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

I.  With June Gloom in full effect, I had an especially difficult time motivating myself to leave the house today. Rather than hitting the gym or going for my Golden Gate Bridge run, I decided to take a leisurely walk around my neighborhood. I was delighted to find a new sweet shop Sugarfina on Union Street. The robins egg blue and crisp white interior frames hundreds of tiny acrylic boxes filled with chic candies. In front of each box there is a description of the candy and the country it came from. With everything from brown sugar licorice cubes to champagne gummy bears, I can think of a dozen ways to use these girlish treats - first up, I’m going to place one at each seat for an upcoming shower in all of the bride’s favorite flavors.

II.  I’m currently working on planning a late summer wedding for an adorably preppy couple. To push them slightly out of their comfort zone, I selected edgy new paperie Bliss & Bone. The flawlessly designed invitations, save-the-dates and stationary sets are like nothing else I’ve ever seen. Pick from nine signature invitation suites, or work with the designer, Cindy Skanderup, on a custom creation. I couldn’t resist ordering the Black + Neon Pink stationary set for myself!

III.  A few years ago, I transformed my plain white bathroom by painting the walls dark gray and adding gold hardware. Feeling the itch to change the space again, I’m opting to skip paint in favor of wallpaper. While large wallpapering projects can be messy and overwhelming, small bathrooms are the ideal size to experiment with bold prints because it will only take a couple of hours. I’m in love with the Julian MacDonald collection from Graham & Spencer, and settled on a gold and black palm frond print to go with the existing gold hardware. I’ll post pics of the result next week!

IV.  With my addiction to Postmates, DoorDash, and Caviar growing wildly out of control, I’m forcing myself to start cooking again this week. Meal planning for one or two people can be challenging (especially if you aren’t a big fan of leftovers), so many of my weeknight recipes include eggs because of their versatility. My favorite is this baked Prosciutto Flatbread with fresh arugula and a drizzle of truffle oil. So easy, so delicious.

V.  No matter how many times I’ve read and reread Emily Post, I’m never able to remember proper place-settings. Does the knife go next to the spoon or the fork, and are the water and wine glasses on the left or the right? Realizing that pulling out Ms. Post every time I throw a dinner party is needlessly tedious, I solved the problem by keeping this picture on my iPhone for quick reference.

Have a wonderful week!  xx tt