Hello and happy Sunday to you! First it is time to announce the wicker hurricane winner, congratulations goes to- #27. Beverly Rowntree Your style is impeccable and your generosity is amazing. The cane hurricane would be beautiful indoors or out. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your shipping details so your prize can be on it’s way! ____________________________________________ Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am away this weekend visiting my mom while my dad travels. I took a self imposed “instabreak” from Instagram so I could be totally present with my mom. I am looking forward to spending quality time with her as we must value the time we have with our elderly parents, as so many of you know! So hopefully this is posting on time. So happy to be in the first week of March, spring is marching closer and closer. And after the extremely underwhelming winter we had, spring cannot come a moment too soon! Meanwhile, the Coronavirus scare rages on and you can’t help but think about it, as it’s all you seem to hear about. I am finding myself tuning into the news less as it can make you a little paranoid! That said, it is incredibly important to obviously be very vigilant as there is still so much about this virus that they do not yet even know. OK, moving onto lighter subjects:) Here we go with this weeks Seven on Sunday…. _______________________________________ 1 STUBBS AND WOOTON I have owned a few pair of these classic loafers and love they are staying current with all kinds of beautiful new styles. These florals really stopped me in my tracks. I mean those greens…wow! They are out of stock in my size (not surprised) but aren’t they fabulous! Click here to see this collection 2 SNEAK PEEK AT FINISHED PRODUCTS NOW ON THE WAY!! You know I am not good at keeping things under wraps and when everything is so pretty, I just can’t not tell you about it. You are always the first to see what is new and upcoming. We have so many amazing things coming in for spring, I am sure you will agree. Here is a peek at a few! Can you get over how gorgeous our new gift wrap is!! So excited, these were taken mid production, they are all reversible to a fabulous matching trellis design. Cannot wait! These pictures are not the greatest as they were taken in the factory during the manufacturing stage, but you get the idea:) The dog and tulipiere papers are a collaboration with Giddy Paperie…how fabulous! And I don’t have to tell you my feelings on topiaries:) Here is the reverse trellis- And the new basketweave drinking glasses in two sizes are out of production and will be here in a matter of weeks, perfect for the alfresco dining season! Will hold a presale on these within a few weeks…. And hot off the presses- look what just arrived to The Enchanted Home, part of our incredible new spring florals, the lemon topiaries! How fabulous are these!! Now available click here 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST A beautiful round of Instagrams, and definitely starting to feel a spring-y vibe to them……at long last! 4. A FEW GREAT DOCUMENTARIES Documentaris are by far my favorite genre of movies. I could watch them all day, and I love everything from food and wine, culture to historical to biographical and whatever else they want to throw at me. I love watching them and love learning about things. I watched two very interesting ones this past week. Both on Netflix. The first is called “Jacob”. It is a story of a brilliant man with I think its 9 or 10 advanced degrees. He is eccentric but in a fascinating and is a doctor, lawyer, poet, playwright, tour guide and more! Many wonder if he ever sleeps! Fascinating character and interesting story about a normal guy with an extraordinary mind- Fasting was really really good and I highly recommend this. Validates the buzz about fasting in recent years as well as supports the incredible health turnarounds it is affording those that follow this. They speak about all the different types of fastings and if you have ever been curious, this is an excellent film that I cannot recommend highly enough. Science now supports what used to be thought of as an unorthodox health practice. There are incredible resources, a vast amount of information in this documentary in addition to probably answering any and every question you may have ever had about fasting, intermittent or otherwise. 5. RECIPE ALERT! LOVED this. Had a similar trout in Mailino in NYC recently and it was sooooo good. So I came home and vowed to try and duplicate. Of course key is excellent fresh trout,thankfully we have many seafood store options around here. I made it THREE times in one week, it’s that good! I cannot tell you how yummy this was. Guilt free, healthy served with a side of vegetables and a big salad. YUM, healthy never tasted so good! Found at Julia’s Album, click here for more info. (I tried it with trout which is fantastic but some places do not carry it all the time, also did it with flounder and branzino. The trout was my favorite and second was with the flounder), The trout is a thinner fish so that was my favorite, if you can get it. I believe it’s a seasonal fish but I was able to get it in NY. Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins One of the best trout recipes I’ve tried is simply cooking the trout in the skillet in olive oil, and then adding garlic, lemon juice, white wine, fresh parsley and butter. Gluten free, healthy, easy-to-make and delicious! Low-carb dinner rich in lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. A family favorite! Perfect way to cook an amazing fish: trout. Course: Main Course Cuisine: Mediterranean Servings: 4 servings Calories: 380 kcal Author: Julia Ingredients 1.5 pounds trout or salmon, or arctic char – 2 large fish fillets with skin on the bottom 2 tablespoons olive oil more, if needed 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (dried thyme, oregano, parsley, combined together) 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste 4 garlic cloves diced 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed 2 tablespoons white wine 2 tablespoons butter softened (I used a little less of this and a little more olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice) 2 tablespoons parsley chopped Instructions Season the top of fish fillets with Italian herb seasoning and salt (generously). Fish fillets will have skins on the bottom – no need to season the skins. In a large skillet (large enough to fit 2 fish fillets), heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat until heated but not smoking. To the hot skillet with olive oil, add fish fillets skin side up – flesh side down. Cook the flesh side of the fish for about 3-5 minutes on medium heat, making sure the oil does not smoke, until lightly browned. 6 A FABULOUS CHANEL SHOW! This is so dreamy it was worth sharing. I guess you should expect no less from the iconic couture house of Chanel! I love that though they have certainly moved with the times, they have stayed true to the most beautiful, ladylike, feminine way of dressing. Such classics. I am fortunate to own a few pieces of their exquisite clothing, some 20 years old and I still love them today as much as I did the day they were purchased. Some things never get old. Love this show……….. 7 SUNDAYS SURVEY Today’s subject is Fasting. Have you ever done it? I did intermittent fasting for 3 weeks once and yes it was very effective despite the first few days being rough. Day 3 was a lot easier and I got into a groove by the end of the week. So I always like to know where you stand on a whole host of subjects………and curious if you have ever fasted, or tried intermittent fasting? There is no doubt it does “jolt” your body and since most are aligned with your circadian rhythm, this type of fasting often brings about improved health and general well being. Surprisingly after a few days, I found my energy levels to be high. And I cannot recommend the documentary above, Fasting on Netflix, highly enough if this subject happens to intrigue you. OK, now it’s your turn to chime in- Thoughts on fasting/intermittent fasting (check all that apply) ________________________________________ Thank you for stopping by, wishing everyone a fabulous day and relaxing end to your weekend. Hopefully you are starting to feel the whispers of spring slowly move in and that there are no reminders that we are technically still in the winter season! I wouldn’t put it past nature to show us who is in charge with a spring snowstorm:) Until next time…. Our entire bunny and egg spring collection has a special promotion- for every $50 you spend, get a free porcelain egg! Click here to see entire collection (this promotion ends tonight) PS Last day to take advantage of our fabulous presale on our new belljar line and home accessories!! Click here .