Autumn is upon us…

It’s that time. The only reason I get a little sad when fall arrives is because Milwaukee’s brutal winters are right around the corner. So far it’s been in the 70’s so I can deal for now… There are so many fun things to do in the next couple months. Apple picking is one of…

Have a Spooktacular Halloween…

Have any plans for tonight? It’s cold and super windy here and the leaves are high in the sky like tornado debri. It really is a perfect setting for Halloween. I will be someplace warm and engulfed in the first home game of the season for the Bucks. I love nba season and it’s one…

Caramel apple cocktail recipes plus a fall tablescape…

It’s October: a time for all things apple. Most people rave about pumpkin this and pumpkin that, pumpkin patches, pumpkin flavors, pumpkin seeds & pumpkin carving but I am all about the apples. From apple crisps to apple nachos, even apple picking. (Apple nachos are an easier version of caramel apples that I do annually…

Tuesday’s Tips: how to transition your patio for fall

It’s starting to become crisp at night and you may be more inclined to stay inside once the sun starts to set. Well here are a few ways to get more use out of your patio for the fall months. Texture Adding a few cable knit or plaid throws are great to keep warm when…

My October…

The weather can be gloomy and I hate how wet leaves gets stuck to your shoes and car. At the same time what better rainy Autumn days than watching spooky scary movies… I love to see bright orange and red trees and it makes me pause and appreciate Wisconsin….cuz lord knows come winter I curse…

Winter Comforts…prepare to cozy up with these fabrics…

Just like Spring and Summer, we can prepare for the colder seasons by swapping out pillows and adding certain textiles to the space. Yeah I know it’s still fall but here in Milwaukee we’ve hit lows at the freezing mark (although today is going to be 60).  Heavy cozy materials like tweed, plaid, corduroy, cable knit,…

Saturday Sunday Shindigs: Apple Delights

Fall is in full swing and people are preparing for not only Halloween but just the seasonal indulgences. One of those is baking and cooking with apples. Yours truly still has a couple bites left of an apple crisp I made. Decorating for a get2gether will be quite nice with these centerpieces as well as…

Restaurant Indulgences: Park Ave NYC…

Ever see a restaurant that changes it’s interior based on the season? Well, welcome to Park Avenue NY. Captain James Cook’s travels are used as a loose design reference. They looked at the regions he had visited as a way of framing each season. For example, winter as seen above, pays homage to Cook’s adventures…