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.


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http://www.stevenalan.com/F14_NA_F14_2034_47_SKD_PGY.html?dwvar_F14__NA__F14__2034__47__SKD__PGY_color=SMOKE#cgid=womens-whats-new-new-arrivals&frmt=ajax&view=all&start=0&hitcount=173

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/alexis-bittar-lucite-dust-bracelet-nordstrom-exclusive/3749953?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Chocolate&resultback=747&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_1_C

https://www.madewell.com/newarrivals/shirtstops/PRDOVR~B1019/B1019.jsp

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.
click here to check out more Stash

http://stashco.myshopify.com/products/cross-body-grey

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/burberry-new-classic-check-stamped-leather-strap-watch-38mm/3792615?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1392&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_4_D


http://www.clarevivier.com/products/card-case#Navy-MatteGlossyBlack-Stripes-Card-Case

My favorite tote now comes in gray!

https://www.madewell.com/browse/multi_product_detail.jsp?externalProductCodes=53228%3A00000%3AB2427%3A00000%3AB1671%3A00000%3AB1768%3A00000%3AB2545%3A00000%3AB2135&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302028046&bmUID=ktKmhcd


http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/rag-bone-classic-newbury-nubuck-leather-boot-women/3759203?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=147&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_D

…and maybe a little gray for the home


http://www.westelm.com/products/phoenix-dhurrie-iron-t1067/?pkey=e%7Cgray%7C631%7Cbest%7C0%7C3%7C24%7C%7C9&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules

http://www.roomandboard.com/catalog/dining/chairs/jake-chair

I’m hoping to use this in a client’s powder room.
It’s a stunning piece!
http://www.feiss.com/38300/1---Light-Marquise-Mini-Pendant-P1313SLV.html

http://bradfordavenue.com/2011/07/26/a-coat-of-paint-a-dash-of-nice/


http://www.olystudio.com/tuck-cocktail-table.html

I can’t get enough of these super soft sheep skin pillows and throws.


http://www.mgbwhome.com/TIBETAN-WOOL-WOLF-GRAY-PILLOWBR-available-online--P12145.aspx


http://www.abchome.com/shop/new-arrivals/tom-dixon-gray-fat-beat-light-1404068
http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod2920183&categoryId=cat2970135
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Summer gardens are at their peak – loaded full of fresh vegetables and herbs.
The time couldn’t be better to make one of my favorite go-to pasta dishes
for the ultimate summer meal.
I love that you use less pasta by including zucchini ribbons -
and I often add squash ribbons and use the amazing local Ohio City Pasta Lemon Basil fettuccine.
If you don’t have your own garden, all of the ingredients for this dish can be bought
at the North Union Farmer’s Market in Chagrin Falls on Sundays.
Ohio City Pasta can be purchased all year round at the West Side Market in Cleveland.

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FARMERS’ MARKET PAPPARDELLE

SERVES 6

ACTIVE TIME: 25 MIN
TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN

INGREDIENTS:

garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons Sherry vinegar or white-wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 1/2 pounds multicolored and multisize cherry tomatoes, halved (quartered if large)
3 ears corn, shucked
1 1/2 pounds medium zucchini
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion (optional; halve onion lengthwise and thinly slice crosswise)
8 to 9 ounces dried egg pappardelle or (dried egg fettuccine
1/4 pound sugar snap peas, halved diagonally
1 cup small basil leaves, torn if large
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/3 cup snipped chives

EQUIPMENT:

good vegetable peeler, preferably a V- or U-shaped one

ACCOMPANIMENT:

shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano made with a vegetable peeler

INSTRUCTIONS:

Bring a 6- to 8-quart pot of well-salted water to a boil for corn and pasta.
While water is coming to a boil, mince and mash garlic to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt,
then stir together with vinegar, oil, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and stir gently, then set aside.
Cook corn in boiling water until tender, 4 to 6 minutes, then remove with tongs and cool.
While corn cools, peel lengthwise ribbons from 1 side of a zucchini with vegetable peeler into another bowl,
stopping when you come to seedy core.
Turn zucchini a quarter-turn, then peel more ribbons, stopping at core.
Repeat on remaining 2 sides of zucchini (you will end up with rectangular-shaped cores).
Cut corn from cobs; add corn to tomatoes.
Cook pappardelle according to package directions until al dente.
Just before pasta is done, stir in zucchini ribbons and snap peas, and cook 15 seconds.
Drain pasta and vegetables together in a large colander and add to tomato mixture with onion (if using), then toss gently.
Add herbs and toss gently again.

