On Saturday mornings we’ll each share things that caught our eye and piqued our interest during the week … things we feel you’ll want to know about and enjoy too.
Grab a cuppa something and let’s dive in.
THE CHAIRISH PODCAST
Are you a podcast fan? I am. I listen to podcasts on my daily dog walks, on the treadmill and in the car. I love discovering new (or new to me) podcasts and one of my favorite discoveries is The Chairish Podcast hosted by Michael Boodro.
Hosted by beloved design-insider Michael Boodro, The Chairish Podcast looks behind the glamour of the interior design industry at a time when all aspects of the business, from sourcing to marketing to client communication to underlying business models are undergoing rapid disruption. Drawing on experience and insights from today’s top practitioners, including leading designers, architects and manufacturers, this podcast is an essential tool for interior design professionals.
While the podcast is geared toward interior designers it’s relevant and interesting to anyone with an interest in home décor. Pretty much all of us, right? Each episode includes designer guests discussing everything from how the pandemic impacted what we need and expect from our homes, to coping with delivery delays to current design and entertaining trends. My favorite episodes so far are interviews with Ken Fulk, Rita Honig and Bunny Williams … delightful and insightful guests.
MAMAN: THE COOKBOOK
Have you been to a Maman Café in New York City (Montreal or Toronto)? If so, tell me everything. The French inspired bakeries / cafés created by Eliza Marshall and Benjamin Sormonte are a haven for blue and white lovers. As well as pastry lovers. From their blue front doors to blue and white china … even blue and white to-go cups … it’s Instagram worthy in the best sense. Last year they released Maman: The Cookbook … all-day recipes to warm your heart. I pre-ordered and counted the days until the cookbook arrived on my doorstep. Chock full of stories and recipes, heavily dessert focused, it’s a treasure. They even share the chocolate chip cookie recipe that put them on the map and landed on Oprah’s favorite things. Over the holidays I made their S’mores Cookie Bars … so incredibly good. What a fun Valentine gift for a baker or blue and white lover. Maybe that’s you!
SARAH FLINT FIRESIDE HOUSE SHOE
You won’t believe this! I’m a brand ambassador for Sarah Flint! You know, Sarah Flint shoes. What a thrill! What an honor! Shoes are my thing and I’ve loved and admired Sarah Flint for some time. At the beginning of the year, I purchased the Fireside House Shoe in Navy. Oh, my goodness, these are the most comfortable and cozy shoes ever. They feel more like a slipper and let’s be real, I spend most of my days in slippers. Now I can wear slippers and look elegant too. If you’d like your own pair of Fireside House Shoes or any other Sarah Flint style use my discount code SARAHFLINT-BAJULIETR at checkout on your first Sarah Flint order!
Side note: Sarah Flint has a table linen collaboration with Maman. Blue and white, of course!
COTTAGE BY DESIGN HEART SHAPED PILLOWS
A couple of weeks ago, my friend the Contessa, aka Elizabeth, aka CONTESSAANDHERPIG messaged me about these three-dimensional heart shaped pillows. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Made by Trish at Cottage by Design, Contessa thought I’d want to snap up the blue and white baby. She was right! I ordered a second pillow too, but it’s a surprise. Trish makes two sizes. I ordered (and these pictured) are the small. You can see more wonderful pillows and the other sweet things made by Trish on her Instagram page COTTAGEBYDESIGN. Direct message Trish to purchase.
THE BEST QUICHE LORRAINE RECIPE
Yes, real woman eat quiche. And I’ll be serving it on Valentine’s Day for lunch with my girlfriends. Earlier in the week I shared my easy Valentine’s Day lunch plan and table setting. Quiche is easy and delicious. Paired with a salad and sliced baguette, there’s still plenty of room left over for a yummy dessert. There are so many quiche variations … sky’s the limit. But I’m partial to the traditional Quiche Lorraine. Here’s The Best Quiche Lorraine recipe I made and will make again. By the way, you don’t have to make your own crust. I’ll never tell.
So, there you have it, a few things that piqued my interest this week.
I hope you enjoyed them too.
Now pop over and see what Kim and Elizabeth have in store for us.
I know it’s going to be good!
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Wishing you a fabulous weekend!