Signs of Growing Up

Signs of Growing UpOne day at a time—this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. ~ Ida Scott Taylor...more

Fashion Project: Fashion as a Force for Good

Not that I ever really need an excuse to shop, but...more

It's THAT Time of Year Again! ($150 Giveaway)

Time to start thinking about our Christmas cards! Choosing, ordering and mailing out our family Christmas card is one of my favorite things each year. I might be a little premature in trying to decide on our card for this year, but as soon as I saw that Minted had debuted their Holiday and Christmas designs I couldn't help but begin to day dream about which one I would chose ....more

TSP Reader Survey: 2014

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I started The Speckled Palate three...more

Coming Soon: Marc Jacobs Midnight In Paris - Collector's Edition

Purchased by Me Affiliate Link Can you believe it’s October 1st?...more

Okra Curry

A long while back, I got into a major Indian food kick. I made dosas...more

Vegan Vancouver (BC)

Last month Dave and I escaped for our first real (week-long) vacation in years. As many of you know, we packed up and moved from New York to Colorado at the end of 2012. Eight months later we bought a condo in Colorado Springs and packed up our apartment and moved into our new home ....more

SL 624

Kate Moss in the early days. JSTOR Daily looks good. Here’s an article about the division of housework and sex ....more

La Sultane de Saba Ambre, Musc, Santal (2014) {New Perfume}

Lovers of statement fragrances ought to pay attention. French beauty spa brand La Sultane de Saba have launched a new, voluptuous Oriental fragrance called after its three main materials, Ambre, Musc, Santal......more

Cuba Cuba (Denver)

Hello from Denver! I am in Colorado for a super-short trip (I’ll be back in Charlotte late Friday afternoon), but I’ll happily take even a small amount of time in this gorgeous state whenever I get a chance! I’ll be heading to Boulder later today to kick off a jam-packed day with Celestial Seasonings tomorrow, but I flew out a day early so I could spend some time with Michaela, one of my very best friends since elementary school! ...more