Weekend Morning Comforts
Saturday April 27, 2013

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The ideal leisurely weekend begins with the streaming morning sun through large east facing windows, the soft whistle of chirping birds as they gently wake the neighborhood, a hot cup of English Fortnum & Mason tea and piles of reading material to choose from.

~Weekend reading that I’m currently diving into: The Myths of Happiness, Paris: The Novel, Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic~

Over the past week I’ve been thoroughly enjoying a wonderful decor book Designer’s at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living by Ronda Rice Carman who is the founder of the decor and lifestyle blog  All the Best: A Passport to Stylish Living.

While many decor books are fun to flip through, her new book surpasses the standard. Solely compiled of interviews with more than forty top interior designers (Tobi Fairley, Kathryn M. Ireland, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Mary McDonald, Brook and Steve Giannetti, Bunny Williams and David Oliver just to name a few), each designer shares images from their home and offers advice via five pointed questions Making an Entrance, Decorative Details, Flowers and Fragrances, A Beautiful Bed and Creature Comforts.

I particularly loved the Creature Comforts question in which each designer reveals a short list of simple luxuries that they feel complete a life of living well. And as I woke up without an alarm clock this morning (a wonderful simply luxury indeed), I wanted to share a few of my creature comforts in hopes that you as well would take a moment to ponder your own (and share here on the blog if you’d like). Here are a few comforts I absolutely adore:

(1) a plush down comforter to snuggle underneath each evening, (2) rooms filled with decor that tells a story of travels, memories and a life of love and lessons, (3) stacks of reading material, (4) hot water boiling in a classic white Le Creuset tea kettle ready to create a lovely cup of lavender/black tea, (5) dogs wandering throughout the house, (6) a kitchen stocked and able to create any meal that piques my craving, and (7) jazz tunes filling the home with background music


Have a lovely weekend everyone, and thank you for stopping by to enjoy a weekend extra post.


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7 thoughts on “Weekend Morning Comforts

  1. We are on the same page dear friend. Comfy throw, Spiced tea, Pandora music, My cat, Miss Belle by my side!

    PS I am having a Paris Book Giveaway!
    Art by Karena

  2. I always have a pile of books/magazines to delve into at the weekend but rarely make a dent in my intentions 🙁 I have now decided no technology over the weekend only “paper”. But as you can see from this comment, that’s not working too well either 😉
    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Thank you so much for this extra post! I was kind of down because I will have another “staycation” this summer (I am a teacher) and your Paris book gave me the idea to have a “Paris in Miami” vacation which will include movies, books, food, music…Many of the recommendations you have made in your posts…I am happier now that I have a “project” in mind…Thank you! Merci!

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