I do love a good round up. So we think a monthly round up of my favorite things from books, magazines, real life and around the web is a nice way to kick off 2022.

This month, I'm excited about

man and woman on dock

| image courtesy of seven lakes inn |

Maine!  I know I'm late to the party, but since our friends Jordan and Carolyn opened Seven Lakes Inn last summer, I've been back twice.  Watch for our Maine Travel Guide.  Meanwhile, pick up Remodelista in Maine, or make a reservation with Jordan and see for yourself.  

the white barn kennebunkport

| image courtesy of stacie flinner |

The White Barn in Kennebunkport.  Our friend Christopher recommended a stop on our drive from Rhode Island to Maine.  The perfect mood lighting and quiet piano music in the bar were divine.  

Friday Nights at OCMA. My local art museum is open late on Friday nights throughout the fall with live music, fun food and access to the exhibits until 9pm.


margus paris

| image courtesy of margus |

An upcoming trip to Paris and a dinner reservation at Margus.  

Pulling out my cozy cashmere socks and my sweaters as the air becomes chillier here in California.  

woman with children in sweaters

| image courtesy of babaa |

The Booker Prize Shortlist

This recipe for Confit Tandoori Chickpeas shared by Michele.  

Re-reading Harry Potter in the fall.   

Made You Look, a documentary about art forgery.  

Laurie Furber