O'Shaughnessey Unbridled



Happy Halloween!

Every Halloween I look forward to bringing out all the decorations I've collected over the years...especially the witches. I've yet to host a Halloween party, even though I think about it every year. But now I've been inspired after seeing the photos from Carolyne Roehm's Halloween party last year in Charleston. Maybe you will be too! I love this table, complete with a spiderweb tablecloth and rats on the dinner plates! I'll take his hat. These almost look real, even their eyes! And finally, a house in Charleston with a giant witch hat on the top. I wouldn't want to be the one to put it up there every year! Photos by Carolyn Roehm   Happy Haunting!  Sara xo

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Mr. Perfect Timing

A great horse only seems to come along a couple times in a rider’s life. Sometimes only once, but when you are lucky enough to have that horse it changes your whole life.   I’m sure everyone has that horse in mind, or in their hearts. You think about that special horse every time you have a goal, are trying to rebuild, or in any other stage of life horse-related or not.   I’ve always been a goal-oriented person with horses. I love horses but I also have a passion for the sport. My life is and evolves around my goals and passion for the sport. A couple of years ago I lost a great horse to circumstance. The loss...

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My Hometown

I grew up in the idyllic southern California town of Rancho Santa Fe -- any horse lover’s paradise. Miles of trails, great weather and many a kindred (equestrian) spirit. I visit frequently as I have friends and family in the area, and sometimes I just really miss great Mexican food, sandy beaches and the familiar haunts of my hometown. Photo: http://www.catherineandjasonbarry.com/ Photo: http://media.ranchosantafereview.com/img/photos/2015/06/25/Tres_Palomas_Barn__Rider_r620x349.jpg?75d51d0aea2efce5189afce216053cbc530c46a8 The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. My favorite place to stay. https://phgcdn.com/images/uploads/SANIR/corporatemasthead/the-inn-at-rancho-santa-fe.jpg Dinner at the Inn with a view of RSF's charming village. Photo: http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/a1/7d/da/the-inn-at-rancho-santa.jpg Even the decor at the Inn has an equestrian motif... the saddle chair. And the stirrup baluster into the bar, love it! My favorite special occasion restaurant, Mille Fleurs. Photo: http://www.townblip.com/images/images_rancho_santa_fe/mille-fleurs.jpg My absolute favorite...

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Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby hat parade is one of the greatest people-watching events in the world! This trend was established by Col. Meriwether Clark Jr.’s vision for the Derby as an event that the high class would attend, very much like the European style racing events, where full morning dress for men and women was mandatory. The extravagant hats that are associated with the Derby really started in the 1960’s, when television gave women a reason to really try to stand out. The hats never fail to impress…one of these days I’m going to get there. (via Marie Claire )  (via The Kentucky Derby)  ( ( via The WoW Style) (via The Kentucky Derby) (via So You Want to Be an Interior Designer) And...

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