My copy of the winter Toast catalog arrived today from England, I held it close to my nose and enjoyed the smell of it… sounds odd but I *love* new paper smell. It’s that thick heavyweight paper from Britain, vegetable-based inks, it has a very distinct odor. Have you ever picked up a copy of Selvedge magazine? It’s the same smell, the same chunky matte pages, it’s absolute heaven. Do you also appreciate paper a little too much?
It came at the perfect time too as I just returned home from a full day at a home/decorating/foodie fair (much sensory overload!). And then I attended a very nice wine tasting… so all I wanted was to come home to relax with hot Moroccan mint tea, my Candied Fruit candle from L’Occitane, good music, blog a little, and look at my Toast catalog.
I’m sitting here typing away on my laptop in my glowing apartment with Keane in background (Perfect Symmetry, I cannot stop listening to Love is the End & Spiralling (video here, is it all over the radio in America as it is here?). As I’m writing to you I see my copy of Toast waiting nearby to be enjoyed once I’ve finished wishing you a very happy weekend. I flipped through it quickly and adore everything inside, products look so cosy… Just the way I want to feel right now. I must share with you some images from it.
Wishing you all a toasty weekend, I hope you enjoy every drop of your time and that you do something to show yourself that you cherish who you are this weekend. A bubble bath, a bouquet of flowers, lunch with your best friend, collecting chestnuts in the park… enjoy life and the simple pleasures…
On my reading list this weekend:
– Liebe um jeden Preis (in French with Amelie’s own Audrey Tatou watch the trailer here)
– Kein Ohr Hasen (German with English subtitles or else I’d be lost!)
– Justin Timberlake Live at Madison Square Garden (I like his music, I just picked it up on Amazon and cannot wait to watch it with my girlfriends!)
– paint 4 dining room chairs white
– reupholster them with new striped fabric
– go to the flea market
– have dinner with friends on Saturday
– play with my friends baby
– walk in the forest on Sunday
– candlelight bath with Sabon bath ball, Blonde Redhead, and John Mayer on Sunday night
– a glass of port
– maybe two.
What’s on YOUR list? Write it here today and come back on Monday morning to this same post to report it on what you ACTUALLY did do. Yes, I’m holding you accountable. Together we can do great things, I believe in group support (and therapy he he) so by all means, use this as your space to commit to something you want to do this weekend! I’ll do the same, deal?
Psst: You can view more cozy images from the Toast catalog here.
(Images from Toast)
I have to post about Littlest Flower today because I feel so bad about something I did, or rather did not do! In my Etsy Storque article there was a photo showing her print in my living room and I said that I wasn’t able to remember the name of the Etsy seller who made it. Now I know who it was so I must shout it from my rooftop! It was Jackie Amos from Littlest Flower in Australia.
Jackie I’m so very sorry as I never want to make anyone feel excluded if I can help it. This little post is for you!
And friends… I hope that if you have time today you can spare a moment to visit Jackie’s shop to view the bunny print that I have in my living room along with other sweet prints like the, “Tell Someone You Love Them” gocco shown above.
(image from littlest flower)
What an exquisite website Nikko Moy has shared with me today, her very own web shop called Ashes and Milk that just opened its doors so you are one of the first to find out about it.
Products are lovingly crafted out of metal, ceramic, stone, paper… and are beyond lovely. Very well presented too. I hope you like what you see. Very tactile, high quality, and precious finds that you will purchase and cherish for a lifetime. Congratulations on your new business, Nikko!
(images from ashes & milk)