Hello friends! Thank you for your patience with me. I’ve been in London for the past handful of days and my internal clock is a little screwy. I’ve been in town teaching a workshop on styling, food photography, and Instagram with some wonderfully accented, living in London ladies (@belleannee, @angrybaker, @prettycitylondon, and @hannahargyle). We’ve wandered the city taking pictures of Notting Hill, eaten as much salad as we have Thai food, and shared inspiration and as much odd knowledge about the Internet as we can. The fresh air and new friends has filled my creative bank and I’m incredibly thankful. Not I just need to sort out how many tins of tea I can fit in my suitcase. Now that I know how to make a proper pot, I’m hooked.
I hope the month is treating you gently so far, though September never really comes with ease. It’s a hold-on-tight sort of month. Below is a bit of procrastination for your Monday. Let’s ease in as best we can. admittedly, the first link is heavy but it’s a worthwhile read.
The Internet, some:
• What It Feels Like To Die. Light early week reading, but read it while your heart beats and your eyes work and maybe feel fascinated that it’s all going on at all.
• I love this series on Design Sponge: The Beauty of Self Care //eight interactive posts written and designed to examine, learn and take actionable steps towards the practice of self-care. Lesson One on patience. Lesson Two on purpose.
• Two things my London Instagram-knowing friends told me about: UNUM, an app for organizing your Instagram feed. Pretty cool if you’re looking to plan a specific feel and look to your Instagram feed. Also, the SKRWT app to adjust any wonky lens issues that come along with shooting with an iPhone.
• This week for the Notting Hill Workshop I made loads of Whipped Ricotta with Honey and Minimalist Baker’s Garlic Herb Flatbread.
• I’m ready to roast things! (Said as I’m wearing a sweater in London and actively ignoring New Orleans weather reports.) From TheKitchn: 5 Sheet Pan Miracle Meals. I’m excited by the thought of this dinner easiness.
• Plotting my future kitchen adventures. Georgian Cheese and Egg Bread aka Khachapuri.
• Currently watching: Tony Robbins: I am not your Guru. The man uses a trampoline more than you might expect. Also, you might cry more than you expect. Likely proportional to the times Tony jumps on his trampoline. I couldn’t take my eyes off this.
• Currently reading: In A Dark Dark Wood which is a very good airplane read.
• You never knew you needed a washable rose-colored paper bag until now. Gah!
• Should we all get matching aloe-green eyeglasses? I think yes, probably yes.
Have a lovely week! More from me soon!
I’m a little afraid of the ghost pepper salt. Any other suggestions?
Just regular sea salt would be great. Don’t be scared!
Nicole @ The Dirty Oven
Thank you for posting the article on death and dying. It actually quoted one of my co-workers which was nice to see. Death is an experience that we all must face and really we never know how the last chapter of our life will be. A reminder to live each day to the fullest!
Khachapuri Acharuli is so decadent, and I love that it’s becoming a thing you see in the US. Georgian cuisine has a lot of other deliciousness to offer, too (in both cheesy bread form and things like eggplant and pork and fun spices) if you’re in the mood to explore!
I’ve so enjoyed seeing London through your eyes and what a great time to visit with NOLA being so hot and rainy. Hey…check out Romney Studios in NOLA for great yoga and spin classes. See Melanie Buffett, she’s fantastic.