Golf Bag Giveaway

In celebration of the end of August, as summer and the beautiful days on the fairway wind down, I am hosting a giveaway of a shoe bag for golf shoes from Ame & Lulu. This navy and white seersucker Tucket Shoe Bag is perfect for carrying your golf, tennis, or athletic shoes. This durable and stylish shoe bag has a zipper closure and convenient carry strap, so you can walk to the green in style!

Please enter this giveaway by telling me your favorite end-of-summer or Labor Day quote/ memory or thing you most look forward to in September. This time of year is always filled with mixed emotions, looking forward to the fall while bittersweetly saying goodbye to the fun times of summer. Please include if you are a follower, and you will earn an additional entry. The winner will be drawn on September 1.


Ame and Lulu

The wonderful Massachusetts-based company Ame and Lulu is offering my readers a special discount of 20%. Founded by Amye Kurson, "a golfer on the quest to find a trendy, fun, yet sophisticated set of golf headcovers." The company has grown since its inception in 2003 to include golf headcovers, shoe bags, tennis bags, and yoga bags. The stylish patterns and colors are perfect for those seeking to make a fashion statement while playing in the great outdoors. You can view their 2009 catalogue here. Once you pick out your wish list, you may enter the code 20%off to receive your discount. Thank you Ame and Lulu for this special opportunity. An Ame and Lulu giveaway is just around the corner, and I think any golf players or working women will love what it is!


Vineyard Vines for Fall

Vineyard Vines has come out with in their Fall Collection. The wedding I attended in Cape Cod had the men wearing matching VV ties with blue petite Cape Cod islands, which looked gorgeous next to the bridesmaids' blue dresses and fresh bouquets of hydrangeas. I've always loved their formal wear, and it seems their Fall line is taking a more sophisticated spin now as well. Many of the ladies dresses are wearable for work, I think!


Bloggers Near DC

I was recently contacted by Kate of Katydid Designs who has a line of grosgrain ribbon bags, belts and accessories that is very preppy and cheerful. She is inviting my readers to an upcoming trunk show that she is participating in this coming weekend in August. The DC DAR fashion show, luncheon and shopping event will be held on Saturday, August 15th. She is graciously extending a discount of $15 off any purchase of $20 or moreto all my readers who attend. Just mention this blog to receive the discount. I wish I could attend myself, but I am out of town right now. I hope some of you are able to make it!

Daughters of the American Revolution - DC

Fashion Show, Shopping and Luncheon

26th Annual DC DAR Fashion Event

Join the DC DAR for a day of Fun and Fashion. Enjoy a wonderful lunch, sit back and watch a fabulous fashion show. And of course shop to you drop. This event benefits the DAR Museum Docent Program and other DC DAR projects such as local DC school.

$10 entry fee. Open to the Public

Where & When

Saturday, August 15th


8727 Colesville Rd

Silver Springs, MD 20910

DC / Silver Springs Hilton Hotel

Free Parking on Spring Street


Cape Cod

I spent the weekend in Cape Cod with my family for a friend's wedding. It was my first time to the Cape, and it definitely charmed me. Perfect weather accompanied the whole weekend. The wedding was in the town of Wellfleet, with a reception at the beautiful Captain Linnell House in Orleans followed by stargazing and s'mores at Skaket Beach. On Sunday morning we had enjoyed a casual brunch at the Chequessett Yacht Club. I'm so happy for the beautiful bride and her new husband. The wedding reminded me of Father of the Bride, it was that beautiful. Another time I would love to come back to the Cape because there is the Walpole Woodworkers and Chatham Sign Shop, which I didn't have time to visit.


Macbeth Collection Sale

The Macbeth Collection is now offering some fantastic products at a special summer discount. I love this shop for its unique graphic patterns and unique creativity. Most items can be customized and monogrammed completely according to personal preference, providing a special accent piece for your home. I love the 101 Ideas page - a list of sweet nothings to be stored in their containers, everything from "scotch tape and glue sticks" to "fresh flowers" or "a jar of blackberry jam." Their motto: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....we can help with the holder.


Announcing The Letter Tree Giveaway Winner

Thank you to the thirty-five followers who entered my giveaway from The Letter Tree. On August 4, on our President's birthday, I drew one lucky name based on your entries. I'm pleased to announce that Barbara Sam of Western NY is the winner! Barbara is a new follower, and I was happy to discover her lovely blog and her gift shop called Time Pieces, which I shall be excited to peruse and urge you all to do as well. Barbara will receive a monogram decal of her choice. Thank you to the Letter Tree for providing us with such a fun product!


Kate Spade's New Site

Kate Spade redesigned its website! The splashing orange that pops up now is very peppy, but it took me by surprise. To forgo the signature KS green is taking quite a departure! I wonder if they will be changing the background orange color seasonally, or if orange is here to stay. I must say, I don't believe orange was ever going to be the new pink.....