winter whites.

root & roasted veggies galore this time of year, especially this off-color variety. there has always been something about raw vegetables in photography that i just adore.

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maple.

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it is officially the season of baking.  one of my absolute favorite things to do.  [if only i had the time i used to!]

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maple {less}.

breakfast on a crisp Fall morning can get no better. love this fresh cream option for homemade waffles.

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chocolate-inspired

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one of my favorite things any time of the year, and classic like a little black dress.  a naked chocolate cake.

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orchard-inspired.

the fall chill is certainly in the air this week and has me dreaming about the rustic side of everything. love the addition of twigs to these beautiful caramel apples.

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elderflower sips.

christina & i had the privilege of having this delicious elderflower beverage to sip and share at our recent Madewell event and I just couldn’t get enough. love the packaging and simplicity, straight from England.

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real woman eat dessert.

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especially when it is moody, fruity + savory like this with lavendar whipped cream from sweet paul magazine.  as the cooler season is ahead, it makes me yearn for the days when i can get some baking done for my friends + family… and begin planning my champagne + cookies party for the holidays.

real men eat quiche.

i had the most delicious seasonal quiche this past week at a lunch meeting and this rustic spread reminded me of how versatile and decadent this transitional breakfast dish can be. what’s your favorite kind of quiche?

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cracked.

with a tinge of unusual briskness in the air this past week, these rustic nuts instantly brought my mind to fall.

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baked.

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thinking cooler weather that is close to my NY heart, + dreaming up baking some of my cinnamon swirl brioche to share with friends.

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madeleines.

one of my favorite vintage bakeware tins is my grandmother’s madeleine tin. the beauty of the shell-like design paired with the delicacy of the cookie itself makes this such a romantic treat.

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rustic rollings.

my friends at herriott grace are a beautiful father + daughter team with hand-crafted items that are so spectacular. doesn’t this rustic rolling pin just make you want to go bake a pie?

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newborn nauticals.

goodness knows if i could be one place in the world, it may well be a sunny white sand beach. so, this nautical bib is the perfect accessory for my little man.

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i scream for ice cream.

with the warmer weather upon us, what better vessel for ice cream could you imagine?

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sweet as honey.

i was so excited to learn that our friend hannah is working on her very own cookbook! this lovely citrus tart {of hers!} was the perfect spring celebration.

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twig + stir

twigs + modern. perfect to pair with any of your newest dishware or your vintage pairings.

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chocolate cake.

there is nothing like just plain + simple chocolate cake. i am that girl that asks to hold the icing, please. this image reminds me of the cake i used to bake with my grandmother [and still bake today].

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chocolates.

a toss up between what is better – the chocolate or the packaging?

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vanilla.

vanilla is that one ingredient that i always tend to add just a little extra. it is one my all-time favorite ingredient.

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from tahiti with love.

to me there is something so romantic about baked confections. nothing makes the sweets even sweeter than luxurious {and gorgeous} vanilla beans.

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