Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday I'm in Love

This was the first week we relaxed in our house since we bought it. Lots of couch time, lots of wine, lots of fun... just what the doctor ordered. We'll get back into the swing of home projects a bit this weekend, but these days of just being have been so necessary for our peace of mind. And so in a great week full of happy moments, here are three fun little things that really made me smile:

Mumford and Sons at Merriweather Post Pavilion, last night

Oh, this show. The best I've seen in ages. A band I love, using all of my favorite instruments, playing their hearts out on a stage... just the perfect, perfect night, with some of my favorite folks. Swoon.

Mini Warbler

How many times have I watched this little man this week? You don't want to know. He just kills me.

Million Dollar Decorators

Good lord I love this show. First: Kathryn Ireland, whose textiles I've been obsessed with for years. If I only knew before now that she was the perfect combination of British zane and boobs-out lush, I'd have moved to California to try and work for her years ago. Martyn Lawrence Bullard, so dapper and fabulous and somehow looking like the gayer cross between George Michael and Morrissey, I salute you. Nathan Turner... I dig your style. Jeffrey Alan Marks and your saucy boyfriend/employee, yes please. And Mary McDonald... you terrify me. But in a good way. I'm totally hooked on this crew and their mad skills, as ridiculous as they (and their clients) are. Also: I secretly always wish I could move to California, and this show feeds that little West Coast part of me that I shush when it tries to come out to play.

That's all from me. Up tonight: Ryan Bingham! Yes please. Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. I have more of a "Love to Hate" thing going on with Million Dollar Decorators... but I do "Love to Love" the recaps from Design Blahg and You're Welcome!

  2. @Kate: Oh Design Blahg, brilliant as always! Honestly, I can't take Million Dollar Decorators seriously enough to love to hate it... these clients are so ridiculous and insane! This is escapist television at its best for me.

  3. Oh Mini Warbler...that was the FIRST time I've seen it. Thank you Maggie. Always bring a smile to my face with chickens and fun things. xoxo

  4. I first read that designer as "Kathy Ireland" and I thought to myself, "She's not British . . . I've done her stupid workout DVD a million times, albeit that was at least a decade-and-a-half ago." Took me a minute. I'll have to start recording that.

  5. I LOVE the mini Warbler! He is so stinkin' cute!

  6. I saw Mumford and Sons in NOLA about a month ago and it was by far the best show I've ever seen. Glad you got to see them!

  7. What a FUN weekend! I'd love to see M&S live!

    Also, the Warblers video may have been the cutest thing I've seen in weeks!

  8. "Boobs Out Lush" sounds like a band I'd love to join. More to the point, "Million Dollar Decorators" is Bravo TV at its frilly, fluffy best.

    Love e-watching the process of your new home renovations, by the way. I haven't the patience to do that sort of thing myself, and I so admire the love & time people like you put into it.


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