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I recently stopped by Volunteer Park Conservatory since I hadn't been there in quite a while. I love this place. There's always something new to admire. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at elephantine
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This dining room, this art print, this card, this cake. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at elephantine
thanks, Jackie! :) For smallish bouquets I use a glass vase from Target that I think was actually meant to be a wine carafe. I couldn't find it on their site but it's similar to this! http://www.amazon.com/Bormioli-Rocco-Misura-Carafe-4-Ounce/dp/B003QZNYC2
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2016 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
good point about the neighbors! :)
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2016 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
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The tulips in our yard are opening up, and I love seeing all the colors – especially since I forgot exactly what I planted. My dilemma: let them beautify the yard, or cut a few/some/all of them and enjoy them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at elephantine
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Thanks very much, Allison. I've heard so many good things about Station Eleven, and though I haven't read it yet, I did listen to this great interview recently: http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/first-draft-emily-st-john-mandel#stream/0 I enjoyed My Brilliant Friend, too! (Just wanted to finish the series before recommending it here.) And thanks very much for your other suggestions, I'll add those to my reading list. Happy reading!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
Oh, you should!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
Thanks for the suggestions, Amanda! I've been looking forward to reading Padma's book. I'll put the others on my reading list, too!
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Thanks, Celina! I've been wanting to read A Little Life. I just read My Brilliant Friend but wanted to finish the series before recommending it – I'm so interested to see where the next books will go. Happy reading!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
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I realized it's been three months since I shared books! Here's what I've enjoyed reading so far this year... Nine Horses by Billy Collins (whose poetry I could read all day long) My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at elephantine
Ooh! That could be delicious, I don't think it would be overkill. If you try it, let me know!
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2016 on chocolate chip cinnamon rolls at elephantine
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I don't know about you, but I tend to go through phases when I don't bake anything for weeks and weeks, and then one day, out of the blue, I'll get a craving for some particular type of dessert and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at elephantine
Hi Lindy – I'm not aware of any Easter specific brunches, but I'd assume that restaurants that serve brunch would still serve it on that day!
yes, agreed!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2016 on some favorite book covers at elephantine
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I spotted these pale pink spray roses yesterday and couldn't pass them up. They're so romantic! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at elephantine
I love those Fitzgerald covers, too – they're gorgeous!
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2016 on some favorite book covers at elephantine
I love seeing your favorites! I don't have that edition of Cathedral, but I do have a similar one of his book Fires. I wonder how many other ones of his look like that... Also, The Selfish Gene cover (if I looked up the right one) reminds me so much of the movie Fantastic Planet!
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2016 on some favorite book covers at elephantine
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Just because. (What are some of your favorites?) Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at elephantine
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This beautiful home, these cute mittens, this peaceful print, and this amazing looking chocolate cake. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at elephantine
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The first camellia buds around here are opening up. Love, love, love these flowers. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at elephantine
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I adore the minimalist jewelry that my sweet friend Masha makes. We first met over coffee last year and instantly hit it off – don't you love when that happens? You can view her whole collection here. (I have my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at elephantine
Ah! Welcome to Seattle! I hope you've been enjoying exploring it so far :)
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2016 on the frye salon at elephantine
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I made a quick stop by the Frye Museum today to visit one of my favorite rooms in all of Seattle. (If only I could have stayed the whole afternoon getting lost in these paintings!) Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at elephantine
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Since it's most convenient, I just get them from my local grocery store. If you're in Seattle, though, Pike Place is the best place to get beautiful inexpensive bouquets!
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2016 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
I wondered that, too, but they've held up pretty well so far! Just slight wilting after a few days.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2016 on this week's flowers at elephantine