Friday Favourites (#22)

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Happy Friday Everyone!

 I hope you passed a pleasant week; picked a few pumpkins, enjoyed a walk beneath burnished leaves, perhaps sipped a steaming, cinnamon laced beverage in front of a crackling fire while your homemade squash soup simmered?

All is well here,  but I did learn a valuable lesson the hard way.  You know how “they” say you should always back up your computer on a regular basis? “They” are right! I was of the obviously deluded mindset that if you owned a Mac it was impossible to catch a virus and therefore I could be somewhat cavalier about backing up my ‘stuff” (and by ‘cavalier’ I mean not since 2009 )   I was happily working away on my kitchen computer, walked away for a few hours and came back to a black screen with the words “YOU MUST RESTART YOUR COMPUTER” written in every language you could think of.  Hmmm…I thought to myself in English, French, German and a smattering of Japanese. I guess I should restart my computer.

 No such luck.  A trip to the Mac store resulted in a diagnosis of hard drive fatality.

 So there you go. Learn from me People; back up your stuff!  I thought I would soothe my sorrows by treating myself to the new iphone. Wrong again. All sold out, unless of course I wanted black.  Like I need yet another thing to lose in the black hole that is pretty much every bag I own.

 So I did what any other self respecting person would do in that situation.

I bought new shoes :)

 Oh-like you wouldn’t have done the same thing.

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My new favourite shoes

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Roasting tomatoes in my kitchen fireplace in Sun Valley

Don’t you just love a good pile of firewood? It’s one of my favourite Fall/Winter things

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I also went grocery shopping and discovered these delicious ‘New to Me’ grapes called Thomcords.  While they’re not quite as scrumptious and tart as Concord grapes, they’re pretty darn close and without all those pesky seeds. Try them. (Did I ever tell you that I once made a Concord grape pie from a Martha Stewart cookbook and de-seeded every single grape??  Is it ‘seeded’ or ‘de-seeded’? Anyway, it was fantastic even if I do say so myself, and I don’t even bake.)

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Speaking of baking, check out these ADORABLE pumpkin macaroons over on Yummy Mummy’s blog.

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Aren’t they the cutest?

Find the recipe here; YummyMummy.

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Another new favourite sweet;

Have you tried these? They’re strangely good.  They also come in Green Tea flavour, which I haven’t tried yet.

Nice to keep a bag in the car, by your bed, in your purse…

*available on Amazon

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Now we’ve satisfied our sweet tooth, a little tactile indulgence  for the home…

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Usually I’m of the “All White All the Time Towels” faith,

but lately I’m seriously coveting these beautifully patterned, luxuriously decadent towels from Fresco

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Made in the U.S. with 100 Turkish cotton

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And Lastly,

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People often ask me “Slim, if you could choose any photographer to photograph your home, who would it be?”

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Well, actually no one’s really ever asked me that,

I was just practicing…

But if they did, I would surely answer  “Oberto Gili”

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Oberto Gili

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You might recall seeing some of his images on my posts before.

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His previous book is a classic must have.

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Slim Paley photo of Oberto Gili’s book  “Luxury of Space” in my living room

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I’m excited to share that Mr. Gili has a brand new book out this month;

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Oberto Gili; Home Sweet Home

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Pssst- Oberto! Are you feeling the love??

Call me.  I’ll make pasta :)

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The last of my Japanese Anemones

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Happy Weekend  Everyone!

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Oh, PS; How much did I love seeing this image when I typed  “Slim Paley” into Google on my iPad?!!

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Perfect!

couldn’t stop laughing…again

xx

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