Aside from a few extra hours of sleep, what could be better on a Saturday morning than a homespun breakfast complete with all of your favorite fixings? For me, practically nothing. As a child the Saturday morning scent of my Mama's southern-home cooking, where everything - EVERYTHING - was crafted from scratch, seemed like an undeserved blessing.
These days though, most people (i.e. Americans) just go to a restaurant. Yet the "spoiling" that I've received from a family of superb cooks (a skill that I've only partially inherited) makes it hard for me to really enjoy dining out. My visit to the 676 Restaurant & Bar, located in Chicago's Omni Hotel was a gentle reminder that sometimes you just have to look in the right place to find what your soul craves.
What ran through your mind when you read the title of this post? Did you think I was going to ask you to strike a fashion pose while someone massaged your hands? Ha!
Well, since this IS a small space interiors blog, everything you see here ultimately circles back to decor, interior design and styling . So what does all of this have to do with tired hands??? Keep reading and I'll break it down for you.
In my post titled A Taste of France, I shared how our hosts treated my husband and I, along with another couple to some authentic French cuisine. I also indicated that I would share the recipe for the magnificent dessert. I'm making good on that promise in today's post.
The Banofee pie has Britain as its origin. It is full of all the yummy deliciousness that you crave for in a dessert: bananas, graham crackers, chocolate, caramel or toffee and lots of whipped cream. Below is the oh so simple dessert.
If you're entertaining friends this weekend, and want to surprise them with something different try serving Krémas.
Krémas or Crémasse, as it is sometimes spelled, is just as the name suggests - a creamy and sweet alcoholic beverage. A native of Haiti, this hugely popular drink is often served at social events. I like to call it Haitian eggnog.
Fall is here y'all! The pleasant aromas of apples, sweet potato and pumpkin pies, toasted marshmallows, and cinnamon and nutmeg spices, all serve as gentle reminders that winter is right around the corner.
I'm not quite sure why, but every year the brisk cool air feels brand new to me. Something that warms the inside while blending hints of the harvest season is definitely in order. If you agree, then you'll love this week's Friday Fix: Yum-Rum Apple Cider.
The mere mention of Friday can trigger ideas of new explorations: shopping hauls, dinner with friends, parties and the like. Unfortunately, as our lists of responsibilities grow - job, spouse, kids, etc - most of these Friday dreams fade into obscurity.
Welcome to "my place". I'm Ola, a self-confessed décor addict and DIY think-tank. I love working with small spaces. Make yourself comfortable, and feel free to "shop" my ideas.
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