Five Things

Five Things, Vol. 9

I’m back this week with five things I’m reading, shopping, and dying to cook! Here’s our weekly Five Things…

1. Heidi Wynne Rattan Tray

I’m a big fan of Heidi Wynne’s commitment to craft and emphasis on timeless items that will be as relevant in twenty years as they are today (you can read more about her mission here). Her recently-released capsule of homewares is brilliant, but the real stand-out for me is the rattan breakfast tray. I’m always on the hunt for a good tray but rarely find them. This has been added to my cart!

2. Tuckernuck Sport

I mentioned this in my Fourth of July outfit inspiration post, but I had a chance to attend a local Tuckernuck trunk show and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their Tuckernuck Sport line, especially for the price! The designs are definitely inspired by the 80s, which greatly appeals to me. I love the classic cuts of the tennis dresses in particular. I tried a few pieces on, and they ran a little big—something to take in mind when ordering.

3. “The Way Life Should Be” (Fettuccine with Lobster and Herbs)

One of the best gifts I ever received was the enormous The Essential New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser–a birthday gift from my mother-in-law. One of the recipes, “The Way Life Should Be,” has been on my list for a few years now, and this summer is the summer I’m going to attempt it. While we may not be traveling to Maine this year, we can bring a taste of “Vacationland” to us at home. You can read the recipe’s origin story–and it’s a good one!–here. Hopefully my first attempt is a success, and I can use this as a go-to recipe for the summer dinner party I hope to plan.

4. Style Profile of Paris Geraniotis, With Love by Bug

Two of my Instagram friends got together for a great style profile! Sara Thomas of Toiles to the Wall is a regular reader and commenter here (and kindly featured me in a past style profile), and Paris was gracious enough to write the first-ever Fewer & Better guest post (which you can read here!) I love seeing friends supporting friends!

5. The Online Launch of The Red Thread Atelier

I’m so excited that a new needlepoint store will be opening in our town soon! Vaughn Dorrian started stitching at the beginning of 2022 and hasn’t stopped since. I can’t wait to stop by in person when the store is open–in the meantime, you can shop online and follow along on Instagram! She hosts events in-person in Locust Valley and at Dorrian’s in NYC.

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