Things I’m doing, seeing and going down a rabbit hole with this weekend.
- I think head scarves might be coming back in a big(ish) way, and while I love how they look, I am not comfortable wearing one, however I am going to give it a serious try. I think I need a subtle one to start, so I purchased a simple olive green style with trim from Bembien. (I’ve interviewed the founder Yi Mie Truxes before, she is lovely). If I like it, I might get more adventurous with colors (ok probably not) and print (maybe).
- Since I moved back to the burbs I have a lovely garden area/backyard, however, the previous owners replaced the grass with astro turf on the main area and plonked a huge play set on it. So, my goal is to get back to grass (the play set is gone), add plantings and create a little haven much like the backyard of British food writer Nigel Slater (look at his Insta for images). I’m going to start watching another Brit’s show, the gardner Monty Don, which apparently has become a huge pandemic hit, to learn how to tackle some of this myself (not the astro turf removal mind you). Perhaps I will share photos of this journey. We’ll see.
- I’m going to try to get to the new Frick museum this weekend, and next on my list is to see Alice Neel at The MET. I have long been moved by her work, her paintings have such an honest, messy humanistic style to them, many from my favorite era, the 70s, which makes me doubly love them.
- Getting ready for outdoor entertaining (in my updated garden) with some new table pieces like these rattan covered glasses and pitcher from Serena & Lilly. They are a bit more classic than I usually go for, but they say Warm Weather to me.
My favorite gardening Instagram account is @jaysgardenjournal Her unmitigated joy in gardening always does my heart good.
Head scarves remind me of my mom. She always wore one when the the weather wasn’t the best. I’m not so sure they’re for me. Secondly, thank you for the Instagram recommendation. In our yard the two biggest problems are lack of sunshine and deer. Really the deer aren’t a problem. We love watching the moms bring their new families to our yard every year. We just plant things that the deer won’t eat.
Lynn Hamilton says
We wore scarves constantly in the mid- late 1960s. There were molded buckram type forms that you could get to put on and then shape the scarf over it. I like cotton prints for summer. I added to my stash several years ago. Great for hiding bad hair days, especially when traveling.