We’re Getting Close!

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Slim Paley photo

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We’re getting close...

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Via Splendid Market (please click here for easy recipe and more photos)

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SO LUCKY all you parents who still have little ones to dress up and go Trick or Treating!

What fun to pour forth those bulging pillowcases at the end of the chill night!

Such lovely, lovely memories.

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One year, we had a little beaver…

Who started the school parade with halfed baby marshmallow teeth stuck to his upper lip.

As you can see by the photo above, the teeth lasted all of 5 minutes before they were chewed off.

Helloooo- he was a beaver


More permanent dental work was needed for Trick or Treating later that evening…

“Clarence The Beaver” complete with “permanents” and coffee bean paws

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Nowadays, The Halloween Season takes on a different feel…

Via Content in a Cottage

 

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Martini Time!

Martini recipe via LOLA’S L.A.

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and if you’re still able to walk…

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PRADA Spring 2011

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Proenza Schouler Spring 2011

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Via Martha Stewart  (Let’s face it- The Queen of Halloween)

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Velvet pillow from Dransfield & Ross

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Slim Paley photo

Candle Gourds from Pottery Barn

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Butternut Squash Lasagna- YUM!  Via YummyMummy (or in Slim’s Pickings 🙂 )

 

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Slim Paley photo

Getting cozy in Santa Barbara  (because apparently the sun is never coming out again!! Aargh)

 

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And lastly,

just in case the Butternut Squash Lasagna wasn’t quite enough to tempt you  (after all, isn’t Halloween all about giving in to temptation?!)

Pumpkin Truffles!

(recipe via YUMMY MUMMY link just above)

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.Cartoon from The New Yorker

Hey, after the last post, I had to show The Love!!

 

 

 

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34 Comments

  1. Not big on Halloween but you have sold me on the pumpkin truffles!
    The butternut squash lasagna, could eat right off the page actually.
    The Proenza Schouler suit could definitely do without especially with that handbag thing she is clutching, but hey, a perfect Halloween COSTUME for sure. As what, I have no clue, a ball of yarn maybe? Spiderwebs? Pumpkin innards?
    The LV pumpkin, perfect fashion victim’s holiday decor! Quite clever and well executed however.

  2. Thanks for the beaver costume photos – LOVE it, very original! It brought back many happy memories of the costumes my grandmother made for my sister and I. She was an original thinker too 🙂

  3. So, so cute is the little one. I miss that time too!
    Nice to know all I need is dye to color all of that cheese cloth I have stocked up on every time I walk into Williams-Sonoma. I knew there was a reason I had gathered such a stockpile.
    I am going to try the lasagna and truffle recipe. Looks yummy.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Teresa

  4. Slim, you just inspired me to go pull out the few Halloween decorations that I have.
    I love Martini Time! Maybe I will make one of those too, now that I think of it.
    Also time to light a candle or two. You have changed my whole evening around, for the better! Thanks!
    PS…Loving the Proenza Schouler fashion. So intricate and beautiful.

  5. What a fun post!! Must try the lasagna and truffles…and of course the martinis too!
    I brought out all my fall/Halloween goodies today…I know…a bit late, but I’ve been
    busy! Thanks for all the inspiration!! BOO! xo

  6. My youngest wants to dress like an “80’s girl.” THAT’s easy. I still have a piano tie from back in the day. AND Proforma hair spray. And my Mork from Ork suspenders.

    My oldest wants to be a squirrel. I have no clue how to do that but the beaver costume gives me hope.

    • How about adding a leather flying cap and goggles a la “Rocky”? (of course your oldest might not even know that cartoon, come to think of it…)

      • What a great idea! Rocky! I wonder if I can find some Bullwinkle and Rocky DVDs and hoodwink her into thinking they are brand new? She’s 11 and a smart 11 so I have to be clever. Now to find the tail…

  7. I’m with you Linny, Adorable Clarence. Lovely memories,
    Enjoy all you youngin’s … It goes by in a blink.
    Thanks again for sharing Slim ox

  8. I’m sorry but did I miss the memo on a cut off age for dressing up in costume? To wit: too bad youth is wasted on the young does not apply in my household.
    Another great post, Slimmy

  9. Fun post! I do miss Halloween with my two sons. (Sadly, they are off at college now.) We used to ride in the back of a friend’s truck, complete with bales of hay, on Bluff Drive. (A lovely street for trick or treating with Southern Mansions and moss covered oaks along the river) – a bit spooky. Then on to a party. The martini sounds wonderful. Would like to visit Lola’s someday. We have a martini tour here (Savannah) that I would also like to try. Want the candle gourds and lasagna.

    • I want to go on a hay ride along Bluff Drive while sipping a martini- ahhh…moss covered oaks on a spooky night- so To Kill a Mockingbird!

      • Love Halloween, martinis & film. To Kill a Mockingbird, such a classic. The original Cape Fear, also with Gregory Peck, was filmed here. (A bit spooky/scary too.) Boo!

  10. Born on Halloween, as a child I always wondered WHY everyone dressed up for my birthday……still love it!
    AND that lasagne………now I know what I’m cooking for my book group on Monday night.
    AND I’ve been saving the large orange mesh bags our kindling comes in. Now I know that I’m going to embroider them with leaves and make them into a skirt ala Proenza Schouler !
    ……….but good thing you only post 2X a week…….otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the projects you inspire.
    Thanks.

  11. As a brand new grandmother to a precious little boy, Radziwill, I cannot wait to see what his mommy comes up with each year for Halloween! Love your blog as always…….

  12. You crack me up! I am a Halloween freak too. My kids would come home from collage and I would have my beautiful handpainted plywood pumpkin patch under the big oak tree. (still do) They thought I was crazy! I always made their costumes. Your “Clarence the Beaver” is waaaay to precious. Love him! Tried to pinch his adorable cheek thru the computer !! Now, I am going to make the tarantulas with my grandbabies, 6 and 4 , Meghan and Ethan. They are spider crazy for some reason. And for MiMi, the delish looking martini. Yum, did that look great. And for their Mommy and Daddy, the fab looking squash lasagna. Then I will put on my adorable pumpkin costume and take them “Trick or Treating” ! I really can’t wait. Thanks for the fun blog. Loved it !! Now, wonder what Sawyer will be?

  13. I have an abundance of butternut squash from my garden this year and now I know what I’m going to do with it. I can’t wait to try those two recipes.

  14. Slim Paley — Thank you for showing the Chocolate Covered Tarantulas on your great post today. They are so good and so easy to make…who wouldn’t love chow mein noodles, chopped milky ways, and dried sour cherries all coated luscious Belgian chocolate??

    Your little guy is so cute, I loved the days of those costumes. Now my daughter wants to wear “teenage” angel costumes. Oy!

    Must try that lasagna!

    We’re finishing up all of the decorations around the maket!

  15. What a lovely post! I am a bit bah-humbug about Halloween ( I was brought up on Guy Fawkes, burning of effigy of traitor, much more cheerful???) but you have really inspired me, loved the LV pumpkin!xx P.S may I just say, the coffee bean paws were genius!

  16. hi slim,

    i always loved halloween when the boys were little too. the costumes and decorations were so much fun. now we are watching through the eyes of our little grandaughter, so different but so cute. your little boy is adorable!

    and the witch joke kills!

    ~janet

    ps ~ you are so right about ‘actioning’ my do. which i say all day long now.

  17. I made the Pumpkin Truffles. They were delish and my husband thanks you for continuing to inspire me with great recipes. My hips disagree – with malice 😉

  18. MS- truly the Queen of Halloween- Ha
    but she does get the A Type Award of All Time-
    thanks for another truly appreciated post

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