Pimlico_Oldhilltop

For those of you who don’t know, my beloved Pimlico is in danger of being shuttered forever. The venue is in need of some major renovations, and its owner (The Stronarch Group), Baltimore City, and the state of Maryland aren’t exactly sure what to do about it just yet, (although studies are being conducted). I’m[…]

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Stymie Print

If you’ve followed this blog for a bit, then you might remember a few of the posts I did on equestrian artist Milton Menasco. To give you quick refresher, Menasco was born in 1890 in Los Angeles, and began his career as an artist in Hollywood creating movie posters. By 1925, Menasco found himself in[…]

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Postcard Décor

This post will be the first of many regarding the Voss family, particularly renowned sporting art artist, Franklin Voss. I will give a variety of history regarding Franklin in another entry, but today I’m going to focus on one of his most famous portraits, Man o’ War as a Two-year Old. This piece was painted[…]

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Pegasus World Cup

Last weekend I journeyed south to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the very first Pegasus World Cup, which was held at the gorgeous Gulfstream Park. It was a wonderful experience, and I’m so happy I was there to witness California Chrome’s last race, as well as see the magnificent Arrogate! The weather in South Florida this[…]

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Verb(ing) – XV

Reading As always, I’m reading a few books at a time. The first is The Guineveres, by Sarah Domet, and this one is for the book club that I’m a part of. I’m almost finished, and while I’d recommend it, it is sad and a bit depressing. There are chapters that seem to drag a[…]

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Book Review: Finding Daylight

I may be a 30-something, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy some excellent young adult literature because, let’s face it, we’re all still young at heart, right? Over the Labor Day weekend, I jumped into Mara Dabrishus’ horseracing novel, Finding Daylight, and couldn’t put it down. Young jockey, Georgie Quinn, and fierce filly, Sweet[…]

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Verb(ing) – XIV

Reading As always, I’m reading a couple things at once. I’m enjoying some summer chick lit, Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah. This is the first of her books that I’ve read, and I’m really liking it! After this, I’m going to start the mega-hit, The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. I see that[…]

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Horse Country Saddlery

Earlier this year, I had a friend send me a snapchat of some awesome equestrian home décor. I wrote back immediately, and the exchange looked like this: Me: Where are you? Friend: Horse Country in Warrenton Me: Huh, never heard of it. Friend: What?! YOU of ALL people have never heard of it? Yikes! So[…]

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Lani the Legend

If you’ve been following the Triple Crown campaign, then you’ve heard of Lani, the gorgeous grey with a mind of his own! He was born in Kentucky, but trains in Japan where he is a star. Lani is my spirit animal, and I wish I could be more like him. If Lani doesn’t want to[…]

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Villa Topiary’s Home Décor

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that I post about Villa Topiary a lot, but I can’t help it! They are the coolest shoppe out there! According to their Etsy page, “Villa Topiary creates unique, handmade preserved moss, faux boxwood and faux floral topiaries you will not see anywhere else. [They are] now[…]

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