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Fall Checklist

IMG_3872{First crop of pumpkins at Heath}

During this past week the mid-Atlantic has been enveloped in thick cloud cover along with torrential rainfall due to hurricane Joaquin. The flooding has been phenomenal and the sky so dark that you fear one may never see the sun again. So, to take my mind off leaks and power outages, I sat down to draft my fall checklist, as thinking of the holidays always cheers me up.

  1. The Yankee Candle catalog arrived yesterday afternoon and I have found the scent to transition from summer into fall, it is called Kitchen Spice and contains sweet orange, cinnamon, and clove… I love this combination of spices to make a home smell fragrant.
  1. Test recipes to give as gifts this holiday season, a white chocolate bark with orange flavored cranberries and pistachios, fleur de sel caramels, carrot cake along with a not so sweet pecan pie. I will provide recipes once I have worked out the perfect combination of flavors.
  1. Check the vintage shops on the U Street corridor in Washington, DC for Manolo Blahnik mules. I found a deep purple pair this summer that were embroidered and perfect for fall so, decided to try for a few more pairs!
  1. Pop into the National Gallery of Art in December to see 50 bronze sculptures from Greece between the fourth and first centuries BC.  Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World from December 13, 2015 – March 20, 2016.
  1. Continue selecting songs from Music Choice and Pandora in the style of Jobim for my autumn playlist.

Stay stylish,

Mums for Fall

IMG_2641When did you last have a few minutes to yourself with time to do absolutely nothing? My plan for today was to finish clearing the garden of crops that did not survive the deer infestation of the last few weeks, but instead decided to wallow in the cool morning air and relax. Upon awakening this morning I opened all the windows and sliding doors in the living area of the house, which brought in the freshest air possible, all I wanted to do was snuggle on the sofa with the softest throw, listen to the smooth jazz station on “Music Choice” and drink coffee.

While resting I was able to see recently purchased mums and petunias on the deck table, trying to decide where to plant these colorful flowers. They may appear welcoming on the front porch with pumpkins to lend a bit of festivity before the first frost.

Garden stylishly,


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