whipped lemony-thyme ricotta toasts you need to make soon! For some reason, whipped ricotta is one of those things I make and then forget about it. Why is that? It’s so good and so easy. I tend to think about it when I have half of a container of ricotta in the refrigerator that I don’t want to waste. And this time I also had two or three slices of prosciutto that needed to be used up.
Whipped ricotta is so versatile that you could take it in many different directions from savory to sweet. I tend to prefer savory so for this one, I used a little lemon zest, fresh thyme, and then added some crispy prosciutto on top and a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey! It looks pretty and tastes delicious. Make it as a dip or prepare them and serve on a platter. (This is more of a personal preference thing that seems to be coming up more and more). The fear of double-dipping has taken on a whole new level of anxiety – so serve whatever way you like, both ways will be enjoyed immensely!
Loafers with socks are back and more popular than ever!
I wear loafers a lot. Bass, Gucci, Paul Green, and a few others. I’m tall and so I prefer to wear flats, but a lot of ballet flats just don’t have the support I want. Loafers can be both practical and fashionable. Madeline just found a pair of Gucci loafers on Poshmark and is excited about wearing them with socks. I told her I did that and found the photo on the right where I’m wearing them with pleated khaki shorts, (Remember those?), an oversized jean jacket, pair of Joan and David loafers…and socks! So funny how fashion repeats. I was 27 in this photo standing on the steps of the NYPL and now Madeline is about to turn 27 living in Brooklyn. Free People has some cute socks that are perfect for loafers!
Where would you use a disco ball?
I feel like I am spotting disco balls wherever I go lately. It’s like…where will I see a disco ball in my travels today? I was walking along a street in the west village and out of the corner of my eye, I looked up to something shiny and there it was…a disco ball on a window sill next to a few plants. I ordered this one on Amazon and set it in a pedestal serving piece I store on top of my armoire in my sunny dining room. At different times of the day, it bounces the light in ways that make me feel happy. A disco ball will do that! Madeline wrote about it for Apartment Therapy here.
As we head into sweater weather, it always makes me think of my DIY Sachets to keep them safe from moths! Reaad this post to find out how easy it is to make them!
We are excited to try a new color of Clare Paint for Madeline’s Brooklyn apartment!
We decided on Dirty Martini! We are going to paint one partial wall in the dressing area of her studio apartment and I have a feeling it is going to be exactly what this space needs! It always surprises me (even though I kinda know) that even one small wall painted halfway up can have such a huge impact. It’s the best rental trick I know. Paint personalizes a space for so little money and effort!