Monochromatic Monday

Monochromatic Monday :: Eat Your Greens

It’s the first Monday of the new year — that’s something to celebrate, now isn’t it? I find myself craving clean, energy-giving food, making extra time to connect with the people I love and actually embracing a full to-do list instead of wishing for more downtime. Guess that’s what the long holiday break is supposed… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: A Rockin’ New Year

My New Year’s Eve outfits (along with my chosen method of ringing it in) have ranged from glitzy LBD’s to flannel pajamas, and since this year’s plans include a swanky dinner downtown followed by a champagne-popping party… well, my look will definitely include a little sparkle. I’m planning to accessorize with the new rock pendant… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: A Touch of Shimmer

Good Monday morning… and happy holiday week! If you’re in the club that’s still powering up at the office this morning, take solace in the fact that the holiday break is seriously allllmost here. And if you’re still not feelin’ it, take a few minutes to breathe in all the evergreen and luminosity that’s been popping up… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Highland Holiday

My douglas fir is now officially up (thanks to a very kind helper) and covered in my favorite trimmings: antique silver baby cups, berries, black velvet bows, and plenty of red tartan ribbon! I guess you could say I never got over plaid, Ralph Lauren, and the nineties in general, but it’s my absolute favorite… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Holiday Cookie Swap

Maybe it’s because I’m currently in the thick of planning a “Cookie Swap” photo shoot for my book right now, or maybe it’s just that time of year, but I definitely have cookies – and parties! – on the brain at the moment! Every December, my great friend Myra throws an all-girls cookie swap (with… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Persimmon

If you’ve never tasted a persimmon, please add it to the top of your to-do list this week. They’re in their prime ripeness this time of year, and the flavor is really unlike any other fruit. I first fell in love with the small orange delights during my time in Israel years ago, where they… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Rasberry Rendezvous

Parlez-vous français, dear readers? Unfortunately, two years of high school french left me with a handful of useful phrases and little more. Dreaming of planning a trip to Paris in the spring, I’ve recently had the compulsive late-night inclination to order this from tv. In the meantime I’ll be studying up on my very favorite… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Hocus Pocus

In my opinion, nothing’s more Halloween-ish than witchcraft… and growing up, there was only one movie worth watching over and over come October. If you weren’t already familiar with the plot, Hocus Pocus is a comedic horror film that follows the adventures of three lovable witch sisters (Bette Midler! Sarah Jessica Parker! Kathy Najimi!) on a… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Stormy Weather

Blame it on my “artistic temperament“, but I’m due for a stormy day every now and again. (And in the literal sense, sometimes there’s nothing better than weather that gives you an excuse to stay indoors and revel in doing nothing!) As a creative person I find that allowing myself to feel a myriad of… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Rose & Indigo

On Saturday night, we had a casual little dinner party, and as my friend Lauren scanned our almost-entirely beige, cream and white living room, she posed the question: when you want to move beyond your beloved neutrals, what’s your go-to splash of color? I thought about it for a second, and realized that although I love touches… read more