About last night…

As I write this post sitting on our screened-in back porch, it’s cool and rainy. I’m sitting here listening to the gentle sound of raindrops and breeze through the oak tree leaves– it’s incredibly peaceful. With such gloomy weather this morning, it’s hard to believe that only a few hours ago, we were dining al […]

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Meet our new friend, Benjamin Moore.

A few weeks ago after we signed the contract for our new home, I reached out to my dear friend Meredith for some inspiration and advice on color and wallpaper. Mere is one of my oldest friends- we’ve known each other since second grade! Here’s Mere and me in third grade doing a “talk show” for […]

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A New Beginning…

It’s been a little quiet around here on Sweet Caroline over the past few weeks. Things have been non-stop, go-go-go, but I’ve also held off on posting for a while because the temptation was too great to share our big news. Now that it’s Facebook and Insta-official…   We bought a house!!! Paul and I […]

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4 Perfect Cocktails for this Wedding Season

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RECIPE | Skinny Piña Coladas

Warm, sunny days like we had this weekend have me daydreaming about summertime by the pool with a cocktail in hand! After a bike ride along the new Virginia Capital Trail yesterday, hubs and I stopped by Conch Republic at Rocketts Landing for a little lunch al fresco by the river. They make the BEST piña coladas there, but […]

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5 Netflix Shows to Binge Watch Now

So you’ve finished House of Cards and Making a Murderer. Itching for some new binge worthy shows? Here are a few shows on Netflix I’ve devoured recently, but viewer discretion is advised: you may become addicted. 1. Broadchurch If you loved the first season of True Detective and love Law & Order, this is a great pick. Set […]

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Five Fragrances for Spring

Spring has officially sprung, and it’s a great time to update your signature fragrance for warmer weather. Winter is all about lush vanillas, ambers and sandalwoods– while spring should be light, airy, sweet and bright. Here are five of my favorite fragrances for spring this year! 1. Bond No. 9 ‘Madison Square Park’ Click here […]

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Favorite Lazy Girl Hairstyles: Out the Door in 5!

I’m definitely a morning person. …if I get enough sleep. And it’s not too cold outside. Or raining. Or a Monday morning. OK. So, maybe I’m not the perfect morning person, but I do enjoy mornings…most of the time. But even though I am a beauty junkie, I am not a morning person when it comes […]

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The Perfect RVA Holiday Cocktail

Happy Holidays, RVA! There are only a few more days left until Christmas, and Richmonders are busy finishing shopping, decorating, and menu-planning for their guests and families. While you are planning what to eat and drink this holiday season, make sure you don’t forget the most important menu item of all: the Christmas Morning Cocktail. […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover

photo credit: Jenny McQueen Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide continues today with gift ideas for the Beauty Junkie in your life. All of these luxurious beauty products come from one of my favorite shops in Richmond – Elements of Carytown! If you’re not an RVA native- or prefer to do your holiday shopping online- you’re […]

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