Gourmet Magazine 

This year we took our summer vacation out west.
We started by attending a fabulous wedding in Vail and ended up in Denver spending the week
with all of our smart friends who decided to live out there.
We timed our trip just right – Chihuly has an exhibit this summer at the Denver Botanical Gardens.
Incredible hand blown glass throughout the gardens is quite a site to see.
Click here for more about Dale Chihuly’s Gardens + Glass installations.
Click here to learn more about him.

If you every get a chance to see any of his work, do it!  It’s truly amazing.

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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.


http://usstore.marimekko.com/home-decor/

http://www.avfhome.com/all-products/avf-acrylic-rock-blocks-placecard-holders

http://www.therugcompany.com/us/harlequin-multi



http://hivemodern.com/pages/product430/kartell-ferrucio-laviani-fl/y-hanging-light
http://www.abchome.com/shop/furniture/furniture-chairs/outdoor-chairs/kartell-blue-stone-stool-1084693


http://www.clarevivier.com/products/flat-clutch#Caramel-Tangerine-Yellow-Blue-Stripes-Flat-Clutch


http://www.brightlytwisted.com/infinity/infinity-scarf-4https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/jewelry/necklaces/PRDOVR~B1659/B1659.jsp

 
http://www.aplusrstore.com/product/1588/pixel-cushion

  
 http://www.abchome.com/shop/furniture/furniture-chairs/outdoor-chairs/kartell-fuchsia-frilly-chair-1250264

http://www.dwr.com/product/heller-rainbow-mugs-set-of-6.do?sortby=ourPicks

http://dietcokeandasmoke.tumblr.com/post/11663442510 http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/roshe-run-hyperfuse-shoe/pid-1556549/pgid-1556552


http://www.serenaandlily.com/Art/I-love-lucy-by-Allison-Meyler


http://plasticastore.com/?product=furoshiki-card-case


http://www.poppin.com/White-Yellow-West-18th-Rolling-File-Cabinet.html

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.

http://www.marthastewart.com/336542/endive-with-shrimp-salad

endive with shrimp salad

INGREDIENTS
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)

DIRECTIONS
In a small bowl, combine shrimpcheesechives, 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

http://jenis.comIf you haven’t tasted Jeni’s ice-cream, you’re in for a treat.
Lucky us, we have one right in Chagrin Falls.
Click here for all their wholesome unique flavors.

http://www.serenaandlily.com/Art/Lifeguard-Stand-by-Stephanie-Sherman

S'Well

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.

smore-and-fire

http://www.withoutwalls.com/ww/discover/index.jsp#!/post/vw-camper-buyer-guide?cm_re=WW-_-MODULE_C12-_-WWBLOG

https://www.madewell.com/madewell_feature/travelwell.jsp?intcmp=home_p1_travelwellSummer is the season for easy breezy dresses.


http://tasty-yummies.com/2014/05/30/watermelon-hibiscus-lime-cooler-and-margarita/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=watermelon-hibiscus-lime-cooler-and-margarita&crlt.pid=camp.ykMAoUmfP59K

http://www.cb2.com/acapulco-multi-lounge-chair/f9509

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 6.12.59 PMI recently discovered COOKIE and kate.  A great site for fresh, vegetarian recipes.
Sign up on their email list here.

https://www.jcrew.com/index.jsp

This is what Ruby is eyeing to wear to an upcoming family wedding.

https://www.jcrew.com/index.jsp

http://www.paulferney.comI love Paul Ferney‘s beach paintings.
Click here to see more.


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