Week one down and what a week it was. We just love all of you so much and you made this first week back pretty darn great. Lots more fun posts this month so buckle up:) We hope you had a nice week back too, made some resolutions if you wanted, and now are relaxing into your Sunday. We’ve got some great links that we think will only make it better…
This week’s house tour is special. From the original delft tiles around the fireplaces to the bright jewel tones, to the stunning art, it’s simple a joy to look at. We love how Sophie Ashby plays with elements of EEG but has a cleaner and more modern take. Plus how sweetly her husband talks about her talent is the best. Please go enjoy!
From Emily: I storied about this over break, but this cookbook Whole Food Cooking Every Day by Amy Chaplin is essential for those of us wanting to cook seasonal vegetables in an ACTUALLY DELICIOUS WAY. And no, it’s not just soup. Inside there is a full breakdown of what vegetables should be steamed for how long, and lots of ‘base sauces’ with ways to build on them. Bowls, salads, soups, casseroles, and full meals. I DM’d the author and said “I’ve never read such approachable expertise in a voice, and as a relatively new home cook, I feel super empowered to try”. It’s full of science but again, in an approachable way. If you liked Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat (which I’m re-reading now) you’ll LOVE THIS. My favorite recipes to try this weekend are the veggie bakes with cauliflower crusts on top (because yes, even I get sit of soups but this is still one pan!). YUM.
From Jess: To be fair I love musical theatre but I have watched this TikTok an unspeakable amount of times and I get happy emotional every time.
Also From Jess: Just reordered my favorite candle and thought it was a nice reminder that it’s ok to get yourself that makes you feel good inside.
From Ryann: It’s 2022 but I am not retiring sweats anytime soon. For Christmas, my fiance bought me this sweatsuit by Gil Rodriguez and it’s my new favorite outfit. Wanting to add more matching sets to my wardrobe, I looked for another version and found this half zip sweater and these sweats that are collectively over 50% off! I write to you as I am wearing them and cannot get over how comfortable I am right now.
From Caitlin: Obsessed with this piece about estate sales in the New Yorker this week. Like, did you know that antiquing is a relatively recent phenomenon that really took a hold in the 1920s? The whole thing is a familiar, fun, educational read for anyone who’s ever found themselves plunking down a $20 for something pulled off a table in a total stranger’s living room.
From Mallory: Have you listened to the Hunker Home design podcast yet?? I just started it and so far I’m a big fan…I also love listening to the Domino one, Design Time. Do you guys listen to a lot of design podcasts?? I feel like a ton have been coming out recently so I’m newly getting into them (it’s kind of hard to listen to people talk about stuff thats visual so it makes sense why they rolled out slowly, but so far I’ve loved getting to learn more about the designers lives…) Anyway I’d love your recs!
Hope you having fun diving in and see y’all tomorrow xx