Antique – Yesterday I had a chance to sneak away and go antiquing with my mom. We headed up to Salamanca, New York which we knew had some great shops. We had a blast even though I didn’t buy anything and my mom only got two plates. It seemed that this time around everything was crazy expensive. The shop keepers definitely know what people are hunting for and have hiked up the prices. Bummer!
Eat – We stopped in the neighboring town of Ellicottville for lupper (lunch and supper) at a place called Dina’s. The menu was seriously amazing. I wanted one of everything. We ended up sharing an olive tapenade crostini. To. die. for. I can’t wait to try recreating the recipe. I also had a curried chicken salad wrap. It made me wonder why I don’t eat curry more often. Love it!
Drive – I’ve been meaning to tell you – I got a new car! I ending up buying a Buick Encore. As some of you may know, I worked with Buick for their Pinboard to Dashboard contest and fell in love with the vehicle. No, I didn’t get it for free (bummer) and I didn’t get the car I actually designed (That was just for fun.). I ended up getting the carbon black exterior and ebony interior. I am in love! I seriously want to drive everywhere. Though, I’m petrified of being in an accident or getting the car dirty. This is the first time I’ve ever purchased a brand new vehicle!
Drink – I have an idea for another new series on IBC – creative cocktails! My first concoction will involve rum, possibly blueberry rum. I also bought some St. Germain which I can’t get in my town. This stuff is sensational. It’s a liqueur made from elderflowers. I’m so excited about playing around with some recipes. I spotted a cucumber vodka which I thought sounded interesting, so that came home with me too. Has anyone ever tired it?
Buy – Like the rest of the world, I’ve become super obsessed with colorful paper straws. Given my plan to experiment with new cocktails, I obviously need a variety of straws. Right? I found an Etsy site, KitChenKitChenFun which has pretty much every color and pattern you could want. I also just noticed that they have gold and silver. Looks like I’ll be ordering more!
Decorate – I’m finally getting my kitchen in order after having new floors installed this winter. I’ve been slacking majorly on this project and it’s time to replace and paint trim. I picked up a few fabulous pillows at Target from their Threshold collection. This is one of my favorites. It reminds me of a red, pink, and gray marble. It will match my kitchen perfectly!
Chill – Last but not least, check out this photo-worthy moment in the life of my cat, Sebastian. He was just chillin’ on the newel post of my stairs for a good ten minutes. He seriously thinks he is the king of this house. Well, come to think of it, he kind of is.
Hope you had a sunny weekend! What fun things did you do or find?