Jodi McKee

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garnet hill hudson house

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garnet hill hudson house

I recently attended a wonderful autumnal retreat up in the Hudson Valley hosted by Garnet Hill. A small group of us spent two days exploring, eating great food, and soaking up the sunshine and fall colors, all while wrapped up in cozy Garnet Hill pieces.

foliage in old chatham, new york

It wasn't quite peak leaf-peeping season while we were there, but still very nice. And it's always such a treat to get out of the city for a few days.

garnet hill hudson house

The beautiful home we staying in was amazing in its own right, but the added layers of Garnet Hill home goods made it feel extra special.

garnet hill hudson house
garnet hill hudson house

The duvet in my room was a lovely aqua and white Hable Construction print. I've been a fan of Hable ever since Grace Bonney had her sofa recovered in one of their fabrics. I don't think this pattern is for sale yet for Garnet Hill, but keep an eye out for it soon! Oh! And my room came complete with a hidden doorway! You can see the bookcase on the left swung open to lead up a short flight of stairs.

hudson valley
hudson valley

This was the view just a short walk from our house. (!!!!!)

fall foliage in the hudson valley
cows in the hudson valley
hudson-chatham winery

We spent part of the afternoon at Hudson-Chatham Winery. Dominique led us through a wonderful tasting and gave us some history of the winery. We even picked some apples off of the trees in their yard! Everything was so tasty; I made sure to pick up a bottle of the Blanc de Blanc to enjoy at home.

hudson-chatham winery
garnet hill hudson house
garnet hill hudson house

We returned to the Garnet Hill House for an amazing dinner prepared by Carlucci-Simons Catering. Everything was so delicious and locally sourced. Soooo goooood.

garnet hill hudson house

After dinner, we enjoyed some more wine from Hudson-Chatham Winery and roasted marshmallows by the fire to make s'mores. A perfect end to the evening.

hudson, new york

The next day, we headed in to Hudson, NY for a little shopping and lunch before boarding the train back to the city.

autumn in the hudson valley

Lunch at Cafe Le Perche was a great end to our mini trip.

garnet hill hudson house lunch at cafe le perche

Thanks so much for having me, Garnet Hill! It was a wonderful couple of days.

boston

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a few weeks ago, the mister and i headed up to boston for a long weekend. we stayed a small, but efficient airbnb in beacon hill. such a charming & beautiful neighborhood!

we didn't do much shopping, but i did stop in to black ink and loved it. super cute gift shop.

we wandered around beacon hill and then cut through boston common and boston public garden. the common was fine, but the garden! so lovely!! i wish we would have made a point to hang out there again, but the time got away from us.

next up was a bit of a wander down newbury street. a mix of boutiques and chain stores, and the buildings were all so lovely.

the next morning, we go up and headed over to the new boston public market where we breakfasted on the most amazing doughnuts from union square donuts. ZOMG, you guys. SO GOOD. we went back for seconds and made a point at stopping at their somerville location on our way out of town.

after fueling up for the day, we did some geocaching and walked a bit of the freedom trail.

the next day, we hit the suburbs to get some chick-fil-a (coming soon to manhattan!), then drove out to cape ann to visit our friend steph and chill out by the shore.

steph dropped us off at good harbor beach and we immediately started planning a vacation there for next summer. absolutely picture perfect. 

after steph was done working for the day, we wandered around her town of rockport. to say it was charming would be a massive understatement. so quintessentially new england!

the next morning, we got up and headed out to the boston museum of fine arts. i had seen some instagrams of the beautiful modern wing and we also wanted to check out the hokusai exhibit.

hokusai was way too crowded for any decent photos, but the modern wing! so good!!

after the museum, we had lunch on newbury street and then took an uber over to check out the lawn on d. unfortunately, i missed the fact that they were throwing a block party that day. needless to say, it was crazy crowded.

we were close to the water, so we walked that way instead and hung out on the harbor for a bit.

it was such a lovely long weekend. hope to make a return visit soon.

anthro in india

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absolutely LOVING these new images from anthropologie. i mean, i always love their clothing, but the photo shoot in india is mesmerizing.

