Ashley D Studio

I work from what once was my Grandfather’s cherished desk, a Queen-Anne style piece that sat in his living room in upstate New York. On it, you’ll find layers of my stationary collection as I seem to always want it in arm’s reach. Boxes of holiday-themed stationary from The Printery, personal cards from Crane & Co., and now, these beautiful hand-painted correspondence cards from Ashley D Studio…they all keep me company whilst working. I so admire the watercolor design and loved working with Ashley to create my new C&C logo (more on that later). More joy to add to my desk – and a reminder to pen more friends & clients!

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Green Mountain Therapy

It’s been close to months since our last jaunt up north and it’s been so refreshing to reacquaint with the Green Mountains. Cobwebs have settled in and miraculously, the mint and rosemary on the deck have thrived without our attention. Yesterday we paid a visit to the Village Butcher in Woodstock for dinner steaks and I scoured the property for ferns and wildflowers to assemble bouquets. Small reminders of how the mountains can soothe and nourish…

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The Summer Slip Away

It’s that time of the season…. The Summer Slip Away. August is upon us and as carefree summer may present itself to be, we tend to morph into a frantic state around this juncture, refusing to believe that we are more than half-way through our beloved season. Savor those ocean swims, candlelit al fresco dinners and juicy peaches for as long as you can…

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Summer Go-To

Time in Costa Rica was sensational for many reasons (most notably, I got engaged!!!), but pure relaxation does the body & soul darn good. There is something about the type of vacation where your suitcase only requires bathing suits, caftans and sunscreen… and returns with a helping of sand and seashells.

Many have asked about where I procured my caftans and beach tunics, thus, I thought I’d share my new favorite go-to for beachwear. The brand Le Sirenuse, Positano, hails from the infamous boutique hotel on the Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse, a family-owned seaside oasis known for its intimate atmosphere. (Their Instagram feed alone will make you long for the emerald sea and an Aperol spritz)! They have a lovely collection of caftans – I’m loving my Acanto Long Caftan for example, and they have the dreamiest garden print this season I ordered in the form of a kimono top. Each piece and print feels like a little piece of the enchanting world in Positano, but I must mention how incredibly comfortable and practical they are. Slip on while stepping away from the sun for lunch, or for a waltz down the beach, they truly are part of the dolce vita!!

Shop the collection here, or on Matches Fashion (my other go-to for all things plotting & packing).

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