Hello friends. It’s time for our weekend guide to cool things with Elizabeth and Juliet. What a week with this war. It’s hard to believe how fast things have turned horrible and amazing how this whole world ( or so it seems), has come together behind Ukraine. So many are doing so much for others it’s incredible the love for others we do not even know. I tell you it gives me hope. Bay Area bakers and chefs are raising money for Ukraine –read here in the Mercury News today. There is so much more humanitarian aid needed than even a week ago for the now more than one million refugees who have fled their homes. Most people have just one bag and the clothes on their backs. Can you imagine walking away from your whole life? According to Save the Children, which has a Ukraine Refugee Crisis program, which you can donate to, there are 44 million people in Ukraine and if this war continues, the UN says we could see 5 million refugees at least.
Where they are now- from Save the Children.
There is also the Polish Humanitarian Action, The UN Refugee Agency, and a list of more good aid agencies on Forbes . Thank you for letting me share this and if you’re able to donate in some way please help.
Rearranging the House
In the fluff section, I rearranged and moved things this week in the house. I just had that itch and when I do, I want things to feel fresh after usually ignoring stuff for a while. One thing was adding an older throw I’ve had over my little free table in the office and relocating my ivy there with a candle and framed pictures. Do you move things about when the seasons change? Give it a try, move tables, lamps and furniture and add in a few plants. Sometimes it’s all we need for a spring update. By the way, Trader Joes has the best plants now- Monsteras for $12! A good place to get a few new friends.
I also redid my little bar this week. I was inspired by a pretty shop in Menlo Park I popped into called Anthem. Everything was stunningly beautiful and quite pricey. I didn’t buy anything, but I noticed the bar and tabletop area was flowing with polished silver, brass, natural bone and marble etc. The glasses all gleamed and everything had a sparkle to it. Think modern Ralph Lauren..I went home and polished my vintage silver, dusted the glasses and put my stone and gold napkins rings and prettiest bar towels out. I added some of my more elegant books and tried to achieve that same luxe look..
I still could add few cool pieces like this rattan ice bucket, tortoise shell goblets, basketweave bottle opener, and these pretty tumblers, , Hammered Cocktail Shaker , Maui Ice Bucket and bone photo frame.
You can also find vintage bar things, which are super cool on Chairish , One King’s Lane and 1st Dibs. Garage sales and your parent’s home is another great place for bar tchotchkes going undiscovered.
Last week shopping with friends I saw these J Slides and I loved the heel and the look. This is my first pair of J Slides and I am so loving the comfort of these and the height which is perfect without making me even feel like I have any heel at all.
In fact these are so comfortable I left them on today in the house, something I never do. I just didn’t want to take them off! Have you tried J Slides yet? They are so easy to slip on and I feel like they’re a nice alternative to boots in this transitional season.
I found the ring above in the sale section of Anthropologie. I’ve always wanted a fun ring to wear on the first finger and I am also loving the abundance of costume rings that are now all over. Anthro has a super collection here.
Okay this is going to sound like someone took over my body, but I’m going to recommend a show I am loving on the Sci-Fi Chanel , Resident Alien. First let me say, I am not a fan of sci-fi at all, but this show got me with the great characters, the children especially, and the dialogue which is so darn funny. The premise is an alien crashes into a small Colorado town and assumes the body of the local doctor. He plans to destroy everyone on earth, but ends up loving life in the small town and the people. His mishaps as a doctor and also with one boy, who can see his true form are hilarious. It’s a good escape.
Adelle’s New Home
Have you seen Adelle’s new homes she bought from Sylvester Stallone? She paid $58 million, but apparently he originally wanted $110! Looks like the land and views are phenomenal. I suppose she’s going to do some renovation! I can’t wait to see what she does with it. More photos here.
Now please pop over and see what great ideas my friends Elizabeth and Juliet have for you this week..
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, and thank you for being here!
You might also like my post this week on all things floral, Flower Power.
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