Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

"I am rich today with autumn's gold,
All that my covetous hands can hold;
Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod,
A goldfinch on a milkweed pod,
Huge golden pumpkins in the field
With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield,
Golden apples heavy on the trees
Rivaling those of Hesperides,
Golden rays of balmy sunshine spread
Over all like butter on warm bread;
And the harvest moon will this night unfold
The streams running full of molten gold.
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!"
- Gladys Harp

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Friday

Well I thought we were going to be in Arizona for Halloween but it turns out we'll be back in New York...which means I need a costume ... eek! I am extremely open to last minute ideas. If all else fails the Murder Mystery dress may make an encore performance. I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of lovely parties and creative costumes! Happy Halloween Weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I'm still channeling rural life after our trip to Colorado. I hope you enjoy these amazing photos from Maine photographer, Jonathan Levitt. Oh how I really want to go to Maine. This looks absolutely fantastic.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Fall Breakfast

Photos from breakfast, yummy pumpkin pancakes.
Perfect for fall!

Recipe +

Blog Anniversary: 1 year

Today is the one year anniversary of Life+Style.

Thanks for following along in our simple inspirations and adventures.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Greetings from Steamboat Springs

Well its possible I've found my calling. I think I am supposed to be living in Colorado and painting and taking photos and creating wood works of the absolutely breathtaking landscape.

This weekend we spent a few days in Steamboat Springs, a few hours outside of Denver. I was completely inspired. Our few short days there make me eager to return for a longer stay.

We spent a lot of time in the car, driving around, and admiring the amazing view. As a result, most all of my photos were taken at 70 miles an hour and hanging out of a car window.

This is the town of Steamboat Springs. It is darling. Little wine shops, and chocolate shops, and more outfitter stores than you could possibly imagine. Everyone sells top notch skiing gear, fishing gear, hunting gear, and just plain cool cowboy stuff.

We stayed in a condo at the Steamboat Grand and enjoyed this view of the slopes from our balcony (above).

Although it is currently "mud season", we woke our first morning to beautiful fresh snow that had fallen overnight. I felt like a kid at Christmas screaming, "It snowed! It snowed!"

On our way to the Hot Springs, we inadvertently took a slight detour. This leg of the trip had the most amazing views of all. Unfortunately, I was driving and couldn't take any photos with the exception of the one above.

The road to the Hot Springs consisted of a 20 minute drive up a mountain on a dirt road.

Entrance to the Hot Springs

The Strawberry Park Hot Springs is truly an unforgettable experience. There are a number of natural mineral springs at varying temperatures from cold to hot. While we were soaking, a guide came by to gauge the temp and the thermometer read 107. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed feeling the powdery gravel under my toes. It was incredible to see the steam rising from the pools and to watch the sky turn dark as the stars came out.

We had to wake up early Sunday to make the drive back to Denver and catch our flights. Watching the sun come up over the varying terrain was one of the most magnificent things I have ever seen. The remaining photos are from our drive Sunday morning ... taken out the window of a speeding car.

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."
- Edward Abbey

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