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October in Milwaukee


We’re starting to feel a chill in the air here in Milwaukee, which means it’s time to break out the plaid and polish up your boots. This weekend I’ll be getting into the Fall mood—pulling my cool weather wardrobe out of storage, giving the apartment a little seasonal make-over, and checking off some items on my October in Milwaukee to-do list:
—Grab a coffee and cuddle up next to the fire on the Stone Creek Coffee patio, located at their newest location next to the new Radio Milwaukee studios.
—Master the art of pie-making (and if you fail, there’s always The Elegant Farmer)
—Head out to your nearest pumpkin patch
—Whip up a batch of Spoon Fork Bacon’s Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup (love the shout-out to Wisconsin’s Mars Cheese Castle)
—Find creative inspiration in the season—whether in nature (loving these DIY pumpkin candle holders) or the fine art realm—I’m especially smitten with artist Steven Vasquez Lopez’s incredible hand-drawn works on paper, from the Some Strings Attached and Patches series.
Steven Vasques Lopez, Patches 016, 2013, Ink on paper

Steven Vasques Lopez, Patches 016, 2013, Ink on paper

Steven Vasquez Lopez, Some strings attached 006, 2012, Ink on paper, 11 x 14 in.

Steven Vasquez Lopez, Some strings attached 006, 2012, Ink on paper, 11 x 14 in.


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Artist Inspired: Dürer

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Renowned German painter, printmaker and writer, Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) is one of the most celebrated artistic figures of the Northern Renaissance. Dürer’s work has immensely contributed to the printmaking medium as an art form, his delicate prints ranging from religious scenes to exacting studies of animals and the human form. Feeling Dürer-inspired as of late—natural touches, animal motifs, and delicate black and white lines.

Madewell pullover sweater / Madewell fitted shirt / J.Crew j crew / Madewell boots / Madewell spike necklace

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Lara Harwood
Colourfields (series II) III

I’m a fairly neutral-centered gal when it comes to clothes shopping, and have noticed lately that my drawers are being taken over by gray tee’s and tan sweaters, eek. I still love the comfy neutral go-to pieces in my wardrobe, but will definitely be making a conscious effort to let some pops of color shine through this summer, with Lara Harwood‘s dazzling prints serving as inspiration. Some recent favorites are Anthropologie’s colorful, and oh-so stackable bracelets, and the always incredible range of shades offered by Essie (if I win the lottery, my first purchase will be every shade of Essie nail polish in existence).

comfy V-neck Pocket Tee in Heather Graphite by Madewell / Ankle Stretch toothpick jean in Golden Sunflower by J.Crew / Flower Cluster Post earring via Urban Outfitters / Essie nail polish in Lilacism / Gold-Wound BraceletBrushed Chain Bracelet by Anthropologie / Redinha Sandals by Anthropologie

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Beach Day

I can’t get enough of this balmy weather, and plan on taking cue from Bosman’s 2003 woodcut.

Take some time this week to pull out your oversize beach towel, your favorite summer read, and find a deserted bit of beach to savor the summer.

Richard Bosman (American, b. 1944)
Glance II, 2003
Color Woodcut, ed. of 10

1 perfectly preppy Sailor’s Knot Studs from Kate Spade  2 Varanear Browline Shades by Anthropologie  3 showing just enough skin, the Basta Surf Biarritz Halter One Piece found on Piperlime  4 the Crisscross Boardwalk Sandal from Madewell  5 in love with the gorgeous design by artists Karen Kilimnik and Peter Doig for Anthropologie’s Artist Series Beach Towel 

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