Good morning! I hope you are enjoying the weekend. It’s nice to have you here.
I’m trying to use the latest editing software for WordPress (yawn). This post has taken twice as long as usual–as in all Saturday morning. I had to write it completely over TWICE. It’s a steep learning curve for this older gal. :/
So lets get right to…
Five Awesome Finds, Peppers Stuffed With Cheese, A Great Book, Big Sales, and More
1. A Timely Book For Quarantine
… A Gentleman in Moscow. A few years ago, Howard and I stayed in the hotel below where the book takes place near the Kremlin.
“In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.”
It’s really good!
2. Easy Grilled Poblano Peppers with Cheese
My brother, Jim has been making these stuffed, moderately spicy, peppers for years. All you do is slice the pepper down the middle, remove seeds, and stuff with shredded cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Grill over medium with the cut side up with the lid down for five or six minutes. We served them with other grilled peppers and limes to squeeze on them.
You may also like Summer BBQ: Grilled Steak With Delicious Chimichurri Sauce.
3. Pottery Barn Sale
If you have been on the fence about buying a big-ticket item from Pottery Barn, now is the time as you can get up to 25% off (which is more than my trade discount of 20%) through tomorrow.
Plus, things are taking a lot longer to get here with the pandemic, so if you want things spruced up for the holiday, you might want to pull the trigger.
In fact, two of my clients have purchased the Big Sur sectional (one in performance fabric in the top photo above and one in leather).
My leather chairs are on sale. Kathy, a reader and new client just bought the swivel version of these with 25% off. I probably should have gotten the swivel don’t you think?
4. McGee and Co. Sale
Everything on the McGee and Co. site is on sale at 15% through Labor Day.
I especially love their pillows, furniture and accessories!
5. Howard’s Favorite New Cookbook
I bought this “Cooking In French” cookbook for Howard as a thank you for all the cooking that he has been doing! We don’t have much going on this weekend. But I’m setting a candlelit table (instead of trays in front of the television) and he is going to surprise me tonight with something from the book! (see my ulterior motive 🙂
Those are my fave finds this week! Let’s go see what my friends, Cindy and Annie have in store for us!
On Thursday, Annie, Cindy, and I along with three other talented bloggers are showing how we style consoles (or buffets, chests, etc.). It’s going to be a lot of fun and inspirational for you to switch things up!
Hope you are doing well and staying safe. Take care.