1 – le fromage
Last Saturday as I was out running errands, I happened to catch Evan Kleiman’s show “Good Food” on KCRW. Her guest was Thalassa Skinner, the author of Cheese Boards to share (pictured above). Being the cheese hound that I am, I listened to the entire segment. I love her less-is-more approach to creating cheese boards (don’t overwhelm with too many choices, don’t try to make it “too perfect”). I can’t wait to get a copy of the book, and think it would probably make a nice gift.
It also reminded me that with the holidays fast approaching, I’ve been meaning to re-order some of these French parchment paper leaves. They’re great for serving cheeses, patés, and charcuterie, especially on wooden or stone boards.
If you’re looking for a new cheese to try or serve your guests, this is a new favorite of ours, discovered during our recent wine country visit. It’s a sheep’s milk cheese called Dirt Lover, and has a nice nutty earthiness while not being too strong for most palates.
2 – Boots!
I’m working on a roundup of this season’s weatherproof ankle boots, but couldn’t wait to show you these. They are just SO good. Cute, comfortable and easy to style! They’re available in multiple colors too. Run true-to-size and width, with good arch support. I’ve worn these for hours at a time with no discomfort. And they’re weatherproof!
3 – An early holiday gift, from me to you…
As a way of saying Thank You to all of you who read, share, and comment here, I’ve arranged some fabulous giveaways! Look for the first one to launch early next week. If you want to be sure not to miss any opportunities to enter, subscribe by email using the form at the bottom of this post 👇or in the sidebar 👉.
4 – Best Of This Week’s Sales…
Anthropologie – 25% off pants & jeans
Banana Republic – “Everything’s On Sale Sale,” up to 50% off
Bloomingdale’s – Private Sale, take $25 off every $100 you spend, code PRIVATE
J.Jill – 30% off all full-price styles, free shipping on $125 or more. Code NOVEMBER
Neiman Marcus – New Arrivals on Sale, up to 40% off.
Net-a-Porter – Friends & Family Sale, 25% off selected items.
Nordstrom – Fall Sale, up to 40% off.
Shopbop – Big Fall Sale, up to 50% off.
Bon weekend, and don’t forget to subscribe to receive new posts!