Archive for November, 2010

alberta house

I love EVERYTHING about this beautiful home, particularly the gorgeous dining table (with tolix chairs!) and the wooden crate headboard– both DIY projects! When can I move in?!

{photos by Matt of Wood&Faulk, found via Door Sixteen}

scenes from the weekend

Good Monday morning! How was your weekend? We had a nice little Thanksgiving meal on Thursday and have been eating the leftovers all weekend (so glad I made two pies!). I had a few apples and some pumpkin puree leftover and made pumpkin pancakes with apple compote for breakfast Saturday – boy were those yummy! Highly recommended. On Sunday a friend and I went for mani-pedis; I got a khaki green on my fingers and a glittery gold on my toes (for a little holiday spirit!). But the rest of the weekend was spent lounging around, reading and watching movies and snuggling with the kitty. It’s nice to do that every once in awhile, don’t you think?

turkey day tablescapes

I’m a little jealous of everyone that’s heading home today to spend Thanksgiving with their families. (But I’m not jealous of those of you stuck in traffic or waiting in long security lines to be groped at the airport.) We’re staying in San Francisco and planning a low-key meal for four at our apartment. But just because it’s going to be small and simple doesn’t mean the table shouldn’t look pretty! These were two tablescapes that caught my eye…

{photos: Leah Verwey via Design*Sponge, Jill Thomas}

scenes from the weekend

Two insanely decadent dinners this weekend– braised short ribs with cauliflower puree and collard greens AND cheesecake with huckleberry coulis at Slow Club on Friday night, then roasted duck leg and caramelized apples with smoke and bourbon ice cream and bacon (!!!) brittle at NOPA with my parents on Saturday night. Holy moly, those were two of the best meals I’ve had in a long time, and I’m still thinking about those desserts today.

Other highlights: a Harrington wine tasting, my new boots arriving, and helping my friend Lauren wrap and pack cake pop orders for Sweet Lauren Cakes. The order above was for a wedding– custom pops of the couple’s dogs (a pug and a German shepherd). So cute! Hope your weekend was splendid!

friday finds: rennes

I’ve posted about Rennes before, but wanted to share the lovely new bags from Julia’s fall/winter collection. The fitzgerald messenger bag is going on my wish list for sure.

jordan sullivan

A few favorites from the photostream of Jordan Sullivan

pendleton at UO

Loving these Pendleton Jacquard towels from Urban Outfitters… Not sure I’m ready to replace the white towels in my bathroom, but these would be fun for the beach or the pool, no?