“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” — Ernest Hemingway
Well this might just sum perfectly up how I’d like to live the rest of my life! I’m taking my first stab at SUP this weekend (that’s stand up paddleboard – if you don’t know, now you know) with my somewhat newly minted friend Danielle, who’s lovely and inspiring blog is also where I came across that little gem of life advice. I’m not sure what to expect, to be honest, but I’m willing to bet there will be at least a few massive dumps into the chilly Pacific waters off Sausalito, and with that I am quite sure comes an allowance for wine at lunch. It’s our first weekend not entertaining in…..I don’t know – forever — so we’ve got little else on the docket except cooking at home, sleeping in, and hauling ourselves up the hill to attend our second Pugs in the Park afternoon. And I cannot wait. It’s the small things in life, right?
Here are some of my favorite internets at the moment:
Seriously, everyone has this book! Want in a major way. And Lottie + Doof’s carrot soup looks like a total win.
I just can’t stop laughing at this.
These lemon sponge cups look too easy to be true! How perfect for a spring dinner party. These shrimp burgers would make a mighty fine main course for said party, too.
I love this idea (the top post, from April 18th) from the Canal House for scrambling your eggs over your boiling asparagus….so smart, and also makes for perfectly not-overcooked scrambleds.
This is the best fitting tee I’ve found in awhile – it nails that elusive and perfect loose-but-fitted note. (Plus, it’s on sale in stores!)
One of my favorite baking supply sites, Bake it Pretty, has the most dizzying array of colorful birthday cake candles; just looking at them all makes me want to bake a three-layer confection!
Humans of New York (or HONY for those in the know) is just brilliant. I get a stab of nostalgia every time I read his posts; I love it here in SF, but there really is no other place like The City.
This roasted tomato caprese is just what I’ll be whipping up this weekend for lunch.
This drink dispenser, perfect for a BBQ or picnic (I love that it is reminiscent of a Weck jar — and only $20!)
This dress. This jacket. These studs. This short & swingy skirt and this longer one (perfect for a Spring concert!). These little wedges (the perfect height for daytime). This necklace. This breezy coverup dress. This cute button down.