Jumat, 28 Agustus 2015

Shake Shack


If you live in the greater New York area then you have seen the lines of people waiting in line at Danny Meyer's SHAKE SHACK

Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was an epic success, with Shack Fans lined up daily for three summers. In 2004, it became a permanent kiosk in the Park: This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more. An instant neighborhood fixture, Shake Shack welcomed people from all over the city, country and world who gathered together to enjoy fresh, simple, high-quality versions of the classics in a majestic setting.




Last week they opened a location in Boston and it was huge news! Everyone was talking about the arrival of this new restaurant and I can't wait to check out their shakes and their burgers. Have you been? 

The hot dogs, frozen custard and french fries are supposed to be fabulous as well. 










Selasa, 25 Agustus 2015

On My List: Stonover Farm


A friend recently mentioned that she and her husband are planning a weekend escape to STONOVER FARM in the Berkshires. My my mum (Dixie) is in Litchfield County and I thought I knew all of the great places to stay in the area. Apparently not!


The Farm is a luxury B + B located in the idyllic town of Lenox. The property is owned and managed by Tom and Suky Werman. Both were raised and educated on the east coast, and after spending 23 years in Los Angeles, they are thrilled to be back! While in Los Angeles, Tom worked as a rock record producer, with over 20 gold and platinum albums to his credit. Suky taught 5th grade and was a museum educator. While they loved the West Coast, after visiting Lenox several times on vacation, they knew it was the perfect place for a bed and breakfast.

The rooms





The property




I am putting this on my list!

Minggu, 23 Agustus 2015

Dining on the Deck


I love entertaining on my deck. It is a luxury to have outdoor space in the city and I try to take full advantage of mine! This photo was a very simple and casual Sunday supper from a few weeks ago. Not my fanciest of tables, as it was put together in about seven minutes.

The place mats are from HP DESIGNS and ideal for dining outdoors! They would also make a great gift. Here are a few styles I love.

The ones I have pictured above


A few other fun styles - but be sure to check out their website to see the full collection!













Kamis, 20 Agustus 2015

Peony Pink


Happy first day of spring! I had to do a post to cheer us up in New England where we are digging out from yet another storm. 9 inches in Boston. Blech. So cheers to spring and pink peonies - one of my favorite flowers. 














Images: Tiny White Daisies, Romantic Domestic Blogspot, Martha Stewart, Brideorama, Emformarvelous, Bbrooks, I Suwanee, Elle Decor

Selasa, 18 Agustus 2015

Perfect for Summer Cocktails


I love the iconic boat totes by LL Bean and Land's End. Perfect for day trips to the beach, time on the boat or a summer weekend in the country. While flipping through the latest catalogue from Land's End I see they now make a tote bag cooler! Genius!


Try as I might I couldn't find a good image of one filled with cold drinks like they show in the catalogue. Below is one empty and you will have to picture it with ice cold beer and wine. This would be a great gift when you are a guest this summer. Find them HERE





Photos: Land's End


Jumat, 14 Agustus 2015

Perfect Weeknight Supper


While flipping through the current issue of Bon Appetit I came across this deliciously simple recipe for PAPPAERDELLE WITH ARUGULA AND PROSCIUTTO. I have now put it on my "must try" list for a simple weeknight supper or a spring dinner party. Paired with a salad and a chilled sauvignon blanc - yum!

Photo: Bon Appetit

Easter Entertaining


With all of the snow we have had in Boston (including 14 inches last week), it is hard to believe that Easter is just two weeks away. I am loving all of the options for entertaining and Easter baskets at TERRAIN