Believe it or not, writing these five favorite finds each week with Cindy and Annie is something I look forward to as an escape from the hardships surrounding us. I really appreciate those of you who have said that you look forward to it too!
More good news is that our son Thomas is driving up from Los Angeles today to spend some time with us (after getting a negative result on a virus test–thanks, Tommy). We take turns using my office and I actually like spreading out in the dining room.
Five Faves: French Bistro Salad, Trays, & More
1. Six Great Trays
Did you catch our posts on Creative Ways To Style A Console? Well, I am always talking about using trays so I thought I would show you a few of my favorites for your console or coffee table.
round with mirrored glass • white washed rattan • large modern silvered tray • large white round tray with handles • rich green leather tray • rattan tray (mixes well with different wood tones). My friend, Mercedes just bought this for her new console.
2. Sferra Throw Blanket
Sferra throws come in a variety of colors and are washable.
My color is called taupe, although it is slightly peach. It’s smelled a little plastic-y from the bag so this is after I washed it…nice and soft. Thanks, Cindy for the tip! Makes a nice gift too.
The pillow is made from a vintage rug that I bought on eBay. I brought it out of the closet and back into rotation for a while 🙂
3. French Bistro Salade Frisée
When you can’t go to Paris… this is my favorite French bistro salad that Howard makes. It has curly lettuce, chunky bacon bits (lardons), homemade croutons, and a poached egg on top with a light vinaigrette.
We could have probably just had this for dinner but Howard also made…
4. Braised Short Ribs with Polenta
I am so glad that I have this blog to document things like that party!
5. CARIVINO Insulated Cup
My sister (who takes care of my mom in addition to running a business) had a hard day on Friday. So I sent her this cool cup (comes in other colors). It’s arriving today from Amazon (a little more expensive but I would like one, too–the lining is glass and not stainless steel).
I thought this would keep her “Chard” cold in while she takes an evening stroll with Mom in her wheelchair and their dog around the neighborhood. When I’m in San Diego, I go with them for our little parade with the dogs. The neighbors love it 🙂
“Luxury Wine Tumbler with Genuine Cork Base and Ceramic Interior (No Metal Taste) – Premium Gift Box 12oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel and BPA Free Tritan Lid (Luminous Pearl)”
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Those are my Five Faves This Week: French Bistro Salad, Awesome Trays, and More
Add any of yours in the comments, please!
Let’s go see what my friends have in store for us…