Happy Easter and a slightly belated Passover to those who celebrate! We are also happy to report that the Henderson’s had an incredible vacation (which Emily plans to write all about) and have come back safe and sound. Now, it’s time to hit the ground running with lots of exciting shoots and new design content. So whether you’re having a fancy meal, a ham sandwich bar, or a peaceful meal for one today, we hope it’s wonderful. Until mealtime, let’s get to these links.
This week’s home tour is this incredible and perfectly colorful kitchen. Is there a better kitchen to look at for this Easter Sunday?? We didn’t think so:) The mix of classic cabinets, modern lights, and textured walls is heavenly to look at. We would all happily cook Easter brunch (or any meal) in this kitchen…duh:)
From Emily: This past week, I received a chair I bought from Soho Home and I LOVE IT! It’s so comfortable, incredibly soft, and is the most beautiful tone of blue. Yes, I am adding more blue to the living room:) It also adds the perfect amount of “edge” I was looking for to balance out the antiques. AH, I’m so happy I love it and feel so good about it. To see it in action I recorded some intastories and a reel.
It’s finally here! Max Humphrey’s book Lodge: An Indoorsy Tour of America’s National Parks is available to order. We know firsthand how much work goes into writing and producing a book, let alone a great one like Max’s. We are so happy for Max and can’t wait to get our copies!
From Albie: We’ve been slowly working on our outdoor spaces since the fall with a goal of it being an extension of our indoor hygge. While there’s quite a bit of work to do that hasn’t stopped us from making other upgrades we can use in the meantime. One such addition has been our smoker. When we bought #thehyggeranch, the previous owners left us one of their grills — the Weber Summit Gas Grill — and we absolutely love it! My husband, however, has always wanted a smoker… and the Recteq has not disappointed! We’ve made a few different meals using the smoker & the meats come out so deliciously flavorful & juicy! I’m no culinary expert so I don’t have the words to accurately describe how good everything is however I can now say I understand how there’s a difference between a grill & a smoker. Summers are about to be lit!
From Ryann: I have tried many dog-calming products over the years but these are the only ones I have actually seen make a difference. I give my pup one once a day right before bed or when we are having guests over and he is noticeably calmer and less anxious. They are a serious game changer for dogs with anxiety!
From Jess: My sweet sweet cousin gave me this BEAUTIFUL oil cruet and I love how special it looks and the color it adds (amber) to my kitchen counter. It’s such a perfect gift! If you don’t know how passionate we are about pretty kitchen essentials this post may help:)
From Mallory: We did a team lunch this week and it was the 4th time I’ve sat down at a restaurant, ordered a drink, and this glass appeared. The first time we saw it, my boyfriend was like I LOVE THIS GLASS SO MUCH WE NEED IT, and because I have a gift where I can find pretty much anything on the internet, I located it (at first for $80 per glass) then found the same glass on Wayfair for $34 for 4. So yes, I purchased them immediately. The reason why they’re so good is that they have this little cute sun area that feels SO good to hold and put your thumb on. It’s kinda like thumb support for a glass if that makes sense, but it’s a fun one to hold. I’ve spotted it in the wild so many times now that I can confirm it’s a crowd favorite, so if you need new cocktail glasses hit these up.
From Caitlin: I’ve spent the last two weeks traveling (first back home to hang out with my mom Brenda, and then I dragged my boyfriend Dennis up to Lake Placid for the World Synchronized Skating Championships – SO FUN; this was my favorite performance!!!) and while I’ve had a GREAT time with the people I love, I cannot wait to get back to LA so I can sleep in my own bed! You may recall that I have a litany of back problems – broke it in late 2020 and it’s been on the fritz ever since – and I’m not joking when I say that it’s genuinely hard to spend time away from this mattress now. It’s a total Goldilocks situation: not too soft, not too hard, just perfectly supportive. I’ve never slept better (I have the Apple Watch data to prove it; Dennis agrees that he sleeps like a rock on this mattress!) and it’s SIGNIFICANTLY eased my recurring back pain symptoms. I switched in January and I’ve felt a MAJOR difference in my body since (especially now that I’ve been away for a few weeks – I’m starting to have some back pain flare-ups that I believe are correlated to sleeping on mattresses that aren’t the right fit for my support needs). Emphatically recommend this one if you also struggle with chronic pain!!!
Also From Caitlin: I want to share a cause that’s near and dear to my heart – the team at Bandcamp is working to unionize! (You can read a bit more about the cause in this Rolling Stone write-up). I had a past life in the music industry – including living through a similarly disorienting acquisition (fun fact: I was an OG hire at Beats Music, which became the backend for today’s Apple Music!) – so seeing these folks band together for the betterment and benefit of everyone on the team (as well as all the artists who make a living on their platform!) is really inspiring. Please check out their site and give them a follow on IG. Go team 🙂
Been eyeing any lighting or ceiling fans at Rejuvenation?? Well, they are offering free shipping this weekend! I’m sure it’s no surprise, but these pendants, this sconce, and this chandelier are some of Em’s favorites (since they are in her house:)).
J. Crew is really cutting us a sweet deal with 40% off almost everything, plus 50% off sale items through Monday 4/10 with code: SPRING. We love this rash guard (summer is coming!), this button-up (LOVE the cuffs), and this pretty spring dress.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and see y’all tomorrow. xx
Opening Image Credit: via deVOL kitchens