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Monday, February 9, 2015

A little less than a week before Valentine's Day, and you know what that means–everything's coming up pink hearts and rosé Champagne! But before I get ahead of myself with this weekend's plans, I have to fill you in on what I've been up to lately! 

Last week was a whirlwind of rehearsals, meetings, and lots of ballet. We even managed to score tickets (5th row center!) to Thursday night's performance of SF Ballet's Program 1, which was truly incredible. But after all that hustle and bustle, it felt pretty good to let the weather dictate our plans and curl up at home for a while. We ordered Indian food and even cracked open a bottle of Le Père Jules' pear cider before we dove into bed early with his & hers books.

John was up early on Saturday morning for a physical therapy appointment; I, on the other hand, was more than happy to luxuriate in bed. I staggered out of bed to start breakfast while John headed home with supplies, and we sat down to a simple meal before both getting to work. John carefully edited an arrangement (P.S. totally bursting with pride over this...) while I cozied up to a pile of journal articles and my to-do list. That afternoon I dashed out for a quick dress fitting, and after a few more dedicated hours, we strolled down to our local co-op for a few dinner ingredients. We cooked up a simple and spicy red sauce topped with basil, and for dessert, shared a few pieces of dark chocolate carefully topped with sea salt flakes. Then we curled up on the couch with an equally dark comedy before heading to bed.

We got a slower start on Sunday morning, and while the rain raged outside, we stayed curled up watching documentaries. After delivering John breakfast (poached eggs atop avocado toast and roasted fingerling potatoes), we ventured out into the wild for espresso and chai at Hollow. Back at home and dry again, we tackled projects left and right–including booking our honeymoon! With another busy week ahead, the companionable quiet of a productive Sunday afternoon was literally all I could dream of. Once we'd worked up an appetite, John played sous to my head chef, and we whipped up a recipe of necessity that turned out to be delicious–risotto bianco with roasted root vegetables, including parsnips, heirloom carrots, sweet potatoes and cloves of garlic. We finally called it quits on our to-do lists and snuggled up with Le Week-end for a lovely end to our own weekend.

Tell me, what have you been up to? Did you watch the Grammys last night, watch more snow pile up in your yard (East coast friends and family–move to SF!), or book a sunny getaway, perhaps?   

Image by O'Malley Photographers, garden rose bouquet by Sinclair & Moore.


  1. That bouquet is perfection. We got a bit of that weather in the mountains. Did your electricity go out. We haven't had cell service since Friday. What a storm!

    1. Oh my goodness, that's serious weather! Our electricity never went out, but down by the beach it felt like our windows might be sucked right off the building!

  2. im jealous of all of your trips to the ballet!! xo jillian

    1. Jillian, my secret is that I made friends with the ballet librarian and he gets the best tickets! But it's one of those things I'm so glad we make time for–I was so moved at Thursday's performance.



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