Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Brunch

It's going to be a lazy Sunday around here today. I haven't had one of those in quite a while.
I've got time to peruse the March edition of Vogue and stumble upon this amazing solarium that belongs to fashion designer Tory Burch.

That "pop of green" table slays me. It's the perfect spot for the NY Times, tea, and

Scrambled Egg in the Hole


1 large egg
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 slice crusty Italian bread (1 inch thick)
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 ounce extra-sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated


1. In small bowl, whisk together egg and one teaspoon cold water; season with salt and pepper. Using the rim of a small glass, cut hole in bread; discard cutout.

2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium until foaming. Place bread in skillet; carefully pour egg mixture into hole (if egg leaks out of the bread, use a spatula to push it back). sprinkle egg with cheese.

3. Cook until egg begins to set, 3 to 4 minutes; gently flip the bread and egg. Continue cooking until egg is set, 1 to 2 minutes.

recipe found at

This reminds me of another yellow treat.

Jasper Conran's "Ven House" took my breath away when I first spotted it in the October issue of World of Interiors. I love everything thing about it. 

One of the things that caught my eye are the grass firewood baskets on either side of the hearth. They bring warmth and a rustic elegance to the space. 

I found some nice ones at Mecox Gardens.

Mecox Gardens  $415

I kept searching, and ended up finding a bevy of options at Pottery Barn.

Pottery Barn  $79-$199

You don't need a fireplace to utilize these beautiful vessels. I love them as storage for books and periodicals.

Speaking of books...

I'm currently deep into the last book written by Christopher Hitchens. He is my second favorite author of all time (Miss Austen being the first). I'll admit that's an odd pair, but if you think about it, they are both English, and both have such a way with the written word that you can read them over and over again, and never tire of it. 

Buyer Beware:

Spotted on One Kings Lane today:

This "Tastemaker" claims the original retail was $175 and is now available for $119. 
Note: it SOLD

A quick check of Amazon found this:

More Shopping:

I'm 50/50 on this lamp at Restoration Baby and Child

I love the green shade, but can't help wondering if it's trying too hard to be "industrial".
This task lamp can be yours for $189.

One of my favorite online sites is Areo Home. With spring just weeks away, I'm determined to get my hands on two of their best items.

glass petrie dish with dome  $36

tall bulb vase  $11

Later on this evening I'll be watching the Oscars. But this afternoon, I'll visit with some old friends...

Benedict Cumberbatch (excellent name!) and Martin Freeman, are the principles of the BBC's "Sherlock", shown in the U.S. as a part of Masterpiece Mystery Theatre on PBS.
I became addicted in the first five minutes of season one last year, so I had to purchase the DVD...

to hold me off until........

                                                                         Happy Sunday...k


  1. Kathy what a beautiful post! I love that yellow room of Jasper Conran's ..... simply stunning and your Sunday brunch treat sounds perfect .... I have never made that before! It is a rainy day here so I think some reading or a movie sounds perfect. I love the new look of your blog too. Hope you are well
    best wishes
    Frances xx

  2. Great post! Love the shopping tips...enjoy your restful Sunday!

  3. Frances...Thank you. I first had "egg-in-the-hole" in Jamaica. It was made a little differently, but this is an easy recipe to bring your own personal flair to. I remember Olympia Dukakis making a version in one of my favorite movies, "Moonstruck"....have a great Sunday...k

  4. Shea......thanks for continuing to visit AND commenting!!! k

  5. K,

    this is the greatest post.
    i want the green shaded industrial lamp!!! love it.
    i watch the sherlock holmes on pbs too. LOVE!!!
    the marigold painted walls in those rooms.....i love.
    my kitchen is that exact color.
    i have considered that color for all my main areas of my home....
    and now, i think when i move, and i will {please g-d}
    i will use the marigold!!!

    xxx thank you for the hair cut info.

  6. Home designs all things are look so royal and colorful.It really fabulous combination and decorations at home.


  7. What a wonderful Sunday treat! I love all these things you found and the recipe wandered into my Sunday food file.... Thank you and a happy Sunday to you too!


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