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Treat Yo' Self...Necklaces, Salads, Fine Leather Goods

Tonight is the revealing of Open Air, a 3-D Light Installation art project on Philly's Ben Franklin Parkway. There will be live music, food trucks, and a light show visible from 10 miles away. It should be fun! I'm even skipping the première f my favorite show, Parks and Recreation! However, I have a firm rule that TV should never take precedent over real life! I got into Parks and Rec a couple of seasons ago, and it is in my opinion, the funniest show on TV currently. The writing is hysterical, the entire cast so strong, and the humor is quirky but also broad-reaching. The "Treat Yo Self" clip below is one of my favorites.

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Speaking of treating yo' self, I did last month! When one of my favorite internet friends, Suzy, posted some beautiful new necklaces in her shop, I jumped to get this lapis one below. I've been wanting some longer necklaces to wear, and this one is perfect for me.

Sulu-Design Necklace!

I also treated myself to what I consider the best Fall Salad in pretty much the history of the world (without exaggerating too much).

Best salad in the world. Grove salad from Mixt Cookbook. Mmmmm!

It's the Grove salad from Andrew Swallow's lovely book, Mixt. It has greens, honeycrisp apples, Asian pears, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese (I like that better than blue cheese), spiced candied walnuts and a champagne vinaigrette. I find that whenever I make and eat this salad, I stop every 3 bites to exclaim, "My God, this is the most amazing salad E-V-E-R!". My converts who I hoist this salad on agree wholeheartedly, or perhaps know that I'll un-friend them if they disagree!

Julia Child's Mushroom Quiché with the salad is pretty extraordinary as well. Quiché has become my soup of the warmer months. It also makes an amazing leftover or work lunch.

P.S. Thank you so much for your sweet comments about our news! It means so much to me.

Food, LifeMarissa Huber