All posts tagged: Barbour Beadnell Jacket

Field Trip to Sweet Selma Farms

As I crossed the threshold into the warm kitchen of Sweet Selma Farms a couple weeks back, I had a sense that I was in for some serious Southern hospitality. As my eyes soaked up the cozy and colorful decor, sweeping past pegboard utensils rack and an antique jadeite sink, my ears tuned into the soft pa-pock of backyard hens hunting for bugs, while my nose took in the sleepy scents of a Sunday breakfast in the making.

What’s Inside My Wardrobe: A Complete Closet Inventory

This post covers what my wardrobe looked like in fall 2016. Since then I’ve shared this updated closet inventory on my new blog, Where With Elle.   Three years ago I woke up early one morning, gazed deeply upon the sparkly baubles of my colorful closet and foggily pondered three questions: Who am I, what am I going to wear, and why is the theme song to “Reading Rainbow” stuck in my head? In retrospect the answer to that last quandary was obvious (and if RR is now stuck in your head, might I offer a soothing classic that will effectively obliterate anything else on your mind).

The Whiskey Trail: Scottish Highlands to Islay, Scotland

When you marry a whiskey man (or whisky man, as they say in Scotland) with whom you share an affinity for first editions, bedroom slippers, bran cereals, Ken Burns documentaries, gardening, and heavily peated scotch (we are essentially grandparents in the chrysalis) it’s tough to decide on a honeymoon destination. Oddly enough, we both landed on a tiny island off the coast of Scotland through independent research (another beloved Hunt-Ralston hobby) and soon realized it would be the perfect spot to unwind after exploring the wilds of Ireland and bustling Brussels. Halfway between Ireland and mainland Scotland, the remote Hebridean Isle of Islay is home to whitewashed harbor villages, deserted beaches, windswept hills, ancient ruins, a visit here and there from Ron Swanson – and some of the very finest whisky and gin that this good earth has to offer. We set out through the Scottish Highlands with our trusty Nikon D3300 and a notebook in hand and came back with the most unforgettable experiences, new friends, memories, and some seriously heavenly drams. You can …

Uncommon Gifts For Gentlemen On The Go

This weekend I’m sharing twenty seven gifts for all kinds of chaps – the outdoorsman, the epicure, the entrepreneur, the jet setter. Read on if you’re looking for ideas for a certain beau this month – or if you’re just curious to see what’s in my Netflix queue. 27 IDEAS: FESTIVE GIFTS FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE Via BodhiLuxe Magazine: Sorry chaps – and yes, we’re generalising here! – but on the whole you’re infinitely harder to shop for than the ladies in our lives. But don’t you worry, you’re sure to find something you truly want under the tree this year, thanks to Jess Hunt’s super shopping skills (and we’ll also be sure to forward on all your thank you cards…)! From the wet bar to the bath tub, Jess offers up twenty seven ideas to treat your beau this holiday season, whether he’s the mountain trailblazer, a serial entrepreneur, always on the road with a coffee in hand, or a big fan of Old Fashioneds and the slow food movement. The Great …

A Simpler Wardrobe: Spring Outfits + Nothing New Challenge

These are outfits I wore the first spring after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the fall and winter before looked like, and summer ahead. How I used to get dressed. How I got started on wardrobe editing. First lessons learned. An interview on my Nothing New Challenge.  2014 Jan 8, 2014 Well now, where were we? Ah yes, 2013 and waxing poetic about the secret lives of secondhand party tops. Right. So. Happy new year to you! I am back from the abyss of a very restorative winter break that was filled with surprises. This year brings me a new position at work, a new backyard, the closure of a three-month suede bootie search, a fresh-from-Roatan tan, and a very special piece of chocolate. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already spied this post. I am one lucky girl to have such a kind and wonderful best friend (who knows that my adoration for chocolate conquers all precious stones), and even luckier to get to spend the …

Key Piece: Barbour Beadnell Jacket

“Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.”  -Morihei Ueshiba Comfortable in our routines and serious little schedules, how often we forget to look at the wide world around us. I remember once reading that it takes hearing a true statement seventeen times to forget a false one. Similarly, habits repeated daily become such a natural part of our lives that they require hard work and pointed self-awareness to change. This fall I have worked on unlearning a few old shopping habits and helping better ones take root: Looking for more long-lasting goods, finding second-hand staples, and focusing on where, from what, and how the clothes I choose to buy are made. You may note some changes and new features around here – I hope you enjoy them. BARBOUR BEADNELL JACKET: Lots of options and sales at Nordstrom, Saks, Macy’s, and Bloomingdales. Occasionally pops up at The Real …

A Simpler Wardrobe: Fall + Winter

These are outfits I wore the first fall and winter after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the following spring and summer looked like. What my style looked like before. How I got started. First lessons learned. Life in the Fall Nov 8, 2013 “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald Ever since I was little, when our teachers passed out All-About-Me! surveys my answer for favorite season was always the same: “Fall, when the leaves change.” In my Proust-filled high school years I instead called it “Autumn, when the leaves fall” (and boy, did I think that double entendre was clever) but it’s always been rooted to that same golden month in Georgia – when you start finally wearing your riding boots and pea coat, go driving in the mountains, build bonfires and s’mores, pick pumpkins, and sneak kisses on hay rides. Well, imagine sneaking kisses on hay rides. And even with college crossed off my bucket list, every year around this …