At the start of the week I liked to get organized and often write myself a list of things to do. Whether I actually achieve everything on my list is another matter!

There are things you have to do, work for our business and trying to keeping the house sparkling!

Then there are more fun things you need to attend to. This week I need to shop for some new pillows and I also need some new cushions for my sun loungers, where better to go than PotteryBarn?!

I have friends coming to stay at the weekend so should make a dinner reservation at one of my favourite restaurants in the Carmel Valley Village, The Corkscrew

The Corkscrew Restaurant, Carmel Valley, CA, USA

Of course the wine cellar will need restocking! I will purchase some Californian rosé from the wonderful Cow Girl Winery, near the Corkscrew Restaurant, where I sipped my first sumptious glass.

The Cow Girl Winery, Carmel Valley, CA, USA

I might arrange to indulge with my girlfriend at the divine Carmel Valley Ranch Spa

Carmel Valley Ranch Pool

I will be browsing through my recipe books and Pinterst board of ‘things I like to cook’ to search for something delicious to make

Then there will be flowers to buy, so a visit to Earthbound Farms will be needed:

Carmel Valley, California, flowers at Earth Bound Farm

and then flowers to arrange……

Shutters and sunflowers flower arrangement 2

 How I love to spend my time this way, just fussing around with flowers and ribbons to create something pretty for the table!

What’s on your list of ‘to do’s’ this week, I’d love know!?!

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