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Living for the Weekend: 20/02/15

Living For The WeekendAlexandra king2 Comments

Bon Monday mes amours! This weekend I tried to shake off my February funk and be Pollyanna about everything, even when trekking through yet another snow storm on Saturday (this map sums it up doesn't it?). Guys, I can't remember another February where I've felt so oppressed by the cold. Those boring winter layers start to feel so cumbersome, and it's so easy to stay stuck inside, even when your heart and soul are crying out for good fresh air. Either way, I summoned some keep calm and carry on and took myself to task, and in between googling flights to Hawaii, managed to have a beautiful weekend. On Saturday, Isaac made this incredible pasta and we watched the movie Melancholia (I hadn't seen it- extraordinary) at our wonderful neighbour's house. Then on Sunday we walked round our beloved old neighbourhood, flat whites in hand, and visited galleries and friends in the Lower East Side. Then, home for wine and the Oscars.  Bliss. Here are a few snapshots from the penultimate week of February. Hurrah. 

  More snow on Saturday. My face says it all.

 

More snow on Saturday. My face says it all.

  My block.I love it so. Even when it's gross and slushy and freezing. You can't argue with that golden light.

 

My block.I love it so. Even when it's gross and slushy and freezing. You can't argue with that golden light.

  I spent a few hours on Sunday sitting in a window on Ludlow Street as burly men discussed dry wall and drop ceilings . As you can tell, I found it all FASCINATING.

 

I spent a few hours on Sunday sitting in a window on Ludlow Street as burly men discussed dry wall and drop ceilings . As you can tell, I found it all FASCINATING.

  Lemon meringue tarts (from Park Slope's best patisserie, Colson) were consumed greedily. Husbands who came bearing them were kissed passionately.

 

Lemon meringue tarts (from Park Slope's best patisserie, Colson) were consumed greedily. Husbands who came bearing them were kissed passionately.

  In addition, poems (this one found in the New York Times Saturday mag) were admired...

 

In addition, poems (this one found in the New York Times Saturday mag) were admired...

Shelf organizing

...and shelves were organised. Or not. I'm trying to declutter but some things are just too precious, aren't they?

Let's rock the hell out of this last February week, kids. And don't forget, for more photos you can follow me on instagram