MONDAY MOOD BOARD

We had a beautiful weekend, and I took advantage of the weather to get started on my garden containers.  I still have a bit to do, but I’m happy with the plants I found.  Half the fun of gardening is searching the many nurseries around town for new and different plants from years past.   Hedera and…

CLASSICS REFRESH: THE TRENCH COAT

The trench coat was named for the waterproof garment worn by British officers fighting in the trenches of World War I.  Formerly made of wool, the overcoats became heavy when wet.  With Thomas Burberry’s invention of gabardine, the military was able to have lightweight waterproof coats for their military officers, who had to buy their own clothing.…

BELLISSIMA!

One thing I like to do when shopping in Cincinnati is to discover small local businesses, particularly female-owned.   While at a bridal show this past winter, I met Amy Girardot who owns Bellissima Veils & Headpieces in West Chester.  This trendy unique boutique is one of a kind in the bridal industry.  Amy creates a vision…