Fall Essentials


The weather in the mid-Atlantic has become extremely chilly and the leaves have started to turn. There is such a surreal quality about Northern Virginia in the fall with so much to enjoy. Being able to turn the oven on to bake sweet potato pies, searching for perfectly shaped pumpkins, getting inspiration from art for decorating, and throwing a classic beef stew together for a delicious evening meal.

Over the weekend the family did a lot of work getting Heath ready for winter; raking leaves, putting tools & equipment away, washing blankets and throws to be placed around the house for cozy evenings.

While working on Saturday afternoon listening to Kjazz [88.1 FM] the Billy Holiday tune “Autumn in New York blared through the house. This song definitely  set to tone for comfort, and don’t forget the candied apples.

What better way to welcome the fall season!!!

Stay safe,

Sunday Brunch

Precious moments very often slip by unnoticed, such as enjoying a productive afternoon in the garden, a rainy summer evening at the beach or those days when the girls got together for lunch and conversation. Why must we wait for nostalgic flashbacks to appreciate the value of enchanting moments?

Brunch on the patio at Ladurée was a phenomenal treat, to relax without the extremes of politics, weather or hatred. There were only a few people out and about making it perfect to practice social distancing. Reservations were made for 11:30AM to eat in the courtyard surrounded by trees, and balmy breezes. It was glorious sitting in the shade sipping a coffee and enjoying the gruyere quiche.

Laduree SoHo
396 W Broadway
NYC, 10021

Stay safe,