How was your week? It’s our second edition of the new weekly roundup with Juliet and Elizabeth and I have some fun things for you to check out!
Think pink is my mantra this Valentine week and I rounded up a few things in honor of Valentines. I’ve been loving dusky pinks, and this top and sunglasses- and actually all of these, are on my wish list for spring.
I’ve been focused on getting my home together now, and I got a lot from this video on Schumacher this week with one of my favorite California designers, Windsor Smith. I could watch this video of her pretty So Cal home over and over. I’ve followed her forever and her home, where she raised two tennis obsessed sons, has been through a lot of iterations, but her kitchen is still my all time favorite and she hasn’t changed it a bit…
She was one of the first to have a navy, nearly black exterior on her house. I adore her undone, collected look. It’s my favorite kind of living space and very personal. I think you’ll love watching this and get more inspiration to have the not ‘perfect’ look, but to create a cool and unique home space. You can also following the sweet and talented Windsor on her Instagram too.
What are you cooking right now? Max and I are over comfort food and have been trying to eat better and lighter. My friend Bari just sent me this recipe for BBQ Salmon Bowls from Pinch of Yum and they are a delicious and easy dinner to try. We pulled this together pretty quickly one evening this week and I used frozen mangos as the grocery had none, frozen rice, and I had no jalapeño, but it was still terrific!
You don’t actually barbecue, just put an easy rub on the salmon and bake. It has a bit of a BBQ flavor thanks to the smoked paprika and with the mango and avocados feels like a dinner in Hawaii. We agreed this is going on our regular rotation. You could even make this for a Valentine’s Dinner!
I also wanted to mention that Neiman’s is having its annual Beauty Event. I love this February event, which begins today and goes through the 27th. It’s a great time to get any cosmetics and skincare you use regularly and if you spend $150, which is easy if you get a few items, you get a tote full of very nice samples. This year’s bag is the prettiest one yet, a straw tote with a ribbon handle. I plan to get my foundation, the Giorgio Armani mascara , Clarins Eye Lift cream, and Cle de Peau face lotion, which I love. The lotion, and the foundation last me almost a year, so worth it to me. I also have been wanting this Dior Lip Glow in Mahogany. If you spend $350 they give also throw in a clutch and more samples.
This week I found a great blog thanks to my friend Contessa, called Back Row by Amy Odell. As a former fashion industry insider, Amy has a pulse on what is happening in the world of fashion and some of her latest posts are about the demise of Instagram, and why the market is flooded with too many handbags- sitting unsold, and other entertaining stuff with great writing.
Do you have a Valentine’s Day plan? I think we are going kayaking this weekend, and maybe do a picnic lunch in Sausalito. My husband just bought some used kayaks, so I’ll let you know how this goes..gulp. I’m not a huge water person.
If you’re going to do the cozy thing and stay in this weekend, this great article on Vogue, has some of the best romantic comedies and many fairly recent that may have been under your radar due to the pandemic. Definitely a few I want to see from the list I missed.
I see you can still go to Filoli this weekend, have a cocktail and stroll the stunning gardens, if you are looking for something fun outdoors.
If you liked this post you may also want to read last week’s Valentine’s Ideas and Weekend Meanderings if you missed it.
Now please go see what fun ideas my friends Elizabeth and Juliet have for you this week..
PINECONES AND ACORNS
MAKE MINE A SPRITZER
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!
P.S. I just love this bar at my talented friend E’s home. She always decorates it for every holiday and this is her Valentines look.. Isn’t it cute?
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