Windowpane Crush

Windowpane Crush

On a recent unseasonably warm Sunday morning, my husband and I took a walk around Independence Mall. With our days in Philadelphia numbered (I officially, albeit regrettably, put in my two month notice two weeks ago), it has become all the more a priority for us to savor every last minute we have in this [...]

Well Heeled

In recent days, I have found so many pairs of chic shoes. Not necessarily designer shoes, but relatively affordable pairs from stores where the typical gal shops. Plaid, velvet, embellished, cap toe, and tartan with ornamentation galore. I credit the holiday for bringing the shoe-tiful bounty. I will be stalking them for markdowns. row 1: polka-dot [...]

Breaking Plaid Part II featuring Hotel Marblehead

Breaking Plaid Part II featuring Hotel Marblehead

for part II... Last week, I wrote about mixing patterns. Decidedly inspired by Blair Waldorf, seasoned in the art of combining floral / plaids / dots / gingham, I started walking on the wild side circa 2007. I am not saying that I am an expert at print mixing, but yes, yes I am. For [...]

Tartan Footprint

Tartan is so hot right now. In holiday seasons past, I had to hunt down classic tartan pieces. Not so in 2018. Every brand and it's sister brand has a variety of tartan pieces and I. AM. HERE FOR IT! The plaid has become so common that brands are making tartan pieces in tall. We are [...]

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Bullfrog Road Bridge

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Bullfrog Road Bridge

The Bullfrog Road Bridge was built in 1908 by the York Bridge Company out of York, Pennsylvania. It was eventually listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1978. It connects Frederick and Carroll Counties over the Monocacy River.   As many of the historic bridges in the area are that of the wood [...]

Wallpaper with a View featuring Antrim 1844

Wallpaper with a View featuring Antrim 1844

Two weeks ago, the husband and I wandered up to the light-flooded third story of the mansion at Antrim 1844. To say that the light married with the acid turquoise wallpaper luminated the third floor would be an understatement. Sidebar: The owner of Antrim 1844, Dort, applied all of the wallpaper on her own. How [...]