Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hayden-Harnett Bags

So, I bought a Hayden-Harnett bag on sale this summer and I love it. The leather is beautiful, the hardware is really nice, and the overall quality is really great. I like the colors and the shapes and the fact that I don't see them all over the place. Here are my favorites. Too bad my current wishlist of these bags would set me back $2,638. Damn. Well, I can only hope they have another massive sale this winter.
Marlowe Mirror Bag in Ruby, $379
Mercer Triple Compartment Satchel in Iznik Yellow, $448
Havanna Hobo in Eggplant, $428
Mercer Clutch in Blush, $253
Sonia Tote in Grey, $540 (looks like the Ruby color that I'm obsessed with is sold out)
Pallenberg Duffel in Saffron, $580

Monday, October 29, 2007

Excuse me while I drool over some more Anthro stuff

Anthropologie is plotting to bankrupt me. I always love the outfits that they put together. And their "Mix and Match" section of the website is pretty genius at making me want to spend a LOT of money there. Damn them!

I love the monochromatic look of this outfit. I think I'll need to play around in my closet and make a similar outfit with what I've got. We'll see if I can do it. I also love the necklace:
But I'm pretty sure that I can make a similar necklace myself for a fraction of the $298 price tag that Anthro is asking.
And I just really love this last outfit. I'm 99% sure it would make me look pregnant, but it's pretty anyway.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

It looked a lot better before I started eating it...

Scallop and Corn Chowder
from Real Simple magazine

5 slices bacon (4 ounces), cut into a small dice
1 1/2 pounds sea scallops (about 16), patted dry
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced into half-moons
1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled (if desired) and cut into a 1/2-inch dice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
Kernels from 2 ears of corn (about 1 cup) or use 1 can of corn
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Pour out most of the bacon drippings, but leave a little bit to cook the onions and garlic. Add the onion to the drippings in the skillet and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the corn, potatoes, wine, broth, and cream, cover partially, and reduce heat. Simmer gently until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Add the scallops simmer gently until they are no longer translucent. Sprinkle with the parsley and bacon.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Bedding of my dreams

Again with the birds...

I can't decide which I like better (not that it really matters because the kitchen remodel is the priority at the moment). Sigh.

I've never ordered from Dwell before, so I have no idea what the quality is like, but their stuff is awfully beautiful.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

High Hampton Inn

I just got back from the High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, NC and it was beautiful. $135 per night for per person includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the main dining room. The whole place feels like summer camp for grown-ups: tea is served at noon, a coat and tie are required for men in the dining room, and women are asked to dress accordingly. The food was all very good, including the banana pudding.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Lotta Jansdotter Apron

I really like Lotta Jansdotter's stuff. I wish everything in my house was all nice and pretty, even the small details like sticky notes, but I suppose I'd drive myself (and the hubby) crazy and make myself go broke if I was really that obsessive.

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