Soup + bread. Beautiful boots. A beautiful essay on anxiety and outward appearances. Madewell et Sézane. All of it. A song. (Image)
A cozy sweater (on sale!). A warm loaf. An old favorite album. Rich cauliflower soup. What do you love this time of year?
The prettiest counter-top compost bin. A newsletter. So begins crisp season. A classic purse. A song. (Image)
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W. B. Yeats (Photo from my magical weekend at home.)
Surprise! I’m in Minnesota this weekend, enjoying the fall colors and soaking up some time with family and friends. Here are five things on my to-do list: A belated birthday lunch with L at Salut. A morning run and a stop at the Riverwalk Market Fair. A big family dinner and I’m on pie duty–thinking …
“You can make a million and one mistakes in your life, but as long as you never lose sight of your magic, people will be drawn to you.” – Heather Havrilesky, from the astoundingly brilliant, raw, moving “Ask Polly” answer that made me get choked up at my desk. Rock on. (Image)
This is now on Netflix; you can find me on my couch for the remainder of the month. Making another special cake this weekend–hoping to make the frosting look like this. Gulp. In which Reese does a backflip. Another example of homemade topping store-bought. A song. (Image)
Every so often, my mom used to make these scones after church and I’d eat mine warm and covered in homemade strawberry jam. They were always such a treat–soft and buttery, almost like biscuits, not overly sweet, and they make the kitchen smell like vanilla. They’d probably be great with mix-ins, but we never bothered …
It’s time for my once-a-year love affair with orange. Fall decor – white mini pumpkins are 69 cents at Trader Joe’s! The start of fall colors (hoping for a show like last year’s). Pumpkin bread. A long weekend in Minnesota for apple-eating, pie-baking, and strolling in the Arb. Learning to bake oatmeal bread (Inspired by …
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary Mantel Man Booker Prize-winner Mantel’s latest batch of provocative, gut-wrenchingly human short stories. Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead A failed ballet dancer whose past turns up in unexpected ways. Beautifully written, with so many twists and turns!