Because it is. My favorite line from "The English Patient" by Michael Ondaatje. (Book version, of course.) See the whole quote here.
Hurrah! The unsurprisingly glam-packed home site Domaine launched yesterday with one of my favorite people at the helm: the uber-talented Mat Sanders. Domaine is as effortlessly stylish and slightly quirky and classically cool as he is. I know Mat and his team have put in a ton (A TON) of work to launch the site, so check it out here and leave 'em some love.
And if you're feeling nostalgic, take a look back at some of the M-Dashing posts Mat did with Guerrin Gardner back in the day before Apartment Therapy got smart and swooped them up. (I particularly love this post and this post.)
Congrats, Mat and team! It's beyond breathtaking. So proud!
Like a majority of women I know (especially the Southern ones), I grew up learning how to be a people pleaser. And frankly, that means that a lot of my adult life has been an exercise in learning how to say "no" in a healthier, more self-aware way.
With that under my belt, though, lately, I've actually been embracing more ways to say a healthy "yes" -- and good grief, it is just as powerful as "no," and most of the time, it is WAY more fun.
Here's hoping you inject a little y-e-s into the week.
A few favorites from the weekend.
Pralines from Southern Candymakers.
Grilled alligator sausage (I know!) from SoBou.
The S'Mores Skillet at Sucré. Scoop of cupcake-with-sprinkles gelato on the side.
Crawfish croquetas at John Besh's Borgne.
Beignets at Café du Monde. (Duh.)
Muffulettas from Central Grocery, which I did not eat, but still wanted to include because the word "muffuletta" alone is delicious enough.
Café au lait from Community Coffee.
Stretchy pants from any store, anywhere.