Thanksgiving is a Special Night

Thanksgiving was like THE holiday this year. Usually, it’s Christmas for me, but all of the antics were around the bird this year. I still hate pumpkin pie. Last weekend, the beau and I flew up to Cape Cod for his family’s Thanksgiving. They had their festivities a week early due to some newly wed…

The Hiatus

I dropped the first starfish I found and watched in horror as it was torn apart by fish. It limped across the bottom of the ocean, one leg on a stump of a body, greatly mamed, but somehow alive and kicking. All I wanted was to see a starfish on holiday and I got exactly…

Take It Off!

17 Days of no carbs, no sugar, no alcohol. Boring, but after the beau’s parents had massive success on this fad diet, we thought we’d give it a whirl to prep for our Caribbean getaway in a few weeks. The first week I was down 6.5 pounds! The beau was down 10! Elation ensued as…

La Jardin

In case you don’t follow my Instagram…. 1. Shame on you. @macaronsandmayhem 2. You’re missing a weekly virtual garden! The beau has developed the charming habit of feeding my bouquet needs on the weekly, though this week’s is certainly my favorite so far. It’s just a simple grocery store bouquet, but it makes me happy…

Doing the Charleston

The beau whisked me away to Charleston a week ago for a romantic weekend. Apparently, I’ve been quite the doll for withstanding his fancy flight of the wind life decisions, so a getaway was in order. Pas de probleme! I was rather delighted at a spur of the moment romantic notion and had a wonderful…

Party People Make Some Gougeres!

Delicious balls of perfectly fluffy, yet cheesy homemade dough. France is the essence of this incredibly easy to make pre-dinner snack, so I whipped up a batch for the beau for the first time recently. Thank you, chef of chefs, David Lebovitz for this go-to recipe. Now before you start, let me remind you that…

Chicago, Chicago….

What a weekend we had in Chicago! It’s already Thursday and I’m just feeling back to normal. Have I become a bad traveller?? I hope not. I am a tired one. The beau may be moving to the Windy City in a few weeks, so we went for a long weekend under the guise of…

This Fish is Delish

The beau bought the largest hunk of salmon he could find and turned it into tr below photo. Meow! It was super easy; here’s how you can get your own delicious fish. 1. Take 1.5 pound hunk of salmon. Place it on a bed of sliced lemons. Drizzle with garlic oil. Liberally coat in salt,…

Threat Yo Self Thursday

Threat Yo Self  Thursday is just Treat Yo Self Tuesday with an ‘h’. See what I did there? Thursday was a treat; I was alone for the first time since February. Not that I don’t love my family or my boyfriend, I just crave downtime and it’s been hard to come by in my current…

Weekend Wrap-Up

Friday was an adventure of domestic errands run with the beau, just before getting caught in a thunderstorm. We followed it up by not having dinner and going to a party, at which point 2-3 glasses of wine in, the apparent need for dinner arose. Thank goodness we waited, because we found the best new…

It's Friday, I'm In Love…

…With… Fashion. Well, I’m always in love with fashion – not just on Fridays. This week in particular, though, something has struck a sartorial chord. Perhaps it was finally catching up on Vogue ( I didn’t even hate the Kimye article), or adoring Mindy’s rainbow of Chanel bags on the season finale, or simply shopping;…

Weekend Recap

I missed my best friend, and I ate some cheese (okay, much cheese), but I also did other stuff. Friday was the day of my long-awaited Foals concert! Pre-concert, I was practicing some dance moves and in a uber-cool, highly-skilled run, jump, spin move, I fell and ruined the knee of the most perfect new…