Sweater weather – JED

Boardman Bridge
JED sweater
JED
Tree hugging

It wouldn’t be fall and “sweater weather” for us without a JED shoot. We’ve been fans of JED, a luxury lifestyle brand, since our first feature on them in 2016, “1 sweater 3 ways”.

Continuing the JED love-fest, we stopped by the NYC showroom last spring to meet designer Jed Krascella and check out the upcoming fall collection. Predictably, we each spotted a sweater that we couldn’t continue living without, and had to add to our collection! Some people collect art, we collect JED! You’ll see why once you visit their site…

Interview with Daryl Hall at Daryl’s House

We recently had the opportunity to pop over the state line to visit Daryl’s House, a super duper live music venue and restaurant in Pawling, New York. Not only did we get to sample some of the new dishes they recently added to their menu, we got to sit with DARYL HALL!! We asked him a bunch of questions and ate a lot of good food. Thank you rockstar gods for granting us this O.M.G. life-moment.

Grey New York Grey New England

We know it’s bad to covet, so let’s just say we really, really desired a Grey New York Grey New England bag for a very long time (#bag-goals). Once again, it was the classic story of Instagram discovery. How did we ever find things to love before Insta??

When we learned that the company was based out of Washington Depot, we felt like we hit shop-local gold. Then, to find out (after some gentle stalking) that the creative director is Simon Kneen (who has an impressive 30-year fashion career, including a period as creative director of Banana Republic) well, that just called for us to pop over for coffee and chats.

On the track at Lime Rock

Come and be guests at Lime Rock Drivers Club? Ahhh! We didn’t even know we had this life goal until the opportunity came up. Then, when it sunk in that this was to be a reality, we were ridiculously excited and…scared, but mostly EXCITED! What would we wear?! Would we go above 80 MPH? (try 100+!!) Will we be the next Danica Patrick?

Buckle up, look straight ahead, we’re taking you for a ride!

Unlocking Iceland

In less than two days we managed to unlock “the tip of the Iceland iceberg,” i.e. Reykjavík and the surrounding area. Nevertheless, check out what we were able to fit into 46 hours! Consider this our Iceland 101 and we can’t WAIT to go back and bring you Iceland 102! We’ve got; how to get there, where to stay, where to shop, where to eat, and the Golden Circle tour covered.

What’s new at R. Derwin Clothiers?

R. Derwin Clothiers Men’s and Ladies stores are back together again ❤️ Yay!

R. Derwin has been a mainstay on pretty West Street, looking on to the Litchfield green, since the 80s. The two departments, men’s (upstairs) and women’s (downstairs) started together under one roof at 43 West Street and eventually gained in size and needed to move a few doors away from each other. Throw in a few more moves after that, all on West Street, until we reach today when the two stores are back together again. Awww. We went along to the grand opening to see the Ladies store in its shiny new digs…right next door to those lovely Men!

Unloching Loch Lomond + Fonab Castle

Scotland was recently voted the most beautiful country ever (or something like that) and we believe it’s because the voters all visited Loch Lomond. You only have to drive but an hour out of Glasgow (1.5 from Edinburgh) to get into the most breathtaking scenery you ever did see! Rent a car, be prepared to drive on some crazy, single-lane, windy roads, and get ready for the road trip of all road trips!

Lakeville Interiors

When sisters and owners of Lakeville Interiors, Courtney Saulnier and Ashley Marchand, invited us to check out their newly expanded decoration and design center, we said, “Be right there!” They have the largest showroom and retail store in Litchfield County, the Berkshires, and Hudson Valley, second only to The Decoration and Design Building in NYC. In the small village of Lakeville?! We had to see! Shopping here we come, and while we’re there, we’ll decorate our hypothetical office with zero budget constraints!

Unlocking Glasgow

Welcome to Unlocking Glasgow! Part 2 of our 3-part tour of Scotland…Edinburgh was last week 😉

Having spent my “formative” years living in Glasgow from age 14 to 20, we would definitely be making the city of style part of our Unlocking Scotland tour! Outside of London, Glasgow is home to some of the best shopping in the UK. And for foodies, they have quite the gastronomic and bar scene going on. Here’s 9 hours in Glasgow, and five stops you should definitely hop-off on the “Hop-On Hop-Off” bus tour!

Chapman Lumber

It’s not so often we find ourselves in Thomaston. And it’s not so often we find ourselves in a full-service lumber yard/home improvement center. But on this particular Thursday, we were in both (and in our finest plaids). If you’re from the area, you’ll know we’re talking about Chapman Lumber, a (very lovely) family-run business, operating since 1981.

We chatted with owner Stuart and Lynn Chapman for a bit, had a tour…and then they left us all alone in the hardware department…