⋅HOLIDAY BREAK Happy New Year! I can’t believe that it’s 2018. The older I get, the more it feels like I close my eyes to one year and open them to another. Our kids went back last Wednesday, but I’m still trying to get myself out of the fog and flash that was Christmas. I know so many people enter the new year with resolutions, clarity, and drive…I’m sadly lacking all of those at the moment!
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⋅TEA I’m calling it now: tea is going to have a moment. Between The Crown and traditionalism finding its place back in mainstream design, tea is bound to make a comeback. From beautiful cups and saucers to lovely loose leaves in pretty infusers, the act of drinking tea is dainty and refined and takes time. My parents have always been tea drinkers, and because I don’t drink coffee I’ve always enjoyed tea now and again. But lately I’ve been drinking at least a cup a day this is my favorite quick and easy tea. The slow down feels good and tea can be so good for you too!
If I have a bit more time I love to use loose leaf tea and Fortnum & Mason is kind of the epitome of English tea drinking. I really enjoy their breakfast blend. They have the most beautiful accessories like this infuser and this teapot. I’m hoping tea rooms will start popping up here in The States, but until then I’ll admire this one that just recently opened. Sretsis Parlour may look like it’s somewhere in England, but it’s not. Designed by House of Hackney whose work I admire so, it’s in Bangkok, Thailand. If only it were a bit closer!
⋅MASTERCLASS I don’t know about you, but my Instagram and Facebook feeds have been filled with ads for Masterclass, and I want to take them all. I absolutely love learning, and this website allows you to learn from the best. From Annie Leibovitz to Alice Waters. Move over Netflix binging, this is the kind of screen time I’m talking about. One that leaves you feeling informed and there’s no test after class!
⋅FRENCH SIDEBOARD I spend a lot of time on Craigslist, between personal searches and client work, and I often stumble across things that I can’t use anywhere but are so good. This French sideboard is one of them…someone in Kansas City, please give this a good home!
⋅LONG DRESSES I’ve been wanting a long dress with long sleeves for a few years now they’re just so chic but have never come across something that was just right. They’re either thousands of dollars or vintage and dated. Gucci has been sending them down the runways for a few years now, so I just keep waiting for the right knock off. The cut highlights the right areas for me while minimizing the things I wouldn’t mind changing if I could tall but short-legged girl over here. Have you seen any budget-friendly versions?
⋅ARIZONA This weekend I’m doing something I haven’t done in years: I’m going on a girls’ trip! Two of my childhood friends and I have been saying for way too long now that we need to get away somewhere, but we’ve all spent the last nine years pregnant or nursing! This fall we just decided to book it and figure out babysitting and finances along the way. I’ve learned that sometimes that’s how you have to live to really do anything adventurous! So this week we’re headed to Scottsdale for a bit of rest and relaxation, and I’m hoping for some resolution and clarity to spring forth from it too!
Any ideas of things to do in Scottsdale? We’re just a group of stay-at-home mom’s looking for some R&R and I wouldn’t mind a good store or two but I haven’t been there since college!
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