Today on weekend meanderings, Oho Interiors, Alderney Island, Julia Berolzheimer x Pottery Barn and more.
Good morning friends, happy Saturday! It’s time for weekend meandering with Kim and Juliet, our weekly series where we share all of the things that piqued our interest and caught our eye over the past week.
It was a great week. We had a bit of a respite from the seemingly endless heat, 2 gray days with a little rain and temps in the 80’s. One night it even went as low as 65, I needed a sweater and I loved it. Truth be told, summer is not my favorite season. Don’t get me wrong, I like the sun and the fun but after a few days of heat I am over summer. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons, what can I say, at heart I am a nester.
Speaking of Fall, it is sneaking into my email, my shopping cart and on the blog. Although I am still soaking up the sun and relaxing days at the pool reading I have been enjoying the colors, scents and looks of fall. You can see some of my Fall finds here.
Today on weekend meandering I am sharing Alderney Island, Oho Interiors, Julia Berolzheimer x Pottery Barn and lots more.
Take a minute to pour yourself a drink and settle in to read the post and then pop over to see what Kim and Juliet have been up to.
It’s no secret that I love discovering new places to visit. Typically on weekend meanderings I share a country house or hotel., today I am sharing Alderney, the northernmost inhabited Channel Island. This beautiful and charming island offers a relaxing and beautiful adventure steeped in history. Sandy beaches, cliff walks, birdwatching and a charming town are just a few of the things to enjoy while visiting Alderney.
Alderney is one of 5 islands that make up the Islands of Guernsey and is the only one that was completely evacuated during WWII. It has recently been in the news because of Nazi atrocities committed here during WWII when it was home to several slave labor camps. Speaking of which do you remember or every read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, if not you can get a glimpse of what life was like during the occupation.
Fact about Alderney
- 2020 people living on the island
- The locals of the island are known as ‘lapins’
- 11/2 miles wide and 31/2 miles long
- Saint Anne is the main town and is known by locals as ‘La Ville’
- Alderney is home to Victorian-Era and World War II forts and is known as the most fortified place in the world
- Home to the famous Blonde Hedgehog, puffins, seals, dolphin, and more.
- The Island is locate 12 miles from Normandy, France
- The Islands were the only British territory Hitler ever conquered
Things to do and see in Alderney
- Alderney Museum
- St. Anne’s Church
- Alderney Coast Path
- Saye Beach
- Alderney Railway
- The Odeon Lookout
- Longis Beach
- Alderney Lighthouse
- The Cambridge Battery
- Alderney Wildlife Trust Seabirds Boat Trip
- Tug Boat Rides to France
The Blond Hedgehog is one of the newest places to stay on the island, but there is also rooms to rent in a fortress, camping and the 4 star Braye Beach Hotel. The Landmark Trust also offers Fort Clonque(pictured above).
More about Alderney
Books about the Channel Islands
One to follow~Oho Interiors
Like many of you I love interior design and enjoy finding new inspiration for my own home. Even though I am not one to change things up often I find that I can take away little snippets of rooms that I like. This week I discovered Oho Interiors on Instagram and fell in love with Melissas’ designs and design philosophy, after all who doesn’t want to live in a home where they “feel embraced and cared for”?\
Melissa Oholendt is the founder & principal of Oho Interiors, a full service boutique interior design firm with a forward-focused design ethos of honoring the past and designing for the future. Melissa believes in an architecture first approach to designing spaces and looking at homes creatively, with a purpose of function and form. She believes that great design lies in the details and is passionate about crafting homes where her clients feel embraced and cared for.
Melissas’ work has been featured in in MyDomaine, Domino Magazine, Midwest Home, One Kings Lane and more.
Outfit of the Week
Julia Berolzheimer x Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT~ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK
This week I shared French Sole founder Jane Winkworths’ English Country Home, Kate Forester beach read, early Fall finds and more on Monday Musings No. 83. You can read more about the book, the mini series and the Fall Finds in the post.
Blueberries were still on the menu this week, this time I made blueberry crumb bars!on the menu and the blog this week! These bars are easy to make and can be customized to your taste and season! They are even more delicious in the Fall and winter filled with cranberries.
Friday Favorites featured 30 minute pizza, refreshing aqua fresca, chocolate chip cookies, a few books, some Fall finds and lots more, including some fall finds from Amazon. You can see all of the details in my Cosy Fall Finds Shop.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
I hope that you enjoyed Oho Interiors, Alderney Island, and Julia Berolzheimer x Pottery Barn. Did you purchase anything from Julias’ last collection? If so what was your favorite piece.
Have a wonderful weekend, stay cool and be safe.
If you missed any of the previous Weekend Meandering posts you can find them all here.