P MADE THE MOST delicious Eggs Benedict on the morning of the first day of the new year. It was sunny and beautiful out, which was perfect, as we had decided the night before that we would go a long bicycle ride in the English countryside on New Year’s Day. We ended up in a quaint pub we’d been to a few times before, but always only outside in the garden. This time, we had the best seats in the place, right in front of the roaring wood fire. It was cosy and charming to hear all the locals slowly begin to congregate and wish each other a happy new year. Today, we’re easing back into work but not pushing ourselves too hard. 2021 was a strange, year, difficult in many ways. Not as intense and anxiety-filled as the year before, but filled with a lull, a quietness, a nothingness that was beginning to take its toll. Perhaps it was the uncertainty that was the hardest of all. Maybe this year will be different. It already feels brighter, more hopeful. Perhaps this year will be a good year for reinvention, for making time for the things that matter most.
This week’s links include 6 former monasteries and convents converted into stunning hotels and a bouclé belted coat for winter days; a cosy cabin in Wyoming, chic homewares for your kitchen, and much, much more.