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Creative people are a funny bunch. Some are structured and disciplined and others, well not so much. I tend to be organized, yet a procrastinator. However, and much to Carl's chagrin, I do my best work under deadline. So, there's that.
I also change things up, meaning, I make it mine. For example, I love to cook, but I'm not intimidated if I don't have all the ingredients, I just substitute or leave things out.
When decorating, I don't follow the traditional rules, and honestly, I do what I like. I usually don't use color, some would say it's because I'm not brave, I would beg to differ. I like a calm, neutral environment where everyone can feel comfy and relaxed. For me, bold color does the opposite. What I'm trying to say is, be true to yourself. Whatever you're doing, lean in and own it. Sometimes, it may not work out, just pivot, make another move and continue to be you.
Here's an umami packed side dish that I made mine…along with a chic selection of dining chairs in which to relax, enjoy a great meal and catch-up with friends. A nice French rosé wouldn’t hurt either. Bon appétit.
Add a glug of olive oil & garlic to a pan (preferably cast iron) over medium heat. When garlic is translucent but not brown, add peas, then immediately add miso/chicken broth. Stir and mash some of the peas as they thaw in the pan to create texture and a little paste. Add asparagus until tender, stirring occasionally about 10 mins. If necessary, add additional broth, but not more miso.
l-r: Julian, Emerson, Darcy, Maryl
Photo above by Once Upon a Chef
“In imagining and creating our collection, I look to fashion, architecture and global culture for inspiration. I’m always striving for elegance in the home AND the closet.”
Creative Director, Interlude Home Trendspotter, Businesswoman, Explorer. Foodie. Step-Mom. Wife.