Happy Weekend, friends!
It’s been a whirlwind week at Snowberry.
I did some shopping at a cute local boutique, Flaunt, and found a dress
for my niece’s June wedding.
Jim and I went to see the current iteration of Journey … with Toto.
We had so much fun.
It’s the first time I’ve seen Journey which is appalling considering I grew up in the Bay Area.
In the 70’s or early 80’s Neal Shon dated one of my classmate’s moms … just up the street!
In other rocks star news, one of the guys from Tower of Power lived up the street from us too.
Pete Townsend rented a house a couple of down doors down during one of
The Who’s U.S. tours.
I babysat his kids to give the nanny a break.
Oh, and I almost forgot, Eddie Money lived a hop, skip and a jump down the road.
My sister stalked him.
In fact, she might have crashed his wedding.
We were quite the rock star infested hood.
I digress …
This week on the blog, I revealed Snowberry’s main bedroom.
And my embarrassment over still having bare walls and unstyled nightstands
two years after we moved in.
So many of you shared with me that you’re in the same boat.
It made me feel a lot better about the situation.
So, thank you.
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Last night was cocktail night at Snowberry.
I won’t say more because the drink I made is one of this week’s highlights.
Which brings us to …
I can’t wait to see what they’re sharing today.
Reading their posts is truly a highlight of my weekend.
Let’s get to it …
PERFECT SPRING DESSERT
It’s April, Spring is here and Easter and Passover are around the corner. It’s never too early to be thinking about desserts. You know I love lemon everything. Including dessert. This Lemon Lulu Cake is the best. Our financial guy sent one to us for Christmas (he usually sends wine) last year. It’s a small cake and says it serves 8. At our house it served two over four days. It’s soft, moist, and not too sweet. Absolutely scrumptious. It’s made in Vermont by the Mother Myrick Bakery, a family run business. It comes in a larger cake too that serves 14. We’re getting down to the wire for Easter so get those orders in. Mine is done. What a great gift to take or send to family and friends. And, no, this is not sponsored. I’m just a huge Lemon Lulu fan!
SARAH FLINT SHOES
Yes, them again. Hello, I’m a Sarah Flint brand ambassador so it’s my responsibility to spread the love. And love is what I’ve got for their wedding-guest-ready styles. Including two new styles that I’m flipping out over. You know I’ve still got weddings on the brain and I’m working on another post about our wedding. By ‘our’ I mean Kyle and Melody’s wedding. Anyway, let’s focus on these gorgeous options for formal weddings, casual weddings, spring weddings, summer weddings … fall and winter weddings. All weddings.
I’m super excited about two new styles. First the Mirjana Wedge. I love a wedge. I’m all about a shoe that gives me a little height with stability. The Mirjana Wedge comes in two heel heights, 2″ and 3″. I just ordered the 3″ wedge for my nieces wedding in June. It’s a casual outdoor wedding and they go beautifully with my new dress.
The second new style and piece de resistance is the Mihaela platform sandal. Oh my gosh, talk about height and stability.
I wore these Jimmy Choo platform sandals to Kyle and Melody’s wedding. I put them on at 1pm and didn’t take them off until 10pm. I was completely comfortable the entire time. Height and comfort are not mutually exclusive. Back to the Mihaela, this is one sexy shoe. It feels very 70’s glam to me. Picture Bianca Jagger, in a Halston gown, gliding into Studio 54.
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I didn’t know much about WeWork, aside from an article I read in Vanity Fair several years ago. It’s an intriguing story and when I heard about WeCrashed, the Apple TV+ series starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, I was excited. Last Sunday I talked Jim into watching under the mistaken impression it was a movie. To my surprise, it’s not a movie, it’s a series. An 8-episode series, and only 4 episodes are currently available. Well, we were sadly disappointed when we came to the end of episode 4 and nothing … what?! But let’s calm down, episode 5 was released on Thursday. This drip drip drip of one episode a week is for the birds. Anyway, I’m not sure if we’ll watch the current episode this weekend or wait until the remaining episodes are released. Who am I kidding, of course we’ll watch. It’s too good not to.
Without giving anything away, Goose from Top Gun (actor Anthony Edwards), plays a banker. Just like he did in Inventing Anna. He’s perfect in this type of role. It’s shocking how easily these smart, investment guys get bamboozled.
SAVING HISTORIC HOMES
I love older, traditional houses. A lot of you probably do too based on the popularity of the Instagram site turned TV show Cheap Old Houses. Whenever I see an older home torn down and replaced by a modern monstrosity it hurts my heart and offends my sensibilities. Recently The Potted Boxwood and The Glam Pad blogs highlighted the plight of beautiful, historical homes in the Dallas area. You can read their recent posts here and here. It’s not just in Dallas, it’s happening everywhere. Why? I know there’s a lot of politics around what, if anything, municipalities can or should do to protect these homes. I can no more imagine tearing down an older home and replacing it with a modern one than I can doing the opposite. Apparently, a lot of people feel differently, and older homes are being torn down in record numbers. How do you feel about it?
Brett Waterman, a house preservationist, on the DIY (now Magnolia) Network show, Restored, does a beautiful job restoring homes to their former glory. He does it with a mind toward modern functionality. His work is focused around the Inland Empire in Southern California and includes Victorian, Craftsman, Spanish and mid-century architecture. Fingers crossed Magnolia renews his show. Home Town is another show that embraces the charm and quirks of older homes, preserving their character while making them workable for the way we live now.
Ok I’m getting off my soapbox and moving on to cocktails …
INA’S FROZEN PALOMA’S
Yesterday I made Ina Garten’s Frozen Paloma’s. Oh my gosh … amazing. Jim, who’s not generally a frou frou drink fan, gave this cocktail two thumbs up and asked for more. I made half a batch, which serves two. Next time I’ll make the full batch. The recipe requires a little advance planning and preparation, but it’s worth it. The recipe can be found in Ina’s cookbook, Modern Comfort Food and here. Yesterday I posted a Frozen Paloma Reel … you can watch it here.
Ina’s next cookbook, Go-To Dinners, will be released in the fall and can be preordered now. Of course, I preordered it. That goes without saying.
So, there you have it … my five picks of the week!
We’re off to tour the Filoli Mansion today.
It looks like the tulips are in bloom.
I can’t wait to see the gardens in all their spring glory.
But first, let’s see what Kim and Elizabeth are sharing this morning.
It’s so much fun doing these weekly posts with Kim and Elizabeth.
I hope you’re enjoying them too.
and added many of the things I’ve featured so far.
I made a Pinterest Board too.
I’d love it if you’d follow me on Pinterest!
As always, I appreciate your visit and welcome your thoughts in the comments below.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
Cheers from Snowberry!