All of the materials I need for my new project have arrived – exciting! I have a lot of work to do this weekend… I’ll tell you more about it soon. It’s been a cold week in London with a little dusting of snow a few days ago. My mom’s been sending me photos of heaps of snow in Buffalo (which I’m jealous of) so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for more this side of the pond.
We got two destination wedding invitations this week for later in the year – one in Kenya and one in the States, so I’m super excited to start planning both! Jorge has been in Italy most of the week so it’s been pretty quiet apart from a dinner out with friends last night.
I’ve been reading Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I’m about halfway through and am reluctant to put it down! What are you reading these days? Any recommendations?
What are you up to this weekend?
Photo: Melted snowdrops on the window, London February 2011
Here are some links for you:
- I’m starting a mailing list! I won’t use it often – not more than once a month and nothing spammy (promise). Sign up and I’ll send you a snail mail postcard with one of my prints on it as a thank you.
- From setting an intention for the day to stop doing what we’re not doing, I love Clementine Daily’s tips for simplifying life.
- Messy Nessy Chic takes a look at some interesting American roadside architecture.
- 5 recipes to try: Salmon and Oat Cat Treats (!); Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread; Blood Orange, Poppy Seed Scones; Butterscotch Pudding; and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake.
- On Instagram? Here’s some fantastic foodies to follow.
- Love Chelsea’s travel philosophy!
- 5 things on my wish list: This stunning book called Horn Please about the decorated trucks of India; this chunky, cosy blue scarf; this super cute floral lingerie; this pretty Designer’s Guild throw; and a sweet little triangle necklace.
- For the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Reuters photographers took portraits of some survivors. A beautiful series. And on a much less serious note, sunbathers.
- I’m definitely an early bird. I love my mornings (and the photos in Joy Felicity Janes’s post on the topic). How about you?
- I love reading the Design Sponge series of interviews with small business owners. So inspiring.
- I’ll leave you with a short video about 31 rolls of film that were discovered undeveloped, left behind by a WW2 soldier:
Enjoy your weekend!
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Art FarmFebruary 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm
Have a wonderful weekend, Steph! One of my brother’s is visiting this weekend, so we’ll probably get some brunch, hang out, etc. Bascially our weekend will revolve around food. 🙂 Kenya! That will be an amazing trip to take!!
Little ObservationistFebruary 6, 2015 at 7:24 pm
Oh nice! I miss being able to hang out with my brother. Enjoy. Can’t go wrong with a weekend full of food. 🙂 I’m hoping mine will involve plenty of yummy stuff too. I have some baking projects in mind! x
Adrienne McCormickFebruary 6, 2015 at 7:24 pm
Hi Steph…thanks for your posts. I’m reading Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests. I have 8 pages left. I fell asleep reading it last night. It’s a cliff-hanger, so I can’t wait to finish it tonight.
Have a great weekend!
littleobservationistFebruary 7, 2015 at 11:05 am
Thanks for reading, Adrienne! I’m always interested in book recommendations. I’ll add The Paying Guests to my list – thank you! Hope you have a great weekend as well. 🙂
Diana MieczanFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm
How awesome that you are going to Kenya for a wedding! Oh, swoon! Also, I’m off to check out your links, sweetie. Have a great day. xoxo
littleobservationistFebruary 10, 2015 at 2:09 pm
I know – I can’t wait! We’re looking into safari options now and it’s a hindu wedding which means 4 days of madness. So excited! Hope you have a great day too. x