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weekend+notes | 6.10.22

It seems impossible that this week marked the beginning of June... The past couple of months have been heavy with the war in Ukraine and gun violence here at home. The issues everyone is experiencing around the world feel difficult and as we continue to process the heartbreak, it is the little things we find in our daily routines and the actions we take that count to keep us optimistic.

With a packed calendar lately of travel, events with the shop + a college graduation, I have fallen behind on my regular weekly posts. In May, we met with our group of friends from Sweden for a visit to Paris and Épernay that had been placed on hold during the pandemic and I participated in the annual Lucketts Spring Market with the Chartreuse & co. team. This week, we just returned from a fun few days in Chicago for our son's graduation. We enjoyed every minute celebrating his accomplishments, savoring the campus grounds one last time and remembering special moments when we lived in the city thirty years ago as newlyweds.

Now that my schedule is finally leveling out a bit, I have some catching up to do and will share highlights of our recent trip to France soon + a selection of other topics. In the meantime, I hope your summer season is off to a cheery start and thank you for following along.

Have a wonderful weekend!

weekend+notes | 6.10.22

  1. With peonies now available in stores - especially the incredible selection at Trader Joe's this time of year - this simple guide shares tips on how to make them last longer and how to encourage closed buds to open.

  2. The Art of Outdoor Living by Scott Shrader offers beautiful garden inspiration and is a perfect addition to a summer coffee table.

  3. Love this twist on serving a salad for al fresco dining - you could even set up a variety of ingredients for everyone to create their own!

  4. Can't make it to the beach yet? This DIY sea salt spray will lightly texture your hair as if you just spent the day by the ocean.

  5. Setting aside a moment to follow some of these guidelines on how to declutter digital devices.

  6. Take a peek at some of the world's most stunning libraries.

  7. Everything you ever wanted to know about ironstone!

  8. Having lived in the Dallas area for nine years, Highland Park and University Park - known as Park Cities - are the two most beautiful neighborhoods in the area where you can find stunning, architecturally designed homes built in the early 1900s on tree lined streets. Unfortunately, over the past few years many of these homes are being torn down in favor of rebuilding more modern ones and it is heartbreaking to think of how this will alter the landscape. A preservation committee is tirelessly fighting ordinances and rushing to engage the community to designate homes as historic. This article reports on one of the gorgeous estates that was sadly recently demolished.

  9. This grazing table concept takes the charcuterie board idea to a new level!

  10. Adding these Scandinavian cities to my list to explore.

  11. Mix up these custom homemade cleaning products for a greener home.

  12. Marian shares how she decorates with shells collected on vacation.

  13. Thoughts on swapping big dreams for small satisfactions.



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