Author: Lauren Garrett

9 Plaid Coat Picks for Fall 2016

Autumn has finally arrived. The crips cool New England air calls for fashionable outerwear. Runways this year were dominated by classic plaid coats. Plaid coats add visual interest and elevate any outfit. It is a piece worth investing in as plaid is timeless print. It can easily make a statement or come in neutral tones to suit anyones taste. Here are my picks...

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Healthy Ezekiel Breakfast Ideas

Today I am sharing my favorite healthy breakfast recipes that use Ezekiel bread. Many people skip breakfast because of time constraints, or they are just not hungry in the morning. Like many of you, my mornings are hectic and involve lots of multi-tasking. I need a breakfast that can consume while curling my hair, well balanced, quick and easy. This is was the inspiration for these various Ezekiel recipes. For those of your unfamiliar with Ezekiel it is a bread make from sprouted grain, meaning it contains no flour. This is a great option for me because I love carbohydrates, but...

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Brass Glass Coffee Tables

Image Source The Everygirl I am currently coveting a brass glass coffee table for our front living room. This week marks the 1 year anniversary of moving into our home. I have been slowly decorating it room by room. The best advice I was given was to take my time. As a procrastinator and bargain hunter I interpreted that as leave some rooms empty. Our home is older and has a ‘formal living room.’ The room serves no real purpose since I do not host swanky cocktail parties or ladies lunches. It’s current contents are a sad undersized area rug and a Craigslist sofa....

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Summer time calls for light dishes that are easy and healthy like my strawberry goat cheese salad. It is perfect as a side salad or top it off with some grilled chicken for delicious fast lunch or dinner. Top it off with a low calorie champagne vinaigrette for the perfect meal. I found my recipe for the Champagne Vinaigrette on the Epicurious website. The only ingredient I omit is the hot sauce. The heat can overpower the citrus bright flavor from the strawberries, which is really the feature flavor of the dish.  Ingredients For a single meal size serving 2.5-3 cups mixed...

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Preppy Summer Attire Essentials

Before Summer comes to an official end, I wanted to share some of my favorite Summer preppy attire essentials. As a New Englander my style throughout the seasons for the most part is preppy. In the warmer months my wardrobe is dominated blues and whites in gingham and eyelet fabrics with lots of scalloped hems. And like any true prep if I can monogram an item I will. Here are my picks for the last few days of Summer.   As someone who is fair skinned I always wear a hat at the beach. This summer I purchased this Mark...

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