Leather Jacket Lunch Date

Leather Jacket Lunch Date

I broke out Massimo's jacket for our first al fresco dining of 2018! Well, if you're not counting all of those beachside dinners in Hawaii, that is...The pelletteria in which this coat once lived is in the magical city of Florence. The leather shop, named after its owner, Massimo, was an equally magical place. I recounted the serendipitous story in this post, and oh how it brings a smile to my face!

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Sweet Apple Rose Tortes

Sweet Apple Rose Tortes

The taste of apples baked in brown sugar and cinammon will always remind me of my grandmother's house, where six large apple trees lined her backyard. We'd pick good apples, throw bad ones as far away as possible, and watch for deer to come and eat them. This little batch of delightful rose-shaped tortes was so fun to make, I wanted to share some thoughts behind the process (along with the recipe).

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Spring Refresh

Spring Refresh

This spring seems to be bringing new changes along with it, all good changes that I am welcoming with open arms! It has been a tough winter. TOUGH. Not only has it been cold and snowy, but there have been many times when I've felt so stretched thin. But the promise of some new changes is bringing a renewed sense of hope, and gratefulness. So I wanted to offer a glimpse of some favorite moments so far this spring, including current favorites and goings-on.

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