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MY FAVORITE VINTAGE DRESSES

I say I’m a collector, but I’m more of a hoarder. This is especially true with vintage anything. I find something remarkable, and convince myself that if I don’t grab it, it will go overlooked or unappreciated. If it sits on my bookshelf, or coffee table, or in this case, in my closet, I’m saving it from a life of […]
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DARLING TABLETOPS

I can’t help being a collector. It started with a flat file of paper products and quickly escalated to cupboards brimming with tea cups, plates, and silverware. The possession of something lost in time has always intrigued me, whether it was an out of print book, a tea cup without a saucer, or some other strange flea market flotsam and […]
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DIY HALLOWEEN HEADBANDS

I’m usually all in on Halloween – full on costume, giant bowls or candy, perhaps a cocktail or three – but for the last two years I have had a major work deadline due November 1st, and actually turned off the house lights and pretended not to be home while frantically pulling an all nighter. This year though, it looks […]
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DIY DRY SHAMPOO

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
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3 DIY HAIR MASKS

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
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WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK : RED

WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: ALWAYS UNDER $15, AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS Choosing a wine can be an intimidating task for the uninitiated, but any seasoned wine drinker knows that good wine doesn’t always mean expensive wine. That’s where Whitney comes in.  She’s here to help you pick a delicious bottle at an even more delicious price. If you don’t already know […]
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HOW TO DECORATE A CAKE WITH FLOWERS

I can’t properly ice or pipe something to save my life, rolling out fondant is not my skill set, and no, I can’t sculpt a flower out of sugar.  As a home cook and baker, I’ve had to reconcile this dream of “patisserie Claire” with “reality Claire,” because few things are sadder than a botched cake decoration. Enter my love […]
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WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK : SHERRY

WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: ALWAYS UNDER $15, AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS Choosing a wine can be an intimidating task for the uninitiated, but any seasoned wine drinker knows that good wine doesn’t always mean expensive wine. That’s where Whitney comes in.  She’s here to help you pick a delicious bottle at an even more delicious price. If you don’t already know […]
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WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: WHITE

WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: ALWAYS UNDER $15, AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS Choosing a wine can be an intimidating task for the uninitiated, but any seasoned wine drinker knows that good wine doesn’t always mean expensive wine. That’s where Whitney comes in.  She’s here to help you pick a delicious bottle at an even more delicious price. If you don’t already know […]
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WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: SPARKLING

WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: ALWAYS UNDER $15, AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS Choosing a wine can be an intimidating task for the uninitiated, but any seasoned wine drinker knows that good wine doesn’t always mean expensive wine. That’s where Whitney comes in.  She’s here to help you pick a delicious bottle at an even more delicious price. If you don’t already know […]
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