A trip to the North has been booked (more on that later) in January, so it will be cold. I want to be able to travel and be warm and comfortable and still keep my style ;) These street style looks provide the perfect inspiration.
It's a short and sweet list but hey, I won't mind getting any of these.
Capricorn of course.
Or anything from this awesome California store.
May be a little late for this, but the idea is sometimes an experience is a great gift!
In the design world, end of bed benches are a big thing. And as I've been going through the process of minimalizing my bedroom, I've noticed not only are they a great design aesthetic, but they are practical too. My space is narrow, and opens up to the office space and kitchen area. When people are hanging out in this area they usually end up sitting on my bed. A bed, in my opinion should never be guest sitting space. So I began the search for a bench...starting with the inspiration.
Then I started sourcing some options...ooh, pricey.
A BETTER OPTION
Enter, Craiglist. Where I found this bad boy for about $80. It was definitely too short, and I didn't like the stain or the spots but that wasn't going to stop me.
WHERE YOU WONDERING ABOUT MY BLOG TITLE?
I will occasionally feature food but this is primarily a my-lifestyle blog. However, here's the story behind the title:
What images come to your mind when you hear the term “cooking for one”? Maybe a very small lasagna in it’s own personal pan, or maybe an older male, professor-like sitting down at an empty dining table, taking his time spreading the linen napkin over his lap and then eating his tiny steak and few asparagus spears in silence. Either way, the term doesn’t exactly conjure up the warm fuzzy feelings.
I once said this term to a close friend not long after I found myself single following a very long relationship. I loved cooking but my joy resulted mainly from creating something that would be enjoyed by others, not necessarily myself. And I was armed with an entire repertoire of recipes based on tastes and already beloved by this previous significant other. When I said “cooking for one” to my friend I meant it in a self-deprecating way, but she turned to me and said, “Cooking for Cole” (Cole being my nickname within that group). With just the slight adjustment it was changed from sad, lonely imagery to a title that represents a woman and her love of good tastes and culinary experiences.
These days many of the activities I do are for one: dance parties, Netflix bingeing, day trips. And that’s ok, more than ok it’s enjoyable and necessary to offset a life full of friends, laughs, and great memories with days where it’s just me. Some nights I am indeed cooking for one. Maybe the dish is simple or maybe it’s complicated but it’s whatever I want it to be. More often than not, I am sharing wonderful meals with the beautiful people in my life, in which case I am cooking for love.
One of life's many joys is hearing a song you've played a million times live. Australian band Temper Trap was even better than I expected. And yes, they played Sweet Disposition, last. PS, two concerts in one week for this girl. That's more than I've attended this entire year!
I looked for the bat signal tonight. This city could use it to bring order to the chaos of shootings, protesting, and other malicious menace. But alas, there will be no Dark Knight tonight.
It's another wild and crazy Friday night for me. Take out (my obsession with DoorDash continues), laptop in bed, and extra playtime for the pup to offset a bad dose of doggy guilt. After a rather rambunctious company meeting and a busy Saturday I do believe I will enjoy this time.
Let's be honest, I don't have as much time to read as I'd like. However, slowly but surely I'll get through the following:
Because it's fascinating to see the world through your dog's eyes.
Finding satisfaction in creativity and work. Storr argues that happiness does not lie only with interpersonal relationships.
Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald, need I say more?
My horoscope this week told me to fill my house with stories. What better way to do that then to get lost in a book that spans family generations and settings?
Reviews to follow.