The Story Behind the Necklace I Never Take Off

One of the questions I’m often asked is where I got the dainty diamond necklace that I never take off.  I received it for Christmas in 2010 from my late husband, Dimitri.  We were both stationed in Hawaii with the…

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My Interview on the Preppy Podcast

Hi friends, and happy September!  I shared this news on Instagram but wanted to give it a permanent spot on the blog too: I was recently interviewed by Patricia Mae Olson of the Preppy Podcast and my episode went live…

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Prim and Proper Ladylike Style

Fashion trends are all over the place these days, but one thing that I love seeing is a return to polished, ladylike style.  (Some are calling it “Old Money Aesthetic” or “Stealth Wealth Aesthetic,” meaning that it exudes class and…

 

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Life Lately, 8/28/23

It’s been a while since my last life update post, so today I thought I’d share some random things that have been going on for the Vail family.  Today Jack and Caroline had their first day of school- Jack is…

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A Quick Trip to Ponte Vedra, Florida

At the end of June Tom had a work conference in the Jacksonville area and I was lucky to be able to tag along.  My parents drove up from SC to stay with the kids and I was able to…

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My Few and Discerning Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happens every summer and it’s heavy on items for the fall and winter weather ahead.  I personally don’t shop at Nordstrom all that often, unless I’m looking for something like Native shoes for kids, a Longchamp…

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