Start an Activity
Since our clocks were set back one hour on Sunday, we now have additional time to set aside for ourselves, by taking our minds off-line and completely relaxing. I notice, as we get older we spend less time doing the things we truly love and simply enjoy because; we are so caught up in our daily routines. When choosing an activity or hobby it is important to relax and completely unwind. I find that if I do not have time carved out for me, I cannot think creatively. I need that time to produce and generate ideas by indulging my imagination. This is the perfect way to get in touch with your inner self and lose yourself in a fun craft. Indulge a passion for painting, music, dance or books. Collect art or pieces that are not expensive, but are representative of what you love, and items you want to surround yourself with on daily basis.
Made-To-Order Blahniks at the BB Boutique
Do you believe we can now start selecting our heel height and shoe colors at the Manolo Blahnik Boutique at Neiman Marcus!!! Log in and shop till you drop at the BB Boutique, which is just in time for the holiday’s!!!
I spent Saturday morning digging up dahlia tubers since temperatures were going to drop tremendously Sunday evening to 28 degrees. We have had several evenings with chilling temperatures and I did not want to press my luck by losing these gorgeous plants to the bitter cold. So, I set about putting the garden to bed for the winter by raking leaves and dead branches into piles for the compost. Placing a bit of mulch around a few of the shrubs and flowers to ensure they are protected from the frosty months ahead will be quite rewarding in the spring.
Delight in Decadent Cheeses
- When relaxing in the evenings get a wedge of Parmesan to cut into chunks or small pieces to serve alongside your version of an antipasto, which may include, but is not limited to olives, pepperoncini, prosciutto, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes.
- Try a slice of Stilton to pair with sherry or a port wine, and then serve it with walnuts, crackers, biscuits or deliciously decadent black bread.
- I first tried the Humboldt Fog (goat cheese) while lunching at Hamilton’s restaurant in Washington DC last year and while reading the menu there was a brief history of each of the cheeses that would be served on the platter. The Humboldt Fog is a mildly creamy California cheese named after Humboldt County and its thick morning fog, it is relatively young cheese (1980’s) and created by Mary Keens from McKinleyville, CA. At Hamilton’s they served this cheese with sliced pears and a pot of honey to drizzle over the fruit and cheese. Along with my glass of white wine, it was the perfect accompaniment.