Happy Thursday! I hope all is well with you, especially any of you affected by Ian in Florida. You guys have been in my thoughts all week.
From time to time I like to share with you some things that I’m loving. Here’s what’s on my list right now.
Pear martinis. Our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant has a cocktail that I love and always order. The menu lists just two ingredients: Grey Goose la Poire and Moscato d’Asti so I decided to try and recreate it at home. Three parts Moscato to one part vodka seems just about right (your mileage may vary). The restaurant garnishes it with a cherry but a slice of pear would be perfect too.
Mini jigsaw puzzles. I love jigsaw puzzles but I rarely do them due to the time they involve and the space they take up. When we were in DC, however, I bought a 100-piece puzzle of the DC Metro system at a gift shop, and back home I found myself putting it together every few weeks. I ran across a few more of these smaller puzzles at a KC shop and now I’m hooked. They take about 30 minutes to put together and I do one right at my desk whenever my brain needs a break. The ones I have are all from New York Puzzle Company.
James Farmer’s new book. When James Farmer puts out a new book, you just go ahead and treat yourself, which is what I did with his latest book Celebrating Home: A Time for Every Season. It would make a wonderful gift too.
Susan Kaufman’s new book. My mom gave me Walk With Me: New York for my birthday and it’s gorgeous. Susan’s is my favorite IG account and I’m thrilled to have some of her photos and neighborhood guides in book form too.
A new everyday purse. I’ve been looking for one for months and then I spotted this Ralph Lauren bucket bag online. I bought it in black and I love so many things about it, including its size (not too big, not too small). It was a splurge for me but it’s also on sale right now.
Flannel Sheets. Our favorite Eddie Bauer flannel sheets are on sale at Amazon. There are a lot of fun prints that are perfect for winter or the holidays. (Kids would love these!)
What are you loving right now? I’d love to hear.