Everything I’ve been loving for the past month — from hand-formed plates and baseball caps to nail polish, sugar and salt.
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1. Tinted and smoked glass jugs and beverage ware
Move aside boring, clear glass, hello tinted or smoked glassware. My love affair started with a de-saturated ochre-coloured water jug I found at a local thrift store, and was continued thanks to a little pink litre carafe bottle I found in my home-town at Home Galleria. My obsession didn’t stop there though — for my backyard makeover, I nabbed a set of six of these awesome Wayfair smoke cafe glasses.
2. Irregular, handmade ceramic plates
3. Unconventional spice grinders + salt cellars
I’ve been enjoying my Umbra Shift spice grinder so much, I threw out my salt and pepper shakers. Okay, that doesn’t sound crazy considering I got a spice grinder to replace my pepper mill, but I did ditch my salt shaker without a replacement! (I’m wild, I know.) So I’m on the hunt for a great salt pig, cellar or grinder that fits the vibe of my pepper mill without being matchy-matchy. This seems so trivial, but as someone who cooks a lot, it’s a matter of function as much as it is frivolous form. Here are some picks I have my eye on:
5. Xylitol as a substitute for sugar
Since watching Sugar Coated on Netflix, I’ve been using xylitol in my morning coffee — specifically the brand Xyla. Will it also be proven to be harmful in a decade? I have no clue, but you simply can’t worry too much about it. Overall, I avoid anything processed, so a teaspoon in the morning is about it for me, and I frankly enjoy the taste of Xyla as much as sugar (I really can’t decipher a difference at all), so for now, that’s what I’m up to coffee-wise!
7. Baseball caps
- I’ve been enjoying the SnapChat of Local Milk AKA Beth Kirby. Her story on any given day in two words: food and travel.
- My favorite show as of late has been HGTV’s (USA) Good Bones.
- I adore the work that Percy and Tara do through their home renovation/restoration company, Jersey Ice Cream Co. They literally move into homes, revel in them, and restore them to their former glory (a la Nicole Curtis).