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row one (L to R): chambray anorak + skinny flare jeans | poplin empire top + birds of paradise shorts | chambray swing top + fishing line charlie trousers

row two (L to R): pleated plaid dress | lavana dress | skyscape maxi dress

 

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pinterest HQ

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when i was in san francisco last month for re:make, i had the chance to stop by the pinterest headquarters and take a tour with enid. in the end, it's just an office, but what an amazingly cool office! i would like to work there plz.

that table is made out of yardsticks!

super sweet neon signage.

a really cool art installation near the entrance.

the pinterns lego wall. LOVE the ampersand and pinterest logo!!

all of the conference rooms are named after pinterest memes. ;)

i think enid said this was originally supposed to be a library, but they decided to turn it in to a bar. good choice.

the ubiquitous ryan gosling.

all of the printers are named after star wars characters. so rad.

more cool art.

and they have not one, but two, letterpress machines.

i think i need to apply for a job there, stat.

babymoon

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a few weeks ago, the mister & i headed down to the jersey shore for a few days for a little babymoon. we managed to snag the last three days of real summer weather, minus the normal summer crowds. it was so nice to get out of the city, spend some QT together and breathe in all of the fresh sea air.

please to enjoy some snaps from the trip.

a super tasty breakfast at the chat & nibble

followed by some time on the beach and then lounging by the hotel pool

chris acting as my stand in for the belly shot. adorkable, no?

i can't get over the fact that we've been married for TWELVE years. it seems impossible, yet totally right, too.

the lovely carousel building

fantastic murals in the shell of the old casino building

the cute ice cream stand that we passed by on monday, only to have it be closed on tuesday and wednesday. boooooo.

i could have stood on the beach all morning long. le sigh.

finished up the trip with lunch with elizabeth. yay!

san francisco, day 4, part 1

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saturday morning was spent at the beautiful ferry plaza farmer's market. i shot a portrait for my project and then we met up with the lovely leslie and wandered around for a bit.

leslie & i each got an obama 2012 button. got start campaigning early!

the inside of the ferry building was so beautiful.

leslie & dani . . . most likely instagramming.

 

pretty, pretty ladies

keeping in mind that we were there in early april -- aren't these tulips beautiful? i heart spring.

later on, we met up with the fabulous leah (excuse me, DR. REICH) at the thirsty bear for lunch.

isn't she pretty?

then, we headed over to dogpatch to check out mr. & mrs. miscellaneous for ice cream. leah was super excited because they had bananas foster, but it was sold out by the time we got there. sad.

above left: leah demostrates how to change film while holding on to an ice cream cone. lady has skillz, yo.

above right: dani being her normal adorable self.

mmm, ice cream. a good start to the day, for sure! plenty more to come. i'll get around to posting it . . . eventually.

 

san francisco, day 3, part 3

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ahhh, the golden gate bridge. one of the main reasons for our trip. when dani picked the final color of bittersweet, i think we both knew that the bridge would be a great place to search for our last color.

that's a pretty darn close match, wouldn't you say?

dani & ricky. so adorbs.

me & chris. awwww.

 

cousin it . . . i mean, dani with the wind doing a number on her hair.

is this the spot where they test the paint to make sure it is the right color? or do you think random people off the street are trying to match it on their own?

*so* glad i caught this shot. the sweetest.

a cliche for sure, but such a lovely one, don't you think?

after giving the bridge some love, ricky kindly indulged our request to drive down lombard street. it really is quite something!

then, we swung by alamo square to see the painted ladies, aka the "full house" house.

then, we all headed back to pj & martin's house and were greeted warmly by baba & desi.

desi did come around though. ;)

then, we all headed off for dinner at a kitchsy mexican place near pj & martin's house. tasty!