When I was living in France in my 20s, I joined a group on a ski trip to the PyÃ©nÃ©es. I was fairly adventurous at the time, and even though I wasn’t much of a skiier, I was eager for the trip. I remember having a great time overall, but what I remember the most is going on the wrong chairlift, being dropped off on a mountain that was way too advanced for my skills, and walking down the mountain. Not fun. But also sort of fun because I was with a friend and we laughed as we hiked down. I think I have only skied once or twice since then. I think I’m more of a cross-country skier or snowshoe fan at this point in my life – even though I’ve never tried either.
All things considered, though, if I found myself in the ski area of Courchevel, France, and staying at the White 1921, I’d be happy. Look at the views! And look at this bright, modern bedroom.
Here’s my take on the look:
pendant light, wall decals, bed, duvet cover, Nespresso, pillows, rug, sheet set
Do you have any successful – or challenging – ski stories you’d like to share?
I was debating creating Christmas gift guides because I know there are so many wonderful guides already floating around the internet, but then I thought it might be fun to see what I could come up with all-in-white. I’ll be publishing a few guides over the next couple of weeks so as to not overload everyone, but to also get us into the generous holiday gift-giving spirit.
I’m kicking things off with a “for the cook” guide. While I adore my kitchen, I’m not much of a cook. My go-to handmade pastas and pizzas are top-notch, but beyond those staples, I’m just an average cook. I do like to bake though, so some of these items are good for both the chef and the baker in your life!
Le Creuset dutch oven, Le Creuset large spatula, Martha Stewart kitchen towels, Kate Spade polka dot apron, KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer, KitchenAid pasta attachments, Peugeot salt and pepper set, GlucksteinHome linen napkins, Sophie Conran for Portmerion pie dish, OXO produce keeper, Stelton ice bucket, marble bowl, Godinger marble cheese board, Cuisinart knife set, Joseph cutting board
It’s all about glass accessories for today’s two-of-a-kind feature.
cut glass drawer pull, $8, Marks & Spencer
Cobistyle cut glass jar with lid, $85, The Bay
I’m on the hunt for dinnerware. I know I want a white collection but I’m not sure if I should go for round or square, detailed or plain.
Camden Bone Chine Dinnerware, Crate & Barrel
Mercer Dinnerware, Crate & Barrel
Pillivuyt Coupe Porcelain, Williams-Sonoma
Flow Dinnerware set, West Elm
GlucksteinHome Prescott Coupe collection, The Bay
Do you have any advice to share?
Happy Friday and have a most wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
I was at The Bay recently and I checked out the latest collection from GlucksteinHome, which is brought to us by Canadian interior designer Brian Gluckstein and his team. The full GlucksteinHome collection includes a good selection of furniture, bedding, bath accessories, and cooking items but at the moment I seem to be most drawn to the smooth lines of these three covered pieces.
GlucksteinHome covered butter dish, $24.99, The Bay
GlucksteinHome cake plate, $99.99, The Bay
GlucksteinHome cheese dome, $49.99, The Bay