Good morning! I have my Five Faves today including how a new rug, paint, and linens create a restful retreat along with an enjoyable book and a source for sweater basics (on sale). Annie and Cindy are also sharing their favorite things too!
1. Rug, Art and Linens Create A Restful Retreat
My clients, Kathy and Ken in North Carolina wanted to refresh their bedroom while keeping their antique iron bed. The walls were painted Benjamin Moore White Dove, and we added a pretty wool rug and nightstands from Pottery Barn, bed linens from Serena and Lily, landscape art from McGee and Co, and a long pillow from Lulu and Georgia.
Notice I suggested adding a third piece of art. Sometimes it can be tough doing things virtually, but I have to say Kathy is amazing! I will suggest something and before I know it, it’s achieved!
Here are the rug and linens we used to create a restful retreat:
You may also like 8 Ways to Create A Serene Master Bedroom.
2. “The Teresa Spritz” No Alcohol Cocktail
We are doing “Dry January” until we go to Napa, California with friends in a few weeks. Howard and I do this every year as a reset. I’m also trying to shed a few pounds.
Here is a low-calorie, drink inspired by my sister, Teresa. Just add ice, sparkling water, a splash of cranberry juice, and an orange slice! Cheers!
Not exactly low-cal but interesting here are: Food 52’s 30 Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks.
3. What To Watch: “The Tender Bar” On Amazon Prime
The book “The Tender Bar: A Memoir” by JR Moehringer was a great read so I was excited about the movie version. The movie was good but I think I liked the book better.
“In 1972, 9-year-old J.R. Maguire moves into his grandfather’s dilapidated house in Long Island, N.Y. Searching for a father figure, he falls under the unconventional tutelage of his uncle Charlie, a charismatic, self-educated bartender who introduces him to a handful of the bar’s colorful regulars.”
4. What To Read: The Brilliant Life Of Eudora Honeysett
While on walks with Chief, I finished this charming British book by Annie Lyons (on tape from the library) in a few days.
“Eudora Honeysett is done with this noisy, moronic world—all of it. She has witnessed the indignities and suffering of old age and has lived a full life. At eighty-five, she isn’t going to leave things to chance. Her end will be on her terms. With one call to a clinic in Switzerland, a plan is set in motion.
Then she meets ten-year-old Rose Trewidney, a whirling, pint-sized rainbow of sparkling cheer.”
5. Land’s End For Sweaters
When was the last time you shopped at Land’s End? I haven’t recently but Howard bought this Land’s End turtleneck for me for Christmas. It is nice and warm while taking Chief out for a walk. This is in a regular small…I think a petite would be better for me as the sleeves are a little long. Comes in tall too.
Shop the look:
Land’s End has good quality for basics. Last week, a couple of readers asked where they could buy long cardigans. There are lots of colors and in petite, regular, and tall. On sale for $35… cute with t-shirts and jeans…even just around the house.
If you are new here, each Sunday I share my top five favorite things along with my friends, Cindy and Annie. It’s like our weekly “catch-up” phone call. If you would like to receive this series every week, please sign up HERE.
Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: