Rachel can be recognized as the person always found straggling behind the group, trying to capture a photo of something or other while everyone else moves on. She writes the blog Buttons Magee where she shares her photos along with her cooking and general quest for contentment.
on the nightstand:
- a moleskine notebook
- a few fun novels by Elizabeth Peters. I love her quirky heroines.
- poems by Louis Borges
- a box of Tiffany & Co. stationary I thrifted for $2
- tiny trays to put my hairpins and jewelry
- stacks of J.Crew catalogues — I just love their styling
- tiny notes left under my pillow by one of my girls
- twinkle lights
- oven-roasted steak fries
- my sequin cardigan
- road trips
how does winter inspire you?
wool blankets, rosy cheeks, seeing my breath in the air, sleeping close to stay warm, rich soups, candlelight, evergreens, hot chocolate
what’s one item in your winter wardrobe you can’t go without?
This year it’s my thrifted faux leopard coat. It’s pretty ridiculous but so cozy, and I always feel fabulous when wearing it.
what’s your idea of the perfect homemade winter meal?
Beef stew with onions and carrots over couscous with red wine and homemade bread. I could eat it every day.
what is your winter theme song this year?
In the winter I really seem to go back to the classics —Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Frank Sinatra. There is nothing like their brand of swank.
what are three constants in your day?
- a kiss from my husband and girls
tell us about the inspiration behind these photos.
I really love to capture what home means to me. It should be a safe haven, a warm blanket to wrap about you when you need comforting. I like capturing the moments “in between” the most…waiting to leave the house, breakfast before school, the nap after an activity. Those are often the moments of nostalgia.