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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I couldn't be more grateful for a long weekend after a hectic few weeks–I'm feeling like myself again, and I'm sure John enjoys my company much more, too!

We celebrated John's graduation on Friday evening with a bottle of Champagne and an Indian feast, but not content to wrap up the evening so early, we hosted an impromptu cocktail party at home!

John was up for an early morning run, and after putting away cocktail glasses from the night before, we grabbed breakfast at the café down the street. Sipping our coffee and tea at a little table on the sidewalk, we plotted out the rest of the weekend and rather than promptly taking a nap, we started tackling our to do list! We headed to Sloat Gardens for supplies, then took to the roof to fill our new window box with mint, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, basil and chamomile! With dirt under our finger nails and new freckles on my nose, we checked a few indoor activities off the list before our hunger got too big to ignore; after a trip to Andronico's, we had everything we needed for a grilled corn and avocado salad, which was perfect with a bowl of fresh strawberries.

Thanks to the irresistible endorphins, John was lacing up his sneakers at dawn on Sunday morning–I happily slept through his long run. We made a Spanish tortilla while diving into the newest Arrested Development episodes on Netflix, then took back up with our to do list! I practiced a little afternoon yoga while John worked on new arrangements, and that afternoon we piled into the car bound for IKEA–after 6 years of couch-free cohabitation, we finally bought a sofa! Though shoving the 115 lb box up our narrow staircase was no picnic, assembling it was a breeze, and as a reward for all that manual labor, we ordered a little Indian food, enjoying along with a few more episodes of Arrested Development.

With John out for a rainy jog, I was able to take advantage of one of the best things about a day off–reading in bed! Upon his return, we were both seized with an immovable desire for homemade biscuits, and luckily Blackberry Farms has shared their recipe for their buttermilk beauties. A biscuit cutter may have made them more beautiful, but piled with Dijon mustard, wildflower honey and Black Forest ham, they were delicious. After brunch, John took up residence in the living room and I at the kitchen table with our own projects–arrangements and test prep, respectively. I couldn't believe how much I was enjoying my practice exams, but suddenly late afternoon had arrived. We made a fruitless trip to two local garden stores for a petite ficus to add to our living room, then headed home to cook up Wagyu hamburgers and sweet potato fries–the gloomy gray weather didn't put us off from traditional Memorial Day foods! We curled up with a long-awaited Margot Fonteyn documentary and two glasses of pinot noir before an early bedtime, feeling grateful for the rejuvenating weekend.

Tell me, what were you up to this weekend? Barbeques and the summer's first freckles, a long-awaited weekend getaway or some quiet time at home?

Image by IN Photography, shoes by Manolo Blahnik.


  1. loving those Manolos. :]

    my weekend consisted of shopping, yummy salads, (equally) yummy junk food, and a long bike ride!

    I saw your couch on IG, and it's so lovely!

  2. Such pretty pink beauties! We had a fun little weekend getaway, now I'm relaxed & refreshed. Have a great week, Lena~

    always, koru kate

  3. What a fun weekend! We squeezed in a few Arrested Development episodes too - so funny!

  4. I watched Arrested Development, too!! And saw the Great Gatsby, and took a lot of naps. :)

  5. Obsessed with these shoes! wanted them for my wedding day but they are super duper high!

    hope you had a great weekend

    xoxo navy & orange

  6. YES!! There is nothing better than getting all cozy and reading in bed! Glad you were able to enjoy yourself!

  7. Those shoes are gorgeous! So glad you had a relaxing weekend!! I think we're due for a little of that ourselves. :)

  8. happy graduation to john! how are you liking the new AD episodes? i've heard mixed reviews, but we haven't had a chance to watch yet! and how have you survived without a sofa this long?? we spend way too much time on ours ha!

  9. I love everything about this weekend. From gardening (this is on my to do list as well) to buying that cozy couch to watching Arrested Development (which we've been joyously doing right along with you). So glad you had some time to recuperate. xoxo



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