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yes, yes and yes.

big plans for a monday night…me and ev, up close for this magic:



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baby, come back.

oh, hi.  lets time travel, shall we?  i will blame the need to do so on our internet.  always wonky, now completely uncooperative.  it’s on a long list of things to tackle once i’ve climbed out from under my mass of work.  this internet situation presents both good and bad situations…bad: 6am trips to starbucks to begin my work day, emailing as i chug a clover brewed coffee.  that is, until a jittery, questionably smelling man crackhead sits next to me.  good: re-visiting paige’s trip to savannah.  she’s been gone almost two weeks (though it feels much longer) and i’m just now getting around to this post.  i could use a little reminder of how lovely and magical and carefree things were mere weeks ago…

howard girls in green. with prosecco.

there was the day filled with green, silly people in the streets and more prosecco than you could shake a stick at.

our little friend joined us for cocktails and people watching.

there were hours of sitting in the sun. jackets became unnecessary as the weather was perfection.

sidenote: this is roughly every piece of green i own.

there might be nothing better than sitting on the steps with your sister in the sun.

there were pansies galore.

there was a favorite spot to sit and watch the party people pass by.

not pictured: there was a day of wedding dress shopping.  as much as i would love to plaster this little nook of the internet with images of the dresses not bought and the one that is currently hanging waiting patiently in my closet….i just cannot.  the woman at the dress store gave me very strict instructions.  but the dress, she is gorgeous.

there was an al fresco italian feast,

at a table for two.

there was a day on the open water.

there was the discovery of an insanely large tooth that surely belonged to a megalodon

there was a slow afternoon spent overlooking the marsh

there was the.super.moon. spied over the ocean.

there was some documentation of our toothy finds.

there was an afternoon of shopping, macarons and giggles.

there were hours spent in the grass, at the park assembling mood boards for the wedding.

there was frankly not enough time with my sister.  that’s the way it always is with my family though…it’s all so wonderful and perfect and in the blink of an eye it’s over.  i may have campaigned for here to move her.  my fingers are firmly crossed that it will happen.

that’s all, for now.

xo, anne


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anne + evan sitting in a tree.

that's us!


so if we’re friends on the book of face or my other favorite internet place, the twitter, then i’ve probably already hit you up for some support.  but in the off chance that i missed you, i would love it and be forever grateful if you would take a moment to vote for me and evan to win a $100,000 wedding from crate and barrel.  just click here.

xoxo, anne


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one and only.


my girl.


i’m a bit out of sorts this week.  it’s wednesday and i still have yet to do our grocery shopping / menu planning for the week.  ooops.

last weekend was slow and gray and perfect that way.  we celebrated a friend’s birthday and had a cozy dinner on tybee island.  nothing to account for how groggy and underwater i feel.

but!  i’m pushing through…thanks to bikram classes and the immense excitement of my one and only sister arriving in savannah a week from today!




we like clownishly big glasses in this family.



she’s amazing and adorable and so much fun.


hey, cutie. come visit.



i’m working out the logistics of our itinerary…it will look something like this: cuddle on the couch, sip prosecco, giggle, eat something yummy, sleep.  wake up, repeat.  add in some wedding dress shopping and some shark tooth hunting (first foray in the boat for 2011!!!) and you’ve got about 5 magical days.

back to counting down the minutes til she arrives…

xo, anne



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fancy pants.

loudly printed fancy pants courtesy of corey lynn calter, via my love anthro.

i got dressed this morning with the sole intention of wearing a new pair of shoes.  these are some really special shoes as they are a) gold, b) slightly glittery c) kate spade and most importantly d) cost me almost nothing.  but they’re a bit tricky to wear as they are also a) pointy-toed b) delicately heeled and c) gold and shimmery (i have shockingly pale legs right now…).  so i needed to dress around these tricky but magical shoes.  and i did and i loved the look…got lots of shoe compliments too.

a. nother. one.

unfortunately, i have not a single shoe picture for you.  why?  a combination of a) pale legs and b) i was the sole photographer tonight and my powers of capturing this shoe / pant combo were limited.  as evidenced by the amount of tweedle-dee-ish foot images i ended up with.

teeny tiny vintage gold heart. from my mom. with teeny tiny gold feet.

i also wanted to show you my absolute most favorite new brooch.  procured on the same day as the magical kate spades as luck would have it.  and by luck i mean my friend mitchell…as he is clearly not only great fun but also the secret lucky charm for finding   seriously.

gold eyeglasses. like mine! but in brooch form.

there’s a chill in the air today after all of the balmy weather we had this weekend and the beginning of the week…but!  it’s supposed to warm up again tomorrow.  which is perfect timing as it’s evan and my four year meet-a-versary and we’re treating ourselves to dinner out on the town.  hopefully we’ll be able to snag a table outside as this restaurant has a cozy, gorgeous outdoor area.

more soon!




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i used to sign my name.

i am aware that perhaps i love on arcade fire with a little too much enthusiasm.  but, i just can’t help it.   listening to (aka blasting as loud as speakers and your eardrums will permit)  the suburbs turns driving down the street into something so much more…the palm trees seem to be in cahoots with the dreamy sounds and take a mundane everyday experience and elevate it.  possibly inflicting goosebumps along your arms.

i am dying to share the video for ”we used to wait”.  however, it is an interactive deal and you can experience the genius yourself here.  this is very strongly recommended viewing.

here’s to hoping that no hurricanes poop on your holiday weekend parade!

xo, anne

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idle hands

you might be wondering where on earth i have been (if you are my dad).  and i would love to regale you with some glamorous and over the top story, involving champagne, foreign cities, and / or large sparkling gems.  however, the reality is much less exciting (to tell, at least).  i’ve mainly been settling in to my new job.  which, coincidentally has involved some foreign places (a new office, on a new floor, two days into the job) and a bit of champagne.  what?  i’m still celebrating!

mainly i’m just getting my bearings, chugging my iced coffee as i catch a last few moments of the today show, whilst piling on accessories, and tucking my phone into my purse…eight hours later i do the reverse, shoving the far flung wisps of clothing back into their appropriate homes, hanging up the jewels, re-shelving my shoes.  it has been a fantastic first week and i know it will only continue to get better, as i tack up all of my inspirational imagery, record my outgoing message, and get used to hiking up four flights of stairs multiple times a day (bonus points for doing so in heels!).

the main reason (new job aside) from my absence, is that my hands have been otherwise pre-occupied in the time i am not at work.  my magical brother woodie and my far too far away friend, gunter, bought me a slew of new crochet hooks (and some gorgeous yarn that i can’t bear to use until i have the perfect project) for my birthday.  and this weekend inspiration (woodie, crocheting a glove, a week into knowing how to crochet) struck.  my fingers have been working deftly non-stop.  well, as non-stop as they can be in a weekend that involves abundant sleep, amazing (vegetarian) mexican food, and ample wine.  the fruits of my labor?

come to think of it, these aren’t so much the fruits as the halfway point.  the jumping off, if you will…because i have gotten pretty crazy with my needlework.  going so far as to combine some knitting with some delicate, lacy crochet.  wild times in these parts, friends.

more soon.  promise.

xo, anne


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