I love my espresso, but during the colder months I really enjoy sipping (and wrapping my cold fingers around) a cup of good, hot coffee. I’ve gone back to using a French press in the mornings, and have invested in a double-walled version (similar) to keep the coffee warmer longer.
My current bean of choice is Blue Bottle Bella Donavan. This one is just so consistently good.
Red is enlivening and energizing. Especially a bright, happy red. Aside from a scarf or two, I don’t really have any red in my wardrobe, so periodically indulge in a manicure with a bright polish. One of my favorites, which I’m wearing above, is Chanel Longwear polish in “Gitane.” It really holds up well, especially when I top with the Chanel Gel Coat. (Essie’s version is also good, and a bit more budget-friendly.)
Something To Read…
My Pilates teacher recently passed along this book which she’d just finished and said she enjoyed very much. When I’m done, I’ll pass it along too. I just finished The Secret Lives Of Color which was fascinating. I’ll be passing that one to a friend who is a decorator.
There was a big flap recently about Marie Kondo’s suggestion to clear book clutter. Some were aghast that anyone could suggest getting rid of books. As with any advice, we’re all free to take it or leave it. I’ve been meaning to clear out my book collection for a while. Some I re-read periodically and will keep. But we have collected a lot over the years that neither of us is going to read again, and are just taking up space. My feeling has always been that if you’re finished with something, release it and let someone else enjoy it.
Le Monsieur’s uncle introduced us to these, and they are fabulous!! Meat-free, but have the taste and “mouth feel” of a real burger. Moist, too. They’re not inexpensive, but are a nice treat if you’re trying to cut back on meat consumption. If you cook on the grill, they do tend to stick, so be sure to use a non-stick spray or a swipe of cooking oil first. You’ll find them in the freezer section.
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How are you beating the winter “blahs?” Any good books to share?
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