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Insta Wknd

19 Nov



what a great weekend! on sunday my farmer friend steve invited us out to his farm in Lunenberg for a free pick in his fields alongside his CSA members. I jumped at the chance to fill canvas bags with fresh veggies that otherwise would have been plowed-over a few days later. there’s really something rewarding in digging out a nearly 2ft long parsnip with your bare hands and a small stick….okay so i wasn’t quite prepared but it made it that much more fun! when we returned home I quickly realized i may have gotten a little over-zealous with my shopping in the field because when we spread out the washed kale to dry on our dining room table …. it covered the entire table! SO kale for dinner for the next 2 weeks! YUM.

clockwise from top left: a much needed adult bevie on friday night. vodka/homemade cranberry syrup/meyer lemon | all that kale! | red cabbage winding down | one of many hand-dug parsnips | dried flowers and seed pods | steve’s farmhouse in the distance.  


Insta wknd

12 Nov



i said it over on instagram, but have to reaffirm it….bonus summer days in the fall are awesome! we had a beautiful wknd of warm weather and sunshine. saturday i toured a few church fairs with my pal beth and snatched up some nana-chic knitted goods. I got a $4 version of this beauty 🙂 Later in the day i finally tracked down the witchy winter coat of my dreams!  Sunday Eric and i started on our way up to Maine for a day trip to the beach since the weather was so nice. we were abruptly halted at the NH border by our car’s temperature warning alarm. I call it serendipity, because that led us right to an orchard who had amazing cider donuts! i had just bemoaned the fact i hadn’t had any this fall. we wandered through the barren orchard with a big ol’ bag of sugary donuts while the car cooled down. after our little adventure of kicking pumpkins, bee box snooping, and napping in the sun we called AAA and had our sorry car towed back home.

left column: apple trees in 60 degree november sun / reject pumpkins slowly deflating in the field / eric mid-orchard nap / bittersweet / mini apple pile-up  ||  right column: new witchy coat from cafe society and my ilana kohn daryl shirt / c i d e r   d o n u t s!! / the orchard’s bee hives, risked My Girl fate for this shot! / eric apple tree admiring / beautiful jars at the farm stand. 


1 Oct


it was a quiet grey weekend. on saturday we visited a few cranberry bogs. I’ve been determined to get a specific shot for an upcoming wtsb, so 2 wknds in a row i found myself on the south shore. i didn’t end up getting the shot, but i did stumble upon the most amazing old barn. it was in the middle of the Makepeace bog, and almost completely entombed in bittersweet! it really hasn’t felt like fall to me yet until this point…photographing weathered barn wood and bittersweet berries in the drizzle. alright, i’m fully on board with fall now!

clockwise from top left: a massive scone from sherman cafe / dried hydrangea in the window at sherman / on closer inspection of the barn i found a vintage makepeace box peeking out, desperately wanted to snatch it / bittersweet / the barn. i took a zillion film photos of this baby so prepare to see more of her!


Insta wknd

24 Sep



so i thought it was gonna be a slightly dreary weekend, but it was anything but! we headed to providence on saturday to visit our pal conor. we searched out the provi farmes market where we scarfed down half price scones. following that we enjoyed lunch outside at Seven stars from where the boys took off for some home improvement work, while lady beth and I went thrifting. I did really well…vintage lace dress, coach bag, straw hat, cat print apron, and a LP rack. Beth uncovered a pair of benches which match a piece we already have, so that was definitely the cherry on top.

clockwise from the top left: roses still going strong at seven stars / my thrifting haul / thrifted dress hanging in conor’s garage / sunday night grub. corn pudding, sprouts, and aparagus…with coconut lemon sauce / praying mantis i rescued from the street. lady was just sunning herself in middle of the road!  

