new & noteworthy.

1. JIA’s ceramic japanese steamer is the prettiest steamer in the land! i am a huge fan of japanese design. the simplicity, practicality and just the utter beauty of products designed with a japanese aesthetic in mind make life just seem calmer. no fuss, no frills just well-designed pretty, but useful objects. so for this week’s new & noteworthy i’m sharing... 
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best of: what katie ate.

i must be hungry. or having cravings for something delicious. because today i also want to share with you a food blog i just now discovered. you may already know about it because what katie ate is quite popular (it was dubbed one of the best food blogs in the world by GOOP). i fell in love with renowned food photographer Katie Quinn Davies’ ‘foodie photograph site’... 
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fancy a lush getaway in france?

if after seeing my trip to france earlier this year perhaps you’ve been longing for your own trip, and i may have just the ticket for you. ouí! mignonne decor a source for all things french decor has recently launched lush getaways, and oh my gosh does it look incredible — they’ve really strived to create a getaway experience that drops you right into... 
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cookbook collector.

truth be told, i am a bit of a cookbook junkie — but for a more civilized descriptor, let’s just say collector. cookbooks, especially those published by phaidon are just some of the best visual eye candy around, and yet they’re practical, too because in them you’ll also find wonderful recipes. i have too many phaidon cookbooks to list here, but these... 
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make mine a smeg.

i have always wanted a smeg fridge. and i think i’m deserving of a smeg refrigerator, but i’ve got to save my pennies up before that ever happens. so in the meantime, i’m satisfying my smeg goals with their smaller home appliances — they make an adorable mini smeg fridge, and also some cute kitchen helpers that fit right atop your countertop. did you... 
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