After basing my reading goals for the last two years on volume, I thought a new challenge this year would be to revisit some books I haven’t read since college. While I will still read newer releases, rereading the classics has forced me to slow down and digest the material in a more meaningful way. First up is the suite of Jane Austen novels, read in order of publication. These editions have critical essays and footnotes to help the reader learn more about the time period and Austen’s references. Although it took much longer for me to get through these six, it was worth it. It doesn’t hurt that the books are beautiful either.
I love this space. It is so calming and quiet – a true refuge from the outside world.
After almost 10 years, we sold our NYC apartment and moved out to the suburbs to figure out what is next. Even though this is just a rental, the decor choices fit seamlessly with our things and help make it feel like home.
On the coldest day of the year (so far), I went back to an old classic. It was perfect – comforting, warm, and not too rich.
The dreary winter weather has made me crave comfort food, so these pancakes have been on repeat Sunday mornings. I have tried a few recipes and this is my hands down favorite. They turn out great every time.
We moved a few months ago, and I have a walk in closet for the first time in my adult life. Even though COVID means I am not wearing most of these clothes, I do love looking at them.
My last two reads of 2021. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!