We’ve been living mostly outdoors for the past few days as our floor renovation situation continues. Most of the downstairs furniture is either out in the rear yard or in the garage. We’ve turned it into an adventure eating al fresco meals and lounging on the upholstered sofas outside. Thankfully it’s August not winter so we have the weather working in our favor.
We finally got around to watching Searching for Italy with Stanley Tucci, if you do I caution you, you’ll want to book a trip ASAP. He does a great job covering all the regions and has inspired several pasta dishes in our house this week. Our nineteen year old daughter loves to cook so she’s been tackling a few of his recipes, it’s nice to hand the reigns to her before she leaves for college at the end of the month, she’s become quite the chef. I’m sure her roommates will be delighted if she cooks the same for them.
Favorite links from the week:
Beautiful stone walls and lovely layers fill this well decorated Alabama home.
This kitchen’s backsplash tile is the prettiest color.
The definition of a Murphy door and why it’s trending.
I used two of the colors on this list of warm whites when we had the interior of our house repainted.
Young dealers that are making antiques cool again.
The herbs you need at home for a cocktail garden.
Well done: this DIY plaster electric fireplace.
Forty idyllic downtown streets to bookmark to visit across America.
Interesting: why the British and others in the Commonwealth drive on the left.
When it Italy, how to eat like a local.
Instead of “how are you?” how to start more intellectual small talk.