Friday at last! I hope everyone's had a great week. I've got some fun things in store for the blog next week, including Q&As with designers in Maine and Kansas City. I may have said it before, but I'm so honored to be chatting with all of these emerging and successful American designers. I think that what they're doing is so important and I love getting to live vicariously through them by hearing their stories and sharing them with you. It's so awesome to me that they're often just teams of one or two people choosing to manufacture right here in the states and many of them are (or will be!) making a big impact in the design world.
Okay, so today's post is inspired by those "100 Happy Days" posts (all 11,790,332 of them...and counting) that you might've seen on Instagram. I love what everyone chooses to highlight each day, whether it's a bowl of strawberries or a little girl with her face painted like a cat or whatever. My friend told me she enjoys it because it forces her to find something positive about each day even if it was kind of crappy. Anyway, I really love them, and while I'm not participating right now, I thought it might be fun to look back at the last few days and post a few that captured something particularly joyous about each day.
1. That little guy at the top in his Beatles T-shirt, every day of the year.
2. The Allium in our yard, because the color is so rich, and if you get close enough, it smells like garlic.
3. Special treats my big sister brought back from Peru.
4. Picnicking with friends in Rockwood Hall State Park last weekend, the site of a former Rockefeller estate in Sleepy Hollow.
5. Restaurants that give you something delicious to take home for the next morning, like this muffin from farm-to-table Restaurant North in Armonk, NY, which also includes a sweet (and very true!) quote from James Beard: "One of the very nicest things about about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."