My personal favorite cupcakes.  Babycakes!  They are absolutely delicious!

This awesome local spot was recently featured as a top 5 cupcake of the south in Southern Living Magazine. My favorite flavors include: Creme Brulee, Butter pecan, lemon and bourbon.  Insider tip: Call ahead and the owners will happily save you specific cupcake flavors from their daily menu to pick up later.  Popular flavors like vanilla go quickly!

Babycakes Cupcakes

153 Patchen Drive, Suite 57B

Lexington, KY




I’m totally in love with this equestrian inspired look!  A perfect outfit for a chilly April visit to Keeneland and a great way to bring back your white jeans.

You have to make it to Keeneland this month for the spring meet (April 8-29)!  It is the perfect inexpensive outing—totally family friendly—and a perfect spot to enjoy a lovely spring day in Kentucky.  Opening day is also College Scholarship Day, so any full-time college students receive free general admission and the chance to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships after each race.

Do you feel lucky?

{photo  courtesy of}

no clump mascara, i swear!

I never leave the house without mascara.  Of any beauty item, it is the one thing that makes me feel the most like me, but it is also such a finicky product.  Who hasn’t dealt with their mascara clumping and running?  I seem to always be searching for the perfect product and in the process I have tried practically every brand of mascara on the market.

By far, my favorite is the DiorShow mascara by Christian Dior, available at Sephora and department stores with a Dior makeup counter (Macy’s and Dillard’s both have one.)  I love this brand so much that I trusted it for my wedding day!

{wedding photo by the amazing Melanie Mauer}


Reasons this brand is so awesome:

  1. It doesn’t clump.  At all.
  2. The brush is the perfect size/shape for getting coverage at the very root of your lashes.
  3. No yucky mascara smell.  (You know what I’m talking about!)
  4. One coat is all that you need for very dramatic, full lashes.

I know that it is on the pricey side, but the results are so worth it.


windy corners market


From the time that I entered Windy Corner’s porch, I was completely charmed.  My parents and I decided to take the baby for a drive on Saturday and ended up stopping for a bite at Windy Corners Market, Ouita Michel’s (of Holly Hill Inn and Wallace Station) latest creation.  Since it was such a beautiful day outside, I was incredibly taken with the views of the horse farms across the street from the restaurant.  We all sat at the table oriented so that we could see outside and enjoy a look at the beautiful bluegrass.  Of course, the restaurant itself is adorable, too—complete with beadboard and hardwood floors.  (LOVE!)

The charming atmosphere of the place and the cute Kentucky-made products on sale are reason enough to visit Windy Corner, but the food certainly did not disappoint.  Our table enjoyed a cheeseburger, Mabel’s nut burger and a fried shrimp basket.  It was so hard to choose what to order, so a return visit is definitely in the near future.  We were so tempted by the extensive Po’ Boy menu and all said that we would like to try one of those next time.  Everything sounded delicious! All dishes on the menu showcase local fare and produce (local beef, Weisenberger cornmeal, etc.), so it is certainly a restaurant that you can be proud to patronize.

Table space is limited, so plan to have someone in your party scope out a place to sit before you order.  Hope to see you there—save me a seat!

Windy Corners Market

4595 Bryan Station Road

Lexington, KY 40516


Chef Ouita Michel

No reservations required.  Dress casual.


cold weather chic

cold weather chic


Organic by John Patrick long sleeve top
$242 –

Madewell fitted jacket
$168 –

Diane von Fürstenberg flared pants
325 –

Hunter knee boots
$336 –

Mulberry logo tote
$1,585 –

Alexander McQueen floral shawl
295 –

Polka dot glove
$60 –

luxe and dreamy night out

Perfect for a night out!  luxe and dreamy night out


Short cocktail dress
$100 –

Dorothy Perkins faux fur coat
$135 –

Vivienne Westwood high heels
$361 –

Christian Louboutin gold clutch

Cubic zirconia ring
$340 –

Alcozer & J pearl drop earrings
$245 –