I do believe I’ve mentioned this app before, but as the season for warmth is coming quickly, I made sure to reload this app on my home to offer refresher courses on a handful of creative and classic ways to tie the scarves that I will certainly be reaching for to complete my look and offer warmth. Full of quick video tutorials, the app is free and you can be sure to find the precise finishing look you are searching for.
~Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Kitchen Meditations and Inspired Recipes from a Mindful Cook by Dana Velden
Cooking for me is a simple luxury because it not only offers the opportunity to eat exactly what I want, but a side benefit is the daily therapy and creative release it offers as well. With my attention and focus solely on what I am preparing, I must stay in the moment. Therefore, the day, no matter what may have occurred, is placed on the shelf, allowing me to unwind, relax and appreciate the ingredients I get to work with. Author and cook Dana Velden released a book this past September, Finding Yourself in the Kitchen that is compiled of essays that while offering practical cooking tips also explores the what cooking can teach us about life. From being curiosity to finding the beauty in the unexpected, if you’re looking for a book to read each night before you go to bed, this may be a lovely evening pairing to your nightly ritual.
Many of the cooking books I have been placing on my wish list lately have arose from tuning into The Splendid Table’s weekly podcast. Such was the case with chef Cal Peternell’s new cookbook Twelve Recipes. Inspired by his son’s recipe for assistance while away at college, Peternell’s twelve recipes offer immaculate images and illustrations to assist each of us on our quest to become a confident cook.
~The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter
While published four years ago, if you are Francophile or about to travel to Paris and explore the city, pick up this walking guide that offers oodles of routes to satiate your curiosity. From paths trekked by famous artists and writers, you will not only see the city, but discover some of its secrets and memories along the way.
Yet another podcast that I listen to now when I am walking is the weekly New York Radio Hour. Having just debuted last week, the podcast while sponsored by The New Yorker magazine offers entirely exclusive content inspired by the most recent current events and discussions.
Looking for a stylish, classic winter coat or jacket? You are in luck. Emerson Fry is offering 40% all of their jackets and coats through this coming Sunday. Use promo code EFCoats1015 and take advantage of their moving sale. Here are a few coats that caught my eye: here, here and here.
I will admit, I have never seen Hamlet performed on stage, and it has been ages since I have read or taught the play. However, one of my favorite Shakespearean plays, so when I heard Benedict Cumberbatch was starring as Hamlet, my ears perked up. While his performance began on August 5 and wraps up tomorrow (October 31st) in London at the Barbican Centre, a handful of select cities will be able to see his performance in their local movie theater. I have my eye set on the November 21st offering in Portland, but there are many dates and times, so be sure to check here to see if you will be able to enjoy the performance even if London isn’t your primary zip code.
~recipe for Pumpkin Peach Cobbler~
The last few days of October are upon us. I can hardly believe it. However, the good news is that pumpkin desserts and other delicious gourd recipes have ample time to be enjoyed. In particular the dessert above is looking quite delectable, and very simple indeed.
While I will be taking it easy this weekend, which is a sweet dream come true for me, I will be planning and dreaming, losing all track of time which is never a bad way to spend a few days of leisure, no? I do hope you have scrumptious plans for the weekend. After all, the holidays will be upon us before we know it, so why not take a deep breath and savor the everyday routine before all of the excitement, travel and festivities begin? Before I go, a few articles you might enjoy are below. And until Monday, joyeux Vendredi!
~The November issue of Vogue just arrived in my mailbox and will certainly be part of my leisurely activities this weekend. Have a look at the interview with Angelina Jolie Pitt here.