Happy friday, folks! One week to go – I’m in the home stretch. Yesterday was a marathon fifteen-hour work day. Today should be no different, and this weekend too. But, at least, I am making progress and it feels good to somehow take disparate recipes and chapters, and behold – a book starts to take shape.
That photo above is our new fig tree. Or rather, technically, it’s a sapling that we need to keep in water for a month before transferring it to a giant pot. I’m told to expect fruit next year. Next year! This might the the most exciting March event! Also – spring! Happy spring, everyone! It’s been a long, difficult winter, and I’m glad we’re onto longer and warmer days.
Last weekend, I took a few hours off from writing, and Andrew and I went to get a rug for our living room. For some reason, I only want to surround myself with century-old rugs. The modern stuff doesn’t feel right in this home and I like blending together the old and the new. Our modern couch against the threadbare rug feels right to me. That I want to buy more rugs from Sharktooth Club is an understatement – that small store carries so many beautiful things and Kellen Tucker is just the nicest. We also fell in love with this 1940s wool blanket and it had to come home with us.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend – I’m hunkering down, but I might go for a quick run tomorrow – it’s supposed to be beautiful out. Until next week, and then I have so much more to tell you: kitchen things, food things, other kinds of things!
Speak soon! xo, olga
The science of older and wiser.
For boarding schools, an evolving financial philosophy. It’s looking more and more that average folks will have a hard time applying to these schools for financial aid. I was a product of a boarding school and there is zero chance I could’ve gone, were it not for a generous financial aid package that the school provided me.
My dinner with Vladimir. Adi Ignatius on spending a few hours with Russia’s leader.
My friend Molly wrote an article about local farmers growing grain. It’s pretty fantastic – go check it out.
Anna Quindlen on work, love, and how to live rather than exist.
How different generations of Americans budget their time.
Behold, the Christopher Walken dance scene supercut.