Raise a Glass to the Weekend

What a week! Snow, snow and more snow. Planes skidding off runways. Pileups on the highway. Ice. School cancellations. I think it’s time for a cocktail!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was styling this earlier in the week. But, I’ve waited until today to break open the champagne!

One of the easiest ways to welcome a new season or holiday is by changing out the things that you use all the time. You don’t have to redecorate the house, but a little ribbon, a little nod, or a little color change can signal something new is about to happen. Obviously, this little vignette was inspired by St Patrick’s Day but you could use whatever you like for inspiration.

Sources: Flutes are Waterford/White bowl vintage by Eddie Ross/ Green glasses vintage from my grandmother/Pineapple napkins by Lettermade/Custom stirrers by foryourparty.com

Raise a glass to the weekend and as the Irish would say….

May your troubles be less, 
And your blessings be more. 
May nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.

Weekend At Home

It’s a long weekend, which for many folks means hitting the slopes or if you’re really lucky, jetting of to someplace sunny and warm. We’re staying home. And, I couldn’t be happier. No long lift lines. No airport stresses. Just me and my peeps taking it easy at home.

I have really been embracing the beauty of being. at. home. Especially during these cold and dreary winter days. Luxury to me means lighting a fire and playing a game of chess or backgammon (my husband beats me every time). 

Savoring something warm…to drink, to eat, to wrap up in.

Taking a really long soak in the tub. 

Wherever you are this weekend, give yourself what you need. And, if you’re at home, treat yourself like you would your favorite house guests. Use the good soap. Light the expensive candle. Open the really good bottle of wine. 

No one deserves it more. 

images: hotel jerome, fig and honey

This & That

Cheers….it’s Friday!! The winding down of the work week and the anticipation of leisure. 

Today, I have a little bit of this and that for your weekend reading. First, I wanted to announce the winner of the Angela’s Garden gardening glove give away. Congratulations to my talented friend and fellow Westchester blogger, Patricia of pve design!!! Let me know what size and color of the classic glove you would like and we’ll get those sent right over!!

Next, with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations soon upon us, it always helps to have fresh gift ideas. You will find them in spades in this new guide, to&from, curated by stylish bloggers, many of whom you probably know.

Finally, I am honored to have my home featured as an “inspired home” on the always colorful and visually delicious blog, The French Tangerine. Many of the photos you may have seen, but I have to admit it’s fun to see someone else’s take on things. Honestly, I think Jan makes my home look better than I do. Hop over to take a look and I know you’ll find tons of inspiration from many of her other featured homes.

What’s inspiring you this weekend? 

images: terrain, to&from, ppt