Far Niente

“Sweet idleness”

Having worked several weekends this summer and to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday, we insisted on some downtime this weekend. After a celebratory brunch this morning, we grabbed our favorite books and magazines and headed down to our pool for some much needed far niente. It’s amazing when you force yourself to do nothing how your worries start to flat-line and your entire stance relaxes.

book cover One of the books I’m reading right now is Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights. Full of fun & history, my favorite articles so far have been Kimono, Moritsuke (the Japanese art of beautifully arranged food), the Pouf hairstyle (popularized by Marie Antoinette), and, of course, Far Niente.

This evening, my present to my husband is an eight-course dinner and wine pairing at the Molly Brown House Museum, honoring the 99th anniversary of the launching of the fated Titanic. The staff will be in period costume. It should be fun!

molly brown house


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