November has become one of my favorite months of the year, especially now that I have elementary school age children. Halloween is behind you (whew – we did it), sports and activities and school dress up days, etc. start to slow down a bit, and you have time to breathe before the rush of the holidays.

Here are a few things on my mind, on my calendar, in my cart, and on my internet browser this month.


I went through a phase over the last couple of years when I was only wearing big statement earrings. Now I have done a complete 180 and only want small, delicate earrings. I recently got a second ear piercing on my left ear so I’ve had fun experimenting with pairings.

You can see the collection I put together HERE.

THE BASICS: Raey Sweaters & Loeffler Randall Boots

Like every working woman, I struggle on a weekly basis about what to wear to the office. There isn’t a natural equivalent of “business casual” that the men wear (blue blazer, button down, and khakis) for women. What are we supposed to wear to look polished but also feel comfortable now that we don’t have to wear suits and heels every day? It’s a struggle.

I recently found these cashmere Raey sweaters and wear button downs and other blouses with them. It’s not very exciting but I do feel dressed without being overdressed.

Also like every working woman, I am constantly on the lookout for shoes that are both comfortable and stylish. The brand I keep coming back to again and again is Loeffler Randall. This season is no exception – there are great options for heels and boots. These boots in particular are the most comfortable I have ever owned.


The best part of Thanksgiving is all the extra time you get to catch up on movies and shows. Here are a few I hope to catch up on next week:

She Said: The Harvey Weinstein trial is in full swing right now and I am actively following. (If you are too and you aren’t tuning in to Jessica Reed Kraus‘ coverage, stop what you are doing right now and go follow her.)

The movie based on the book, She Said:  Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, written by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, is set to be released on November 18. I am in awe of these reporters and how they were able to crack these stories and reveal the truth. I can’t wait to watch the film.

From a recent New York Times article titled, ““A Hollywood Investigation on the Big Screen”: “In the five years since their initial article came out, the ground, in some ways, has shifted beneath our feet. After the investigation published, the #MeToo movement, founded in 2006 by the activist Tarana Burke, swept the globe, emboldening more women around the world to come forward with their stories. A reckoning soon followed and is ongoing: Some systems of power have toppled, others remain intact. Some abusers have been held accountable, and others continue to evade justice. Mr. Weinstein, for one, was found guilty of rape in New York in 2020. (He’s currently on trial in Los Angeles.)”

Vanity Fair Article”: “The Sacred Duty of She Said – Actresses Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan with real life Pulitzer Prize winning reporters, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Patricia Clarkson plays the role of Rebecca Corbett, editor of the New York Times – reason enough alone to see the film. I love her.
Here they are IRL. Corbett from a recent NY Times article, “What I thought was interesting in the film was how briskly efficient all the editors are,” Ms. Corbett, who is portrayed by Patricia Clarkson, said with a laugh. “For better or worse, in real life there is a lot more talk and strategizing around the ‘do this, get that’ directives.” During the investigation the three journalists sat at desks near one another. “There was a lot more walking back and forth,” Ms. Corbett said. “And asking: ‘Who were you just talking to? What did you hear?’”

Recent news aside, I am a huge James Corden fan. Gavin and Stacey is probably my favorite show of all time, and I love Carpool Karaoke (this one is the best) and all his other comedy creations. He has a new show out on Amazon Prime called “Mammals”. I have watched a couple of episodes — so far it is good, not great, but I’m going to keep watching to see what happens. Plus, the combination of London footage & French music is so good.

Here’s a nice review in the New York Times, ‘Mammals’ Review:  James Corden Gets Back to What He Does Best.

The Banshees of Inisherin: Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson have teamed up again on the film The Banshees of Inisherin. You may remember them from the excellent film, In Bruges (so old that I think I must have watched it on a DVD player.). The premise of the film sounds a little sad (ending a lifelong friendship) but the reviews are great and I bet the story is a good one.

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, “The Banshees of Inisherin” follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavors to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve, and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.

Here’s a bit more background: “When Colin Ferrell and Brendan Gleesan played hit men in the 2008 black comedy “In Bruges” it was an inspired pairing, letting both actors shine in ways they hadn’t before. Farrell’s good looks had won him the lead in “Tigerland” over 20 years ago, but directors shied away from exploring his talents as a character actor. Gleeson had won an Emmy for playing Winston Churchill in an HBO movie, “Into the Storm,” but the big buzzy movie part eluded him. Together “In Bruges,” they were hilarious and the Hollywood Foreign Press nominated both Farrell and Gleeson for Golden Globe awards in 2009; Farrell won as Best Actor in a Comedy.”


I am having a holiday party this year and need to up my decorating and entertaining game. Julia Amory has it covered – I love her beautiful, affordable, easy to care for tablecloths, linens, napkins and tree skirts.

Green Stripes Tablecloth – this is the one I am planning to use. Thinking I could re-use it for Easter with something pink/pale.


I had dinner with a group of dear friends last week in ALYS BEACH at one of the newer restaurants, The Citizen, and when the waitress overheard us talking about how cute the glassware was, she whispered, “they’re from Amazon”.

The larger size was on the table but they also come in this smaller size, which I think is even cuter. And at $35 for a set of six, you can’t go wrong.

Get them here and here.

The Citizen in Alys Beach

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