Monthly Archives: April 2014

Derby Fashions!

I love hats and wear them quiet often.  Any excuse for a hat wearing suits me!  And there is no finer place for hats than at the annual Kentucky Derby!  The Derby has a long history of elegant attire!  If … Continue reading

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140th Run for the Roses!

Can you believe it is almost May and time for the 140th Run For The Roses!  The Kentucky Derby is, in my opinion,  one of the most elegant and “civilized” of all sporting events.  So this week at The Collected … Continue reading

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All Keyed Up!

I adore the always classic, greek key motif not only in design applications, but many others as well! I’ve put together a few images to show you other, unique ways to use greek key in your life! How creative are … Continue reading

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“Specialties of the House”: Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops

Several of my Easter lunch guests ask me for my Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chop recipe.  I thought some of you might also enjoy this traditional Easter favorite from Chestnut Cottage! I like to buy the Australian racks of lamb from … Continue reading

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“Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage”: 2014 Easter Lunch

…6:00 Easter Sunday afternoon… Wow, I am tired!  The Easter lunch preparations began weeks ago, but “in earnest” on Friday. Twenty some wonderful family and friends to feed.  That’s when the cooking started…with the annual Easter Coconut Cake!  (if you … Continue reading

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