Tag Archives: corks and caftans
Carey in Fan Alley Richmond VA

The streets all ripe with jewels.

[Staring at Stars t-shirt and bra, Urban Outfitters + Free People shorts + Sam Edelman booties + Dannijo purse + Low Luv pendant.] My father wasn’t a big man. He was only inches taller than my mother—scrawny, almost, but strong—with hair that was always a little too long, unless it had just been cut, in […]

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Carey on the rocks in Rockport MA

Photo journal: Rockport, MA.

It was groovy. The subtle nuances of a New England coastal town that make you murmur, “I feel like I’ve been here before.” Quirky establishments that make you want to come back, however. We moseyed into town and I had to say little more to Carey than, “Look, hun, there’s a cat.” Three cats, 3 […]

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H&M white gauze dress

Why worry.

[H&M dress + Joie boots + Madewell tights + Dannijo bag + vintage necklace] Last weekend, I spent an inordinate amount of my Sunday morning lying in bed letting my mind chase thoughts up trees. I can sincerely find anything to worry about—conveniently, this is counteracted by an incredible ability to bury my head in […]

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Michael McDonald lookalike

Shine Sweet Freedom: Welcome to the new C+C!

Ladies and germs: It has arrived! A C+C to make you weep with usability and superior organization! Only kidding—but it looks rad, right? Many thanks to the fine folks at Shannon-Rose Design for taking us into a new stratosphere! (more…)

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Carey Wodehouse

I want to fall from the stars.

[H&M lace vest + squash blossom necklace + Made with Love bracelets + A Wang tee + J.Crew cords + Joie lace up boots + Gorjana bracelet and pendant.] (more…)

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Mara Hoffman top

Put a hood on it.

[Mara Hoffman hooded caftan top + Alice & Olivia leather leggings + Dannijo bag + Sam Edelman booties + Banana jacket + Shopbop hat + YSL ring] If my potential hoarding tendencies had to manifest themselves in any way, I’d prefer it be the hoarding of Mara Hoffman pieces. This short caftan is so brilliant—the […]

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Carey Shopbop sweater 3

The art of wine drinking.

This is something the guys can understand—bare feet, a pair of tight jeans or corduroys, undone hair and a comfy sweater on your lady. Sexy. Add an oversized wine glass holding the last splash of something special, and the photo lights are destined to start warming. This is my kind of outfit post. (more…)

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Bedell Cellars · Merlot Reserve · Long Island, NY

Wine Review: Bedell Cellars · Merlot Reserve · Long Island, NY

[To see the below wine as it resides in an awesome collage about Montauk, check out this post at Holier Than Now I was commissioned to help out with.] Just a 2-acre plot behind the Bedell winery, on the craggy-looking North Fork of Long Island, is the unlikely source of a world-class Merlot. (more…)

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2007 · Anthill Farms · Syrah · Windsor Oaks Vineyard · Russian River Valley, CA

Wine Review: 2007 · Anthill Farms · Syrah · Windsor Oaks Vineyard · Russian River Valley, CA

The departure Syrah. The summer Syrah. The Pinot Syrah. Yes, this is all true, and it’s getting credited as such. I once had a great Zinfandel from a very exciting cult Napa producer—the problem was, it was a Sangiovese. But, you would have never known—this is a undesirable departure. What Anthill accomplishes with their ’07 […]

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Wine Review: 2005 · Steele Stymie · Founder’s Reserve · Merlot · Lake County, CA

Stymie was one of the most famous race horses in American history. Once Stymie gained a lead, he would never relinquish it. So dramatic was his racing style that his name became an official word in our vocabulary. To “stymie” someone is to never let them advance. It was a winning wager on Stymie by […]

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Chianti Classico Riserva Fattoria Monsanto

Wine Review: 2006 · Monsanto · Chianti Classico · Riserva

We are entering Carey’s territory. I discovered that Castello di Monsanto was where she drew comfort when I was out of town working in the early days of our engagement. Just her, Eli, rented Anime movies (this was another revelation), and—most likely—her since discarded, threadbare Greenbrier robe. A trip to any one of the 4 closest […]

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Vista Hills in October

Wine Review: 2007 · Vista Hills Vineyard · Marylhurst · Pinot Noir · Dundee Hills · Willamette Valley, OR

When Carey and I last visited Vista Hills in March, vines throughout the valley were spottily coming to life, prematurely coaxed by the warm weather. The threat of a freeze with much of March still left on the calendar was a concern, but that fortunately did not come to pass, and a world of change […]

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