Insta wknd

17 Sep



fall is here! what a beautiful wknd in new england we had. lots of blue sky, sun, and the return of chilly nights. i love it! On sunday we took a drive up to NH for a little picnic to celebrate the change of season. as we threw down our spread on a picnic table at Wilson farm, we couldn’t stop laughing at the child-like cries of MAAAA! coming from a near by barn. after our meal we investigated the ruckus…to find a little goat heard! mommas, their painfully cute babies, and daddy goats with beards any hipster dude would seriously die for. the owner showed us around and invited us into the barn to meet the vocal bunch. i love how we seem to have a knack for stumbling into remarkable places like this.

insta wknd

11 Jun


it was a calm weekend filled with summer veggies, flowers, and celebrations. on saturday we celebrated b-day’s and retirements (!!) with eric’s family. sunday we spent a laid-back afternoon in the garden. we should have our first harvest of greens any day now!

collards drying, fresh from our boston organics delivery / little red potatoes also from BO / eric and i continue to rejoice in cherry season. that lovely celdon colander is eric’s work / peonies in a coffee pot. it’s one of my fav ceramic pieces i’ve made / me outside herbstalk, a fair at the armory celebrating herbs and their medicinal uses. there were more local herbal apothecaries there, then i realized were around! my fav was flower folk / perfecting cold brew coffee, a delicious process. 

insta wknd

21 May



another action packed weekend. Saturday we celebrated the last hang-out at my pal’s beacon hill bachelor pad. he’s the last one of our friends living in the city, guess we’re growing up. sunday eric and i planted our garden! it was one hell of a feat and I’m really proud of our little plot this year. i have a feeling it’s going to be a really good growing season as we had great success with starting our seeds on our sunporch this spring. the seedlings graduating to the garden this weekend included two kinds of basil, red lettuce, cone flowers, black eyes susans, brocoli rabe, peppers, two types of eggplant, 50+ tomatoes (mostly heirlooms), dill, and cabbage.

clockwise: rainer cherries have finally hit the market. mmm! / on a walk to harvard on saturday i picked up a new little accessory! this little guy must have thought i was flower with those bright pants / a serene charles river shot from the car on the way home from the garden / a little lady bird busy defending my garden from aphids! she actually landed on me right before this shot, i’m quite the bug whisperer this wknd right? 

as always if you’d like to see more shots from my weekend, follow me (abneal) on instagram, there were plenty more that aren’t featured here.

insta (long) wknd

17 Apr


what a weekend! It was a holiday here in MA yesterday, so I had a three-day weekend. the weather could not have been better for mid-april!

kicked the wknd off with dinner at Catalyst / his & her’s espresso on sat morning / loved watching coachella’s live stream. andrew bird was seriously amazing! shins, bon iver, florence & the machine (+ her killer witch dress)…also did not disappoint / wandering through MIT on sunday night / a beautiful night crawler i unearthed during garden ground-breaking on sunday. we moved a tree-sized butterfly bush, cleared out the old stuff, split several monster perennials, and sowed a ton of seeds / gardening done right in the south end always starts with donuts from Flour

Insta Wknd

16 Jan


it was a quiet weekend for me with eric away on a guys weekend to the adirondacks. mostly stayed inside since it was frigid outside (as you can see from my pic of the window above). and based on my pics, i apparently spent most of my time eating! ha! My fav part of the weekend was visiting conor’s cozy little beacon hill apartment for some ricotta gnocchi, a fire, and another x files-fest (!) with beth on Saturday night. I’m becomingly increasingly obsessed with that show.

from left to right: juice from life alive / cleo unimpressed with the vintage loafers i scored at vintage revenge / seriously the BEST grilled cheese i’ve ever made. recipe via gilt taste. it’s cleo approved too! / ate too many cornichons! / sage, isn’t it the best color? / dinner construction at conor’s / dinner is served in conor’s ceramics / A16 ricotta gnocchi, fingerling tatos, brown butter, sage & hot cranberry bevies / my frigid kitchen / the lonely lady dinner plate (ie. mostly cheese!)