Friday Favourites

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Hello friends!

There are going to be some changeovers happening in this space, and I’ve been thinking long and hard about when they are going to go into effect. At the moment, I’m thinking a bit sooner than later, so please stay with us as things unfold in the very near future…

Friday has arrived once again, so here are a selection of favourites that stuck with me this week:

I’ve got too many phobias to try this, but kudos to Wales for a wicked idea.

We may live in the land of endless summer, but the Summer Solstice is here.

#FelonCrushFriday. Who knew?

Caring for an ill, 360-pound gorilla takes a great deal of dedication.

How the mighty have fallen: Day 9 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Happy week-end to all!




Friday Favourites

Brown-eyed susansHello friends!

It’s been a rather up-and-down week around here. We are in the throes of ‘June Gloom’ as they call it here in Santa Barbara: days start out grey, cool and uninspiring, until mid-afternoon when the sun burns through and the cloudless sky turns a brilliant cornflower blue. Strange to think of Southern California without constant sunshine, but we’re enjoying this change in the mornings and using it as an excuse to stay in bed just a tad bit longer.

Being nine months pregnant certainly knocks things off-kilter. I’ve been vacillating between bursts of energy (read: incessant nesting and toilet-scrubbing), coupled with bouts of intense exhaustion that leave me sat on our sofa or up in bed, streaming episodes of America’s Test Kitchen and The Good Wife. In an effort to really use up what is in our refrigerator, every meal period has felt like I am a contestant on the Food Network’s Chopped, and there are many texts to Chef Grant throughout the day exclaiming, “What is there to eat in our house? What can I feed the children?!” Thankfully, the kids and Grant keep me in good spirits, and entertain my many meals of rounded-up pantry fare. I can’t wait to get to the farmer’s market this week-end and fill our baskets with fresh produce and other delectable goodies.

Here are a selection of favourites that caught my eye this week (mostly in the wee hours of the morning when I can’t sleep and reach for my iPhone to keep me company)…


On the road with Chris Burkard via Artifact Uprising. His travel photography will blow your mind.

These 2014 iPhone Photography award-winners will make you rethink your all-mighty DSLR.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lego-styles.

Unsure what to get your dad this Father’s Day? Esquire’s got some ideas.

17 bookstores that matter.


Happy week-end to all!




Friday Favourites

photo (18)Hello readers! Here we are, already Friday the 28th (March has certainly flown by, hasn’t it?) and back on the blog with some end-of-the-week links.

In need of a smile? If you’re in Japan, just look down at the ground.

We bought this a couple of weeks ago and we’ll never go back to mice again.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done? Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield at TED2014.

Food critic Alan Richman on the rise of Egotarian Cuisine (Thanks, Chef G!)

The Week in Pictures.

Coming up on N&N:

//The 52 Project continues with 13/52

//Reed Anders at 20 months

//Feature Fashion: Pumpkin Patch USA

Happy week-end!