How to Dress the Bedside Table

Cottage life is charming, and challenging. Since 2014, Mr. Dasch-ing and I have made our home in Winter Park Florida. Having moved here from our now get-away home on the Gulf side of Florida, we are happily at home in our cluster of cottages on the Chain of Lakes that we call Marsh Rabbit Run. Making this our primary residence, meant decorating in a more purposeful fashion. Our cottage has turned out to be my […]

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Five Things I Love about “The Art of Southern Charm”

Five Things I Love about "The Art of Southern Charm"

I’ve just finished the last pages of The Art of Southern Charm, by Patricia Altschul. An enchanting summer read, it’s filled with snippets of her glamorous life mixed with tidbits of etiquette and advice. There are many things I found delightful about Patricia. Below I’m sharing my favorite takeaways, but be sure to grab a copy as there are so many gems to devour. 1. She encourages hosting cocktail parties… If you haven’t guessed, I […]

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Here’s to you Buffie

Buffie

In 2011, I paired a pretty green dress I made from a Vogue pattern with a lime margarita. When I showed it to my brother, Jeff, an idea was born. Immediately we knew that “every dress deserves a cocktail, and every cocktail deserves a dress.” So over the next few months, I worked away sewing dozens of dresses in various styles and matching them with cocktails. Our plan was to mix fashion, celebration with travel […]

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Earth Friendly = Earth Pretty

Earth Friendly = Earth Pretty

If you’re reading this, you’re like me in that we like to surround ourselves with prettiness. In our homes, our gardens, in what we wear, and what we create. So I’ve decided to re-commit to keeping our earth pretty too! I’ve always been a recycler, and yet there’s more to maintaining a healthy planet than just separating out out the Champagne bottles. So I’m sharing with you the ways that I strive to keep our […]

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Feet Happy in Any Shoe

Let’s admit it, we’re all obsessed with shoes! Pretty shoes, shoes with bows, shoes that make our legs look long, shoes we buy and never wear, the list goes on and on. Just yesterday Mr. Dasch-ing commented on the bag of shoes I was carrying in. He winked when he said, “Oh, my dear, and what do we have here? Another pair of shoes?” I quickly responded, with a touch of defense, and said, “but […]

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Clutch My Heart

Clutch My Heart

As you know I’m over the moon with excitement about revealing my Cocktail Clutch creations to you! I’ve been working tirelessly for months now, and I’ve loved every minute of it! Designing the perfectly sized clutch purse, choosing the prettiest fabrics and selecting the most delightful color combinations were the beginning of an exciting journey. And now we are just days away from opening our online shop. In anticipation of the launch on June 1st, […]

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Staying Cocktail-Clutch Creative

Design Cocktail-Clutch

I’ve always been a make-it-happen kind of girl. So, when I began designing my Cocktail Clutch, no one was surprised to know that I wanted a prototype along with my first production run completed by the next day!! I even thought about creating the factory! Oh my goodness! And had I set my mind to it, I like to think I may have gotten pretty darned close to finishing them! As a creative, multi-faceted person, […]

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Five Things I’m Loving Lately: May 2, 2017

Brynn Hudson Jewelry

Happy May!  I’m starting this month off surrounded by things I love…and sharing them with you!  From baubles to bulbs, I know you’ll be inspired to share your favorite things with me.  Leave me a comment with what you’re loving lately too.  I’m excited to hear from you.   1. Brynn Hudson Jewelry I recently purchased a couple of pieces from Brynn Hudson Jewelry’s Gumball Collection and discovered my latest jewelry crush! Her elegant, eye-catching, and […]

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The Royal Clutch Bag

Cocktail Clutch 1

If you’re anything like me, you’re curious to see what celebrities tote in their high-end clutches. There’s something fun about checking out what brands keep your favorite starlet camera ready and seeing what they can’t live without. A biographer once told ABC News about the essentials that Queen Elizabeth carries in her signature, color-coordinated Launer purses.      I was delighted to learn that I had much in common with the Queen. We both keep […]

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My Secret Clutch…

Dress for Cocktails Cocktail Clutch 1

This week, I’m letting you in on a little secret. All of my life, I’ve loved pretty colors, pink bows, and dressing up.  I’m a girlie-girl through and through…but that’s no secret. Amidst raising kids, running a few companies, and serving as a strong woman in many capacities–I am proud to have maintained my own style and manner. Yet, my passions haven’t had the opportunity to take center stage–until I made it a priority   […]

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