This Friday I’m having a very TGIF moment – I’m not going to lie, it has been a long and intense week. It’s truly amazing what can happen in one week. As this week winds down my head is left spinning but as the quote above says I need to take my own sail and direct it in this windy week I’ve had. So as the clock rolls to 5pm I’ll be setting sail on a ship my dad helped build with his sustainable wood company – I can’t wait to learn more and hopefully use it on future projects. Then the rest of the weekend I’ll be enjoying my city. After this weekend I’ll be traveling every weekend until mid-October (sharing some exciting news next week about one trip!).
If you have a few minutes to sit down on your laptop or iPad check out these reads:
- One of my dearest friends, Camille Styles launched her re-design and it looks amazing!
- Garance Dore is such an inspiration.
- If you missed this week’s workspace feature be sure to take a look.
- I didn’t get to my “I’m Loving” post this week but everything in Joslyn’s is spot on to what I’m loving this week.
- And lastly, my good friend Erin is about to begin Loft Life 2.0 and I couldn’t be happier for her! Now, we’re spending all of our waking hours sending each other design inspiration for how to decorate her new pad.
Until Monday friends!
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There’s a chill in the air and days are getting shorter. With that being said, it’s time to think about that important extra layer to wrap around your neck. If you could see my closet you would see dozens of different scarves – I live in them. I’ve been on the hunt for a few new ones for this fall. These are a few of my favorites, but I want to know, which is your favorite?
1. Diane Von Furstenberg Shimmer gauze leopard-print scarf
2. Virginia Johnson Lightweight Shawl
3. Mulberry Animal-print woven scarf
4. Mulberry Tiger-print wool and cashmere-blend scarf
In our house we’re huge fans of brussels sprouts. I’m constantly getting asked to make something with them. So I set out to find a new recipe since we usually just roast them in the oven until they get all crispy. This salad instantly popped out – I’d never made a salad with brussels sprouts before. This weekend I set out to make this for a night in and it turned out delicious.
Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
Brussels Sprout Salad with Sour Cherries, Hazelnuts and Manchego Cheese
- 3 cups thinly sliced Brussels spouts (about 12 ounces)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen & defrosted sour cherries (or 2 tablespoons dried)
- 2 tablespoons toasted hazelnuts or almonds, coarsely chopped
- 8 thin slices of Manchego cheese
- 1/4 cup Lemon-Miso dressing
1. Slice the Brussels sprouts thinly using a handheld mandolin slicer. Place the sliced Brussels sprouts into a pot of boiling water and blanch for 2-3 minutes, until bright green yet still crisp, drain immediately and place into a bowl of iced water. Allow the sprouts to cool for a couple minutes, drain thoroughly and place in a medium size salad bowl.
2. Top the blanched and chilled Brussels sprouts with fresh or dried cherries, hazelnuts or almonds and toss with the dressing. Mound the salad onto 2-3 serving plates and garnish each salad with thin slices of the Manchego cheese.
3. You may prepare the Brussels sprouts ahead, keep covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.
Recipe and photo from Bijouxs Little Jewels from the Kitchen
With Monday well under way I hope it’s off to a lovely start for all of you. I am feeling refreshed from a pretty low key weekend. It’s amazing what a little downtime can do for you.
A few things inspiring me – the latest issue of Gather (the recipes are mouthwatering), a new vintage necklace that I keep pairing with my outfits, and a few fabrics I’m lusting after.
What’s inspiring you right now?
Have a fabulous week and be sure to pop back by for some fun posts this week!
Photo by Caitlin Flemming