A weekend update, The Chef’s Secret, a Cotswolds Walk, Fall Fashion for women over 50 and lots more on Monday musings.
Good morning friends, how was your weekend?
I had a great weekend at home, most of which was spent in the kitchen. I roasted vegetables, made soup, baked bread and brownies and thumbed through my Christmas cookbooks to see which cookies to make this year.
The weather was beautiful on Friday morning, it felt like Fall. By Saturday afternoon summer was back and Sunday it was gray, and humid. It will be in the 80s this week, so not too Fall like.
Wouldn’t it be great if Saturday, the first day of Fall the weather changed as well?
Aside from the fun in the kitchen, I foraged for weeds and wildflowers in the woods and made a beautiful arrangement. Now I just have to find the perfect place for it.
My sister came over Saturday night. Then Sunday, I finished my latest book, read a few magazines and puttered around the house. I am not much for Fall decorating but I did add a pumpkin here, a candle there and a few throws.
What about you? What did you do this weekend?
Next up +5 things.
1.READ~ The Chef’s Secret
A captivating novel of Renaissance Italy detailing the mysterious life of Bartolomeo Scappi, the legendary chef to several popes and author of one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time, and the nephew who sets out to discover his late uncle’s secrets—including the identity of the noblewoman Bartolomeo loved until he died.
When Bartolomeo Scappi dies in 1577, he leaves his vast estate—properties, money, and his position—to his nephew and apprentice Giovanni. He also gives Giovanni the keys to two strongboxes and strict instructions to burn their contents. Despite Scappi’s dire warning that the information concealed in those boxes could put Giovanni’s life and others at risk, Giovanni is compelled to learn his uncle’s secrets. He undertakes the arduous task of decoding Scappi’s journals and uncovers a history of deception, betrayal, and murder—all to protect an illicit love affair.
As Giovanni pieces together the details of Scappi’s past, he must contend with two rivals who have joined forces—his brother Cesare and Scappi’s former protégé, Domenico Romoli, who will do anything to get his hands on the late chef’s recipes.
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2. WATCHED~An Ethereal Walk in a Cotswold Village
I don’t know about you but I love walking, and exploring not only my neighborhood but places I visit. I have been lucky enough spend some time in the Cotswolds exploring little villages and the countryside. This video popped up in my Youtube feed this week and I thought you might enjoy it as much as I did.
4. SHOPPING BREAK~FINDS & SALES
Love this peacoat puffer!
Add a little Fall to your table over the next few months with these plates.
Looking for Fall Candles? Sand + Fog has the best, this pumpkin clove is in my cart.
If you are shopping early for the holidays, I have these espresso cups and love them!
5. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT~WEEKEND MEANDERINGS
Did you check out weekend meanderings on Saturday? I joined Juliet and Kim for our weekly series of all of the things that piqued our interest this week. Athena Calderone, EyeSwoon, Jules Buono, and Lessons in Chemistry were just a few of the things I shared.
THAT’S ALL FOR NOW
I hope that you enjoyed Monday Musings and found something to read, watch or even add to your cart.
What book are you currently reading? Are you bing watching a favorite show?
Have a great day friends.
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