Friday Roundup: What I'm Loving This Week

Whoa, this week was a doozy on this end. With the majority of our household sick with the flu, another ice storm, and my sweet niece in the hospital in Pittsburgh we've just been keeping our heads above water. A few days in bed meant that I had some extra time to dig into a few new obsessions - here's what I'm loving this week.

Learning to Block Print with Carla Weeks

I can't wait to make a trip to Philadelphia to take this class with local artist Carla Weeks. I've been a big fan of Carla's work for some time ever since I saw her beautiful wallpaper from Anthropologie in my friend Nicole Cole's bathroom makeover. From her gorgeous pillows to her large scale murals, Carla's work speaks to me with her tone-on-tone minimal aesthetic. I've haven't done any printing myself since way back in my high school days so I'm excited to learn from Carla. 

 Guild House by Carla Weeks, Image  Heidi's Bridge

Guild House by Carla Weeks, Image Heidi's Bridge

Planning the Cooking Class for The Art of Living Well with Foxfire Mountain House

The cozy Bar Room at Foxfire Mountain House has to be one of my favorite places. From the artisan cocktails to the vintage indigos casually draped on the chairs, every meal feels so very special. I can't wait to learn from the Foxfire chef's during our private cooking class at our retreat in March. Our 2017 guests shared that the bountiful meals with Nordic country influence, thoughtfully prepared by Foxfire helped them to feel cherished during their stay so we knew that we absolutely wanted to include a cooking experience for this year's retreat. 

 The Bar Room at Foxfire Mountain House, Image:  Sweet Root Village

The Bar Room at Foxfire Mountain House, Image: Sweet Root Village

 The handmade concrete bar at Foxfire Mountain House, Image: Sweet Root Village

The handmade concrete bar at Foxfire Mountain House, Image: Sweet Root Village

Ceiling Mounted Shower Curtain Rods

I might be in the minority hear but I think I'm over glass shower surrounds. Yes, they are bright, minimal and really open up a space but I love the privacy and coziness of a shower curtain. I'm loving ceiling mounted shower curtains like the ones below. We will be trying this in our bathroom remodel since we decided that shower glass wasn't for us (not to mention the over $2k price tag for a 36"x36" shower). I'm thinking a mossy green linen curtain mounted high would be a perfect addition. 

 Image: House and Garden, UK via:  Beginning In The Middle

Image: House and Garden, UK via: Beginning In The Middle

 Image via: From Moon to Moon

Image via: From Moon to Moon

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

I ordered this book for my mom for Christmas last year and this week I broke down an purchased another copy for myself. Is there anything better than dreaming of a garden bursting with flowers while stuck inside in the dead of winter? Filled with so much useful knowledge and inspiring photography, "Cut Flower Garden" is a must-have for your favorite gardener. Admittedly, some of the flowers are far too labor intensive for my own taste (you have to know your limits right?!) I will absolutely be adding Hellebores, Peonies, Bells of Ireland and more to my garden this year.

 Image:  Floret Flower

What are you loving this week? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time.