Let’s Ride a Bike!

Summer isn’t quite summer without a few outings on the most eco-friendly of transportations, the bike. One of my favorite things of summer is peddling up the street to grab some ice cream, or riding along sandy streets beside pastel colored shops. As you can see we bicyclers follow in the graceful footsteps of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy. I love Lilly Pulitzer’s take on the classic beach cruiser with Lilly’s signature pattern covering the whole bike. I also love this light blue beach cruiser, the perfect summer bike. The links to purchase the bikes are listed below. However, what bike is complete without a basket. My favorite baskets are the Nantucket Beach Baskets, which are not only well made, but are the perfect accessory for any bike. And they have the perfect dog baskets for your own penny and henrys! If you love bikes I would highly suggest you look at the blog Rides A Bike on Tumblr, which has hundreds of photos of new and old hollywood peddling around on bikes. Let’s Go Ride A Bike!

Love,

Sarah

Via: http://bicyclette.dreamwidth.org/tag/grace+kelly
Via: http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010_08_15_archive.html
Via: Via: http://wunderbuzz.co.uk/people/rides-a-bike/
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A Summer Wardrobe

Maggie and I would like to give you a glimpse into our wardrobe. We thought it would only be appropriate to share with you our summer attire. We have included everything we have been donning the past few months, from sunglasses to coverups. Hope you enjoy!

Love,

Maggie and Sarah

P.S. We got these clothes from all over, including thrift shops. Summer looks don’t always have to be pricey!

 

Moving clockwise from the top left:  Wedges from J.Crew J. Crew Cardigan Essie Nail Polish: From left to right- Limo-scene, Pink Glove Service, Coral Reef Gap Pull-Over Sweater J. Crew Gingham Button Up 2 Pairs of Fabulous Jack Rodgers  J. Crew Dress with Hermes scarf around waist

Moving clockwise from the top left: Wedges from J.Crew J. Crew Cardigan Essie Nail Polish: From left to right- Limo-scene, Pink Glove Service, Coral Reef Gap Pull-Over Sweater J. Crew Gingham Button Up 2 Pairs of Fabulous Jack Rodgers J. Crew Dress with Hermes scarf around waist

Clockwise from top left: "The Stilt" White Jeans from Adriano Goldschmied Cream Light- weight sweater from Leifsdottir Straw hat bought on the Beach Gold and Light blue Jack Rogers  Seersucker Light Blue J-Crew Shirt Nude Ann Taylor pumps

Clockwise from top left: "The Stilt" White Jeans from Adriano Goldschmied Cream Light- weight sweater from Leifsdottir Straw hat bought on the Beach Gold and Light blue Jack Rogers Seersucker Light Blue J-Crew Shirt Nude Ann Taylor pumps

Clockwise from Top Left: Ray Ban "Caravans" Ray Ban "The New Wayfarers" Ray Ban "Aviators- Medium" Gap Cover Up Pink Jack Rogers J.Crew Light Pink Sweater with J. Crew detailed White Shirt Gap Rope Sandals

A Tribute to the Pooches

When you were first introduced to this blog, you probably asked yourself, “Why Penny and Henry?”. This blog is named after my two precious pups: Penny (short for Penelope), 5 and Henry,3. They are both miniature dachshunds, and both have equally interesting personalities.  Penny is the  alpha female, that has got a lot of sass. Henry is the floppy male, that enjoys napping quite a bit. Shortly after Penny entered the picture, our family realized that Penny needed a friend that she could boss around. The simple solution was to get another dachshund (of course). After a quick period of puppy bonding, the pooches were inseparable. Their personalities compliment each other perfectly, and are vital to our family dynamic. Because I have grown to love them so much, they are a common topic of discussion with my friends and family…. So if you are a doggie fan, you have come to the right place!!

 

Love,

Maggie

Royal Wedding

Though the excitement surrounding the royal wedding has died down, I thought it would be nice to share our celebration of the historic event. We had a small party at my house the afternoon after the Royal Wedding. We had pettifores, tea, and the cake that William and Kate served at their reception. We sipped our tea and munched on our sweets, as we watched Kate step out of the car revealing the much anticipated dress. Kate’s delicate yet majestic lace dress beside Will’s red jacket with gold embroidery, gave a definition of sophistication for our generation.  What a great way to celebrate history, with friends, delicious food and wide brimmed hats!

This last picture is the crunch cake that was served at William and Kate’s wedding. Attached below is the recipe that we used to make the cake, however we made the addition of dried cherries which gave the cake a little taste of spring!

Love,

Sarah

  • 12 ounces plain dark chocolate (I actually use half plain and half milk)
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • 8 ounces digestive biscuits (broken)
  • 1/2 cup of dried cherries
  1. Line a spring form pan with clingfilm/greaseproof paper. I vary the tin depending on the event – a loaf-style cake is better for home use, cookie trays are easier for slicing up for a pot luck, or a regular round cake tin is fine if you’re using the cake for a birthday.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl (either over a pan of simmering water, or you can nuke it in the microwave in 10-second bursts).
  3. Pour the condensed milk into the chocolate and butter mixture and beat together until creamy.
  4. Add the broken biscuits and mix well.
  5. Add dried cherries
  6.  Pour the mixture into the cake tin and press it well into the corners.
  7. Leave to cool a little then refrigerate until set (it usually takes at least 2 hours depending on how cold your fridge is).

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-crunch-cake-no-bake-208337#ixzz1QWvtgPWV

Inspiration

Let’s start with inspiration. The inspiration for this blog extends from Jackie Kennedy to Queen Victoria. Both women created something mythical. Their lives became more than petty problems and small triumphs, but rather collective symbols. Both women created an image and a life that we still marvel at today. The purpose of our blog is to study the creation of a lifestyle and image that is timeless. Our personal style can be described as southern elegance paired with northern sophistication. We love vintage, but with modern polish. We hope you enjoy!

Love,

Maggie & Sarah

Grant, Francis, Sir. Portrait of Queen Victoria. 17th Century. Victorian Web. Web. 27 June 2011.
     <http://www.victorianweb.org>.