BUILDING A GALLERY WALL

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Now that our walls are painted, it is time to liven them up up bit. I am currently obsessed with creating the perfect gallery wall. The frame sizes and hanging patterns are the questions out there right now.  I love the site I stumbled upon while researching, called Picturewall.com, that literally sells the frames with a hanging template! The Continue Reading

A NEW CHIC FILES FEATURE…CRIMES OF FASHION

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As you all know by now, I love fashion and design.  Sometimes I see people taking it way too seriously and I have to chuckle when they sacrifice all personal style for the "it" of the moment  - whether it be the "it bag" or the "it shoe", etc. On the other extreme we have the people who appear to not own a mirror or have any sense of Continue Reading

ANTHROPOLOGIE IN THE CHIC SPOTLIGHT

Anyone that knows me, knows that one of my favorite places to shop is Anthropologie. I am not sure if they sprinkle hypnotic dust through the vents or what, but upon walking in the door I enter into a trance! Not only am I obsessed with their bohemian meets vintage meets Parisian chic clothing, I also love the way they decorate their stores. Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT ON A DAY IN THE BITE

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When my husband helped me to start this blog (100 posts ago!), he also started his own called A Day in the Bite.  We had been talking about starting blogs for years, as a way to write about our hobbies. After our experience last April, when Alexis was stopped at mile 25 running the Boston Marathon, and I was at the finish line waiting for him Continue Reading

MEMORIES OF MY GRANDFATHER

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Yesterday marked 12 years since my grandfather's passing and I still miss him every day. My family lived in a duplex with my grandparents, so my sister and I saw him every day of our lives until adulthood. He was hilariously funny with a quick wit; he was also extremely smart with a knowledge for facts and history and the English language that Continue Reading