+ I like these easy, breezy chair covers from SMP, from a Martha Stewart wedding feature.
+ An alternative to eggplant parmesan: Eggplant Parmesan Rigatoni. This I could do. And love.
+ LOVE. THIS. DRESS. From an Oregon wedding, of course.
+ For brides - thinking especially of Andrea who's 29 days from her big day (!) - what to pack for your European honeymoon.
+ A Hermosa Beach living space makeover with punches of persimmon, compliments of GEORGE Interior Design. So fresh, fun and inspirational (oh, and helpful: a source list for all the goods).
+ New blog discovery: Rustic Chic.
+ A Christmas wish list item, from The Chic Line. Her style and sensibility just make my day. As do her lovely photos and words.
If you have some leisure time, I recommend picking up the November issue of House Beautiful. There's of course the usual, fabulous design ideas, photos and designer Q-and-As, but what I love most about their entertaining issue is the list of 101 party do's and don'ts from pro's like Colin Cowie and Rachel Ashwell. The list made me think, made me giggle and I might just save it forever.
My favorite, no. 61, comes from designer Andrew Fisher: 'Crowd the table a little: with more people at the table, no one can ignore their neighbor.'
PS: This very important - but very unrelated - question is from my very clean and efficient (and dreamy) husband: Do any hardwood floor'd readers out there have a floor/sweeping/vacuuming/mopping/cleaning system that you love? We have not found a great solution, and we need recommendations. Last night, we considered these steam sweepers!? Help!