favor-“ette”: fruity bits

favor-"ette": fruity bits

January 29th, 2014

Okay then. So all of a sudden I have a bunch of “fruit” tips that I’ve been saving, for…..I have no idea what. Shall we? A funny thing has happened since I started this blog almost three (three!) years ago. Every so often I will receive an e-mail from a friend or family member, with […]


simply perfect (& perfectly simple) “game day” wings!

simply perfect (& perfectly simple) "game day" wings!

January 24th, 2014

I know, more Super Bowl food (who AM I???) – but, much like the chili and cornbread, these have been a staple in my home for years. all images courtesy of: Doug Schneider Photography Back in the day I didn’t think it was possible to make buffalo wings – I mean, really good buffalo wings – without […]


favor-“ette”: poshmark

favor-"ette": poshmark

January 22nd, 2014

Following my latest efforts to purge my wardrobe and streamline “my style”, I found myself with several bags – even more than usual – of clothing, shoes and accessories. There’s always a mixed bag of feelings associated with this occurrence. On the one hand, relief. Relief that those rarely (or in a few cases, never) worn […]


blove: minnow + co.

blove: minnow + co.

January 16th, 2014

Oh, I am so excited about today’s “blove”. But first, a little story. If you recall, I had the pleasure of attending Alt NYC last June. On the night before the event I attended a dinner sponsored by Bing, and hosted by the AH-mazing Sunday Suppers in Brooklyn. I saw a few familiar faces, and […]


favor-“ette”: scones, revisited (and news!)

favor-"ette": scones, revisited (and news!)

January 14th, 2014

I’ve been thinking about scones lately. How much I love them. And about how long it’s been since I posted about them – like, so long ago that my pictures looked like these (and thanks, as always, for sticking with me anyway…). So I thought it was time for another post. Except this time I […]


my “top ten” alt summit tips

my "top ten" alt summit tips

January 9th, 2014

In 13 days many of you will be headed to Salt Lake City, to attend Altitude Design Summit. It’s a 4-day conference for bloggers and other creatives, and I had the pleasure of attending last year (in addition to the one-day sister event, Alt NYC, in June). Professionally, Alt was a game-changer for me. I […]


favor-“ette”: stepped up

favor-"ette": stepped up

January 7th, 2014

Am I the only one having a pity party this week? It happens every year, right after the kids go back to school. Holidays officially over, ornaments and decorations packed away – I feel unspeakably blue. I love having the kids around, with no schedule, flexible bed and meal times and lots of fun outings. […]


nyc-etc: with cjb 2013

nyc-etc: with cjb 2013

January 2nd, 2014

Since Chelsea started college we’ve had a little tradition of spending a special day in the city at holiday time. Always included are a walk through Central Park and a look at the store windows along Fifth Avenue. But last year I wanted to do things a little differently. I wanted a marathon experience – […]