Absolute Favorites

It’s been a rough workweek with endless meetings, deadlines that had to be met, along with weather conditions that had the mid-Atlantic under intense cloud cover with severe rain. The ground has been saturated for the past two weeks making it difficult to work in the garden.
Then all of a sudden the sun came out after weeks in hiding, and when looking out the kitchen window I noticed the peonies drooping. So, I grabbed the camera, headed outdoors to photograph these gorgeous blooms before they disappeared.  {Peonies at Heath after the rain storm}

{Martini’s made with Hendricks gin and a boozy Vietnamese dessert}

Eddie V’s
7900 Tysons One Place
McLean, Virginia
{703} 442-4523
Weekends are for relaxing so, when the invitation came for cocktails at Eddie V’s, I couldn’t travel fast enough to Tyson’s One in McLean. Seriously, who can resist cocktails and dessert.


Stylish Sites

IMG_3466{The formal gardens at Oak Alley in Vacherie, Louisiana}

Here are a few favorites to enjoy this weekend!

  1. When in college I did a paper on Georgia O’Keefe and while researching found her personal life to be absolutely fascinating, well she continues to not disappoint in the following article: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Younger Man. Also, the Tate Modern Museum in London will present a major retrospective of the American modernist, Georgia O’Keefe a century after her New York debut from July 6th to October 30, 2016.
  2. How Jamaica Fell for the Desert Boot: The Story of Reggae’s Love Affair With Clarks.
  3. A Sweet Indulgence
    Sugar rush in a delicious treat that I made yesterday using only a few ingredients!!
  4. Shooting Tips for All You iPhone Photographers
    Instead of carrying my huge Canon around regularly I found these useful photography tips when using my iPhone.
  5. The Grackle
    This butterfly and moth list is most inspiring for the summer garden!

Stay stylish,