Hi friends! Hope you are having a great and relaxing weekend. Mine has been busy but fun and today I am looking forward to doing a whole lot of nothing well actually I take it back will be working on my taxes a good part of the day, ugh! Did have a fun city day yesterday, just took a new design job which is going to be a lot of fun, more on that later. I actually look so forward to my Sundays all week long:) Hope whatever you are up to is relaxing and fun. Have a busy week ahead, getting our anticipated new porcelain container in on Tues (unless we get another snowstorm please say it ain’t so), have a few functions this week, including the fun Mary McDonald event, going to be a busy one! Let’s get started with our Seven on Sunday…. __________________ 1. ROMAN AND WILLIAMS GUILD IN NYC I am going in the city next week and plan on carving some time into my day to go here, when I first saw pictures of this most beautiful place, it took my breath away. It is a mercantile space, a cafe and a flower shop all rolled into one beautiful package. Not only is it really pretty, but it was a part time dream of mine to open up something similar, a bakery/cake/shop and thy did it! And boy did they do it! This place is just gorgeous. They have just opened and will serve French country food (naturally)! The flowers will be by Emily Thompson flowers and there will be a large area designated for retail items, furniture, accessories, etc…..Incidentally Roman and Williams decorated the ultra chic restaurant Le Cou Cou which I have visited and wrote about last year. This is absolutely on my list to visit next week! Click here to find out more 2. A FAVORITE NEW LINE OF BATH PRODUCTS. I love Antica Farmacista as you know and have them all over my house but I am also in love with another line and one extra perk, this particular scent is packaged in blue and white! I was given the bubble bath as a gift and the rest is history. The scent dream smells soooo good and the bubble bath is super luxurious, even a small capful yields a tub full of luxurious bubbles, what a treat. And let me tell you I have been indulging in my share of bubble baths since discovering this wonderful product. I went out immediately and ordered the EDT and hand lotion and am in love. The scent “dream” is heavenly and powdery/musky/floral. Heavenly!! Click here to see 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST I am never at a loss of beauty to share. I love sourcing my absolute faves of the week on Instagram, always enjoy finding new accounts to follow too. Just not enough hours in the day! 4. SILVER PROGRESS This next order of silver is going to be a showstopper, featuring new planters, my gorgeous Chippendale tray and the much waited for small tabletop lamps in tw0 fabulous designs. But while we all admire the beauty, I think what often gets overlooked is the unbelievable workmanship behind these. These are NOT mass produced, they are completely done by hand right down to the etchwork. I know it makes me appreciate my treasured of silver pieces that much more. Thought you too might enjoy seeing these “behind the scenes” pics as we so often enjoy a product but don’t see the labor behind it. I find this amazing…. 5. DINE AT THE JAMES BEARD HOUSE. Most people have heard of the name James Beard, a name synonymous with the best in the culinary world. There is actually an entire building in NYC for the James Beard foundation, and all kinds of wonderful and delicious things go on there. I was invited to a special dinner a few years ago and it would be an understatement to say it was an amazing experience. I don’t think a lot of people know that they offer regular dinners prepared by well known culinary masters, a different chef every time from al parts of the U.S. and sometimes beyond. Needless to say, it is a real honor for a chef to be invited to cook there. You can choose your cuisine or chef, whichever is more important. It is a unique and wonderful NYC dining experience. We actually just booked it for a small group in April. Click here to find out more. 6. MY FAVORITE CAESAR SALAD RECIPE EVER And speaking of food…..having people over next week and on my menu will most certainly be this heavenly and easy to prepare Caesar salad. I have featured this a few times and some have asked for it again so here it is. This replicates my most favorite Caesar ever found at The Waterlot Inn in Bermuda. If you love Caesar, you will adore this, I promise! So so good, feel like making some today! Ingredients Small tin of anchovies or anchovie paste 3 large garlic cloves 3 generous tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) Worcestershire Sauce to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 cups good mild olive oil 1/2 -3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional cheese to mix in to the salad Croutons Romaine hearts (I use 3-4) For the dressing, place the garlic and anchovies (dump entire tin with the oil) in the food processor and blend until smooth. Then add mayo, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper and process until smooth. With the food processor running, slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube and process until thick. Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and pulse 3-5 times. Croutons can be purchased or made easily- get a loaf of French bread, cut into small 1/2″ square cubes, drizzle a little olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes until crispy. Voila, you have your very own homemade croutons! You can refrigerate dressing up to one day ahead but generallyl I make it the day of. I wait until I am actually ready to serve the salad before I dress it, to not get soggy. If you like a little extra “tang” squeeze some fresh lemon over it and sprinkle a bit more Parmesan. Enjoy! _____________________ 7. SUNDAY’S SURVEY Ahhh the subject so many of us don’t like, exercise. I must admit I am not a huge fan before I do it but feel great after. While I don’t mind a beautiful walk outside on a gorgeous spring or summer day, the idea of going to a gym on a regular basis just doesn’t do it for me. I wish it did! I am high energy by design so I know I burn some calories during the day, I am trying hard to incorporate more exercise into my life as I know how important it is and how good it is for you mind, body and soul. Wondering where you stand on the subject of exercise and how often you do it? Which best describes you and exercise? Well, that’s a wrap for this weekend. Off to enjoy my nice leisurely day today, and that might even include a walk as the suns out and its fairly mild but still brisk (as mild in March goes)! Hope you have a wonderful day, until next time……. PS Last day to take advantage of 20% off all silver (includes all the new pieces and new chargers) use code “shine”, click here PPS If you are in the are do join us on Thurs to welcome Mary McDonald for what is sure to be a wonderful night!