Happy weekend, friends! Here’s this week’s Sunday Seven in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel.
Ok so I thought this was genius. Making pancakes for a group involves way too much time and then its difficult to keep them warmed evenly. In this sheet pan recipe, you just make a few tweaks to the batter to keep the pancakes fluffy and crisp, then bake them all at once and cut them up like brownies. Interested to try!
Te Maldives is having a design moment. With its coral reefs and blue lagoons, it is already a wildly popular destination, but new exciting projects are turning the tropical oasis into a hotbed for design. This link shares all about the slew of upscale openings – the resort Kudadoo, an undersea villa and restaurant, dining in Bamboo pods at the Walforf Astoria, and more.
The 30 best restaurants right now in North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East. For the first time, Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine have partnered on this new project, curated by one anonymous critic. As much about the destinations as it is about the food, this list aims to reflect the most vibrant aspects of each location it represents, sharing dining experiences that capture the culture of each location. Would you believe Savannah, Georgia made the list?!
From Netflix – the second season of “Abstract,” a binge-worthy series for design and decor lovers like us, is on its way. If you haven’t watched Season 1 of this immersive documentary that takes you inside the minds of the most creative men and women designers in the world, then add this to your queue ASAP. On September 25, the next installment will take us inside the minds of even more designers.
News from Napa. I like to stay connected to what’s happening in wine country so I can keep a good list for my next visit! In this edition – a new downtown tasting room from Walt Wines, Trefethen’s restoration after a major earthquake, a new Doug Aitken commission at Donum Estate, and a fun happy hour setup at La Calenda in Yountville.
What’s a dry wine? Of the many descriptors in the subjective world of wine tasting, some believe “dry” may be the most subjective of all. The amount of sugar left in the wine after fermentation or added afterward is sometimes noted on a wine’s label, in grams per liter. That being said, there is no official definition of what constitutes a dry wine in the US, despite these helpful hints. It’s relative, and depends on what you consider dry, making it difficult for retailer and somms to know what customers want.
Last but not least, 20 interior styling secrets shared here! Architectural Digest stylists Colin King, Mieke ten Have, and Michael Reynolds reveal their tried-and-true tricks for turning pretty interiors magazine-worthy. I thought there were some great tips in this list around balance, minimalism, adding life to a space, and the element of surprise.
Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing rest of the weekend!