Infusing grandeur into otherwise drab Mondays with five things/ideas/events for the week:

I.  Summers in San Francisco usually mean fog-banked days spent indoors wearing flannel making Coq au Vin. But you’d never know that given the sweltering heat over the past few days. To celebrate the sunshine, I’m making these adorable gummy bear popsicles. Instructions: place a handful of gummy bears into a popsicle mold and fill with your favorite juice or Sprite then freeze. Make them a little naughtier by swapping out juice for rose or sauv blanc.

II.  How darling is this miniature pineapple?! I didn’t know that these charming fruits existed until I came across them at the Bud Stop flower stand last week. They are called “dwarf pineapples” and come in pale pink and traditional brown. Though they aren’t particularly delicious, they are perfect for summer floral arrangements, cake toppers, and cocktail stirrers. If you can’t find them at your local florist, here’s how to grow dwarf pineapples yourself.

III.  An interior designer friend posted this gorgeous photo on Instagram from one of her latest projects. Her genius idea to use a patchwork cow hide rug as a headboard is too amazing not to share. Either hang the rug directly on the wallspace above your bed, or use it to reupholster a fabric headboard. I’m also obsessed with the gold reading lamps and mongolian fur lumbar pillow.

IV.  I’m a sucker for a good monogram. My pillow cases, towels, cosmetics bag, and iPhone case are all stamped with my initials. Yes, that’s a bit over the top - but it makes me happy, so I’ll keep feeding the addiction. My latest find is this simple black card holder with gold foil. Equally chic and affordable, I can’t wait for it to arrive. Peruse The Daily Edited (tde) for other beautiful accessories.

V.  After years of daily visits to the gym and a mostly sugar and carb-free diet, I fell off the fitness wagon for most of the last year. Bikini season is forcing me to recommit to a healthier lifestyle, which means skipping Delfina pizza and Susie Cakes in favor of lean proteins. My go-to fish recipe is Herb Roasted Salmon, made with dry white wine and fresh dill, parsley, and scallions. The dish is so scrumptious that you’ll barely notice you’re eating healthy food.

Have a wonderful week!  xx tt