Last weekend, Jorge and I celebrated our two-year anniversary at the same place we had our second date: Le Quecumbar in Battersea, a 1930s Parisian throwback with comfort food, delicious wine, live gypsy jazz, swing and a bit of blues. Sunday we had our good friends Danny and Lucy over for dinner. I made spinach-feta lasagne and chocolate chip banana bread.
Jorge escaped on a work trip to soak up some Italian sun, so that left me with a few quiet nights to work on some writing projects. Tomorrow night, dinner at a friend’s place in Notting Hill and then some a night of thai food with my cousin on Monday. I’m off to snowy Boston and upstate New York for two weeks from Thursday, but the days are starting to get a tad bit longer so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that by the time I come back in early March, it will start to feel like the beginning of Spring!
Here are some links for the next few days:
- Wow, what a clever advertising campaign involving glasses and images of NY. Love!
- 5 places I’d like to stay: SHL Meribel in France; the Kai Matsumoto in Japan; one of the forest cottages in Lime Wood in the UK’s New Forest; 1888 Hotel in Australia (the world’s first instagram-themed hotel); and the world’s first Twitter-themed hotel, the Sol Wave House in Majorca, Spain.
- 10 things that will make you happier, backed by science. Number 3 rings a bell. So true.
- From Apartment Therapy, here are 100 ideas and inspirations for living in small spaces. Useful.
- 5 recipes to try: Lemon Basil Popovers; Swiss Chard with Parmesan, Pear and Pine Nuts; Tomato Toast with Parmesan; Chocolate Beet Cake with Beet Cream Cheese Frosting; and Peach Margaritas.
- An interesting photography project by Huang Qingjun who traveled to 14 provinces and photographed people in rural areas with all of their belongings outside their homes arranged into one frame.
- Design Sponge interviews Jonathan Adler.
- Some beautiful photos of Norway by Mark Weinberg to fuel your wanderlust (or at least mine…)
- Oh, I could be here right now…yes, please.
- And, an impressive temporary sand painting:
Enjoy your weekend!