Weekend Reading 9.17.23 | Centsational Style

I am famous among my friends and family for booking cheap flights to Europe in the spring and fall. I stay away from the continent in summer but when I see a deal pop up, I clear space in my schedule to go! I prefer to visit European countries in April, May, September, or October when the weather is good, the prices are lower, and there are less tourists on the streets.

It’s my birthday at the end of this month, so to celebrate I’m headed to Paris for a few days with my girlfriends. One of my travel companions has never been there, oh what fun it will be to show off the City of Light to my dear friend! Next, we’re headed to Netherlands by train to explore that country and its cities. I welcome any recommendations, I’ve only seen a few parts of Amsterdam and that was 20 years ago so if you can recommend any adventures in addition to The Hague, Utrecht, and Delft, please share!

I’ve been working on a room makeover all week, sewing new curtains and framing art for the updated space. I’m hoping to finish the room and share the reveal before I leave town (fingers crossed). I also have a cute and clever Halloween project to share next week as well.

Favorite links from the week:

This light filled home in Barcelona.

This Northern California home layered in neutrals.

This kitchen inspired by the French countryside.

So many design takeaways from the Southern Living idea house.

This home has beautiful touches of dark stained wood throughout.

This lovely Mediterranean virtual garden retreat.

Clever DIY: a creative use of ginko leaves.

In pictures: all the crown jewels worn by Kate.

If you’re looking for throw pillows that are neutral with texture, I found this source.

Slow living ideas for autumn.

This interactive map predicts where fall foliage peaks across the USA.

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