Steve Cordony, Jake Arnold, St. Patrick’s Day treats and more on Weekend Meanderings
Good Saturday morning friends, how are you?
Today I am joining Kim and Juliet for weekend meanderings, our weekly series of things that caught our eye and piqued our interest.
It’s March friends, the in between month where somedays it feels like Spring and other days it is winter. The daffodils wave in the breeze and brave the cold and rain one moment and the next glow in the rays of the sun.
The pollen is terrible. I have never had allergies in my life until I moved to the “land of the pines” and this week I have felt horrible. My ears hurt, my eyes itch and my head throbs. Everything is covered in green and when the wind blows clouds of pollen fall from the trees.
Kim and I were talking about allergies and she has them too. She also told me something I did not know, allergies are a symptom of menopause. Like the hot flashes and night sweats are not enough, now we can add allergies to the mix. By the way that is not limited to seasonal allergies, you may also get food allergies in menopause.
Ok, let’s get to the good stuff!
If you have been on Instagram for any length of time you are probably familiar with Steve Cordony, Australia’s interior and lifestyle designer and his home Rosedale Farm,
This gorgeous farmhouse from the 1840s’ was purchased 6 years ago and lovingly restored by and brought back to life by Steve and his partner.
Sharing tips to style tables, rooms and to host events on Instagram has led to a Master Class held on the farm a future farm shop and nursery.
The good news is that now you can stay at the farm! This past week Steve announced that Rosedale Farm is available to let, the main house sleeps 12! Don’t need the whole house, rent the old workers quarters!
In 2024 the farm shop and nursery will open and of course you can take one of Steves’ Master Classes!
I wish I had a trip planned to Australia so that I could see this amazing place in person. In the meantime I will have to follow along on Instagram and the blog.
On a side note, if you love Steves’ style you can hire him to design your space. Visit The Expert for more details.
Jake Arnold for Crate & Barrel
Have you seen the new Jake Arnold collection at Crate & Barrel? LA based designer to the stars, including John Legend and Katy Perry, has just released a 50 piece collection with Crate & Barrel.
The inspiration behind the collection was to make high-end design accessible to everyone and includes items for the living, dining, bedroom as well as accessories and tabletop.
Incidentally, Jake is the co-founder of The Expert. If you love interior design, or are looking for a designer check out The Expert.
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts
I love brownies, bread pudding and Bailey’s Irish Cream, lucky for me I found a recipe that combines these three tasty ingredients and the result is a chocolatey dessert filled with pockets of caramel, topped with creamy Irish cream shimmed cream.
You will love the delicious combination of dark chocolate cupcakes and Bailey’s buttercream frosting.
Bailey’s Hot Chocolate
This isn’t really a recipe, all you do is make your favorite hot chocolate recipe and add a shot of Bailey’s Irish cream.
These brownies are dense, moist, and fudgy, more like baked fudge than a brownie. The stout gives a little bit of a nutty flavor and the coffee makes the chocolate more rich.
In Case You Missed It
I hope that you enjoyed meandering with me this morning. Have a happy and safe weekend.
If you missed last weeks post I shared, designer Katie Rosenfeld, garden planning, garden inspired treats and finds and lots more. For any of the previous Weekend Meandering posts you can find them all here.
When you leave here don’t forget to pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
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