blueberry kuchen

Note: In step two of the recipe, a sugar, flour and cinnamon mixture is sprinkled over the blueberries, which leaves a few pockets of undissolved sugar on top of the filling after baking. Next time, we would mix the sugar, flour and cinnamon with the 3 cups of blueberries before adding them on top of the dough.
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter, slightly softened and cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon white vinegar
5 cups (725 grams) fresh blueberries
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1) Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour, salt and 2 tablespoons sugar. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with vinegar and shape into dough. With lightly floured fingers, press dough into 9-inch springform pan about 1/4 inch thickness on bottom, less thick and 1 inch high around sides. Add 3 cups blueberries on top.
2) Mix remaining 2 tablespoon flour, 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over blueberries. Bake on the middle rack for 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups blueberries. Cool for at least 30 minutes. Run a pairing knife around the crust edge to separate from the pan before opening springform.  Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Makes 8 servings

{recipe and photographs via Sunday Nite Dinner}


log cabins

we would love a log cabin weekend getaway

{all photographs via Pinterest}



We are in love with this new collection we've picked up for Fall.  Affordable dresses and tops from Heartloom–a collection by Katy Lee, whose résumé includes Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Tam, and Heatherette. Clothes cute enough you can wear to work and then out for cocktails, or glam them up for a night on the town.

{dawn dress with braided leather belt, $195}
{dallas blouse, $158}
{demy dress, $185}
{vickie dress. $185}
{sophia dress, $195}
{vickie dress, $185}


vintage typewriters

We love the look and the sound of vintage typewriters. There's something so sweet about a hand-typed note.

{images 1&2 via Etsy. images 3&4 via Roslyn}


upon a fold

We are loving this cute paper company out of Sydney, Australia. Husband and wife graphic design team, Justine and Matt, create their paper goods line, Upon a Fold out of their small studio.

{photos courtesy of Upon a Fold}


pumpkin bread


  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (240 ml) pumpkin purée*
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) olive oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) chopped walnuts
* To make pumpkin purée, cut a pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff, lie face down on a foil or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until soft, about 45 min to an hour. Cool, scoop out the flesh. Freeze whatever you don't use for future use. Or, if you are working with pumpkin pieces, roast or boil them until tender, then remove and discard the skin.


1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.
2 Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, 1/4 cup of water, and spices together, then combine with the dry ingredients, but do not mix too thoroughly. Stir in the nuts.
3 Pour into a well-buttered 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake 50-60 minutes until a thin skewer poked in the very center of the loaf comes out clean. Turn out of the pan and let cool on a rack.
Can easily double the recipe.
Yield: Makes one loaf.

{photo via Pinterest, recipe via Simple Recipes}


demy lee

We are in love with Demy Lee.  Since 2006, we have proudly carried this luxurious cashmere collection. Each season Demy offers classic silhouettes with a modern twist. All pieces are made with the highest quality cashmere, which doesn't pill or stretch, making her sweaters a great investment that will last for many seasons to come.

{shay cowl neck sweater in dusty rose, steel grey, vanilla, bean, caramel, $258}
{bree waffle crew in heather grey, $295}
{pry open cardigan in caramel or oatmeal, $485}

{destrey in grey, $365}
{sonora in black, $385}
{destrey in black, $365}


mineralogy at roslyn

{pyrite bracelets, necklaces from left to right: pyritized ammonite: pre-jurassic, pyrite cubes and vintage textured tubes, agate slices, and herkimer diamond with vintage silver triangle}
{tibetan quartz with hammered gold-leafed copper necklace & pyrite trapzoid necklace}
{faceted pyrite bracelet with vintage brass accents}
{peruvian pyrite ring}
{earrings from left to right: green chalcedony and vintage links, moonstone and vintage springs, and black tourmaline with vintage links}

photographs courtesy of Mineralogy