What I am loving
1) Gourmet Grilled Cheese. It’s no secret that I love cheese. I do not know that I can go a day without having some. I did, however, make a vow a couple of months ago that I would stop ordering grilled cheese or mac & cheese when I am out for food. I was eating them too often. Last weekend my Moms was down and when it came to dinnertime, neither of us were that hungry so I suggested we just have grilled cheese (such a fancy host I am, eh?!). I decided to turn them up a notch by having two cheeses (including Fifth Town’s goat milk cheddar), basil and Granny Smith apple (no relation). The result was super dreamy.
2) Toe Teasers. My Moms got me this cute pack of little nail polishes and I am loving the colours. Currently on my fingers is Hot Date. I am thinking of doing my toes tonight with Rolling Tides. Little bottles of nail polish are awesome: they are the perfect amount of polish before you get sick of a colour plus they are great when traveling.
3) Brunch at Sarah’s. When Sarah invites you over for a meal, you should never say no. This lady goes well out of her way when cooking food and I love it. She had me over for brunch this morning and whipped up this awesome meal, all of it homemade. We had poached eggs on polenta with hollandaise sauce and a side of kale. So delicious. (And p.s. my contribution to the meal was the bottle of bubbly.
4) Katie, the dreamqueen. In December I am lucky enough to be heading to New Zealand and Australia. I will be spending Christmas with the incredibly lovely, Katie and her equally gorgeous family. This week we spoke on Skype to discuss some details of the trip and to have a little catch-up. I am looking forward to the trip so much more after hearing her voice. The above photos are from my last visit to Oz two years ago when Katie put on a perfect tea party. Katie just started a blog and I highly recommend that you begin following it.
5) Good advice. I was reading Photo District News earlier this week and one article really stood out. I have so many magazines in my home waiting to be read yet I cannot help buying more when I see headlines that catch my eye. This issue of PDN was the weddings one so I just had to pick it up. In it was an article about commercial photographer Craig Cutler and his CC52 project. Basically his agency gave him the challenge to shoot one personal project a week for a year, hence the name CC52. The project gave him the chance to challenge himself and to also shoot things that he normally wouldn’t. I really liked the advice in the above quote from the article:
..Keep shooting, try new stuff and, once you get what you want, move on.