We have had unusually cooler summer days here in Cleveland.
Along with all of the pre-sale deals (yeah, I’m talking about Nordstrom) it’s hard not to shop pre fall.
Gray is everywhere. It’s still here.
It goes with everything.
(and we can’t avoid the trailer of the much anticipated ’50 Shades of Gray’)
We might as well get a head start. After all, August is here. School starts this month. That means fall.
I have this bag. The leather they use is so soft and amazing!
I discovered them at a great art show in Denver this summer.
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My favorite tote now comes in gray!
…and maybe a little gray for the home
I’m hoping to use this in a client’s powder room.
It’s a stunning piece!
I can’t get enough of these super soft sheep skin pillows and throws.
I did the Electric Run this past weekend.
Running a 5k at 10:00 pm through music and lights with girlfriends was quite energizing!
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Summer Solstice Party was the next night -
a great way to celebrate the longest day and official start of summer.
A weekend full of colorful events has me craving the brightest of colors.
This is a great recipe I’ve been making for years.
It can make it ahead of time and assembled before you need it.
A great one-bite appetizer.
endive with shrimp salad
8 oz medium cooked shrimp, chopped into small pieces
3 oz goat cheese, room temperature
2 T chopped chives, plus more for garnish
1 T fresh lemon juice
coarse salt + ground pepper
20 endive leaves (from about 3 heads)
In a small bowl, combine shrimp, cheese, chives, and juice; season with salt and pepper.
Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate up to 1 day.
To serve, place 1 tablespoon mixture on each endive leaf,
and top with additional chives.
Summer is official in our house when school’s out.
So today is our first day of summer and we’re ready to embrace it!
No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks
If you haven’t tasted Jeni’s ice-cream, you’re in for a treat.
Lucky us, we have one right in Chagrin Falls.
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I just discovered S’Well bottles. I love their mission – to get rid of disposable water bottles .
They keep drinks cold for 24 hours, hot for 12 – which makes them
great for the car and beach in the hot summer months .
The colors are awesome – check out the wood grain in cool colors!
If you’re near Chagrin Falls, Hedges has a great selection. Otherwise check them out here.
Summer is the season for easy breezy dresses.
I recently discovered COOKIE and kate. A great site for fresh, vegetarian recipes.
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This is what Ruby is eyeing to wear to an upcoming family wedding.
I love Paul Ferney‘s beach paintings.
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