winter whites.


would you believe i finally tried parsnips? well i did.  and i am hooked.  roasted veges on their way, weekly in my house.




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


neutral hue’s rustic vs. modern event at west elm.

west elm rustic tablescape

we could not have had more fun at west elm atlanta for our rustic vs. modern tabletop event. there are so many pieces that blend our aesthetics perfectly, the pairings couldn’t have been more different and we love this about their mix. here’s a peek at my rustic tabletop for the holidays, and you can pop over to my heirloomed blog to see my styleboard and favorite picks, too!


neutral hue’s rustic vs. modern event at west elm.


we had a blast at our rustic v modern event at west elm atlanta this week.  ashley styled out a fab rustic holiday table + i styled out a modern holiday table with fur, gold + mid century-love.  how cute are these little birdie salt + pepper shakers? and these metallic glasses are just gorgeous in-person!  see my detailed picks here

lighting your [modern] table.


we are so thrilled about tonight’s rustic vs. modern tabletop styling event with west elm atlanta. here is a little sneak peek at the lighting i love the most to light my modern tabletop this holiday season.

via west elm



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



1395347_10151919924267235_1692950432_ni grew up with a fireplace – a good ol’ wood-burning one.  when the chill started in the NY fall, the fireplace season would begin.  every cool weekend, every cool holiday.  i can even still smell the scent of burning firewood.

image via dwell

coffee berry.


it has definitely been a week for coffee – and this mug is perfect whether it be for elderflower or coffee, this design sings the song of beauty.

via gretel home

real woman eat dessert.


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.



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


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?

image via herriott grace

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.

image via honey and jam

classicly new


for me it is about the classic clean lines made new again. this classic gravy boat originally designed by eva zeisel in 1952 is a perfect example. a timeless design now carried by crate and barrel.

sticks & stirs.

love these simple hand-carved stirring spoons, perfect for a cozy beach cottage {is it summer yet?}

image via anthropologie

twig + stir

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

via west elm

indoor. outdoor.

i have always yearned for this type of indoor / outdoor living. large doors of glass ready to open up letting in the perfectly seasonable breezes.


fashionable fridge.

the only thing cooler than a fridge is one this fashionable. black & gold makes certain the food never wins top honors in your kitchen.

image via appliancist

rose gold

gold flatware is such a fun little mix + match on a table with your other accessories!


beautiful brass.

brass is so chic, so lasting and so here to stay. i love the simplicity of these brass beauties to open any beverage.

image via pot & pantry

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].