Over the past few years there has been a lot of buzz about Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga), but really, what is it? After researching the topic, I’ve come to realize that Hygee is not just a word, but an esoteric feeling of coziness, lifestyle or even frame of mind. Hygee is not a product or service that one can simply buy from a store, so coming to terms with its relevance and application is going to take a little work.
With a new season, comes a natural inclination to change things around the household. And as a real estate agent, I am often asked for guidance that transcends a real estate transaction, including how to better organize one’s wardrobe space. Prepping your closet for a new season takes a few hours of your time but is worth every minute invested. So before you rush out and shop for new pieces to elevate your wardrobe, consider paying your closet a visit.
Come the weekend, one of my favorite things to do is to pack up my rolling shopping cart and spend Sunday morning with my 15 year old daughter at the award winning Mountain View Farmers’ Market. Voted Top 5 in the Nation by American Farmland Trusts’ Favorite Farmers’ Market Contest, the Mountain View Farmers’ Market runs year-round and showcases over 80 farmers and food purveyors every Sunday, 9am to 1pm. The market is located at the Caltrain Station where parking can be a challenge, so my recommendation is to arrive early, and park in the residential areas. I usually have luck parking with on, or in and around Villa Street.
Summer is a time to enjoy life outside, which includes where we dine. Be it an outdoor dinner party or simply a farm-to table meal with family, part of the fun is deciding how you want to style your table. And whether you choose to keep it light or go more elaborate, there are easy ways to make you vision come to life for you and your guests. Today I rounded up a 5 Tablescapes that are simple yet elegant, and can be recreated in a few easy steps.
Do you ever feel the urge to switch things up in your home or get bored of the same old decor and accessories? I do, but where to begin? Whether it’s one room or your entire home, it can be fun to give your home a mini makeover here and there – and it’s easier than you think.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Yulia Morsey of Morsey’s Farmhouse, a recently opened Farm to Table restaurant in downtown Los Altos. Yulia and Kaled Morsey own and operate the largest buffalo ranch in North America, which is located just outside of Sacramento. Buffalo serves as the inspiration for their new restaurant, which includes a wide range of buffalo based menu items. I have dined at Morsey’s Farmhouse and really enjoyed both the food and atmosphere.
What is Pantone, and why have we chosen to share this on RickandSuzanneBell.com?
The Pantone Color Institute is a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, for the application and integration of color as a strategic asset. Recognized around the world as a leading source of color information through seasonal trend forecasts, custom color development, and palette recommendations for product and corporate identity, Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology and emotion of color in their design strategy – via Pantone