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Oct 9

Bits & Pieces of Channeling Contessa

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I could truly sit here and wax poetic about my friend Channeling Contessa forever, but in the name of brevity, I’ll keep this short and sweet. Chances are you’ve stumbled upon Clara’s incredible blog in the past, but if you haven’t you need to stop what you’re doing at this very moment and make things right. Because, dude, you’re missing out! The girl is pure magic. And she’s sharing a few bits & pieces with us today…

 ::A random fact:: 
I play classical piano. Well, played is more like it since I don’t room for a full size instrument in my tiny apartment. But I played for 13 years growing up and still love it. I can’t wait to have a home where I can actually fit my piano.

::Your go-to recipe::
Oh this one is so hard- I clearly have many. But if we were to limit it to a go to dessert for fall, it would be these spiced pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting. 

::One thing you can’t live without::
Black leggings

::Your go-to cocktail::
Anything with gin, lime, and ginger- so kind of a kicked up gin & tonic.
 

::The best book you’ve ever read:: 
I’d have to say Half Broke Horses, (Jeanette Wells other book besides The Glass Castle) is one of my favorite books of all time.

::Currently coveting::
A Clair Vivier clutch. It’s been on my to buy list for months. It’s not like I’ve been holding out, I just literally have zero time to shop.

::Your daily reads::
Other than this sweet blog- Cup of Jo, House of Earnest, Jess Lively, Stripes & Sequins, Sequins & Stripes, vmac+cheese, Peanut Butter Runner, SMP Living, Camille Styes, Apartment 34, Joy the Baker, and Shutterbean

::On repeat::
Anything DMB.

::One thing you wish to accomplish in your lifetime::
I want to write a book! And I may or may not want a television show… ha.

::Your dream home::
Oh goodness- where do I begin?!? Clearly a state of the art kitchen and pantry, a light filled work space separate from my actual home, a tricked out laundry room (clean freak over here), a massive rustic dining table where friends and family can gather, a ridiculous walk in closet- you know, to go with my incredible bedroom, and some sort of outdoor gathering/dining spice.
 

::Your happy place::
Summer on Cape Cod with my family.

::If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?::  
Did you see my dream home answer? Pretty much that. I have dreams of taking a big farmhouse and doing a massive renovation that involves all of the above and more. I envision a house filled with whites, greys, slate blues, and dark wood floors. I essentially want to live in a Restoration Hardware catalogue. And then I would travel- I want to go back to Japan, explore Thailand and Cambodia, spends weeks in Greece, Croatia, Italy, and France, and make it to Bora Bora. Clearly I’ve got my lottery winning planned out!

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No’s. 1, 2, 3 & 5 from Channeling Contessa | No. 4 from Sasithon Photography

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