Good morning! Did you have a good week? Mine was tiring, and it seemed to be very busy but I feel as if I did not get a lot done. Have you ever had one of those weeks? I just want to relax, eat pizza and stay home this weekend, although that is not in the cards because I have a “to-do” list a mile long.
I will find time though to visit a few of my favorite finds from this week.
I have been craving salty and sweet things this lately, so this week I made Fleur de Sel Hot Chocolate and it is the perfect treat after a long, cold week.
|Image Gwen Moss|
Speaking of salted chocolate, don’t these Salted Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes from Leslie at Gwen Moss look delicious! The good news, they are gluten free and dairy free.
|Image Loi Tone on Tone|
If you live in Washington D.C, or are contemplating a move there, I have the perfect house for you. Loi and Tom of Tone on Tone have just listed their newly renovated Tudor on the market. Even if you are not moving make sure to go over and see this beautiful house at Tone on Tone.
Have you seen the movie Remember? If not, it is an excellent movie about a Holocaust survivor with dementia that goes on the hunt for a Nazi war criminal.
|Image from Strange Flowers Blog|
I love art and history and the stories behind peoples collections. This week while perusing one of my favorite auction sites, Invaluable I came across an upcoming auction by Christies, Boniface de Castellane & Anna Gould: A Way of Life. I found the title intriguing so I set off down the rabbit hole that is Google and discovered some interesting stories about this French dandy and his American heiress and their incredible life and collection.
This week I had the great pleasure of reading an advanced copy of Slightly South of Simple written by Kristy Woodson Harvey. There are not words to describe how much I love this book! Kristy is an incredibly talented writer and one of my favorite parts of her writing is that you feel as if you know her characters, and you grow to love them as if they are your own friends and family.
Another great book that I read is Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants. This beautifully written and photographed book is divided into three sections by season: early, mid, and late, so you can look forward to something in your garden all year long. Each of the 47 plants has a description on one page and the next page has a floral arrangement or recipe for things like pickled vegetables, edible flowers, herbal teas, infused oils, and more. Not having a garden or a green thumb everything in this book was interesting and informative to me. I think it would be a fabulous gift for the people in your life who love gardening and are looking to expand their knowledge or for someone who is just starting a garden and needs a little inspiration and instruction.
I cannot believe that Easter is just around the corner. If you are looking for a few updates to your Easter decor I found these illustrated rabbit salad plates from Southern Living and think they would make a whimsical addition to your table.
Did you find anything interesting movies, books or recipes this week? If so I would love to hear about them.
Have a great weekend.