This week's Company Memo from Lorae makes me want to find a Fiddler Leaf Fig and put it in a Uashmama planter in front of my Lindsay Cowles feature wall. You gals who love modern decor, this week is for you. Have a super weekend, everyone! October is here! Want: Olivia Burton Watch My friends know I am a watch guru—you would think I'd be on time more often—and I have found a new brand to add to the list. Olivia Burton launched in 2012 when two ex-fashion buyers came . . .
"A home should be as clean as you can get away with." -Shirley Conran There is a pesky five-syllable word out there I've been trying to hone and grow for a while now. It's a little thing called hospitality, and it comes easier for some of us than others (points at self). Opening your home to guests, neighbors, and strangers and making them feel welcome and cared for is an art. Over the years I've gotten better at this. I've spent less time worrying about what's simmering on the stove and . . .
I get to see my friend—and today's guest blogger—the Fredericksburg Foodie in less than two weeks for a quick overnight in Richmond, Virginia, recently named one of The South's Best Food Towns in Garden & Gun. This is perfect for us since we literally eat our way through every town we visit. I can't wait to try her Cider Wine Cocktail when temps turn cooler this weekend. And though we Virginians can pick up our Bold Rock Cider at any grocery store in the state, I think this drink may require . . .
It's the first day of fall (Eeek!), and Lorae is bringing us a Company Memo full of all things cozy, warm, and perfectly autumnal. My mums have been out for a few weeks already, but I have found new inspiration for my fall porch this year based on her recommendations. Thanks for bringing us the Company Memo, Lorae! Enjoy your first day of fall, everyone! I'll be over here painting my pumpkins. Insta Follow: TheKitchn I met Mary days into my new journey as a . . .
I met Heather Daniels when we both lived in Charlotte, North Carolina in our twenties. We became quick friends and stayed in touch after we moved away from the Carolinas (Heather and Joel to Knoxville, Graham and me to California). Since then, the Daniels family has lived in Boston and now the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. (We've taken advantage of these cool cities and visited them in both places). One thing I admire about Heather is how quickly she acclimates to change. This girl . . .