A few things I am looking forward to this Spring. Ten of them, to be exact. 🙂


I love gold jewelry all year long but it looks even better with a tan. On a trip to New York last Fall, my friends and I happened upon a Rachel Cagner trunk show at the Veronica Beard store on Madison Avenue, and we all snatched up loads of her bracelets, rings and necklaces for ourselves and as Christmas gifts.

Her collection is whimsical, very affordable (anywhere between $50-100), and gold!

I have included a few pictures of her pieces below but check out her website and Instagram for more.

Plus a couple of other selections from Jo Latham and Moda Operandi.

Gold Heart Necklace

I bought this heart necklace at the trunk show and wear it everyday with my Jenna Blake paperclip necklace.

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During the height of Covid last year, I watched this excellent three part BBC documentary on BritBox called “Inside Claridges.”

I loved it so much that I actually booked rooms for my children’s Spring Break while watching the show — I had no idea if we would actually be able to go but it made me feel good just knowing I had a reservation and that maybe international travel would be possible again.

If you like luxury hotels and have always wondered what it takes to maintain that status year after year, you will love this documentary. We have lots of fun things planned on our trip, but I am most looking forward to staying at Claridge’s.

Top chef Daniel Humm will leave the Davies and Brook restaurant at Claridge's after the hotel rebuffed his decision to serve an entirely plant-based menu.
Summerill & Bishop’s Seb Bishop On His Late Mother & Why The Table is the Heart of a Home
Summerill & Bishop – I follow this shop on Instagram and look forward to shopping there on my trip.
Inside Claridges on BritBox


Loving this colorful collection of Gucci handbags. I bought the small round one with the Double Gs and take it everywhere. I’ve decided I will literally buy anything with the color pink on it. Links below.


I am headed to New York next month for a quick Broadway run. I remember hearing that Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker were starring in a remake of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite in 2019 and promised myself that I would figure out a way to see it.

Of course, Covid had other plans for us but I am so excited that they are finally on Broadway and I cannot wait to see them acting together in this iconic play. I want to see Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in Music Man and the Tina Turner Musical as well.

Plaza Suite the Official Broadway Website
Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill in the Broadway revival of “The Music Man” at the Winter Garden Theater.
Adrienne Warren as the title character in the London production of “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” which is Broadway bound.


I’ve booked an appointment for a Vampire Facial later next month. I am a little nervous about it (could they not have come up with a better name??) but have heard good things so am hoping to see a benefit. Description from my dermatologist below:

The Vampire Facial is a painless, minimal-downtime aesthetic treatment that uses medical microneedling to create tiny channels (micro-injuries) in the skin that allow for the penetration and absorption of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) through topical application. This powerful procedure produces marked improvement in skin texture, pores, acne, scars and overall tone and complexion. The Vampire Facial has become a patient favorite because it’s cost-effective and effectively treats multiple skin conditions for patients of all ethnicities, including tanned skin.


If you don’t already follow the girls from The Modern Proper, take a look at their website, Instagram account and now first ever cookbook! You can pre-order it now on Amazon for release on April 5.

They are so much fun to follow: watch their cookbook trailer here.

I alternate between TMP and Ina Garten if I need a reliable recipe. Some of my favorites are

Mushroom Soup

Salmon en Papillote

Kale salad

Thai Basil Beef

Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan

Roasted Carrots with Pumpkin Seeds and Feta

Chicken Piccata

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A few straw bag selections from Rebecca de Ravenel, Etsy, By Tatoufa, and J.Crew. Links below.


A few interesting shows and movies are scheduled to be released this Spring.

Watch Mothering Sunday online: Netflix, DVD, Amazon Prime, Hulu, release  dates & streaming
Scheduled to be released in the U.S. on March 25. Set in the wake of World War I, Mothering Sunday follows the life of Jane Fairchild (Young), an orphaned maid who spends the holiday of the same name with her wealthy lover. Josh O’Connor, Colin Firth, Olivia Colman, Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù and Glenda Jackson round out the film’s cast. Alice Birch adapted the screenplay from the bestselling novella of the same name by Graham Swift.
Kristin Scott Thomas and Gary Oldman filming scenes for the Apple TV+ series Slow Horses
Calling all Spy Thriller Fans: Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas star in Slow Horses on Apple TV+. “This quick-witted spy drama follows a dysfunctional team of MI5 agents as they navigate the espionage world’s smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces.”
Season 2 of one of the funniest shows ever, The Other One, is set to premier this Spring on Acorn. When her husband dies at his surprise party, Tess gets a bigger shock when she learns he had a secret family. Now she and her uptight daughter, Cathy, must get to know playful Marilyn and her daughter, Cat.
The Worst Person in the World streaming online
This Norwegian film was just released in the U.S. on Itunes. It has been nominated for every award imaginable including an Oscar for Best International Feature Film and is one of the strangest films I’ve ever seen. It is watchable and really good in parts but there are some super weird parts too. The description doesn’t really do it justice but here it is – “The chronicles of four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.”
Cameras Rolling Southern Charm Season 8 Everything We Know
Season 8 of my favorite dysfunctional group of Southerners (except Patricia, she’s perfect) is set to premiere this Spring.
Bridgerton' Season 2: Everything We Know So Far
Bridgerton is back!


This is a great brand to try – the products are high quality and very affordable. My favorite is the face spray – the smell is incredible. If you are my friend, you have probably gotten this as a gift from me at some point.

Facial Spray – $12


Tell Me Everything is the Number One Best Seller on Amazon right now. According to the New York Times Book Review, it is “[A] beautifully written, disturbing and affecting memoir. This is literary nonfiction at a high level.”

From Amazon: “Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me Everything is the mesmerizing story of a landmark sexual assault investigation and the female private investigator who helped crack it open.”

Happy Spring!

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