Mountain Chic

Reflections and observations on culture, food, style and travel

{ I owned an Hermes bracelet similar to this Tiffany one, and when I lost it, I was heartbroken.  The web site says this piece is for men, but I love the play between masculine and feminine aesthetic.  I added this bracelet to my Christmas 2015 For Her board.  Photo courtesy tiffany.com} The most genius …

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A big pot of beef and barley soup is one of my favorite cool weather meals to create, and weekend afternoons actually afford me the time to let a soup simmer.  Over the years, I’ve experimented with a variety of interesting veggies in my concoctions.  I detest celery and potatoes in soups – to me, …

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The other day, I picked up my son from an overnight stay at his grandma’s house, and was offered a bounty of freshly cut herbs from my in-laws’ garden: basil, rosemary, and oregano.  I accepted the offerings happily, while hoping secretly that I wouldn’t just let the cuttings rot in my fridge.  I had a …

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