Laura Ashley and Urban Outfitters

rain hats (and why you need one)

I thought today would be a good day to repost this essay…just in case it’s pouring where you are like it is here! I’ve never worn a rain hat (unless as a child my mother put one on me, which is how I used to think of rain hats, as something meant for children sloshing… Continue reading rain hats (and why you need one)

shopping trip: bon boutique in Tucson

I have never been to Tucson, Arizona, but whenever I get there I’ll be heading to Bon Boutique right out of the gate. And even though there is nothing like the real experience of being in a shop like this (you know the feeling), for now, I’ll have to be satisfied with their website and… Continue reading shopping trip: bon boutique in Tucson